The One Vitamin You Are Low In

  By: Elizabeth Somer, M.A.,R.D. Unless you’re supplementing daily with vitamin D, it’s likely you are deficient and don’t even know it. Up to three in every four people tested are low in this vitamin. What’s the risk? Until recently, vitamin D’s sole job was to support calcium absorption and deposition into bone, thus lowering osteoporosis…

5 tips to help you age healthier

Are the foods on your plate helping you stay healthy through the years? We know what foods are ‘good’ for us, but did you know that what’s on your plate today could affect the way you age? A recent study, by DSM and Groningen University, looked at why some populations age healthier than others. The…

Common Misconceptions about Supplements

In our last article, we talked about the difficulties of meeting recommended guidelines for essential nutrients. “Even if you follow a healthy diet, a busy lifestyle can make it difficult to obtain the recommended amounts of vitamins and minerals from food alone,” says Elizabeth Somer, a leading registered dietitian and author of several books, including…

Making the nutritional grade

As we enter 2016, many of us are thinking about our health and nutrition. After the indulgences of the holiday season, it’s time to take a closer look at what’s on our plate. When it comes to getting essential nutrients through food, it’s not enough to add the right foods to your menu, you also need…

Supplements are important – even for celebrities

Did you know singer Katy Perry takes 26 vitamins and supplements every day? She must know how important taking a daily supplement can be to help fill in the nutritional gaps you may have in your diet. Registered dietitian Elizabeth Somer says most people would benefit from a well-chosen supplement.    How do you know…

5 Tips for Baby’s Health

It is essential for expecting mothers to take care of themselves while carrying their little bundles of joy. Here are a few nutrition tips for mothers to follow during pregnancy: Eat Protein Protein is a fundamental building block of your baby’s development. Try eating a protein-rich diet complete with eggs, nuts and fully-cooked meats.  Don’t…

100 Years of Vitamins: Vitamin Intake Study

Did you know three quarters of people in the U.S. are not meeting their recommended intakes for vitamin A? In honor of the 100 anniversary of the discovery of vitamins, check out the infographic for helpful information about vitamin intake.

Four Steps to Choosing the Right Vitamins and Supplements

Last month, Elizabeth Somer, R.D. and author of Eat Your Way to Happiness, appeared on the TODAY Show to share her “4 Steps to Choosing the Right Vitamins and Supplements.” In honor on the 100th Anniversary of the Discovery of Vitamins, Elizabeth recommended the following vitamins and nutrients to add to your daily routine: 1….

100 Years of Vitamins

As part of our commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the discovery of vitamins, here are some tips to help you get more of the essentials into your daily diet. Tip 1: Survey what you’re eating. Use a food journal to see what you need to add or remove from your diet. Make a weekly…

100 Years of Vitamins

As part of our commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the discovery of vitamins, we are providing several tips on proper vitamin intake. Did you know age matters when it comes to vitamins? All vitamins are essential – meaning our bodies can’t make them, so they must be obtained from the diet. Throughout life, we…

100 Years of Vitamins

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of vitamins. Over the past century, we have seen remarkable advancements in our understanding of vitamins and their vital role in health and wellness. Three things to know about vitamins: Vitamins are essential for good health in every stage of the human lifecycle: from pregnancy through…