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Key Nutrient Calcium – for Special Diets

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Key Nutrient Calcium for Special Diets Calcium receives most of its media attention for its role in preventing osteoporosis. This disease weakens bones, making them brittle and often resulting in fractures of the spine, hip, or wrist. However, this essential mineral plays an important part in muscle health as well, including one of the most… read more

Key Nutrient Zinc – For Special Diets

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Key Nutrient Zinc Zinc is an essential trace element. It is the second most common mineral in the body and it is needed by every cell. Zinc plays an important part in reproduction, blood clotting, thyroid function, insulin use, taste, smell, vision and support of the immune system. Zinc is also a powerful antioxidant, which… read more

Key Nutrient Iron – For Special Diets

Key Nutrient Iron Iron is an essential trace element. Iron is found most plentifully in meat, dairy, and fish and used by our body to supply oxygen to our blood. Iron supports metabolism, growth, development, normal cellular function, and some hormone production. Deficiency may lead to anemia, though a lack of Vitamin B12 may contribute to… read more

Key Nutrient Essential Fatty Acid Omega-3 for Special Diets

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Key Nutrient Essential Fatty Acid Omega-3 All “fatty acids” are needed by the body but only Omega-3 and Omega-6 are called essential because you must eat them to have them in the body. For instance, Omega-9 is created in the body when Omega-3 and Omega-6 are present. Omega 6 fatty acid is plentiful in the… read more

Key Nutrient Vitamin D for Special Diets

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Key Nutrient Vitamin D Vitamin D is also known as the “sunshine vitamin” because it can be made in the body through exposure to direct sunlight.  It is also available in some foods such as cold water fish like herring, mackerel, and sardines and is added to dairy products, juices, and some cereals.  Despite the… read more

Key Nutrient B Vitamins for Special Diets

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Key Nutrient B Vitamins The B vitamins are actually a group of vitamins, found in a wide variety of foods and playing different roles in the body. They work together to help promote the use of iron in blood cell formation to carry oxygen, protein and other nutrients. Deficiency may lead to negative neurological effects. For a… read more

Illness or Injured? Hydrate to Get Back in the Game

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Illness or Injured? Hydrate to Get Back In The Game When you are off your game, oftentimes the electrolytes of your brain are out of whack as well. I learned this from Tony Robbins, and I’ve been using it with our children since they were little, and it really works, even on two-year-old tantrums. When… read more

Guest Blog: Kirsten Berman – Gluten Free Gal

I ate pizza, drank beer, indulged in many a wheat item for most of my life and felt just fine… Until one day I didn’t.  That day turned into weeks and eventually into years, 7 years to be exact. I felt powerless to what was happening inside and outside of my body and I felt… read more

Guest Blog: Theresa Longo – Being Vegan

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Theresa Longo is an international model, actress, and fitness expert. She recently earned the honor of being crowned Miss Italia North America at Miss Italy of the World. When I met Theresa earlier this year we had an instant connection. We are thrilled that she enjoys our products and has written a blog about us… read more