Supplement of the Month: Biotin

What is biotin and where is it found? Thiamin is a type of B vitamin and coenzyme that plays a major role in the body. Sometimes biotin is referred to as Vitamin H or coenzyme R.  It is essential for the metabolism of fats and amino acids, cell growth, and the production of fatty acids. […]

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High Protein Diet Aids Sleep

A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition looked at how diet affects sleep patterns. All subjects were put on a low calorie diet and divided into a normal protein group and a high protein group. The researchers found that people that consumed the diet higher in protein had a better quality […]

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Monetary Penalties Motivate People To Get Healthy

The Annals of Internal Medicine published a study showing that employees are more motivated to exercise when financial penalties are associated with their progress compared to earning cash rewards or not receiving any incentive. The researchers found that people respond more positively to losses than gains, due to a concept known as “loss aversion.” The workers […]

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Supplement of the Month: Selenium

What is Selenium and where is it found? Selenium is a mineral found in foods such as Brazil nuts, seafood, meats (especially organ meats), breads, grains, poultry, and eggs. It is also found in soil, so the amount of selenium in plant food varies depending on the geographic location and soil quality of the region. […]

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Eat Those Eggs

A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that eating eggs did not appear to increase the risk of heart disease. Eggs are high in cholesterol, and previously, health professionals had recommended limiting the intake of dietary cholesterol, including eggs, to decrease blood cholesterol levels in the body. Recently, research has shown that […]

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