Wednesday, June 24, 2015

206 Reasons Why Your Bone Health Is Important

Our 206 bones give our bodies structure and make movement possible. But for postmenopausal women in particular, natural changes in bone physiology can put freedom of movement at risk.
Bone Is Continually Changing
Contrary to popular notion, bone is a dynamic, living tissue that is constantly undergoing a process called remodeling.
Remodeling consists of two major phases:
  • Bone resorption, or breakdown. Bone cells called osteoclasts remove old and damaged bone tissue.
  • Bone formation. Other bone cells called osteoblasts and osteocytes create a new bone matrix (the web-like, micro-architecture of bone), and use calcium, phosphorus, and other minerals to harden the matrix.
The Menopausal Effect
From birth until about age 40, bone remodeling occurs in relative balance, building bones that are hard, dense, and strong. But menopause marks a major turning point in a woman's bone physiology. The steady decline of estrogen combined with a subtle increase of inflammatory markers after menopause may contribute to an increase in bone resorption. Over time, this can make the bone matrix more and more fragile, resulting in an increased risk of fracture.
Why Mineral Supplements May Not Be Enough
Calcium, phosphorus, and other trace minerals are essential for maintaining bone density and hardness. But even the highest quality minerals may not work as well on a weak bone matrix.
A Natural Approach to Healthy Bone Remodeling
Standard approaches to osteoporosis prevention focus on achieving and maintaining peak bone mass or density. But thanks to new scientific developments, we now know that a combination of the following nutrients may target the quality of the bone matrix in women with low estrogen levels:
  • Berberine and reduced iso-alpha acids derived from hops — key botanicals shown to beneficially influence cellular processes involved in bone health
  • Vitamin K — a key nutrient for the metabolism of bone proteins crucial to bone integrity
  • Vitamin D — an important nutrient associated with healthy bone formation and bone mineralization
In a recent clinical study of postmenopausal women with low estrogen, these nutrients, together with a Mediterranean-style, low-glycemic-load diet and regular exercise were shown to improve several important indicators of healthy bone remodeling more than the same diet and exercise alone. Furthermore, patients taking these nutrients did not report serious adverse effects associated with some conventional approaches.
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Bone health is important at every age, but for postmenopausal women who want to enjoy life to the fullest, it's crucial. Don't wait! To find out more about natural approaches to bone health support, call our office and schedule an appointment today.

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Good Fats to Feel Better Vs. Fats

Good Fats to Feel Better Vs. Fats Causing Depression and Heart Disease
Why Even Skinny People Need to Know Their Fats!

Many Americans are under the impression that "fats" is a four-letter word ... a substance that must be shunned in your diet if you want to stay thin and avoid heart disease and other health issues. But this misguided nutritional dogma could actually be putting your health at risk, as all fats are NOT created equal -- and, in fact, some fats are absolutely essential for your body to function optimally.

It's true that some fats -- like the trans fats found in doughnuts -- need to be avoided. But others should be a regular part of your heart-healthy diet.

Repeat after us: All fat is not my enemy -- and many fats are actually my friend.
Which Two Fats Really Should be Avoided?
1. Trans Fats (Hydrogenated and Partially Hydrogenated Fats)
In the realm of fats, there are two types you should definitely try to limit in your diet, the first being trans fats.
Trans fats are a synthetic type of fat found in margarine, shortening, fried foods like french fries and fried chicken, doughnuts, cookies, pastries and crackers. Anything that contains hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oil also contains them.
Trans fat poses various serious health risks. It raises your body's level of bad cholesterol (LDL) while scrubbing away the good cholesterol (HDL) that keeps your arteries clean. Your arteries can become clogged, making them inflexible, which can lead to strokes and heart attacks.
Trans fat can also increase triglycerides and inflammation, a direct link to an increased risk of diabetes and heart disease.
While many food manufacturers have removed trans fats from popular processed foods in recent years, there is a labeling "catch" you should know. The FDA allows food manufacturers to round to zero any ingredient that accounts for less than 0.5 grams per serving. So while a product may claim to be "trans-fat-free" it can legally contain up to 0.5 grams per serving. While this may seem like an insignificant amount, over time this small fraction can add up, especially if you eat more than one serving at a time.
A good rule of thumb? Trans fat is formed when hydrogen is added to vegetable oil, a process called hydrogenation. So if a food label lists hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fat or oil, it contains trans fats in some level, even if the label says "0." Avoid such foods at all costs.
A National Academy of Sciences panel actually ruled that trans fats are so dangerous, the only "safe" level is zero, so it could not set a safe daily intake level. Rather, they recommend that people consume as little trans fat as possible.
2. Refined Polyunsaturated Fats from Vegetable Oils
You may have been expecting to see saturated fats as the second dietary villain, but polyunsaturated fats are actually what you should look out for.
Polyunsaturated fats (omega-6 fats), which are found in soybean oil, canola oil, safflower oil, cottonseed oil, sunflower oil, corn oil, and others, are typically described as heart healthy -- they may help to reduce cholesterol levels and reduce your risk of heart disease -- BUT they are often highly processed and are quite perishable.
This means that the fats easily become rancid, and rancid fats may contribute to oxidative stress and damaging free radicals in your body. Further, when polyunsaturated fats are eaten in excess, as they are in the typical American diet, they can lead to the formation of excess prostanoids, which are chemicals that increase inflammation in your body.
One study published in Psychosomatic Medicine even found that people with more omega-6 fats in their blood compared to omega-3 fats (which we'll discuss shortly) were more likely to suffer from depression and have high levels of inflammation-promoting substances like tumor necrosis factor alpha and interleukin-6 -- which increase your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, arthritis and other diseases.
Which Fats are Your Friend?
While you should strive to reduce trans fats and polyunsaturated fats from refined vegetable oils in your diet, the following fats should be a regular part of your healthy diet.
1. Omega-3 Fats
Omega-3 fats, found in fish and fish oils and also some plant foods, are excellent for your heart. They're anti-inflammatory and make blood less likely to clot inside arteries, prevent erratic heart rhythms, and prevent cholesterol from becoming damaged or oxidized.
Omega-3 fats have also been found to reduce the risk of many other health conditions including macular degeneration, Alzheimer's disease, stroke, certain types of cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and more.
When consuming omega-3 fats, it's important to be sure you're getting some in the animal-based form, as opposed to only the plant-based form found in flaxseeds. Flaxseeds are rich in alpha linolenic acid (ALA), a type of omega-3 fat, while the omega-3 fats in fish oil, cod liver oil and krill oil are called DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). It's these latter two forms of omega-3 that seem to be responsible for most of the benefits, such as helping to prevent heart disease, cancer, diabetes, depression, Alzheimer's disease and more.
Getting back to flaxseeds, ALA is a precursor to EPA, which means it is converted to EPA in your body. When converted, it can provide the benefits that EPA has to offer, BUT only a small percentage actually gets converted.
So, in order to receive the same benefits of the omega-3 in fish oil, cod liver oil or krill oil, you would need to take in A LOT of flaxseeds. This is the drawback to consuming omega-3 fats in plant form, even though flaxseeds are often -- and somewhat misleadingly -- thought of as a superior form of omega-3 fat.
2. Monounsaturated Fats
Most everyone agrees that monounsaturated fats, the kind found in avocados, olive oil, seeds and nuts, are exceptionally healthy and should definitely be included in your diet.
Increasing foods that contain these healthy fats can raise your HDL levels without harming your total cholesterol. Further, according to the American Heart Association:
"Monounsaturated fats can help reduce bad cholesterol levels in your blood and lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. They also provide nutrients to help develop and maintain your body's cells. Monounsaturated fats are also typically high in vitamin E, an antioxidant vitamin most Americans need more of."

The saturated fat found in butter, cheese and other animal products may actually be good for you, according to some experts.

3. Saturated Fats
The health benefits, or lack thereof, of saturated fats is one of the most hotly debated topics among conventional and alternative medicine practitioners.
According to the American Heart Association, saturated fats are the main dietary cause of high blood cholesterol, but the "lipid hypothesis," the one that claims foods high in saturated fats drive up your cholesterol levels, which clog your arteries and lead to heart disease, may be based on entirely flawed science.
In his book The Cholesterol Myths, Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD explained that Ancel Keys, who performed the study upon which the Lipid Hypothesis is based, used cherry-picked data to prove his point that countries with the highest intake of animal fat have the highest rates of heart disease.
According to Keys this is what the data showed, but Dr. Ravnskov revealed that the countries used in the study were handpicked, and those that did NOT show that eating a lot of animal fat lead to higher rates of heart disease were left out of the study, leading to entirely skewed, and faulty, data.
So, many experts actually believe that saturated fats are good for you. They're necessary for energy, hormone production, and cellular membranes, among other biological functions, and according to Mary Enig, PhD, your diet should contain at least 25 percent of fat as saturated fat.
The Weston A. Price Foundation expands on the many roles of saturated fats:
"Contrary to the accepted view, which is not scientifically based, saturated fats do not clog arteries or cause heart disease. In fact, the preferred food for the heart is saturated fat; and saturated fats lower a substance called Lp(a), which is a very accurate marker for proneness to heart disease.
Saturated fats play many important roles in the body chemistry. They strengthen the immune system and are involved in inter-cellular communication, which means they protect us against cancer. They help the receptors on our cell membranes work properly, including receptors for insulin, thereby protecting us against diabetes. The lungs cannot function without saturated fats, which is why children given butter and full-fat milk have much less asthma than children given reduced-fat milk and margarine. Saturated fats are also involved in kidney function and hormone production.
Saturated fats are required for the nervous system to function properly, and over half the fat in the brain is saturated. Saturated fats also help suppress inflammation. Finally, saturated animal fats carry the vital fat-soluble vitamins A, D and K2, which we need in large amounts to be healthy.
Human beings have been consuming saturated fats from animals products, milk products and the tropical oils for thousands of years; it is the advent of modern processed vegetable oil that is associated with the epidemic of modern degenerative disease, not the consumption of saturated fats."
A Low-Fat Diet May Cause Heart Disease and Depression
It's very important that your diet include a variety of healthy fats, as adhering to the low- and no-fat craze of decades' past could put your health at risk.
Numerous studies have linked low-fat and low cholesterol diets to increased risks of depression, suicide and aggressive behavior. And one of the largest studies on low-fat diets -- a $415-million federally funded study of close to 49,000 women -- found that those who ate a low-fat diet had the same rates of breast cancer, colon cancer, heart attacks and strokes as those who did not limit their fat intake, and no changes in weight gain or loss were observed between the groups either.

Further, a new study presented at the American Dietetic Association's (ADA) Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in 2010 revealed that replacing saturated fat in your diet with carbohydrates may actually increase your risk of heart disease.
So it's very important that your diet includes plenty of healthy fats if you want to stay optimally healthy and protect your heart. You can get most healthy fats by eating a wide range of animal foods, fish, olive oil, nuts, seeds, and avocado, but you may want to supplement with additional omega-3, such as:
  • OmegAvail Lemon Drop Smoothie: A delicious tasting, high potency, emulsified fish oil product with superior bioavailability

    OmegAvail™ Lemon Drop Smoothie is a wonderful option for children and those who prefer not to swallow pills. It is also very convenient to use, as it quickly dissolves for easy mixing in water, juice, or blended beverages. It may also be taken alone.
  • OmegAvail Synergy: Enhanced with the addition of lipase, a digestive aid, this unique formula contains a blend of wild deep-sea sourced fish oils containing the omega-3 fats (EPA/DHA) in theTruTG™form, the omega-3 fat alpha linolenic acid (ALA) from flax seed oil and the most important omega-6 fat, GLA, from borage oil.
Remember, fats are not your enemy and many are actually your friends. If you want to support your heart health, your mood and your long-term health, consuming healthy fats is a smart choice and a veritable necessity.

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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Super Foods to Boost Immunity

11 Power Foods to Boost Your Immunity

You wake up with a scratchy throat, body aches and an overall run-down feeling and immediately begin to think of ways to knock out whatever virus is looming so you can make it to work the next day or enjoy the upcoming weekend with your family.

What should you eat to ward off colds, flu and chronic disease? Keep reading to find 11 excellent options.

Before heading out the grocery store to pick up some over-the-counter medicine, take a look in your pantry and fridge and make a list of these 11 immunity-building foods for a natural way to get your body back to optimal health.
By stocking your shelves with foods containing disease-fighting nutrients you are creating a win-win situation by not only opening the door to wellness within your body but also enjoying the taste of nutritious foods.
"Nutrition plays an important part in maintaining immune function," explained George L. Blackburn, M.D., Ph.D., associate director of the division of nutrition at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts in an article published by CNN Health. "Insufficiency in one or more essential nutrients may prevent the immune system from functioning at its peak."
David Katz, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Yale Prevention Research Center in New Haven, Connecticut added:
"There's no question the immune system fundamentally is influenced by overall health -- and a balanced diet is key.
Not only are essential nutrients critical for the production and maintenance of key germ-fighting cells in the immune system, but a balanced diet also has a strong effect on vascular function, and the immune system is dependent on blood flow. The bloodstream is the route along which infection-fighting cells travel throughout the body to where they're needed."
There is no one magic food or pill that will make you resistant to colds and viruses, yet a plateful of nutritionally packed fruits, vegetables and antioxidant-rich herbs, drinks and snack options is one of the best immunity-building line of defenses that you can weave into your life on a daily basis.
To help you build and maintain a healthy body year-round, below is a list of some of the best "super foods" to incorporate into your daily diet and recipes.
11 Super Foods to Put on Your Grocery List
greek yogurt1.) Greek Yogurt
The vitamin D benefits you consume from just one cup of yogurt a day can reduce your risk of getting a cold. When looking for a yogurt to buy, look for live and active cultures on the label as some research has shown these may work to trigger the immune system to help ward off diseases.
These live active cultures (also known as probiotics) are the healthy bacteria that protect and line your intestinal tract to keep it clear of disease-causing germs and improve your immune response by increasing the white blood cell count in the body.
Remember, 70 percent of your immune system is located in your digestive system. This means that if your gut is overrun with bad bacteria, there's a good chance your immune system will not be functioning at its best. Eating probiotic-rich foods like yogurt can help keep your digestive system functioning at its peak.
Look for plain Greek yogurt, as opposed to flavored varieties, as you'll avoid excess sugar and sweeteners.
sweet potatoes2.) Sweet Potatoes
Not only do they taste good, but sweet potatoes are gaining a lot of attention for their nutritional health benefits including high fiber content. Eating one sweet potato with the skin on is equivalent to the amount of fiber in a half cup of oatmeal, resulting in fewer bouts of constipation and reducing the risks of diverticulosis and colon and rectal cancers.
This dark orange member of the vegetable family is also a rich source of vitamin A (beta carotene). The amount of antioxidant beta-carotene found in sweet potatoes wipes out potentially damaging free radicals, works to slow down the aging process and in some studies has been shown to reduce the risk of certain types of cancers.
mushrooms3.) Mushrooms
Despite the fact they are made up of 90 percent water, these fungi are packed with immune-bolstering punch. With the mineral selenium, antioxidants and the B vitamins riboflavin and niacin, research has shown that mushrooms can aid in a variety of important immune functions such as suppressing both breast and prostate cancers and decreasing the size of tumors.
In a CNN Health article, Clare Hasler, Ph.D., a well-known expert in functional foods and executive director of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science at the University of California, Davis, pointed out that mushrooms offer a healthy helping of the blood-pressure-lowering mineral potassium.
"Most people might be surprised to learn that while orange juice is touted as one of the highest potassium foods, one medium Portobello mushroom actually has more potassium," said Hasler. "And five white button mushrooms have more potassium than an orange."
Although virtually all mushrooms are good for your immune system, shitake mushrooms appear particularly beneficial. An active compound in shitakes called lentinan has been found to boost the immune system. In fact, studies have found this compound to be even more effective than prescription drugs for treating flu and other viruses, and it may improve the immune systems of people with HIV.
The bottom line is although they may not look attractive, these fungi are full of healthy nutrients that strengthen your immune system.
almonds4.) Almonds
Almonds are another excellent source of riboflavin and niacin B vitamins but in addition contain 50 percent of the daily recommended amount of vitamin E that works to elevate your immune system.
And if you've had a stress-filled day, just a handful of these nuts or 1/4 cup has been shown to lessen the effects of stress. Also the rich amount of antioxidants found in almonds is comparable to those found in several fruits and vegetables. Researchers at Tufts University discovered that a handful of almonds equals the amount of antioxidants as a serving of cooked broccoli!
Since almonds are considered a low-glycemic food, they may also contribute to improved blood sugar levels after eating a high-carbohydrate meal. Proper blood sugar levels help reduce the risk of heart disease.
Another study revealed that almonds play a key role in keeping cholesterol levels in check by reducing LDL -- otherwise known as "bad" -- cholesterol, similar to the effects of using a cholesterol-lowering medication.
5.) Green Tea
Drinking a cup of green tea not only produces soothing effects on the body but also several health benefits due to its rich antioxidants. One of its powerful antioxidant flavonoids called epigallocatechin (EGCG) has been linked to anti-inflammatory effects, acting as a line of defense for the body and protecting it from the common cold and flu.
In your body, flavonoids act as powerful antioxidants that neutralize damage from free radicals. They're known to:
  • Help protect your blood vessels from rupture or leakage
  • Enhance the power of vitamin C
  • Protect your cells from oxygen damage
  • Prevent excessive inflammation in your body
Studies have also found an association between consuming green tea and a reduced risk for several cancers including skin, breast, lung, colon, esophageal, and bladder.
Drinking green tea is also good for your heart. According to one Chinese study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, there was a 46-65 percent reduction in hypertension risk in regular consumers of green tea, compared to non-consumers of tea.
Plant-derived antioxidants abundant in green tea, particularly catechins, have been found to have stronger disease-fighting properties than vitamins C and E, play a significant role in reducing the risk of heart disease by blocking the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol, increasing HDL (good) cholesterol and improving artery function.
wild salmon6.) Wild Salmon
The American Heart Association calls salmon a heart-healthy food, rich in omega-3 fats, and recommends eating it twice a week, especially for those at risk of cardiovascular disease. In a study of heart failure participants reported by the American Heart Association it was discovered that after one year of receiving omega-3 supplements, heart patients showed a 10.4 percent increase in heart function, compared with a 5 percent decrease among those taking placebo.
Other research has revealed that omega-3 fatty acids like those found in wild salmon decrease arrhythmia, triglyceride levels and slow the rate of plaque buildup. If you need more reasons to start eating salmon you can choose from one of the following: it's low in calories, contains a lot of protein, is a good source of iron and is very low in saturated fat.
When shopping for your salmon be sure to pick out wild salmon over farm-raised for health and safety reasons. Studies have shown that wild salmon contains more of the healthy omega 3s than farm-raised salmon. Farm raised salmon, on the other hand, accumulates more cancer-causing PCBs and dioxins -- in some cases up to 16 times more -- than in wild salmon.
spinach broccoli7.) Spinach and Broccoli
Winter marks the peak season for broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables. You can easily add these staple vegetables to your salads, rice, soup or side dishes. Broccoli is loaded with a myriad of healthy antioxidants including vitamins A, C, E and K, strong anti-cancer agents and glucosinolates that work to stimulate the body's immune system. All of these nutrients work together in harmony to keep your body and immune system working at its peak level.
Popeye the Sailor Man had the right idea by eating his spinach, too, to stay big and strong and now research is showing that he could have also reaped the benefits of healthier hair follicles from its abundance of vitamins A and C, which produce an oily substance called sebum that acts as a built-in natural hair conditioner.
This superfood also contains folate, a nutrient that plays a key role in generating new cells, repairing DNA and producing red blood cells. Folate also works at fighting depression and keeping your brain in a youthful state by slowing down the effects of aging.
grapefruit8.) Grapefruit and Oranges
Fill your body with vitamin C and protect yourself from cold and flu season by having a grapefruit with your breakfast. This nutrient-dense fruit is packed with flavonoids and natural chemical compounds that have been found to increase the activation of the immune system.
If grapefruit is too tart for your taste buds then pick up a bag of oranges or tangerines to optimize your immunity, or if you're in the midst of fighting off a cold, possibly shorten its duration with these vitamin C-enriched foods.
One important thing to keep in mind is that your body isn't able to store vitamin C, so you need to replenish it every day with healthy citrus fruits and vegetables.
Citrus fruits also offer your body a great source of fiber to help move things along the digestive tract. They have even been shown to reduce cholesterol levels in the blood and lower the risks of certain types of cancer.

berries9.) Berry-Oxidants -- Blue, Elder and Acai
Out of all the fruit families, blueberries rank the highest in antioxidants, protecting against damage caused by free radicals that may lead to dangerous health conditions such as blood vessel disease and some cancers. A few blueberries go a long way -- just one cup supplies you with 14 percent of the recommended dose of daily fiber and almost a quarter of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C.
These wonder berries are also responsible for slowing down the normal aging process while warding off age-related diseases such as arthritis, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. They may also reverse some effects of brain-aging diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease by helping improve memory and concentration.
A relative of the blueberry, the acai berry (native to Central and South America) has been stirring up antioxidant activity of its own with research showing it may help prevent diseases resulting from oxidative stress such as heart disease and cancer.
The richly colored elderberry, native to North America, grows on trees referred to as "the medicine chest." It boasts anti-viral capabilities and an abundant source of flavonoids (quercetin and anthocyanins) that work in sync with its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, fending off viruses and activating immune cells. One of the components of elderberries, lectins, has been proven in laboratory tests to stop the reproduction of 10 different strains of the flu virus.
garlic10.) Garlic
This strong-smelling food will not only temporarily keep romance at bay, but also infections, colon and stomach cancers and bacteria, fungal and parasitic infections.
Often touted as a miracle food, garlic contains powerful antioxidants that battle foreign invaders from the body such as H. pylori, bacteria associated with certain ulcers and stomach cancers. Its immunity-building properties provide your body built-in anti-tumor and antioxidant properties that forge a wall against daily wear and tear on the body.
11.) Immune-Boosting Supplements
Fresh whole fruits and veggies are among your best sources of immunity-building nutrients, but you can also help fortify your immune system health with high-quality supportive supplements, such as:
  • Immune Support Packets: An all-encompassing comprehensive arsenal of immune-supportive herbs and nutrients to help build a strong immune defense. Immune Support Packets may:
    • Provide antibacterial and antiviral support
    • Support white blood cell production (the body's army)
    • Support lymphocyte production, including natural killer (NK) cells, T cells, B cells
    • Support cytokine synthesis, such as interleukin-10
    • Raise glutathione levels (antioxidant involved in regulating the body's immune response)
    • Prevent pulmonary infections including respiratory tract infection
    • Reduce age-related decline in the immune system
    • Protect cell membranes from potential pathogens
    • Support healthy function of the thymus gland
  • Probiotic Synergy™ 60 BIO-tract Probiosphers. Regular consumption of probiotics may improve immune response and mucin production, as well as alleviate symptoms associated with diarrhea, constipation, dysbiosis, bacterial infections, and yeast overgrowth.

    With probiotics, it's all about survival. Probiotic organisms must survive three critical barriers to be of benefit -- the manufacturing process, time on the shelf, and most importantly, survive transit through the acidic environment of your stomach. Probiotic Synergy™ is formulated to handle all of the above, presented in moisture-resistant BIO-tract Probiospheres® that enhance stability and the ultimate delivery of probiotic organisms to the intestinal tract.
  • Allicillin™: Allicillin™ is the first ever commercially available garlic supplement containing significant levels of ajoene and diithins, the most active compounds formed from garlic.

    Since the discovery and identification of ajoene and diithins, there have been many studies that have demonstrated their related health benefits, which may include
    • Anti-bacterial
    • Anti-lipidemic
    • Anti-fungal
    • Anti-inflammatory
    • Anti-parasitic
    • Anti-tumorigenic and Anti-mutagenic
    • Anti-thrombotic and Anti-platelet
**All of the Designs for Health supplements in this article from health practitioners only so it is important to see your health care provider to discuss your nutritional needs and supplement options.

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