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The Vitamin D – COVID Connection

Vitamin D is in the media once more. There’s been a release of some “papers” connecting Vitamin D levels to higher survival chances with COVID-19. Let’s talk about Vitamin D a little bit and how these “papers” and resulting discussion are wrong, but also right. I’ve written a pretty thorough article on Vitamin D. It’s a …

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The Guide To Vitamin K

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble nutrient involved in the production of various proteins. These proteins are the precursors and building blocks for pathways that regulate blood clotting, bone formation, and calcification of the arteries. In other words, it’s pretty important. I’m always curious why we call things certain names, so here’s an interesting factoid about Vitamin …

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Joint Health Supplements

If you’re like people on the internet, when you have joint pain, your body turns into an x-ray with neon blots: Or, maybe you spend lots of time rubbing a seemingly pained knee: Every article about joint health uses those same images! No one is original. Here’s our stock photo for discussing joint health: That …

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We Ask The Wrong Questions

There’s ample proof that the wellness experience you pay for is not the one you intended to receive. Look through a few of our rants for more than enough evidence to make you go “Hmmmm…” The cause of the gap between what you want and what you get is mostly due to quality. Product and information quality are poor. …

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Calcium Doesn’t Work?!

Calcium made the news again recently. A meta-analysis (a study of past studies) was published in JAMA stating there is no benefit of using calcium supplementation in adults over 50. To which we elegantly replied, “no duh.” That’s not the whole picture; there’s more to understand before we all stop taking calcium supplements. But yes, …

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An Introduction to Vitamin D

Vitamin D is actually not a vitamin. No, I’m not having an existential debate with myself about vitamins. Vitamin D was first discovered from malnutrition, where it initially identified as a vitamin. Sometime after, we found out that our body actually makes Vitamin D. It’s made in one part of the body (the skin), travels to the …

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