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3 Ways to Cope with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

In the midst of the post-holiday slump, you may be feeling the effects of the winter blues. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a common seasonal depression triggered by shorter and darker days, affects about 6% of the U.S. population, according to Norman E. Rosenthal, MD, National Institutes of Mental Health (NIH), especially those of us living […]

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Athletes & Vitamin D Supplementation

It’s no secret that vitamin D is one of the most important nutrients in the human body, but did you know that it may offer health benefits beyond immune system and bone strength support? Recent studies have claimed that the “sunshine vitamin” may help support athletic performance and cardiovascular health too, something that all of […]

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7 Nutrients to Keep an Eye on if You Don’t Eat Meat – or Even if You Do

A vegetarian or vegan diet can have a lot of benefits for your health. When meat isn’t part of your diet, you consume less saturated fat and cholesterol that could affect your health. It’s also great for increasing your intake of nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables – when steak’s not on the plate, there’s more room […]

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Vitamin D, the Powerful “Sunshine” Nutrient

Most of us are familiar with the basic benefits of vitamin D, such as healthy bones and good overall health. But vitamin D also helps with some processes of the body, including muscle function, the respiratory system, cardiovascular function, brain development and the immune system. What’s more exciting is that scientists are finding that it’s […]

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