Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble nutrient that is actually eight compounds—four tocopherols and four tocotrienols. The synthetic dl-alpha-tocopherol (all-rac-alpha tocopherol) is also referred to as vitamin E and is found in dietary supplements and fortified foods. Tocopherols are considered to be the most active of the vitamin E compounds and

The Importance of Sleep Hygiene

Sleep hygiene refers to practices and routines that help people fall and stay asleep each night,1 including sticking to a regular bedtime, maintaining a consistent bedtime routine, and creating an optimal sleeping environment.2 Developing and maintaining good sleep hygiene practices helps to ensure a good night’s rest for optimal physical

Raynaud’s Phenomenon: A Rare Blood Vessel Disorder

Raynaud’s Phenomenon (RP) occurs when there is a decrease in the blood flow to the fingers and toes caused by a tightening of blood vessels due to cold weather exposure or stress. Other common areas of the body that can be affected by RP include the ears, nose, and nipples.

The Anatomy of Taste Buds

The tiny bumps on the tongue, termed papillae, contain collections of cells known as taste buds.1 Food and drink travels through small openings in the tongue’s surface called taste pores, allowing the inner cells to identify their tastes.1 Common tastes include sweet, umami, sour, salty, bitter, fatty, and metallic.2 The

Know Your Nutrient: Fiber

Fiber is a carbohydrate that cannot be digested by the small intestine but can be partially or fully fermented in the large intestine.1 Dietary fiber is an essential part of the diet, but most Americans do not consume enough. The average intake of dietary fiber in the United States (US)

Strength at Every Age: A Strength Coach’s Perspective

My name is Emily Socolinsky, and I am the owner and head coach of Fivex3 Training, a strength and conditioning gym located in Baltimore, Maryland. I am a certified Starting Strength Coach and a former modern dancer. Prior to opening my gym in 2011, I was the school director of

All About Tonsils

Most people don’t give much thought to their tonsils. Hidden in the back of the throat, these tiny organs are out of sight and out of mind. Often, it isn’t until something goes wrong with their tonsils that people pay them much mind. They were even once thought to be

Nutrients for DNA Damage and Repair: Spotlight on Telomere Health

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) damage in the body is responsible for both normal aging and the emergence of different health conditions.1 Certain lifestyle choices, such as unprotected exposure to ultraviolet radiation or consuming unhealthy foods, can increase the amount of DNA damage incurred daily.2 Making lifestyle changes, such as improving one’s

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About Nutrition Health Review & The Vegetus Foundation

The Vegetus Foundation was founded by Frank Ray Rifkin, a former member of United States Army and serviceman in World War II, as a charitable endeavor dedicated to helping Americans improve their quality of life through education on healthy living. In 1979, shortly after the starting Foundation, Frank Ray published the first issue of Nutrition Health Review—the Consumer’s Medical Journal® (NHR)—to assist the Vegetus Foundation in achieving its mission. Since that time, over 150 issues of NHR have been published.

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