What is the Source of Those Extra Calories

What is the Source of Those Extra Calories

By Ruth Ann Clayton, RD Every January as the New Year rolls around the subject of resolutions rears its ugly head.  At the top of the list might be weight loss, more exercise, better eating and so on.  Diets are begun but many times fade into the early weeks of the...
What is the Source of Those Extra Calories

Understanding Vitamin D

by Ruth Ann Clayton, RD Drinking milk and spending 15 minutes in the sun everyday gives you all the vitamin D you need. Or does it?  Estimates are that 40-80% of adults are thought to be deficient in Vitamin D.  Why is it important, why such a variance in the data,...
What is the Source of Those Extra Calories

The Importance of Vitamin K

By Ruth Ann Clayton, RD   If asked about Vitamin K, many would respond that they have heard of it or their doctor said stay away from it.   Actually there are proven benefits to your health from Vitamin K and research is pointing to more possible advantages of...
What is the Source of Those Extra Calories

The Importance of Magnesium and Hypertension

by Ruth Ann Clayton, RD Magnesium is one of the most important basic mineral nutrients that power your body. It is required for more than 300 biochemical reactions.  Because your body doesn’t produce this mineral, you must replace it every day. Due to...
What is the Source of Those Extra Calories

The Energy Nutrient You Must Have: CoQ10

by Ruth Ann Clayton, RD The essential energy nutrient Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is receiving a great deal of attention lately.  However, this vitamin-like fat-soluble substance was discovered simultaneously in the United States and England in 1957. The English researcher,...
The Dirty Dozen and The Clean 15

The Dirty Dozen and The Clean 15

by Ruth Ann Clayton, RD Each spring the Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes a list of twelve types of produce that are shown to contain the highest amount of pesticide contamination. The resulting group is known as the “Dirty Dozen”. The list is generated from...