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Vitamin B12 has become the new favorite dietary supplement among men and women. Men and women are increasing their intake of B12 with hopes to boost their immune system, raise their energy level, and increase their endurance. As with any supplement it is imperative that you have a full understanding of its risks and benefits
What is the deal with Bottled Tea
In the last few weeks I have had several questions surrounding the bottled teas sold in the supermarkets and mini marts. Are they healthy? Are bottled green teas a healthy drink choice? How do I know if it is a healthy option? My answers are a mixed bag. So I will say yes and no.
Butter vs. Margarine
So one of my loyal readers has asked me to give the scoop on Butter vs. Margarine so here it goes…..Butter: Butter is one of the most highly concentrated forms of fluid milk. Twenty litres of whole milk are needed to produce one kilogram of butter. Butter is produced by agitating cream, which damages its membranes
Sneaking in the Veggies
Sneaking in the Veggies I don’t know about you but there are days that it seems like a struggle to get the fruits and veggies into the family. Sometimes I am forced to find new ways to sneak them in. I thought I would post a few tips to make it a little easier on
Magnesium 101 We do not hear to much about how important Magnesium is for our body so I thought I would do a post to fill you in on this super element…. A recent analysis showed that for every 100 milligram increase in magnesium intake, type 2 diabetes risk decreases by 15 percent. In addition to diabetes-risk reduction, magnesium
Diet and ADHD
lulabellephotography.com Diet and ADHD I have received several emails from readers in recent weeks about my opinion on diet and ADHD. With school starting back up ADHD is on the front lines of many parents minds. For a parent with a child with ADHD a new school year brings many different anxieties. Will my child
Chronic Inflammation One of the new hot button issues being discussed in the medical community is the issue of Inflammation and its effect on the body in terms of chronic illness. Recent studies have pointed to chronic inflammation in the body as a root cause of Cancer, Heart disease, Diabetes, Depression, and Allergies. So what is
Diet and Mood
Diet and Mood For centuries researchers have believed that there is a correlation between what we eat and how we feel. Over the course of the last 50 years there has been a steady rise in the diagnosis of depression and other mood disorders. Researchers have delved into the human brain for answers and
What is Stevia?
What is Stevia? Many of you know that Stevia is the new favorite zero calorie sweetener to hit the market in recent years. It hit with a vengence similar to Splenda when it was first released. It is being advertised as all natural and safe. I thought I would take a minute and give you the
Gluten Free is not an answer to weight loss
Gluten Free is Not an Answer to Weight Loss. Ok! The new fascination and push for Gluten Free diets and gluten free products has become a huge hot button issue for me! A Gluten Free diet is a diet that should ONLY be followed by individuals with a diagnosed, Wheat Allergy or Celiac Disease. There should be