Recently published under Vitamins & Minerals

Zinc and Its Importance in the Body

Zinc is a transition metal that is also an essential mineral for both humans, animals, and plants. It's importance to the human body is well documented, for many reasons; it aids the immune system, promotes cell growth and division, sleep, mood, skin and eye health, insulin regulation, and even male…

Vitamin D Deficiency

After a recent doctors visit for some routine blood work, I discovered I have vitamin D deficiency. You may be thinking, how can a dietitian be deficient in any vitamin? Well, vitamin D is different from other vitamins because food is generally a poor source.  So, no matter how balanced my…

Dairy Free Sources of Calcium

Calcium is an abundant and vital mineral found in our bodies. The main function of calcium in our diets is to help maintain strong bones and teeth. Almost all the calcium in our bodies is stored in our bones, but our body will sometimes remove calcium as needed for other…