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Recipes: Grease Free Cooking

Four grease-free cooking recipes with all the flavor of fried foods but not all the fat.

Eating Well for Happy, Healthy, Pain-Free Holidays

Expert advice about what and how much to eat and drink to help reduce back pain during holidays meals, celebrations and everyday gatherings.

Good to the Bone

Savory and satisfying broth made from slowly simmered meat is really an old-fashioned home remedy for almost anything that ails you.

Zinc

Zinc is required for formation of collagen and bone, wound healing, a healthy immune system, and enhances the sense of taste and smell.

Fiber: The Good Carbohydrate

The average American eats about one-third of the daily recommended amount of fiber. Fiber works to help prevent certain chronic diseases and can help lower cholesterol. Learn how to increase your fiber intake in this article.

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is the most abundant hormone in the bloodstream. It is produced by the adrenal glands.

Creatine

Creatine is an amino acid found in the muscles that can produce bursts of energy on demand. This is especially beneficial to people who want to improve stamina.

Copper

Copper is important to many bodily functions including bone formation, production of red blood cells and hemoglobin; a protein that transports oxygen to cells.

Chromium

Chromium is a mineral trace element and is essential to nutrition and physiologic processes. It is involved in the metabolism of glucose (sugar), which is necessary for energy.

Brewer's Yeast

As a rich source of B vitamins, brewer's yeast may aid in metabolizing carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.

Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA)

Alpha-lipoic acid enhances the antioxidant functions of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and glutathione (an enzyme key to preventing the breakdown of red blood cells resulting in anemia).

Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA)

Alpha-linolenic acid is the parent substance of essential omega-3 fatty acids, which helps to regulate blood pressure, blood clotting, heart rate, blood vessel dilation, immune response, and the break down of fats.

Magnesium

Magnesium may help prevent osteoporosis, some types of cancer, heart disease, and complications of pregnancy (preeclampsia and eclampsia).

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 (also known as pyridoxine) is involved in most bodily functions. It affects both mental and physical health.

5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP)

5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an amino acid that may be beneficial in treating depression, obesity and insomnia.
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