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Articles by
Greg Marshall, RD

Is It Better to Take Individual Supplements or a Multivitamin?

Is It Better to Take Individual Supplements or a Multivitamin?

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Category: Multivitamins

You’ve probably heard about the disease-preventing abilities of certain vitamins and minerals. So you may wonder if it is better to take supplements, such as vitamin C, vitamin D, and calcium individually or if it is better to take a multivitamin, which includes all necessary vitamins and minerals into one package. There are a five…

Stay Healthy this Winter with Resveratrol and Pterostilbene Supplements

Stay Healthy this Winter with Resveratrol and Pterostilbene Supplements

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Category: Other Nutrients

You probably already scheduled your flu shot to make sure you stay healthy this winter and have stocked up on vitamin C to ensure your body is ready to fight the colds that inevitably spread in the winter. Under normal circumstances, these preventive measures would be sufficient to keep you in good health during cold…

Do You Get Enough Vitamin F?

Do You Get Enough Vitamin F?

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Category: Diet & Health

Ok, there is no such thing as Vitamin F. At least not any more. “Vitamin F” is the original name for Omega-3 and Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) which were discovered in 1923. But in 1929, research showed that the two EFAs are better classified as fats rather than vitamins. So the “Vitamin F” name…

Do Men Need Different Omega-3s than Women?

Do Men Need Different Omega-3s than Women?

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Category: Omega-3 Benefits

Researchers are now telling us that women should be taking a different form of omega-3 than men. Read more »

Organic Tomatoes Are Tastier Because They Grow in More Stressful Conditions

Organic Tomatoes Are Tastier Because They Grow in More Stressful Conditions

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Category: Diet & Health

Any tomato lover will tell you that these garden-fresh fruits taste like little bursts of sunshine. When tomatoes are grown using organic farming techniques, they are also packed with natural sugars, vitamin C, lycopene and other plant compounds that offer their consumers additional protection from the aging and damaging effects of oxidative stress compared to…

Trying to Keep the Flu Away? Get More Vitamin D

Trying to Keep the Flu Away? Get More Vitamin D

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Category: Vitamin Benefits

Most people have heard the old saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but did you know that you could potentially keep the flu away by taking a vitamin D supplement? A group of Norwegian scientists observed that most flu outbreaks throughout history occur when the amount of sunlight is at its lowest….

Infographic: Can We Obtain All Vitamins and Minerals We Need from Food?

Infographic: Can We Obtain All Vitamins and Minerals We Need from Food?

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Category: Infographic

Can We Obtain All Vitamins and Minerals We Need from Food Alone? You Be the Judge…   A common argument among people who don’t take vitamin supplements is that they get all the vitamins they need from their diet. But is this a fact or just wishful thinking? Well, wonder no more. This great infographic…

[Video] Vitamin D May Reduce Cancer Deaths by as Much as 75%

[Video] Vitamin D May Reduce Cancer Deaths by as Much as 75%

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Category: Vitamin Benefits

Maintaining a serum vitamin D level of between 40 and 60 ng/ml could possibly prevent up to 75 percent of breast cancer and colon cancer deaths. So says Dr Cedric Garland from the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine. This is exciting news for two reasons. A new Computer model called DINOMIT suggests…

Three Amazing Health Benefits of Cranberries

Three Amazing Health Benefits of Cranberries

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Category: Diet & Health

You are most likely aware that cranberry juice is known to help in the prevention and treatment of urinary tract infections, but do you know about the other health benefits associated with these nutrient dense berries? 1. Reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease If one of your health goals is to reduce your risk of…

Feeling Stressed? Take a Multivitamin

Feeling Stressed? Take a Multivitamin

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Category: Multivitamins

Scientists in Australia and the United Kingdom have recently published the results of a randomized controlled clinical trial indicating that dietary supplementation with a multivitamin may improve mood and general well-being in healthy young adults1. A population of 138 adults between the ages of 20 and 50 were given a multivitamin supplement containing high levels…