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The MVV: Most Valuable Vitamin

While most of our vitamins we get from food, the one we do not primarily get from food may also be the most important one. Vitamin D, otherwise known as “The Sunshine Vitamin,” earned such a title through our primary source of the vitamin being the sun. More specifically, UVB sunlight causes a chemical reaction in our skin that converts a form of cholesterol into the active form of Vitamin D. But why is Vitamin D such a big deal?...

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After Theranos, Can We Continue to Trust Lab Tests?

For those that have not been keeping up with the Theranos saga, here is a summary. Prior to the last year, a diagnostics company based in Northern California quietly grew to a value of nine billion dollars on one major premise: they could perform most common blood tests with a fraction of the blood of usual tests, and therefore could obtain this blood much more simply than a traditional drawing of a blood sample. Because of simpler collection, volumes, and...

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Much of Your Health is Elementary!

We live longer than we ever have in history, but that does not necessarily mean that everything in our lives is healthier. We know the fact that we eat more, move less, process our foods, and get less Vitamin D than our ancestors is not good for our health. We also know though that while technology and other advances have offered us many benefits, they have also created potential harms. We are reasonably more concerned than ever about dangers in...

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Every Day is Different, Especially for Your Hormones

Fertility is influenced by many factors, including genetics, anatomy, and hormones. While you can not change genetics, and it is difficult to change anatomy, hormones are under more control with the guidance of a physician. Your reproductive hormones interact with each other to change in specific ways throughout your menstrual cycle. Therefore, if one hormone is off, your whole cycle can be off. On average, you go through your menstrual cycle 450 times. When the hormones of your menstrual cycle...

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New Research On Food --- Don’t Over-react!

We all know certain foods can make us feel a certain way. Some of these foods have a similar effect on most people--whether turkey making us sleepy or beans causing flatulence. Some foods are well known to cause certain effects in some people, such as certain wines, cheeses, and chocolates can create headaches in those sensitive to those foods. Finally, we might recognize certain foods to affect ourselves in a fairly unique way. With so many foods out there, and...

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