Vitamin U

Vitamins are important nutrients found in food that are instrumental not only in supporting normal growth and development, but by also helping the body maintain proper functions, such as immunity, metabolism, and protection against various diseases. There are thirteen...

Fortification of Corn Masa Flour with Folic Acid

Starting in 1998, the U.S. Food and Drug administration mandated that all products made with enriched wheat flour be fortified with folic acid, a synthetic form of the B vitamin folate. This includes breads, pastas, breakfast cereals, and a multitude of other...

The Promise in Probiotics: Part II

Most research that has been conducted and published on the microbiome has been within the past five years! That is not much time at all, meaning we actually understand very little about it and there is much more to be found out. Some of the research that has been...

The Promise In Probiotics: Part I

In recent years probiotics have been gaining a lot of attention as scientists are finding that they may be instrumental to the prevention of certain infectious diseases, chronic inflammatory non-communicable diseases (NCDs), metabolic conditions, immune disorders, as...

The Power of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has been popular for decades as natural remedy “cure all.” While it may not cure quite everything, research has shown it to be effective for both balancing blood sugar and supporting weight loss. It is often promoted as a digestive aid, however,...

Counterfeit Products Being Sold on Consumer Websites

A recent study done by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealed that many major online retail sites are selling counterfeit products that pose potential risks to consumers. The popular online distributors involved in the study were Amazon, Walmart, Sears...

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