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Is It Feed or Starve?

Remember the saying  “feed a cold, starve a fever” ? As it turns out, nutrients are key to both situations given nutrients provide extra healing energy to fight illness. The digestive process through consumption of food can generate heat and provide nutrients that can also help inhibit replication of a cold virus.  Research has shown that viruses replicate faster in colder conditions. So it can be easier for you to get your nutrient rich vitamins through diet in the scenario of a cold virus without a fever.With a fever, your body is already warm, doing what nature has enabled your immune systems to do, fight off the virus with your own heat! This heat also increases your caloric burn.  Unfortunately, a fever generally also comes...

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7 Incredible Facts About Vitamin C That Might Be Under Your Radar

We are assuming that since we find Vitamin C absolutely fascinating, you do too!  With that being said, we have collected some facts about vitamin C outside of its ability to bolster the immune system at large, lower blood pressure, reduce cholesterol levels and reduce inflammation,  that might be of interest to you. Ready, set...here we go...

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Sunday Solution FYI: Sugar impedes Vitamin C Absorption!

When your immune system is under attack it needs to quickly produce new immune cells.  It struggles to do this in the presence of sugar. Therefore it seems counter productive to add sugar to a vitamin C product that is marketed to boost the immune system. Glucose and ascorbic acid are constantly competing for insulin transport. Sugar decreases the amount of ascorbic acid that enters cells and thus has the ability to weaken a healthy immune response. If you are now wondering why many vitamin C manufacturers add sugar or a form of sugar to their vitamin C drink mixes or chewable tablets, you are definitely not alone. While we don't like to bash manufacturers, we urge you to be a careful label reader...

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