Love Your Pancreas

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Do you love your pancreas?   Perhaps you’ve never been asked that question…  Ha ha. But seriously, you should love your pancreas.  It is an important organ that has many roles in the body!  For most people, when you think about the pancreas, you think about blood sugar and maybe diabetes but of course, there’s […]

The Role of Selenium in Your Body

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Selenium is an important nutrient that doesn’t get much press.  In this blog, we will do a quick overview of the role of selenium, what it does and the best way to cover your bases to ensure you’re getting enough (and that you’re getting it in a tasty way of course). What role does selenium […]

Metabolic Syndrome

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The term metabolic refers to the chemical processes that sustain life.  A syndrome is a group of symptoms that occur together.  So metabolic syndrome is a group of symptoms that undermine the body’s normal ability to properly sustain life.   Metabolic syndrome is diagnosed when a person has 3 or more of the following 5 […]

Niacin (B3)

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Let’s dissect one important member of the B-vitamin family: niacin (B3).   Niacin is a water-soluble vitamin that is plentiful in many foods.  You may also see it called nicotinic acid or nicotinamide.  These substances get converted into the active or more usable forms of niacin in the body called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) and […]