If You Think Yogurt is Just for Dieters, Keep Reading!

One of the more recently discovered benefits of yogurt is that it may help older adults with hypertension lower their blood pressure. There was evidence of reduced hypertension with even small amounts of yogurt consumption.

Are You Overdoing It On The B12?

Recently, a very good friend of mine who is about 60-years-old told me her blood test came back showing excessive vitamin B12.

Following the Alkaline Diet is a Balancing Act. Literally!

One diet that has been embraced by many people is the alkaline diet. It is a diet that has even caught the attention of celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston and Kelly Ripa. But in my opinion it is a diet that should be embraced by most people, because it isn’t a fad diet and is necessary for the proper functioning of our bodies.

Moringa – The Nutrient Powerhouse You’ve Probably Never Heard About

Moringa is a true powerhouse when it comes to nutrition. It contains 92 nutrients as well as all nine essential amino acids.

Are You Sabotaging Your New Year’s Healthy Eating Resolution With Artificial Sweeteners?

It is that time of year again when you may be focusing on eating healthier. One way to accomplish this goal is avoiding, as much as possible, ‘empty calories,’ i.e., foods that are high in calories and low in nutrients your body needs to stay healthy.

What You Need to Know About Omega-3 Fatty Acids & COVID-19

If you are a regular reader of pH Labs blogs, you know that I firmly believe that nutritional balance and getting an adequate intake of essential nutrients, such as fats, vitamins and minerals, are absolutely key to our overall health and wellbeing. Nutrients are so vital that the difference between having enough of them or a lack of them can be a matter of life or death in some cases, and the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be exposing this truth.

Tailor Your Diet To Be Extra Healthy With These Five Fruits

Now, if you really want to be proactive and tailor your diet to be as healthy as possible, check out this scientific report which suggests “the top five fruits to add to your diet.” These five fruits are particularly nutrient-rich and researchers ranked these fruits as “powerhouse fruits,” meaning “those most strongly associated with reducing the risk of chronic diseases.”

The News about Fish and Brain Health Just Keeps Getting Better

There are many health benefits of including fish in your diet. These include lowering blood pressure and possibly decreasing your risk for Alzheimer’s disease and arthritis. And recent research now suggests a link between eating fish and having a lower risk of developing vascular brain disease.

Peanuts and Your Family – What You Need to Know!

Getting the facts on peanuts will help you make more informed and better proactive decisions about the role this nutrient-dense food can play in getting and keeping your loved ones nutritionally balanced.

Don't Forget Phosphorous If You Want to Keep Your Bones and Teeth Strong!

Phosphorous is a good example of one of those overlooked – and at times misunderstood – minerals. It is just as important as calcium. Both work together to build strong bones and tooth enamel. Phosphorus also plays a role in muscle contraction, the nervous system, cognitive health, hormonal balance, and heartbeat regulation.

Chia - A Mineral Rich Superfood

In our book, Minerals-The Forgotten Nutrient, we use credible research to highlight the importance of many minerals to our general health and wellbeing. Each week we will identify one food source which is rich in minerals so you can consider whether to incorporate it into your diet. This week we highlight Chia.

Are you at high risk for a micronutrient deficiency?

Everyone is at risk for some level of micronutrient deficiency. These risks may be due to factors like diet and lifestyle choices. There are certain groups of people, however, who may have a higher risk of a deficiency or imbalance of these important vitamins and minerals because of genetics, acute or chronic conditions, age, and/or race. If you belong to any of these groups, you need to take special care to ensure that you’re that getting the micronutrients you need – and in the right amounts – to stay healthy and function at your best.

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