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Iron

Why We Need It Iron is a mineral that is found in every cell in the body. It is an essential part of red blood cells, which carry oxygen to all the cells. Our cells use oxygen to make energy from...

Can Cinnamon Cure Diabetes?

There are many uses for cinnamon. Cinnamon can help to add a sweet flavor to foods without adding sugar, but is cinnamon one of the next “superfoods” that could cure diabetes? Before you rush out to...

Vitamin D

Why We Need It Vitamin D, a fat-soluble vitamin, is needed for normal absorption of calcium and phosphorus. It also helps put these minerals into bones and teeth, making them stronger. Recommended...

Zinc

Why We Need It Zinc, a mineral found in almost every cell in our bodies, is needed for hundreds of chemical reactions. It keeps our immune system healthy and helps with the normal use of vitamin A...

Vitamin C

Why We Need It Vitamin C, a water-soluble vitamin, also is known as ascorbic acid. It has a wide variety of uses in the body, including helping to slow down or prevent cell damage. It also is needed...

2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The United States is facing an epidemic of obesity. An estimated 74% of all US adults, are considered overweight or obese. More than half get too little physical activity and 76.5% fail to meet the...

Safe Sleep for Babies

Every year approximately 3500 babies in the United States die due to sleep-related deaths. These deaths can be attributed to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), suffocation, entrapment, infection,...

How Can My Pet Better My Health? 

Owning a pet may be beneficial to your overall health in the long run. Pets act as companions and may keep us comforted in troubling times. They may also help you stay in shape or get back into...

Vitamin K

Why We Need It Vitamin K, a fat-soluble vitamin, helps the body make proteins, especially those needed for normal clotting of blood when you bleed. It is needed for making important proteins for...

Vitamin B12

Why We Need It Vitamin B12 works with folate, another B vitamin, to make DNA, which is the body’s genetic material. Vitamin B12, a water-soluble vitamin, also protects nerve cells from damage...

Heart Disease and Diabetes

The term ‘heart disease’ encompasses several different health problems. These conditions include blood vessel diseases (such as coronary artery disease), heart rhythm problems, heart defects from...

Foot Care for People with Diabetes

Foot care should be taken very seriously for all people, but especially for people with diabetes. If proper foot care is not maintained, it can result in serious negative consequences. Neuropathy...

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