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  • Should You Supplement With Iron?

    Are you feeling too exhausted to get off the couch? Catching every cold that’s going around? It could be iron deficiency. Women are more likely to be low in iron during their reproductive......

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  • All About Trace Minerals, Starting With Iron

    iron-spinachNext in our series A to Zinc, we look at trace minerals. Trace minerals, or microminerals, are required in far smaller amounts (less than 100 mg/day) than macrominerals. Each has a specific biochemical......

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  • What is Iron Deficiency? Do You Have It?

    iron-deficiencyAre you feeling too exhausted to get off the couch? Catching every cold that’s going around? If you’re a woman, you could be iron deficient. Iron deficiency occurs more frequently in women than......

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  • Tired? It May Be Anemia

    Did you know that anemia is the most common form of malnutrition found in women of all ages? Anemia is caused by reduced levels of hemoglobin, which is the iron-containing protein......

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  • How to Boost Iron for Vegetarians

    Last week I wrote about the powerful antioxidant potential when you combined ellagic acid and quercetin. This week's dynamic duo is targeted toward vegetarians: iron and vitamin C. Getting enough iron for vegetarians can be difficult. If your diet is......

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  • Quinoa: A Super Grain

    Quinoa is a seed that is related to beet, chard, and spinach plants. It is considered a grain and a tasty choice for those who follow a wheat or gluten-free diet. It comes in a variety of colors and is......

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  • Avoid Nutritional Deficiencies in the Athlete's Diet

    An athlete puts an enormous amount of strain on their body both physically and nutritionally. Eating a variety of foods can help supply the nutrients an athlete requires. Here are some nutrients to be mindful of if you are an......

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  • Avoiding Nutritional Deficiencies in a Vegetarian Diet

    In a series of blogs, I will address the nutritional needs of people on special diets. Specifically, these will be: vegetarian, lactose-free, gluten-free, and an athlete's diet. For most people, a well balanced, whole foods diet should provide adequate intake......

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  • Restless Legs Syndrome

    People who suffer from this condition often complain of creepy-crawly sensations or itchy burning feelings, especially at night. RLS can wreak havoc on sleep and disrupts people's work and social lives, because there is an almost irresistible urge to move......

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