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Children’s Vitamins and proper nutrition will keep your kid in school instead of home sick this Fall.  Proper diet is sometimes enough but it is usually a good idea to make sure they have proper levels of Vitamin D, Iron, and Calcium which you can find in many children’s multi-vitamins.  It all depends on activity level, healthy diet, age and [...]

Finding allergy relief from a natural supplement can help you avoid some of the negative side effects that typical store bought medicines will have.  Quercetin, Butterbur, Bromelain, Echinacea and Grape Seed are good alternatives but you have to test them out to make sure they are the right supplement for you. 

Superfoods Part I is going to focus on the benefits of Barley, Wheat Grass and Hemp Oil.  Superfoods contain super nutrients that your body needs.  These superfoods include the Acai berry, Barley, beans and lentils, yogurt, Alfalfa, Wheat Grass, Flaxseed, Hemp seeds, Sunflower seeds, Pumpkin, Avocado, Leafy greens and Wild Salmon just to name a few.  Ideally [...]

Amino Acids are referred to as the building blocks of protein.  Each has a specific function, and we need them in our body for a variety of reasons.  If you work-out, you especially need them to help decrease muscle fatigue, help with muscle recovery and to build lean muscle.  We discussed the different types of Amino Acids and how they [...]

Probiotics have become widely popular to minimize digestive issues, but today people are turning to these “good” bacteria to help clear their complexions as well.   Our skin is a reflection of our inner health, so it makes sense that the more toxins we can eliminate, the better our skin will look.  Studies are showing that acne and other skin conditions [...]

Are you looking for a protein bar that won’t melt if you take it outside this summer?  There are so many varieties of bars to choose from now, and quite a few that aren’t coated in chocolate.  So, if you want a bar that doesn’t turn into a sticky mess when the temperature rises, buy one that is [...]

Studies show that a healthy dose of Vitamin D lowers your chance of having cancer or heart disease. It cuts the risk of ovarian, lung, colon or breast cancer, osteoporosis, depression, insomnia, and bone disease.  You can get most of your Vitamin D from the sun during the summer, but you should think about eating certain foods and try [...]

Some people are speculating that Fish Oil may lead to bruising more easily, along with Ginkgo, Ginger, and Garlic, and any combination of these supplements taken along with Aspirin.  The obvious reason is because Fish Oil has a blood thinning effect,  which is why it is often used to reduce clotting.  We generally take Fish Oils because they are [...]

When you think about summer you think about outdoor fun…beaches, lakes, boating, hiking and all the BBQ’s and picnics that fill up your schedule. Though it is a great time to leave some of those daily responsibilities behind, there are a couple tips to keep in mind to stay protected from the sun while enjoying [...]

Vitamin E and Breast Cancer

June 15th, 2009

In previous AllStarHealth blogs, we’ve made the point that  Vitamin E isn’t really one vitamin, it’s a group of 8 distinct vitamins, all of which have distinct functions and most of which are present when you obtain vitamin E from whole foods. The best vitamin E supplements now reflect this and contain a full range [...]