Daily Tips – Vitamins, The Forgotten Element

Vitamins and minerals are more readily available to us than ever before, and we’re still no better equipped to actually determine what we need to take, than we were forty years ago. Just because we see the latest advertisement about a particular vitamin and decide the symptoms of deficiency apply to us, does not mean we need to rush out and purchase the product. The symptoms of deficiency for lots of vitamins and minerals are the same or overlapping. What …

Daily Tips – The Food Pyramid: Good or Bad?

When the USDA established guidelines for our daily food requirements and set up the “food pyramid” the entire nation embraced the information and took it for absolute divine truth. I’m afraid, however, upon further examination, maybe we should have thought about this a little more.   The food pyramid did do more than anything prior to educate people about the need for consumption of some items from each of the food groups. We need something from all of them in …