Category: Nutrition

Clinical insight into vitamin B12

Introduction             It was once thought that vitamin B12 (B12) deficiency is rare and occurs sporadically among some strict vegetarians.(1) Recent studies have shown that B12 deficiency and depletion are…
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Is using coconut oil beneficial or detrimental?

Is using coconut oil beneficial or detrimental? In recent years, a number of different websites and articles have been promoting the use of coconut oil. The most common claims found…
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Vitamin B12 and Vegetarian Diets

Vitamin B12 (B12) is essential in the synthesis of all new cells and maintenance of myelin, a coating of the nerve pathways. B12 deficiency is a worldwide problem. A deficiency…
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Principles of Healthy Eating: Whole Grains

In the last several years, many new diets have been introduced, most if not all of which claim to be the solution to one (e.g. obesity), many, or even all…
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Principles of Healthy Eating: Fruits and Vegetables

Consuming a variety of fruits and vegetables every day is the second principle of a healthy diet. Just as was the case with whole grains, the value of fruit and…
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