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Articles by
Greg Marshall, RD

Bitter Melon Juice Inhibits Pancreatic Cancer Growth by 60%

Bitter Melon Juice Inhibits Pancreatic Cancer Growth by 60%

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Category: Diet & Health

The bitter melon looks like a knobbly cucumber. It inspires curiosity. It tastes unlike anything you have ever eaten before or would have ever considered eating in the past. However, once you have eaten it and benefited from its rocket fuel-like effects, you learn to actually love the bitter taste, to even crave for it….

Get Off Your Butt! Sitting for More than 4 Hours a Day Is Bad for Your Health

Get Off Your Butt! Sitting for More than 4 Hours a Day Is Bad for Your Health

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Category: Diet & Health

That’s right. Sitting is bad for you. So lie down and read what the scientists have discovered while you have been dangerously sitting at your computer. Professor Richard Rosenkranz and colleagues at the University of Western Sydney, studied the relationship between time spent sitting and chronic disease in 63,048 males between the ages of 45…

The Unique Benefits of Enteric-Coated Multivitamins

The Unique Benefits of Enteric-Coated Multivitamins

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Category: Multivitamins

Have you taken an Aspirin lately? If you have, you may have noticed that Aspirin tablets are now enteric-coated. This is because acetylsalicylic acid, the active ingredient of Aspirin, can upset your stomach and enteric coating helps prevent that. What is enteric coating? You can think of an enteric coating like a thin armor that…

DHA from Algae: A Great Source of Omega-3 for Vegetarians and Vegans

DHA from Algae: A Great Source of Omega-3 for Vegetarians and Vegans

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Category: Omega-3 Benefits

There are many types of omega-3 fatty acids, but experts agree that Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is the most important of them all. DHA plays a critical role for the proper development and function of the human brain. So critical, in fact, that NASA scientists searched high and low for a nutrient-rich source of DHA to…

Infographic: 9 Green Leafy Vegetables Packed with Vitamin K

Infographic: 9 Green Leafy Vegetables Packed with Vitamin K

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Category: Infographic

Vitamin K is known as the “clotting vitamin” because without it your blood would not clot. It also helps you build and maintain strong bones. The current recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for vitamin K is 90 mcg for women and 120 mcg for men. The best way to get your daily dose of vitamin K…

How Can Children Get Enough Vitamin D in Areas with Little Sunshine?

How Can Children Get Enough Vitamin D in Areas with Little Sunshine?

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Category: Vitamin Benefits

Scientists in Canada have determined that drinking cow’s milk and dietary supplementation are more important determinants of vitamin D levels in children than either skin color or exposure to sunlight. Deficiency of vitamin D during development can lead to a softening of the bones, a condition known as rickets. One of the most common childhood…

Eating Berries Reduces Your Risk of Heart Attack by 32%

Eating Berries Reduces Your Risk of Heart Attack by 32%

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Category: Diet & Health

Most people want to not only find a way to add years to their life, but also to find a way to improve the quality of these years. A recent study published in the journal Circulation that examined the dietary habits of more than 90,000 women over an 18 year period suggests that eating strawberries…

Why Natural Vitamin E Is Better Than Synthetic

Why Natural Vitamin E Is Better Than Synthetic

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Category: Vitamin Benefits

The term “vitamin E” refers to a group of eight different isomers of a chemical called alpha-tocopherol. Of these, only one isomer is the biologically active form. Vitamin E from natural sources is enriched in this form, whereas synthetic sources of alpha-tocopherol contain a mixture of dl-alpha tocopherol. This means that in order to obtain…

CoQ10 Can Help You Stay Mentally Sharp and Physically Active in Your Golden Years

CoQ10 Can Help You Stay Mentally Sharp and Physically Active in Your Golden Years

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Category: Other Nutrients

If you have reached middle age, you likely have experienced difficulty remembering recent events or found it almost impossible to recall the right word during a conversation. Other times you might have found it challenging to move as quickly as you did a few years ago. Most people laugh this off as just a normal…

Does Vitamin D Supplementation Prevent Cancer? 800 Studies Say “Yes”

Does Vitamin D Supplementation Prevent Cancer? 800 Studies Say “Yes”

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Category: Vitamin Benefits

Yes, you heard that right. There are over 800 published studies indicating that vitamin D supplementation may help prevent certain types of cancer. That’s one fact you probably didn’t know about vitamin D. Take a look at this infographic for more interesting facts about the sunshine vitamin. Read more »