Author Archives: CustomVite's Nutrition Team

Oral Cancer & Nutrition

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month.  Oral cancer refers to cancer of the mouth and is of particular concern because it can grow without any symptoms in its early stages, and often isn’t discovered until late in its development, when it has already spread to another location. Some risk factors include: Age:  Most oral cancer […]

Are Dietary Supplements Regulated?

If you take dietary supplements in an effort to stay healthy like millions of Americans do, you may have questions concerning what, if any, regulations ensure their safety and quality.  Claims by the media and other outlets may falsely lead you to believe that the dietary supplement industry is largely unregulated and in turn, unsafe. […]

Spring Forward!

You know the trick to remember which direction to change the clocks- “Fall Back, Spring Forward”! Well, it just so happens to be that this weekend, we are springing forward. Hello again, daylight savings time! More evening daylight means that summer is on the way. Because of the time change, you may find yourself more […]

Skin Inflammation

Skin inflammation and acne is a common problem among teens and even some adults. Aside from nutrition and diet factors, other culprits include genetics, hormones, stress, environment, and medications. Our skin is a living organ that needs care and nourishment just like any other organ system.  Blemishes and breakouts can be due to many causes […]

Nutritional Supplements and Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a type of inflammatory bowel disease causing inflammation and ulcers on the inner lining of your large intestine.  Common symptoms include abdominal pain, bloody stools, diarrhea, fever, rectal pain, weight loss and malnutrition.  Researchers believe it is caused by an overreaction of the immune system, however genes, other immune disorders, the […]

Nuts About Heart Health

February is American Heart Month. Sadly, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. While following a heart-healthy diet can help reduce your risk of heart disease, one particularly beneficial food item is nuts!  In fact, research shows that people who regularly eat nuts are less likely to have heart […]

Prenatal Care

Staying healthy is very important overall; however, it requires even greater attention when you are pregnant. Prenatal care should not be overlooked because the growth and development of a healthy baby requires a lot of care, attention, and adequate nutrition. To prevent risks and unwanted health concerns for both the mother and the baby, early […]

Bleeding Gums – Is It a Vitamin C Deficiency?

Bleeding gums have long been thought to be a sign of gingivitis (a mild form of gum disease) caused by a buildup of plaque at your gum line.  If you’ve ever experienced this, then you were probably told you need to brush and floss more often.  But a new study has found another possible cause […]

The Truth About Fad Diets

Have you ever heard your friends brag about being on an amazing weight loss diet?  Maybe you felt out of the loop, wondering what these “miracle” diets are all about, and why you’re missing out on the perceived benefits.  Fret not! We’re here to reveal the truth behind these diets and whether or not they […]

The New Dietary Guidelines for Americans Include Nutritional Supplements

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have just released the latest 2020-2025 dietary guidelines for Americans, something they have done every 5 years since 1980.   Although the overall benchmarks of healthy eating have largely remained the same, the latest edition recognizes the use of dietary […]