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Vitamin A

Vitamin A Alpha

Vitamin A

While all nutrients play important and unique roles, in the world of nutrition one vitamin stands out like a diamond among ordinary gemstones. In a nutritional world of betas this stuff is truly vitamin version of an alpha male. In fact, it’s actually called Vitamin Alpha or more simply, as most people refer

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Understanding Unsaturated & Saturated Fat

Saturated Fat

Understanding Unsaturated & Saturated Fat

The most misunderstood and maligned nutrient is undoubtedly fat. Those three letters that are responsible for so much misery and marketing spell out the most powerful and energetically dense of all the macro and micro nutrients human beings and animals consume.

There are two main classes of food fats, which

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Selenium: Super Mineral

Selenium

Selenium: Super Mineral

Any lingering doubt about the importance of nutritional supplementation should be dispelled by a recent article in the FASEB (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) Journal. In the research, published online, scientists discovered that deficiencies in the mineral selenium imitated a highly sophisticated cascade of biochemical changes that protected

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Top Ten Foods For Protection From Estrogen

Estrogen Foods

Top Ten Foods For Protection From (The Stress Hormone, Fibroid Stimulating, Anti-Libido And Potentiol Carcinogen) Estrogen

The top ten foods for protection from estrogen are: Number 1) Cruciferous vegetables. Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, bok choy and Brussels sprouts. If I was a woman I’d be doing cruciferous veggies on a daily basis. The one knock and

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Mineral of the Day: Magnesium

Magnesium

Mineral of the Day: Magnesium

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body. This miracle mineral plays an integral role in over 300 different chemical reactions in the body.

Yet according to government statistics published in 2005, 68% of Americans do not consume even RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) levels and 19% of

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Omega-6 EFAs

Omega 6 EFAs Borago flower

Omega-6 EFAs

The Borage flower contains high levels of essential fatty acids. The second essential fatty acid is generally known as Omega-6 and like its aforementioned cousin Omega-3, supplementation is critical. While Omega-6 EFAs are found in many commonly used food oils, such as corn, soy, sunflower and safflower, production that occurs at manufacturing and

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Ben’s Favorite Vitamin: Cyanocobalamin

Cyanocobalamin

Ben’s Favorite Vitamin: Cyanocobalamin

One of my favorite vitamins is cyanocobalamin. I am particularly fond of this nutrient, which is better known as Vitamin B-12 (it’s actually a member B-12 family of vitamins) for 2 reasons. First of all it’s the only purple vitamin. That’s because each molecule of B-12 contains atomic cobalt which contributes

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Peanuts & Peanut Butter

The Peanut

Peanuts & Peanut Butter

There is no food that speaks to the American childhood experience more clearly than the peanut, the source of that quintessential piece of culinary Americana, peanut butter. Peanuts were originally cultivated in South America by Peruvian Indians who are considered to be the first indigenous groups to domesticate the legume

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Coconut Oil and the Miracle Lipid that Burns Fat

Coconut Oil and the Miracle Lipid that Burns Fat

One of my favorite nutritional supplements are medium chain triglycerides. Generally referred to as MCT oil, this largely unrecognized supplement imparts numerous benefits. MCT oil was first introduced almost 60 years ago as a tool for treating lipid disorders. MCTs are metabolized without bile and go

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The Magic of Manganese

The Magic of Manganese

The Magic of Manganese

Black-Eyed Peas Curry, rich in manganese. (akshayapatra.blogspot.com)

One of the least well-known essential trace minerals is manganese. This metallic nutritional element, which derives its moniker from the Greek word for magic, is present in almost all diets in low concentrations. Although these days it is mostly used as an

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