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Fast food: unfriendly and unhealthy.

Food for thought before entering the drive through line at the fast food restaurant, is this a good choice? Although nutrition experts might be able to navigate the menus of fast-food restaurant chains, and based on the nutritional information, compose apparently ‘healthy’ meals, there are still many reasons why frequent fast-food consumption at most chains […]

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Breastfeeding and maternal and infant iodine nutrition.

The following review gives valuable information for pregnant women and new mothers concerning the appropriate levels of iodine content in breast milk. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review is to explore information available regarding iodine secretion in milk, both mothers and infants iodine nutrition during breastfeeding and to make recommendations for appropriate iodine supplementation during […]

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Colds and influenza: a review of diagnosis and conventional, botanical, and nutritional considerations.

The school season has started therefore the cold and flu season is upon us.  The following information on herbs and vitamins is worth reviewing for the prevention of winter illnesses. The common cold is the leading cause of doctor visits in the United States and annually results in 189 million lost school days. In the […]

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Soldiering on With Herbs

A new book based on research funded by the National Institutes of Health explores the use of dietary supplements by military personnel. One of the best things about this book? It’s available online in its entirety, HERE. It reports on research conducted by a committee chosen to “identify those that may be of benefit or […]

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Vitamin D and the control of the skin’s immune response

This article illustrates the possible importance of Vitamin D in the management of infectious and inflammatory skin diseases. Schauber J, Gallo RL. Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany. juergen.schauber@med.uni-muenchen.de The surface of our skin is constantly challenged by a wide variety of microbial pathogens, still cutaneous infections are relatively rare. Within cutaneous innate […]

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