Prenatal Vitamins: A small introduction to a big pill

Prenatal Vitamins: A small introduction to a big pill

Let’s play a game of word association. I say, “prenatal vitamins,” and some of you may say … let me…

Picking the healthiest fruits

Picking the healthiest fruits

Anyone who thinks healthy food can’t taste good clearly doesn’t understand the power of fruit. Sweet, juicy and delicious, grab-and-go…

How much calcium do women really need?

How much calcium do women really need?

By Kristen Rapoza, Harvard Health Letters Like many women, you may have memorized the minimum daily calcium requirement — 1,000…

How to take supplements safely

How to take supplements safely

Environmental Nutrition Newsletter By McKenzie Hall, R.D. More than half of Americans use dietary supplements, including multivitamins and botanical supplements,…

Folic acid supplement prior to pregnancy can help ensure a healthy baby

Folic acid supplement prior to pregnancy can help ensure a healthy baby

By Howard LeWine, M.D. Q: I’m hoping to get pregnant later this year. I consider my diet to be well…

Don’t let their small size fool you: Seeds are nutritional giants

Don’t let their small size fool you: Seeds are nutritional giants

By Matthew Kadey, M.Sc., R.D., Environmental Nutrition Newsletter Seeds are proof that Mother Nature works in remarkable ways. The bearers…

EatingWell: Enjoy the health benefits of citrus

EatingWell: Enjoy the health benefits of citrus

By Karen Ansel, M.S., R.D., and Lori Longbotham, EatingWell.com Oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruit aren’t just refreshing–they’re also super-nutritious. One…

Strive for a nutrient-dense diet

Strive for a nutrient-dense diet

By Matthew Kadey, M.Sc., R.D., Environmental Nutrition Newsletter When you turn over a packaged product in the grocery store to…

Supplements: Finding the Edge While Avoiding Snake Oil

Supplements: Finding the Edge While Avoiding Snake Oil

There’s no shame in wanting to look better naked. But do shortcuts exist, as the $96 billion global supplement industry…

Putting Vitamins to the Test

Putting Vitamins to the Test

Recent studies dismiss vitamin supplements’ worthiness, but experts find the data bloated with generalities By Donna Shryer With an emphatic whack…