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The Sunshine Vitamin

- 9/28/2022 11:16:33 AM

Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin because it’s made in your skin when exposed to sunlight.  Vitamin D is a nutrient your body needs for building and maintaining healthy bones. That's because your body can only absorb calcium, the primary component of bone, when vitamin D is present.

Vitamin D is considered to be absolutely essential for good health.

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A Vitamin with a Vision

- 8/22/2022 2:47:53 PM

You get much more than an A for effort with Vitamin A. It’s so essential for your health as it’s involved in many functions in our bodies including cell growth, immune function, fetal development, and surface tissue maintenance. Vitamin A also plays an extremely important role in vision and eye health.

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in many foods, both plant and animal. That means that those fat-soluble vitamins are stored in your body tissue for later use. The other fat-soluble vitamins are Vitamin D, Vitamin E, and Vitamin K. 

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To B or Not to B? Vitamin B is the Answer!

- 7/21/2022 12:00:13 PM

To be or not to be is usually the question. We’re changing that up a bit to ask this question – To B or not to B? And, of course our answer is to B….Vitamin B, that is.

What do you know about Vitamin B? Biotin or Vitamin B7, Folic Acid or Vitamin B9, Vitamin B12 or Cobalamin are members of the B family that we often hear about. Actually, there are 8 vitamins in the B family. They’re all water-soluble vitamins that are a group of eight essential nutrients that play roles in many of our organs and bodily systems. Although they can work together in the body, they also each have their own unique functions.

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Summer Tips for Taking Care of Your Skin

- 6/29/2022 9:35:42 PM

Summer is really and truly here! School’s out, graduations and promotions have finished, and summer trips, near and far, are already happening. Add in outings to the pool, beach, tennis courts, golf course, and playing outdoor sports, and you’ve got a wonderful opportunity to spend time outside.

In addition to all the fun parts we’ve got other things that may occur that may not be so enjoyable. Those might include bug bites and stings, minor injuries or overexertion, poison plants, heat rash, and sunburn. Very often it’s our skin that’s affected by these unwelcome occurrences.

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Anxiety on Your Mind?

- 5/17/2022 2:52:24 PM

According to surveys, the media, and friends sharing with friends, more people than ever are dealing with anxiety symptoms. It’s considered that a combination of factors likely play a role in why you might be dealing with anxiety. These include genetic and environmental factors, as well as brain chemistry. Neither stress nor anxiety is always bad. Both can actually provide you with a bit of a boost or incentive to accomplish the task or challenge before you. However, if they become persistent, they can begin to interfere with your daily life. Natural remedies to help support your anxiety

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Kelp - A Centuries-Old Superfood!

- 9/21/2020 2:43:08 PM

A centuries-old superfood? That would be kelp. People have been harvesting and gathering seaweed for centuries. Some people are just becoming aware of its reported incredible value for our health while others made it a part of their typical diet. It’s used in many Asian cuisines so you may have had the opportunity to enjoy it in dishes or as a side dish.

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