Vitamin B12


Raw Vitamin B-12

Raw Vitamin B-12 Although the human body does store vitamin B12, it is the most common nutritional deficiency in the developing world and possibly in the U.S.(reports the August 2005 issue of the Harvard Health Letter) Essential to protect the body against anemia and support a healthy central nervous system*, vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin involved in the metabolism of every cell of the body. Helping to support the body’s own production of energy through its role in the metabolism of food, vitamin B12 helps maintain healthy nerve cells and red blood cells and is also needed to make DNA, […]


Surprising Health Benefits of Mushrooms

Surprising Health Benefits of Mushrooms Cultures around the world have been enjoying mushrooms for centuries, for both culinary and medicinal purposes. It is estimated that there are close to 300 to 2,000 edible varieties of mushrooms. However, only about 10 are grown commercially, with the most popular being oyster, shiitake, and white button. Whether you eat mushrooms raw or cooked, they are an excellent addition to the diet. Below are 5 surprising health benefits of mushrooms. 1. Cancer Fighting Properties. Researchers tested five different types of mushrooms (maitake, crimini, portabella, oyster and white button) and found that they significantly reduce breast cancer […]


5 Supplements You Need this Winter

5 Supplements You Need this Winter For the majority of us, winters are harsh. Cold, freezing temperatures and winds often negatively impact our overall health, skin and hair health, which makes preventive measures that much more important. While we are enjoying the holiday season and anxiously awaiting spring’s arrival, it is important to maintain optimal health. It is essential that we are eating healthy and fueling the body with plenty of immune boosting nutrients. However, supplementing can also be very beneficial this time of year as well. Below are 5 supplements you need this winter. 1. Vitamin C Powder Vitamin C […]


Tips for a Strong Immune System this Holiday Season

Tips for a Strong Immune System this Holiday Season During seasonal shifts, our immune system becomes vulnerable and more susceptible to illness, making it even more important that we focus on staying healthy, consume plenty of nutrition and manage our stress levels. To stay strong and healthy this holiday season, consider following these 5 steps. They are guaranteed to help keep your immune system strong well through fall, winter and even into spring! Here are 5 tips for a strong immune system this holiday season: 1. Eat fresh, local produce. During the colder month’s there are plenty of in-season fruits and vegetables. […]


Best Types of Fish to Eat and Why

Best Types of Fish to Eat and Why Unless you’re on a vegan diet or cannot tolerate fish, research suggests eating at least two servings of fish each week. Fish is an excellent, low-calorie food source rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are crucial for our heart and brain health. Our bodies cannot naturally produce omega-3s on their own, yet they are still needed for a healthy body, so we must get these nutrients from an outside source. Here are the best types of fish to eat and why. Salmon  Salmon is often touted as one of the healthiest foods […]


The Benefits of Kefir

The Benefits of Kefir Kefir has a long history in many European countries, where it is loved and known for it’s amazing health benefits. It is beginning to gain a lot popularity in the health food world and often referred to as the new Greek yogurt. What is Kefir? Kefir is a fermented drink usually made from cow’s milk, similar to yogurt, but with added health benefits. It has a very distinctive flavor, very tart yet, refreshing all at the same time. Kefir contains a wide range of beneficial bacteria’s, including yeast, which is what gives kefir it’s incredible health benefits. […]


Get Nutrients with Plant-based Foods

Get Nutrients with Plant-based Foods Our bodies truly are a work of art, and we do not have to eat animals to keep it going. If you’re on a plant-based diet it’s important you know how and where to get all of your necessary nutrients. Protein, iron and zinc are some of the main nutrients found in meats, but are also found in plant-based foods including, leafy greens, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, beans, oats, whole grains, quinoa, etc. So, there is no reason for you to worry about how you’re going to consume enough nutrients if you’re vegan or vegetarian. We don’t […]


Health Experts Suggest Checking for Signs of Vitamin B12 Deficiency 1

Health Experts Suggest Checking for Signs of Vitamin B12 Deficiency Alarming results of increasing Vitamin B12 deficiencies in children and adults have health health experts encouraging the public to check for the signs and signals. Vitamin B12 is essential for humans, and assists in many functions that are necessary for optimal health and wellness. What is Vitamin B12? Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that is essential for healthy nerves and red blood cells, and is also responsible for proper functioning of several body operations. Vitamin B12 is a unique and complicated vitamin, with a number of molecules that can […]