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Healthy Body, Healthy Mind – It All Starts In The Cell.

In the last decade, there’s been an orchestrated effort to change the culture around mental health issues; But, while public service announcements may intend to remove the stigma, if we are honest with ourselves, that stigma remains.  Why is that?   One potential reason is this:  The ability to quantify emotional health is inherently challenging.  Consider how “easy” it is to quantify heart health – we have blood tests that monitor our risk o... Read More

Functional Indicators of Zinc Status Are More Telling Than Plasma Levels

Eighteen healthy adult men participated in a six-week controlled consumption study, in which all food or beverage they consumed was provided for them over the course of the study. For the first two weeks, the men were given food with very low amounts of zinc plus a chemical (phytate) that reduces zinc absorption. Then the amount of zinc in their prepared food was increased by over 60%. Measures of zinc status – both functional and static – were taken at the beginning and end of the trial. Aft... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Wednesday, March 15, 2017