Developing brains, whether those that are still in the womb or those of our growing children, need the right nutrients in order to thrive. In a culture where the consumption of processed foods makes that more of a difficulty than it should be, it’s crucial to know what real foods we should feed our children in order to obtain the best nutritional value.
Here are the top 10 healthy nutrients for brain development.
Top 10 Healthy Nutrients for Brain Development
According to a study published in September 2012, serum vitamin D levels are associated with reduced mortality from lung cancer, and this relationship is modified by serum vitamin A levels. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the second most diagnosed cancer in both men and women in the U.S. Approximately 28 percent of all cancer deaths are due to lung cancer. (more…)
Certain pharmaceutical medications prescribed for acne sufferers come with serious side effects. Many sufferers, desperate to be rid of their embarrassing acne, have found out too late that their treatment choice can cause severe, life-threatening diseases. Using a more natural skin care protocol, orally and/or topically, comes without harmful side effects and is often less expensive. (more…)
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Researchers at the Environmental Working Group, a Washington-based nonprofit, released their annual report claiming nearly half of the 500 most popular sunscreen products may actually increase the speed at which malignant cells develop and spread skin cancer because they contain vitamin A and its derivatives, retinol and retinyl palmitate. (more…)
My patients often ask me about the benefits of one trendy supplement or another that’s been in the news. And while some, like vitamin D or green tea, can offer a wealth of healthy benefits, you shouldn’t ignore tried and true nutrients that aren’t getting press.
One essential nutrient that hardly gets any attention these days is vitamin A. It’s one of the basic vitamins that works on many levels to ensure good health. Yet, more than half of us aren’t getting enough on a daily basis.
While you might get some vitamin A in your multivitamin, it’s likely not enough to fill all the needs your body has for this powerful antioxidant nutrient. Here are just some of the ways vitamin A keeps you healthy: (more…)