Vitamins

Vitamin E to Fortify the Immune System During Cold and Flu Season

Vitamin E is most commonly known as a fat-soluble antioxidant. It is often put in oils to extend the shelf life of the product and prevent the oil from becoming rancid. Sometimes, it is applied to meat in the grocery stores to prevent discoloration—very similar to vitamin C being applied to cut fruit to prevent …

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Vitamin C for Improved Wound Healing and Beautiful Skin

One of the most compelling reasons to recommend vitamin C is for skin health and chronic wound healing. There is an association between vitamin C deficiency and the loss of important skin functions. Poor wound healing is associated with decreased collagen formation, thinning of the stratum corneum, and subcutaneous bleeding due to fragility and loss …

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The Fish Oil Story

In the 1970s, investigators discovered that Eskimos, particularly Greenland Inuit, and other populations, such as the Japanese, had very low rates of myocardial infarction and other coronary events, despite consuming large amounts of fat derived from fish.1 This was in the middle of a low-fat diet craze. Cardiologists were stating that high-fat diets could potentially …

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