Eat Your Broccoli

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: September 17, 2018 Comments: 0

Why do parents force their kids to eat broccoli? Well, everybody knows that broccoli is considered one of those healthy, “dark, leafy green” vegetables, that have an abundance of vitamins and minerals, but is there something more to this familiar green? While broccoli is considered a rich source of vitamins K and C, it is […]

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Pregnancy & Diet

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: September 12, 2018 Comments: 0

For most pregnant women, even those who pay little attention to their diet, pregnancy is a major “aha” moment – a time when you fully grasp the meaning of “you are what you eat.”   But you don’t have to wait until you’re pregnant to start eating well for your baby.  Following a healthy diet before […]

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3 Nutrients To Combat Easy Bruising

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: September 3, 2018 Comments: 0

Although bruising is a normal process following injury, these familiar, unsightly, purple marks can be caused by a variety of other factors that do not involve trauma to the skin.  Aging, certain medications, and vitamin deficiencies can all affect how easily your body bruises. Of course, prolonged, unexplainable bruising, especially those that last more than […]

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: August 1, 2018 Comments: 0

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common hormonal disorders affecting approximately 6-20% of reproductive-age women.  PCOS happens when a woman’s body produces more male hormones (androgens) than normal, and thus causes an imbalance between their levels of estrogen and androgen hormones. Some symptoms include: Menstrual disorders (often skipped cycles) Hirsutism (male-pattern hair […]

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How to Naturally Manage Glaucoma

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: July 23, 2018 Comments: 0

Glaucoma is a disorder that is most commonly characterized by elevated fluid pressure within the eye.  This pressure puts strain on the eye, and, if left untreated, may damage the retina and optic nerve, and lead to vision loss or even blindness.  There are two types of glaucoma, the first, and most common form being […]

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What Makes Fish So Healthy?

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: July 5, 2018 Comments: 0

The general recommendation is to consume fish at least 2 times per week, but what is it about fish that makes it so good for you? And will just any fish do?  Sure, many types of fish can provide you with a good punch of lean protein, but the main reason why fish is so […]

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The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: June 4, 2018 Comments: 0

The inflammatory response is a complex cascade of biochemical reactions that recognize and respond to sites of injury. While we know that acute inflammation is a normal, protective process following pain or injury, chronic inflammation, on the other hand, is when the body has persistent, systemic inflammation causing damage to its own healthy tissue, rather […]

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“Let food be thy medicine…”

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: April 27, 2018 Comments: 0

“Let food be thy medicine…” is a profound ancient quote that continues to prove true over and over again in recent scientific studies. Despite what the science says, and with modern medicine at our fingertips, we sometimes feel more comfortable taking drugs rather than adjusting our diets. Of course, in many cases, prescription medication is […]

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The Ketogenics Diet – Helpful or Harmful?

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: April 11, 2018 Comments: 0

With over 70% of Americans considered to be overweight or have obesity, there’s no surprise that the diet and weight loss market has exploded into a multi-billion dollar industry. Because of that, we’re left with a variety of diet programs available to us that can be overwhelming, confusing and sometimes conflicting. One particular program that […]

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Saturated Fat and Heart Health

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: February 28, 2018 Comments: 0

When it comes to heart health, dietitians and doctors often recommend limiting your saturated fat intake. This is because excess saturated fat may cause a buildup of cholesterol in your arteries, which may increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. Interestingly, recent studies have blurred the line between saturated fat intake and heart disease. […]

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