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Are you iron poor?

Are you iron poor?

Iron is an essential nutrient for humans—and the most common nutritional deficiency worldwide. It causes fatigue in adults and effects motor and mental development in infants, children and adolescents. It is more common in developing countries, but appears in the United States among infants and women of childbearing age[1]. To prevent iron deficiency, people need  [...]

March 1, 2013 Susan Nutrition Comments Off on Are you iron poor?

A soup-to-nuts vitamin panel

A soup-to-nuts vitamin panel

If it’s time for your cholesterol check, consider one simple blood test that gives you cholesterol readings plus glucose levels, measures for kidney, liver and heart functions, potassium, uric acid, electrolytes and iron.  And while you’re at it, in the same test, get a complete blood count to identify anemia, platelet and hemoglobin levels as [...]

March 1, 2013 Susan Bone health, Cholesterol Screens, Men's Health, Nutrition, Vitamin D Deficiency, Women's Health Comments Off on A soup-to-nuts vitamin panel

Live long—like a Mediterranean

Live long—like a Mediterranean

Did you know people from Mediterranean countries—such as Spain, Greece, Italy and Croatia—have less heart disease, cancer and obesity?  Do you know why? Diet and exercise. The Mediterranean diet originates from foods found in the area bordering the Mediterranean Sea — primarily fresh fruits and vegetables, olive oil, whole grains, and fish. The health effects [...]

March 1, 2013 Susan Heart Health & Cholesterol, Nutrition Comments Off on Live long—like a Mediterranean