Nutrient Bioavailability: A Brief Into

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Here’s a quick pop quiz:

1. Is spinach a good source of iron and calcium?

2. Can you boost the amount of iron you absorb from your food by consuming vitamin C?

3. Is it better to take vitamin/mineral pills with meals?

The answer to all of these questions is “yes, but”—with the emphasis on the “but”… Continue reading “Nutrient Bioavailability: A Brief Into”

Probiotics & Gut Health

“All disease begins in the gut.” – Hippocrates

“Gut health” is a phrase that is becoming recognized and seen more and more frequently when we are talking about overall health.

Why?

Well, it is pretty simple: Research over the past couple decades has revealed that gut health is critical to overall health. Not only that, the research further shows that an unhealthy gut actually contributes to a wide range of diseases such as diabetes, obesity, autism spectrum disorder, rheumatoid arthritis, depression and chronic fatigue syndrome.

In fact, there are many researchers who believe that supporting intestinal health and restoring the integrity of the gut barrier will be one of the most important goals of medicine in the next century. Continue reading “Probiotics & Gut Health”