Doctor's Corner

The Difference Between Phytonutrients and Vitamins

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Most grew up being told that their diet should contain plenty of vitamins. That advice is still sound today. However, it’s a sure bet that most people were never told to eat their phytonutrients. This article will explain the difference between these two commonly-confused compounds and detail the importance of each.

Phytonutrients and Menopause

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Menopause occurs in women between the ages of 45 and 55 years and is characterized by a 1-year period since the last menstrual cycle. The absence of menses is due to the ovaries halting production of the hormones estrogen and notably?progesterone. Several significant health changes occur during this time an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer, and a marked reduction in bone mass.

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Grass-Fed Beef: The Superior Protein

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Protein is a major source of energy in the human diet, accounting for 10-20% of all calories consumed. Adequate dietary protein intake is critical for the maintenance of normal body function. Protein serves many purposes and is needed for the growth, maintenance and repair of all cells in the body. Protein is a building block for muscle, organs and other vital tissues throughout the body. Finally, protein serves to aid metabolism, digestion and the transport of nutrients and oxygen in the bloodstream.

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