Why are refined carbohydrates bad for me? When carbohydrates are refined, nearly all of the vitamins, minerals and fibers are removed, leaving only calories. Certain products like flour and sugars are refined and then “enriched” meaning that only certain nutrients removed in the refining process are added back into the product. In white flour, the […]
Vitamin D: not just for bones!
“Vitamin D deficiency and its consequences are extremely subtle, but have enormous implications for human health and disease. It is for this reason that vitamin D deficiency continues to go unrecognized by a majority of health care professionals.” —Dr. Michael Holick, University of Boston Vitamin D is a hormone that needs sunlight in order […]