Category Archives: Supplements/Vitamins

Shingles Alert!

Maybe it’s just me, but shingles seems to be on the rise. Like any other herpes virus (e.g. cold sores) it may be helpful to supplement with the amino acid lysine to decrease the duration, while avoiding the amino acid arginine (arginine can worsen or prolong the outbreak). Foods high in arginine are turkey, pork, chicken, soy, dairy, chickpeas, lentils, peanuts, and peas. Talk to your ND to see if this is the right choice for you.

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Get My Iron From a Pan?

For vegetarians and vegans who have a hard time getting iron into their diet, consider this:

Take an iron skillet and simmer up a tasty tomato sauce. The tomatoes contain Vitamin C, which is acidic, and will thus leach iron from the pan and into the sauce.

FYI: Increasing ones iron is a slow process that often takes months to accomplish.