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Friday
Sep232011

Multivitamins: Where Cost and Quality Meet

Following the recent article Why Americans are Overfed and Undernourished, a few people asked questions about the Life Time multivitamins and had comments on multivitamins, in general. For example, why is there such a difference in the cost of multivitamins? Isn’t a once-per-day multivitamin sufficient? What is unique about the Life Time Fitness performance multivitamins? I promised to address those questions and comments in a full article.

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Wednesday
Aug312011

Why Americans are Overfed and Undernourished

Half the population of the United States will be obese by 2030 if trends continue as they have in recent years.[i] That’s 65 million people. There are a variety of possible reasons we’re gaining excess weight at such striking rates, but one likely reason is the amount of food we consume. Americans eat more than enough calories to support their daily energy needs, but the source of these calories are low in essential nutrients, leaving many people overfed in calories and undernourished in vitamins and minerals.

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Sunday
Feb272011

Supplements are More Than Nutritional Insurance

Supplements have become increasingly popular in the last several years as people try to compensate for a variety of nutrient deficiencies in their diets. While no pill can cover all the shortfalls of most modern lifestyles — a lack of whole fruits and vegetables, fatty acids, adequate sleep and exercise, quality nutritional products can help level the playing field.

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Friday
Feb042011

When Food Isn't Enough...Supplement

The word supplement is defined as something added to complete a thing, make up for a deficiency, or extend or strengthen the whole. Vitamins, minerals, herbs or fatty acids have their place but don’t replace real food.

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Saturday
Jun122010

Still think you can get all your nutrients from food alone?

There are still some people who believe you can get all the vitamins and minerals you need through food alone. A new study, published in The Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition on June 10 challenges that notion, especially for those striving to lose weight.

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Sunday
Feb212010

Multivitamins and Weight Loss

Can the use of a multivitamin cause weight loss? A study published this month in the International Journal of Obesity has provided some evidence that it’s possible.

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Wednesday
Nov112009

Vitamins, Minerals and Weight Management

Is it possible that part of the reason for increased rates of overweight and obesity are a result of vitamin and mineral deficiencies in our diets? Do we tend to eat more food because the food we eat isn't really giving us what we need?

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