Nutrition

Excessive Eating – Causes of Constant Need to Eat Food

Food is essential for sustaining life as it provides the fuel, building blocks and substances needed for various biochemical processes. Without food, death is a certainty although the human body can survive for 2 to 3 weeks without food. However, most of us would not be able to function at our best without eating every few >> Read More ...

7 Signs of a Vitamin Deficiency (Shortage, Low Levels)

Deficiencies of vitamins are not an uncommon problem in humans. It is also not only a nutritional problem associated with poverty, fasting or starvation. Any person can suffer with a vitamin deficiency even if they have access to sufficient food and eat well. It may be a result of not eating a balanced diet or having gut >> Read More ...

Signs of Gluten Intolerance, Allergy and Wheat Sensitivity

The hype around gluten intolerance in recent years has at times been misleading. Gluten is a protein found in wheat and while some people may have an allergy to it and others can be sensitive to gluten, overall it is not a common condition as is often portrayed. In fact compared to other food intolerances like lactose >> Read More ...

Vitamin B12 Deficiency – Sources, Causes, Symptoms, Dose

Vitamin B12 deficiency is estimated to affect between 300,000 to 3 million Americans but the exact prevalence is not known. It is believed that it may be much more common. The body sources vitamin B12 from meat and dairy and usually has sufficient stores to last a few years. However, in the elderly who are not maintaining >> Read More ...
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