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Health & Diet



   MeiDei  The most popular vitamin supplements are multivitamins, vitamin D, B vitamins, and vitamin C. Fewer people supplement with other vitamins such as A, E, and K.

While it is always best to get nutrients from your food, we’ve created a simple guide to ensure that you get the maximum health results from your supplements.

Multivitamins
Research has found that more than 60% of people don’t get the recommended daily amounts of vitamins in their diet. Taking a high-quality multivitamin is an insurance policy against a deficient diet.

To get the maximum benefit, take half your multivitamin in the morning with breakfast. Take the other half with your evening meal.

Two doses spread 12 hours apart keeps vitamin blood levels steady throughout the day better than one large dose. And taking them with food boosts absorption and lessens the chance of stomach upset.

Vitamin D
Vitamin D is fat soluble. It is best absorbed when taken with fatty foods.
A Cleveland Clinic study found that if you take vitamin D with the largest meal of the day, it increases blood levels 50% more than if you take it on any empty stomach.

You can take vitamin D in once-a-day dose.

Don’t take it with heartburn remedies. Antacids such as Alka-Seltzer and Bromo Seltzer can block the absorption. So can H2 acid reducers such as Tagamet, Pepcid, and Zantac.

And as we have told you previously, the form of vitamin D that you want to take is D3.

Some experts recommend vitamin D2, which is usually cheaper. But a study recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Research found that taking D3 is twice as effective as D2 in raising the blood levels of vitamin D.

B Vitamins
Take B vitamins when you wake up before eating breakfast. An empty stomach helps the absorption of the B vitamins.

B vitamins can increase energy, giving you a morning boost. But if you take them late in the day, you may have trouble falling asleep.

Vitamin C
Vitamin C is water soluble. This means your body does not store it. It gets flushed through your system quickly.

It’s best to take vitamin C in smaller doses throughout the day instead of one large dose. This keeps this important antioxidant at steady levels in your blood

Vitamins A, E, and K
Like vitamin D, these are fat soluble. So they are best taken with a meal to help absorption. You can take these supplements only once per day.

If you take vitamin E, consider taking it with selenium. It helps with vitamin E absorption.

One more thing… Whenever you take your vitamin, be consistent.

Studies have found that those who stick to a daily regimen achieve better health benefits over the long haul than people who vary the timing of their supplementation.
October 7 at 17:23 EST .

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   Tulsa  Benefits of sleeping in 100% cotton socks Spring and Summer.

http://www.phillymag.com/be-well-philly/2015/02/19/sleep-soc
ks/


https://sleep.org/articles/wearing-socks-to-bed/

Best cotton socks link below. Cotton is grown in Texas and milled in North Carolina. 100% cotton and stretchy. Best socks I’ve found. SOS stands for Save Our Soil and they are proud of it!

Buster Brown socks are too thin and too tightly woven. Your feet will perspire and they lose all shape in a short period of time.

Maggies Organics are too loosely woven and therefore not warm. They are also bulky.

These socks are for Spring and Summer sleeping....first link site info and all products

https://sosfromtexas.com/

buy the socks:
https://sosfromtexas.com/collections/socks/products/organic-cotton-crew-socks-3-pack

‘Arrow’ down for your size.

For winter, Smart Wool socks are the best. Tuck your Smart Wool socked feet in a warm throw with a heated Bed Buddy for tv viewing. Put a small pet bed under the pc desk with a folded throw then tuck in a heated Bed Buddy while wearing Smart Wool socks.

Because of down comforters (a second one folded at the end of the bed ) no socks are needed for sleeping in the winter
August 27 at 13:37 EST .

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   MeiDei  Facts about blackstrap molasses you migh not know.
http://www.thealternativedaily.com/use-blackstrap-molasses/?
utm_source=external&utm_medium=MG&utm_campaign=mgemail
July 7 at 18:25 EST .

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   MeiDei  QUitE AN INTERESTING ARICLE [sorry key stuck] = regarding restoring oxygen to a deprived heart - http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/
June 15 at 13:49 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Something to think about....

http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/how-to-reduce-the-ar
senic-in-your-rice-by-80
March 4 at 09:05 EST .

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   BirdsNest  I just had a delicious new onion...
Pink. It is a sweet onion. Kind of looks like a red onion but very delicious. I cut one up and cooked it with chicken legs in oven. Only other addition was S&P. The chicken was bland compared to the onion. I ate all of the onion.
March 3 at 19:29 EST .

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   BirdsNest  The store must have gotten those by mistake because when I asked the produce people they had a blank look. Will probably never see them again. Maybe I will ask the manager next time I see him.
March 4 at 09:06 EST .

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   BirdsNest  The onions would not sell at the original price so they deep discounted to move them out. They do not plan to bring them in anymore.
March 11 at 15:46 EST .

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   MeiDei  FRUIT INFUSED WATERS - http://blog.paleohacks.com/infused-water-recipes/#
February 26 at 23:06 EST .

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   MeiDei  Specific benefits of ginger; http://thenutritionwatchdog.com/nine-ways-ginger-can-improve
-your-health-and-even-save-your-life/
February 26 at 22:52 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Started the sliced ginger in vodka. It has been steeping for only 3 days but smells great.
March 3 at 16:17 EST .

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   MeiDei  OK, you convinced me, vodka gets some ginger today & next month I think I'll have it w/orange juice. Will start my cranberry orange infusion today too, might just add a little ginger to that one as well.
March 5 at 15:05 EST .

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   MeiDei  Since the above post - & while I was transferred between 3 different medical facilities for over 2 months - someone found my jug of vodka & had at it - remind me to take a giant hissy-fit when I'm up for it ; )
June 17 at 16:32 EST .

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   MeiDei  Hat Tip to Texas Toast article:

Herb & Spices
Rosemary and basil are anti-inflammatory
Cumin, turmeric, and sage fight dementia
Cayenne, coriander and cinnamon help to regulate insulin and burn fat
Lemon grass, nutmeg, bay leaves and saffron have a calming effect
Turmeric fights cancer and helps prevent Alzheimer's disease
Oregano is anti-fungal and antibacterial
Garlic, mustard seed and chicory are excellent for the heart
Basil and thyme help your skin become softer and smoother
Turmeric, garlic, basil, cinnamon, thyme, saffron, garlic and ginger boost the immune system
Coriander, rosemary, cayenne, allspice and black pepper help banish depression.
February 9 at 18:28 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Apple Cider Vinegar with "mother". Braggs is one, but pricey at $6.89 at our store for a qt. Found WalMart organic brand for $4.44 qt. I bought some because I want to make Fire Cider. Good for colds and flu. Takes 3 weeks to marinate the vegs(onion, garlic, fresh ginger ). If you have access to fresh Tumeric that's good too, but not here.
January 29 at 16:52 EST .

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   BirdsNest  The fire cider will be ready in about 10 days but I tasted it yesterday. I like the taste. Once it is steeped I am supposed to strain out the solids and add cayenne and honey. I may skip the honey, as I said I already like the flavor.
February 8 at 07:13 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Fire Cider finished. Tastes really good. Gave half to my friend who is an EMT and is always around sick people. I am making her a whole qt. just for her. One spoonful daily...anything to keep the cold or flu away.
February 16 at 09:59 EST .

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