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  1. How to Choose a Multivitamin

    There are lots of good reasons to take a multivitamin. Even the best eating plans can fall short of meeting all of the 40-plus nutrients you need each day. Most Americans fail to meet dietary recommendations for many reasons, including strict dieting, poor appetite, changing nutritional needs, or le

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  2. Diet and Nutrition Through the Years: From Birth to Seniority

    Good nutrition is important at all stages of life. Everybody needs the same nutrients, but the necessary amounts vary with age, and diet doesn’t always provide all the nutrients you need from childhood through your adult life. "Infancy is a stage of rapid growth and development. Most babies double t

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  3. What's So Special About Prenatal Vitamins?

    They’re often called “prenatal vitamins,” but these supplements supply much more. In addition to serving as a back-up for any nutritional gaps in your diet, a prenatal supplement approved by your doctor can help reduce risk for some birth defects, preterm birth and low birth weight baby, while helpi

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  4. What You Need to Know About Iron Supplements

    Have you felt exhausted lately? Can you barely make it up the stairs without getting winded even though you're physically fit? If so, you might be lacking in iron -- especially if you're a woman. Although many people don't think of iron as being a nutrient, you might be surprised to learn that low i

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  5. Do You Need Protein Powders?

    If you go to a gym, you’ve probably heard the guys by the weight machines talking about the protein shakes they drink after a workout and what kind of shake they prefer. Protein powders -- made into a shake or consumed however you like -- are getting more and more popular as a nutritional supplement

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  6. Natural Cold and Flu Remedies

    This year, people in the U.S. will come down with about 50 million cases of flu and about a billion colds. Although the misery of cold and flu season might be inevitable, one thing is changing: where we look for relief. Research indicates that many of us are turning away from the over-the-counter me

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  7. Making the Most Out of Multivitamins

    Millions of Americans take multivitamins in the name of better health. In spite of conflicting reports that these supplements combat chronic conditions, top health experts recommend daily multivitamins for nearly everyone. Read on to find out why multivitamins matter, how to pick the best one, and h

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  8. Vitamins and Supplements for Cancer Patients

    If you’re among the 1.5 million people in the United States diagnosed with cancer each year, you may be considering taking vitamins and supplements for cancer. Supplements, herbs, and extracts are increasingly used in integrative medicine to: Help strengthen the immune system Help ease side effects

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  9. Natural Sex Boosters: Can You Rev Up Your Libido?

    Got bedroom troubles? Waning sexual desire or erection problems are very common. Maybe you've been tempted to try ginseng, ginkgo, and similar supplements. There's no lack of products out there. What are these supplements? Do they live up to their promises? Are there any studies showing they work? D

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  10. Natural Allergy Remedies

    If you have allergies, there are plenty of medications to choose from. But you may not want to take drugs that make you feel listless or wired. Or perhaps you’re tired of using nasal sprays for allergy treatment. Can allergy supplements offer an alternative with fewer side effects? Maybe, experts sa

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