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Why we still LOVE Avocado Toast!

Some say it’s basic, others say it’s the bomb, and we say it’s here to stay. Avocado toast, when done with whole grains, organic free range eggs, and in season avocados, is a nutrient dense and delicious meal. A single medium sized avocado contains 10 grams of fiber and a significant amount of vitamin C,…

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What are Cofactors?

Cofactors are essentially helper molecules that allow biochemical reactions to occur. Some cofactors are inorganic metal ions such as iron and magnesium. Organic (carbon-containing) cofactors are sometimes classified more specifically as “coenzymes”, as they primarily assist the action of enzymes, but these words can generally be used interchangeably. All of the water-soluble vitamins (Bs and…

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Food For Thought?

We’ve all heard the term “brain food”, but there’s actually some real science behind this idiom. There are certain nutrients that are more powerful than others when it comes to nurturing the brain, and even some that especially good at supporting specific brain functions such as memory, cognition, or neurotransmitter production. The following recipe has…

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How does Nutrition Support Cognition?

Daily stressors (not to mention general aging) can be difficult and demanding on both our bodies and brains. Between the two, surveys have shown that Americans fear reduced brain function (57%) even more than they fear physical decline (43%) [1]. To combat that slow-down of our physical and mental capacities, we can commit to focus…

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Who Really Needs a Multivitamin?

Approximately half of all American adults (117 million people) have one or more preventable, chronic diseases [1]. Many of them stem from poor eating patterns and/or lack of physical activity. Although most nutrients that protect your health can be found in a well-balanced diet, surveys conducted by the USDA have concluded that many individuals do…

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Is there a non-prescription alternative to Metanx®?

NERVEsustainTM vs. Metanx® “METANX” is a registered trademark of Alfasigma USA, Incorporated. It is classified as a medical “food”, although it comes in a capsule, and requires a prescription to attain. METANX® boasts that it is specially formulated to meet the nutritional needs of those suffering from diabetic nerve damage, however, the only “active ingredients”…

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What is the Relationship Between Diabetes and Peripheral Neuropathy?

If you are diabetic or experience peripheral neuropathy, you may benefit from taking nutritional supplements that help nourish and protect nerve health. NERVEsustain is a nutritional supplement that has been specifically designed to replenish the vitamins that are commonly depleted by medications taken to balance blood glucose, while also protecting nerve health, with optimized levels…

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Is it possible to boost metabolism with a healthy meal?

Nearly every ingredient in this recipe has some kind of metabolism boosting power, and the few others are just as important to boost flavor. Why peppers? The bell pepper is a low-calorie, antioxidant and vitamin-rich member of the Capsicum genus, and the only member that does not contain capsaicin, a chemical that makes peppers spicy.…

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