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Vitamin K function explained

The role of vitamin K extends well beyond the regulation of blood clotting to impact bone formation, the development of heart disease, and possibly cancer. Vitamin K is required for the carboxylation of osteocalcin (OC) which is needed to bind calcium. When vitamin K is low, OC does not get carboxyl... [More]

Eat More Veggies – It’s National Nutrition Month!

March is National Nutrition Month, which is a nutrition education campaign sponsored by the American Dietetic Association (ADA). This year’s theme is "Eat Right with Color." No matter what your opinion of the ADA, you can’t really argue with the theme. Americans do need to eat more color... [More]

Looking Good, Feeling Bad

Foods naturally rich in collagen include pig’s feet, shark fins, and chicken skin. A few years ago, it was all the rage in Japan for women to eat collagen rich foods in the hopes that it may boost their own collagen production and make them look younger. These are not foods that I would personally eat – and not just because of the taste… [More]