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Minerals

Are You Deficient in The Mineral That Could Save You From Infections?

Posted March 6, 2014

The essential mineral that can help combat inflammation and lower the risk of infection and chronic disease, is a mineral that many experts fear a quarter of the world’s population is deficient in. But how big of a role does this nutrient play?

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Research: Eggs are a great source of protein, minerals and carotenoids

Posted February 20, 2014

The second half of the 20th century was not kind to eggs. The 1950s in particular were a time when eggs were demonized due to their high fat content, which pioneering nutritionists — notably Ancel Keys, developer of the notorious “lipid hypothesis” — believed would raise cholesterol and contribute toward coronary heart disease. Today, however, we understand that fatty whole foods like eggs are an essential component of a healthy diet, particularly when they come from sustainable, organic sources. In fact, eggs have been a staple breakfast for people in many cultures for centuries.

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Moringa / Drumstick Tree

Posted January 2, 2014

What is Moringa Tree? ‘Virtually all of the hungry, many of the overweight, and others of normal weight are debilitated by a deficiency of essential vitamins and minerals.’ – World Health Organization. The solution to this problem may actually lie with Moringa oleifera, a tree that has all the vitamins and minerals, and all the amino acids needed for a healthy body.

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Treating chronic kidney disease using clay minerals

Posted January 2, 2014

Clay has healing powers. This natural product is destined to help treat chronic kidney disease: a well-tolerated agent based on clay minerals lowers patients’ excessive phosphate levels.

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Europeans do not consume enough vitamins and minerals

Posted November 1, 2013

A study has analysed intake of 17 basic micronutrients in people’s diets across eight European countries. The results reveal that, although vitamin D is the most extreme case, European citizens – across all age and sex ranges – do not consume sufficient iron, calcium, zinc, vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B6 and folic acid.

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Detecting deficiencies: New strategy could speed up mass testing of vitamin and mineral levels

Posted October 27, 2013

Analysing levels of proteins in blood could be used to estimate levels of essential vitamins and minerals without directly testing for each nutritional factor, according to new research that suggests the use of mass spectrometry to rapidly detect nutritional deficiencies.

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New Testing Strategy Detects Population-Wide Vitamin, Mineral Deficiencies

Posted October 25, 2013

Johns Hopkins researchers have demonstrated that levels of certain proteins in the bloodstream may be used to estimate levels of essential vitamins and minerals without directly testing for each nutritional factor. The team’s use of a new strategy allowed them to indirectly measure amounts of multiple nutrients in multiple people at the same time, an advance that should make it possible in the future to rapidly detect nutritional deficiencies of an entire population, apply remediation efforts and test their worth within months instead of years.

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Surprising facts about carrots

Posted October 16, 2013

Daucus carota subsp. sativus, commonly known as the carrot, is a vegetable that is naturally healthy, sweet and delicious. These taproots are filled with a lot of compounds that are good for the health, such as antioxidants, vitamin A, minerals and beta-carotenes. These crunchy roots are a common favorite among a lot of people who love vegetables.

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Ten foods to prevent and stop diabetes

Posted October 10, 2013

Diabetes is a disorder wherein the body cannot control its level of blood glucose or sugar. While many of the foods today contain high levels of diabetes-inducing sugar, there are ten amazingly healthy foods that can actually prevent diabetes from developing. Not only do these foods control blood sugar levels, but they are also packed with other nutrients and minerals that even those who do not have diabetes will benefit greatly from.

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Multivitamins with minerals may protect older women with invasive breast cancer

Posted October 10, 2013

Findings from a study involving thousands of postmenopausal women suggest that women who develop invasive breast cancer may benefit from taking supplements containing both multivitamins and minerals. The new research, published today in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, found that the risk of dying from invasive breast cancer was 30 percent lower among multivitamin/mineral users compared with nonusers.

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