This application will come in handy during your trip to the grocery store. Fooducate analyzes nutrition labels and ingredients lists so you can make better choices at the market. You can scan a product barcode and Fooducate will highlight the good and bad qualities such as calories, fat content, sodium, artificial flavoring and more.
Are you nutrient deficient? Is your multivitamin working? Test to see if your vitamin levels are the best they can be!
"Although the clinical syndromes of vitamin deficiencies are unusual in Western societies, suboptimal vitamin status is not. Because suboptimal vitamin status is associated with many chronic diseases including cardiovascular diseases...
When we get our annual blood work, most labs only test 4 numbers: Total Cholesterol, LDL, HDL and Triglycerides. It has been reported that up to 50 percent of those who have suffered heart attacks had “normal” cholesterol numbers.
Most of us have been taught about the importance of maintaining a healthy cholesterol level, say under 200. Some of us even understand the difference...
Most physicians don't recommend checking for bone mass until you reach your 50's. However, habits in our modern lives such as smoking, eating disorders and lack of exercise can cause early deterioration of our bones. There are two main ways of testing for bone health:
Peak bone mass is typically reached by age 35. However, that doesn't mean that you can't lose bone before 35. Many younger than 35 have reported bone density below normal genetic and/or lifestyle factors.
The genetic factors for elevated risk of bone loss include the following:
Vitamin D is produced in the skin via the UVb rays in sunlight. What is the most important to note is the amount of vitamin D that the body naturally produces with sunlight. Why is the daily recommended dose of vitamin D is 400 units when your body will make 10,000 units of D with full exposure in only 30 minutes. Granted this amount is achieved when the sun is at it's highest point in the sky, you have to wonder what other roles this important nutrient plays in the body.