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Beyond multivitamins: Probiotics

Consuming probiotic supplements may help maintain healthy populations of symbiotic gut bacteria while suppressing the growth of pathogens.

Beyond multivitamins: Vitamin D supplementation

SAN DIEGO, January 27, 2015 — Vitamin D is produced in the body primarily through exposure to sunlight. For Americans who live in the northern portion of the U.S., getting the right amount of sunlight can be challenging! Vitamin D is necessary for the human body to metabolize important minerals such as phosphorous and calcium. Moreover, ...

Beyond multivitamins: Omega-3 fatty acids

SAN DIEGO, January 20, 2015 — Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients necessary for overall good health. They are not commonly found in a standard multivitamin but are critically involved in many functions of the human body. Omega-3 fatty acids are of three major types: Alpha-linolenic (ALA) Eicosapentaenoic (EPA) Docosahexaenoic (DHA) They were first discovered ...

What Christmas means for our health

Even if you’re not religious, it’s hard to deny the impact Christ’s example of love continues to have on our mental and physical well being.