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  • Prunes vs. Metamucil vs. Vegan Diet
    Prunes vs. Metamucil vs. Vegan Diet
    The average number of bowel movements a week is compared between those eating prunes, those taking a fiber supplement, and those eating a strictly plant-based diet.
  • IGF-1 as One-Stop Cancer Shop
    IGF-1 as One-Stop Cancer Shop
    Insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) is a natural human growth hormone instrumental in normal growth during childhood, but in adulthood can promote abnormal growth—the proliferation, spread...
  • Boosting Immunity Through Diet
    Boosting Immunity Through Diet
    Inadequate fruit and vegetable intake may help explain the loss of immune function associated with aging that is linked to an increased risk of dying from pneumonia and influenza.
  • New Vitamin B12 Test
    New Vitamin B12 Test
    Who should get tested for vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency and which is the best test to use: serum B12, methylmalonic acid (MMA), or holotranscobalamin levels?
  • Daily Source of Vitamin B12
    Daily Source of Vitamin B12
    Fortified foods such as some breakfast cereals and types of nutritional yeast can provide another cholesterol-free source of vitamin B12.
  • Cheapest Source of Vitamin B12
    Cheapest Source of Vitamin B12
    Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) supplementation can cost as little as $2 a year.
  • Safest Source of B12
    Safest Source of B12
    Since foods are effectively a package deal, what is the best way to get vitamin B12 (cobalamin)?
  • Mitochondrial Theory of Aging
    Mitochondrial Theory of Aging
    The role of the detoxifying enzyme superoxide dismutase in staving off aging, cancer, and dementia and what we can do to boost its activity.
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