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Should I be Taking Supplements?

  • Posted on: 2 July 2012
  • By: jleff

Should I be taking supplements? I've read so many conflicting reports lately.

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References: [1] Jaako Mursu, PhD, et al. Dietary Supplements and Mortality Rate in Older Women, The Iowa Women’s Health Study. Arch Intern Med. 2011;171(18):1625-1633. [2] Lippman, Scott M., MD, et al. Effect of Selenium and Vitamin E on Prostate Cancer and Other Cancers. JAMA, 2009; 301(1):39-51. [3] The Lewin Group. (2006). An evidence-based study of the role of dietary supplements in helping seniors maintain their independence. Prepared for: The Dietary Supplement Education Alliance. [4] Shanker, A. H. & Prasad, A. S. (1998) Zinc and immune function: the biological basis of altered resistance to infections. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 68 (suppl. 2): 447S–463S. [5] Misner, Bill. Food Alone May Not Provide Sufficient Micronutrients for Preventing Deficiency. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2006; 3(1): 51–55.
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Exercise and Skin Health

  • Posted on: 6 December 2010
  • By: Guest (not verified)

My skin still breaks out, particularly when I exercise. What type of facial products should I use to keep my skin healthy without increasing the risk of breakouts?

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[i] American Academy of Dermatology. Frequently Asked Questions about Acne. Available at: http://www.skincarephysicians.com/acnenet/FAQ.html#8. Accessed September 15, 2010.
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Weight Issues and Children

  • Posted on: 30 April 2010
  • By: jleff

As a parent who has always struggled with weight issues, what, if anything, can I do to help my children avoid a constant battle with their weight?

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3 Questions to Test Your Healthy Nutrition Smarts

  • Posted on: 22 December 2009
  • By: jleff
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I do my best to eat healthy foods, especially as I get older and find out how important it is for my body to run at its peak performance. And I do okay – most of the time. As I've said in the past, it's amazing how most of the time I find my body gravitating toward fresh fruits and veggies and lots of grains, anyway. Give me a salad with lots of colors thrown in, and I'm happy. Give me a steak and mashed potatoes and you'll get the entire plate back, untouched.

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