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Vitamin B-12: How Much Do You Need? By : Charles R. Attwood, M.D., F.A.A.P. Isabella, my granddaughter, is now a year old. She has never tasted meat or milk. Still breastfed, her physical growth and development, according to the Denver Developmental Scale, is well above average. She has the smoothest skin I've ever seen–none of the rough areas of eczema usually seen in infants. Isabella also doesn't have ear infections, wheezing, or other respiratory illness seen so often in milk drinkers. Where, her regular pediatrician asks, does she get vitamin B-12? He points out, correctly, that it's only found in animal products.

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How I Learned the Art of Eating By : Dr. Benjamin Spock. As I mentioned in last issue's New Century Nutrition, my mother was a great fan of Dr. Luther Emmett Holt. Some of Dr. Holt's writing made a good deal of sense - especially his advice not to eat meat - but other parts did not make much sense at all. My mother, nonetheless, followed Dr. Holt's instructions with such unwavering fervor and made life so difficult that when I wrote Baby and Child Care, I wanted to make sure my readers would not be that strict with their children. I think parents should not scold children about food. If they are given a variety of good, wholesome foods, I believe they will, on their own, choose a well-balanced diet.

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Organic Vegetables are Safe (despite what 20/20 says) By : Marty Root, Ph.D. What is the real message here, apart from the lesson that 20/20 is an easy place to do science? Vegetables bought fresh from the store are generally safe. To be sure, they should be washed, especially the processed and packaged kinds like bean sprouts and salad greens. The real take home message is that all vegetables are great for you and as for their safety: don't worry just wash.

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10 Ways To Sneak Some Extra Fruits And Vegetables In Your Family’s Diet By : Susanne Myers. We all know by now that we should be eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day. But knowing and doing are two different things, aren’t they? Sometimes it is just not easy to get them all in there. We are constantly tempted to fill up on convenience and junk food. If your family is anything like mine, they’d much rather fill up on a bag of chips or a bowl of rice or pasta instead of trying an apple or a plate of steamed broccoli. So we’ll have to get crea...

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Health Benefits Of Carrot Juice By : Kevin Pederson. Carrot juice has a number of health benefits. The carrot provides what is certainly the most important basic juice. The yellow color is due to carotene. Another name for this form of carotene, the transform, is pro vitamin A. Many authors write that carrots contain a lot of vitamin A. This is not actually true; what the carrot does contain is the pro vitamin. That means a substance that is converted by the body into the vitamin itself.

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The Six Benefits Of Eating Oatmeal By : Ryan Cote. Eating a bowl of oatmeal each morning is the perfect way to start your day off right. This article will explain the six benefits of eating oatmeal and ways to make it taste delicious.

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Cayenne pepper could help Stomach Ulcers By : VitaNet Cayenne pepper can increases the flow of digestive secretions from the salivary, gastric and intestinal glands, without aggravating peptic or duodenal ulcers.

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Healthy Diet with fruits and vegetables By : codmoy. The importance of fruits and vegetables to a healthy diet has been known for quite some time, but studies have shown that very few people eat the amount of fruits and vegetables recommended for a healthy diet.

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Why Do You Need To Eat Tomatoes? By : Riana Lance. Do you eat tomatoes? Of course you have known that tomatoes are now eaten easily around the world. You can find tomatoes everywhere as part of fruits and vegetables.

Some experts said that tomato is known as a source of power of nutrition, as it contains a large number of vitamins and minerals that can support our body’s health.

10. The Benefits of Dandelion By : Susan du Plessis. The next time you see a pesky dandelion interfering with the perfection of your lawn, you might want to reconsider your first reaction to spray it with weed killer. That little weed is actually an incredible source of vitamins and other substances that can be greatly beneficial to your health.

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