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Dietary Sources Of B12

Vitamin B12 is a water soluble, red crystalline substance (the red color is due to cobalt in the molecule). A protein in the stomach secretions binds with B12 to help with absorption. Without this protein

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9 Ways To Get Vitamin B6 Into Your Body

Vitamin B6 is one of the most commonly deficient nutrients in the United States. One U.S. Department of Agriculture study reported that approximately 80% of Americans consumed less than the recommended

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7 Foods That Improve & Maintain Liver/Gallbladder Function

Gallbladder bile (when compared to liver bile) has approximately 6 times more bile salts, over seven times more bilirubin & lecithin, & as much as ten times more fatty acids & cholesterol.

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Foods Containing Lycopene and Natural Aspirin

Lycopene is the pigment that gives tomatoes, guavas, watermelon and pink grapefruit their red color. It is a related to beta carotene and is a fat soluble antioxidant. Lycopene has twice the power of beta

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Enjoy the Sunlight…Get a Healthy Tan

Sunlight is necessary for life. It is absolutely essential for optimal health. It stimulates the immune system and aids in the production of vitamin D. Vitamin D has been shown to reduce fractures of the

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Had Your Carrot Juice Today?

Hippocrates wrote about the medicinal benefits of carrots in 430 BC. Around 200 AD, early Greek writings revealed methods used to prepare the carrot for medicinal & culinary use. Both the oil &

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What Is Your Calcium & Vitamin D Status?

Have you ever wondered why some people can eat all they want and not get fat, while others are in a constant battle with extra pounds? The answer may have to do with vitamin D and calcium status. Sunlight

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4 Benefits Of Adding Onions To Your Diet

Garlic is an herb that has been used as a food and medicine in many cultures for thousands of years. It is rich in antioxidants which help to destroy free radicals. It acts as a natural antibiotic in the

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Is Your Body Too Acidic?

The body tends to become too acidic when it loses its alkaline reserve. Acidosis is a condition where there is too much acid in the body. The causes of acidosis include disorders of the liver, adrenal

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Improving Liver/Gallbladder Function

Your red blood cells have a lifespan of 120 days. When that time has elapsed they become fragile and rupture. A pigmented portion of the red blood cell breaks down into a yellow pigment called bilirubin

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