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The Many Forms and Functions of Fiber

Fiber is a large family of compounds composed mainly of carbohydrates that remain undigested through human metabolism. Dietary fiber is broadly classified into soluble or insoluble. Fiber is commonly known for its role in digestion, but it also has additional important functions in other parts of...

WholisticMatters • January 15, 2022 • 2 min read

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The Many Forms and Functions of Fiber

Fiber is a large family of compounds composed mainly of carbohydrates that remain undigested through human metabolism. Dietary fiber is broadly...

Article • January 15, 2022 • 2 min read BookmarkBookmark

Zeolite: Little Rock, Big Energy

There are more than 100 known zeolites, but clinoptilolite is the most widespread type of zeolite and the most common subject of zeolite-related...

Article • January 8, 2022 • 4 min read BookmarkBookmark

Iron Needs for Female Athletes

Females require a significantly higher intake of iron than males, mostly to make up for the amount that is lost during menstruation. Female athletes...

Article • January 2, 2022 • 3 min read BookmarkBookmark

“Herb Terms” You May Not Understand

This article will explore some helpful herb terms, clarify their meaning, and give key herbal examples and indications for ease of learning and...

Article • December 26, 2021 • 3 min read BookmarkBookmark

Healthy Fats for Human Health

Fat, along with carbohydrate and protein, constitutes a basic macronutrient component of food. Fats may be saturated, monounsaturated, or...

Article • December 21, 2021 • 5 min read BookmarkBookmark

Choline: An Essential Nutrient

Choline is known for a wide range of critical roles in the human body, including roles in methylation, cell membrane structure, cell signaling, and...

Article • November 20, 2021 • 3 min read BookmarkBookmark

Calcium: Bone Health and Beyond

Calcium is essential for many physiological functions in the body, particularly skeletal health, making it particularly important during childhood...

Article • November 13, 2021 • 2 min read BookmarkBookmark

Supporting Restorative Sleep with Herbal Adaptogens

Correction of HPA axis abnormalities with agents that can modulate and restore homeostasis within the endocrine and nervous system such as herbal...

Article • November 6, 2021 • 2 min read BookmarkBookmark

Chlorella Vulgaris: Single-Celled Microalgal Plant Forefathers

Chlorella vulgaris and microalgae in general are tiny but powerful sources of nutrition, including macronutrients, micronutrients, and phytonutrients...

Article • October 23, 2021 • 3 min read BookmarkBookmark

Emotional Health in Pets: Relieving Stress and Anxiety

Understanding what emotional health looks like in pets as well as what nutritional strategies may support pets’ emotional health can help pet...

Article • October 16, 2021 • 4 min read BookmarkBookmark

Sarcopenia in Aging Women and Protein Intake

The American population is growing and aging, and an increasing risk of sarcopenia often accompanies age, especially for women. Increased protein...

Article • July 10, 2017 • 3 min read BookmarkBookmark

Complementary Therapies for Menopause Symptoms

All women experience the menopausal transition near the end of their reproductive years, and complementary therapies can address symptom relief.

Article • July 10, 2017 • 3 min read BookmarkBookmark

Effects of 3 g of Soluble Fiber from Oats on Lipid Levels of Asian Indians—A Randomized Controlled, Parallel Arm Study

Dyslipidemia is a major factor in cardiovascular disease, and dietary patterns can affect the level of cholesterol in the blood. Choosing high...

Article • July 25, 2017 • 1 min read BookmarkBookmark

Association of Specific Dietary Fats with Total and Cause-Specific Mortality

What makes up a healthy diet for the average person? The view of fat, carbohydrates, and sugar has changed throughout the years.

Article • July 26, 2017 • 3 min read BookmarkBookmark

Kidney Considerations in Cats

Kidney disease is a common health challenge in older cats. Here are some feeding tips to help improve the quality of life and longevity in cats.

Article • August 9, 2017 • 2 min read BookmarkBookmark

The Versatile Benefits of Flavonoids in Food

Flavonoids are the plant pigments in foods associated with intake of antixoidants, compounds that prevent oxidation and eliminate free radicals.

Article • August 12, 2017 • 2 min read BookmarkBookmark

Infertility Management with Complementary Medicine

As the general population gains awareness of infertility and their fertility status, strategies to improve fertility are also growing in popularity.

Article • August 16, 2017 • 3 min read BookmarkBookmark

Buckwheat: A Gluten-Free Super Pseudograin

Buckwheat is a nutritious, gluten-free plant source of nutrients and phytonutrients with many health benefits supported by centuries of therapeutic...

Article • August 18, 2017 • 4 min read BookmarkBookmark

The Mechanisms of Inflammatory Pain

There are three general phases associated with the experience of pain: nociception, pain perception, and the consequences of pain, like suffering.

Article • August 21, 2017 • 3 min read BookmarkBookmark

Alternative Treatments for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Reproductive health is not an immediate concern for all women of reproductive age, but polycystic ovarian syndrome affects several other body systems.

Article • August 29, 2017 • 2 min read BookmarkBookmark

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