That’s not ice cream.

EVERYONE likes ice cream. You may prefer the basics or go for the fruity stuff… but everyone likes ice cream. Unfortunately, not everything in the “ice cream” aisle is actually what it says… According to Mordor Intelligence, the United States Ice Cream Market size is estimated at $19.03 Billion (USD) in 2024 and is expected…

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Dr. Funk’s Vital Amines

If taking vitamins is part of your daily routine, you have biochemist  Casimir Funk to thank. He’s the brainiac behind the whole vitamin boom.  Funk was a genius who made several contributions to the field of biochemistry and is known for his work on the nature of enzymes and vitamins, a term he coined when…

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Six Signs You Need Vit D

Of course, we all know that vitamin D is important for our overall health. But do you know just how crucial it really is? And how many people are trudging along without enough of it?  As the days get shorter and darker, experts are shedding light on vitamin D deficiency. According to the National Institutes…

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Supplements 101

There has never been an ideal nutrition environment. 150 years ago, everything might have been organic, locally sourced, non-GMO, etc… but people living inland weren’t likely to get fresh deep-water fish, New Englanders weren’t getting citrus in the winter, and fresh dairy required you to own a cow. Thankfully, modern convenience means all of those…

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Heartburn & Dementia: Connected?

Acid reflux sufferers, listen up! According to a recent study, researchers have found a link between elevated risk of dementia and long-term use of certain prescription acid reflux medications. Acid reflux happens when a muscle in the lower end of the esophagus relaxes at the wrong time and allows stomach acid to back up into…

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A Daily Essential: Multivitamins

We know that multivitamins have many benefits, but for a long time, they’ve been considered controversial and received mixed reviews from the medical and scientific community. While many studies have shown improvements in blood-markers and benefits in lowering the risk of cancer and other diseases, some research seemed to suggest they did almost nothing.  But…

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That’s Gross

Say “Good-bye” to steak tartare! In a new study, researchers say they found drug-resistant bacteria in 40% of meat samples at supermarkets in Spain. Namely, they found E. coli bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. The team presented their findings at Denmark’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. E.coli causes severe illness, often…

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You Are What You Eat

According to a recent exploratory study out of Clarkson University, researchers suggest microbes in our gut may play a role in certain personality traits.   The authors of the study published in the journal Nutrients said the purpose of the study was to “investigate the correlation between mental energy (ME), mental fatigue (MF), physical energy (PE),…

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Food is Medicine

It’s always fun when modern research confirms what we already knew. If you follow us, this won’t be a surprise: eating healthy may be the fastest way to lower cholesterol.  Shocking, right? A new study done by Mayo Clinic and the University of Manitoba found eating a “Step One” Foods product twice per day effectively…

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Food Guilt

The Christmas season is in full swing! And we all know that the past two years have been a rollercoaster, and we’re all ready to get back to our “normal” (whatever they may look like now) Christmas traditions.  Usually, that means family and friend gatherings and LOTS of food.  A lot of us have already…

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