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Supplements: Do You Need Them?

I get a lot of questions about what supplements to buy, and whether or not they're necessary for the average person. And guess what my answer is....it depends!! Ha, this is often my short answer to a lot of nutrition questions. Because there's no one perfect suggestion (except maybe eat vegetables) for everyone. So let's look at why someone might consider supplements, when to take them, what to look for when purchasing, and what to avoid like the plague. Who needs supplements? Well let's look at the average American's diet which, according to the NHANES 2007-2010 eating patterns survey data: About 75% of the population eats too few veggies and fruit compared to the suggested intake. At least

When Stress Strikes!

Anyone else still waiting for the calm that you thought would come with the beginning of a new school year? But instead the schedule becomes even more packed, and the pace of life seems to reach lightspeed. I used to just "power through" these situations, and pay the price later (usually by getting a cold or "crashing" and sleeping 12 hours for several days to recover). However, the older I get, the more I respect the power of stress and try to minimize its physiological impact on my adrenal glands, the little powerhouses that help us cope in stressful situations. The adrenal glands produce cortisol in response to stress. Cortisol motivates us, helps us get out of bed in the morning, and fin

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