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Diabetes is More Than Just Blood Sugar Problems

Learn how micronutrients also affect insulin receptors, fructose metabolism and much more November is National Diabetes Month, which is particularly appropriate after Halloween and the sugar binges that accompany it. Below are a few reasons the dangers of sugar extend beyond a few extra pounds – blood sugar problems deteriorates cells throughout the entire body from the inside out. The good news is that nutrient status can mitigate much of this damage.  Here are a few example... Read More
Posted by Nichole Herms at Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Targeted repletion may be the competitive edge every serious athlete needs

: From baseball to bodybuilding – targeted repletion may be the competitive edge every serious athlete needs.   The key word being “targeted.”  We all know athletes, particularly college and professional athletes, will push their bodies and skill to the edges of potential, and beyond.  The physical discipline and mental focus in elite athletes can be extreme.  Every improvement in physiology can potentially move the athlete into new realms of performance.... Read More
Posted by Nichole Herms at Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Serum vs Intracellular Nutritional Testing: The Difference Matters

  What is serum testing? A serum test is simply a laboratory test that detects something in the liquid (which would essentially be the plasma) part of blood, as opposed to a laboratory test that detects something in the solid part (which would be the red and white blood cells) of the blood. Since blood is made of both cells and plasma, the term “blood test” is not very specific, as it could refer to either. However, the term “serum test” is specific – it ... Read More
at Monday, January 11, 2021

In Europe, Countries With the Most COVID-19 Cases Have the Lowest Vitamin D Levels

Now that COVID-19 has been around for several months, researchers all over the world are starting to collect large amounts of data on case demographics and clinical characteristics. One recently published study from the United Kingdom summarized the number of cases and fatalities of COVID-19 from twenty European countries and correlated it with the average vitamin D levels of each of those countries. Interestingly, the countries with the highest levels of vitamin D were those in the way... Read More
Posted by Nichole Herms at Friday, May 29, 2020

One-Third of Americans Have at Least One Micronutrient Deficiency

Using data from the government-sponsored research program National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), a group of researchers compiled data on seven vitamins from over 15,000 people in the US. They determined that 31% of the American population is at risk for at least one vitamin deficiency; 23% of Americans are at risk for deficiency in at least two vitamins, and 6% are at risk for three or more vitamin deficiencies. The data came from a variety of sources: dietary recall, rep... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Tuesday, September 19, 2017