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Beyond calcium and magnesium—Vitamin K for bone health

It is well known that calcium is vital for bone health.  Scientist are now beginning to understand that calcium isn’t the only necessary nutrient. Several vitamins and minerals are essential for supporting healthy bone mass over one’s lifespan. For example, ample evidence shows that magnesium plays a critical role in (more…)

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Understanding the MTHFR Gene Mutation

By Karen Raterman The study of nutrigenomics is a relatively new. This science seeks to understand the connection between nutrition and gene expression and how both may impact the development of disease. One of the most intriguing findings from this research is the discovery of a genetic mutation that inhibits (more…)

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Healthy Fats

Nutrition Tips for Runners

by Erin Stokes, ND “Whatever the event, nutrition plays a major role in the achievement of various factors that will see a runner or walker take the starting line in the best possible form .”[1] In our holistic practices, we’ll invariably have the opportunity to work with runners, some of whom (more…)

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Iron Response

A Better Solution to Traditional Forms of Iron

by Kevin Lamberg “Iron deficiency is the most common and widespread nutritional disorder in the world. As well as affecting a large number of children and women in developing countries, it is the only nutrient deficiency which is also significantly prevalent in industrialized countries.”[1] In addition to its vital role (more…)

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Transparency

“Big T” Transparency

by Erin Stokes, ND Transparency. You’ve likely been hearing this word more often lately, but what exactly does it mean? The Merriam-Webster dictionary definition that applies most directly is “characterized by visibility or accessibility of information especially concerning business practices.” Transparency has become a buzzword utilized by many companies these (more…)

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Nutrient-rich Food Complexes:The Story of FoodState Nutrients™

The history of FoodState Nutrients™ dates back to a discovery made nearly 80 years ago by Albert Szent-Gyorgyi. Szent-Gyorgi won the Nobel Peace Prize in Medicine “for his discoveries in connection with the biological combustion process with special reference to vitamin C and the catalysis of fumaric acid.” During his acceptance speech on (more…)

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Gut-Health

Breaking Down the Basics of Digestive Enzymes

By Jesse Davis, DC Digestion occurs through both mechanical factors and enzymatic factors. Enzymes are proteins that are distinguished by their ability to catalyze a chemical reaction without being consumed in the process. The enzymes involved in digestion are responsible most importantly for breaking up macronutrient macromolecules of carbohydrate, fat and protein into smaller molecular […]

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