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Nuance in the Utilization of a Nutrient

What good would highly nutritious foods be if the nutrients couldn’t be absorbed or accessed properly after a meal? Several...

WholisticMatters • September 19, 2020 • 5 min read

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Nuance in the Utilization of a Nutrient

What good would highly nutritious foods be if the nutrients couldn’t be absorbed or accessed properly after a meal? Several...

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Food, Nutrition, and the Methylation Balancing Act

Methylation has garnered much attention in recent years, especially now that health professionals are beginning to understand the clinical...

Article • September 15, 2020 • 3 min read BookmarkBookmark

Addressing Daily Toxin Exposure in Pets

In veterinary medicine practice, toxin exposure in pets is a common challenge. For the most part, toxic exposure is addressed...

Article • September 15, 2020 • 4 min read BookmarkBookmark

The B Complex: B Vitamins for Energy, DNA Repair, Nerve Conduction, and So Much More

The eight B vitamins affect biological processes through interrelated roles and cooperative functions. Their participation as coenzymes further...

Article • September 12, 2020 • 7 min read BookmarkBookmark

Oxidative Stress and Muscle Function During Exercise

Exercise and heavy training in athletes can increase the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Antioxidants work to neutralize ROS,...

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Herbs for Stress Management: Supporting Mental & Physical Stamina

Herbs for stress may address the effects of stress as an undeniable factor in many illnesses, and growing evidence now...

Article • August 29, 2020 • 5 min read BookmarkBookmark

Energy Metabolism and Physical Activity

Anything that moves needs energy, and the human body is no different. Nutrients consumed in the diet serve as fuel,...

Article • August 22, 2020 • 3 min read BookmarkBookmark

Hemp for Pets: Understanding the Endocannabinoid System in Veterinary Medicine

Animals have an endocannabinoid system just like humans do, including cannabinoid receptors, endocannabinoids, and metabolic enzymes from within the...

Article • August 17, 2020 • 2 min read BookmarkBookmark

What Are the B Vitamins?

The group of B vitamins is comprised of eight, water-soluble vitamins that are essential to cellular health, both catabolic and...

Article • August 15, 2020 • 4 min read BookmarkBookmark

Antioxidants and Oxidative Stress

As their name implies, antioxidants are a class of molecules with the ability to prevent oxidation. Their action is biologically...

Article • August 8, 2020 • 6 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...

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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.

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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...

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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

Vitamin D for Dogs Part 1: Vitamin D Deficiency in Dogs

It is well documented that people are deficient in vitamin D. The same holds true for dogs.

Article • August 1, 2017 • 2 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

Vitamin D for Dogs Part 2: Recommended Vitamin D Supplementation in Dogs

Like humans, animals should get their nutrients, especially vitamins and minerals, from “real” food.

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

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