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Know yourself - Introductory Material

Metabolic Syndrome
Introductory article - Know Yourself - June 29, 2018
Metabolic syndrome describes the presence of several metabolic conditions which individually or collectively increase your risk for potentially life limiting health conditions. Prevalence of metabolic syndrome is increasing globally. Are you at risk?
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Nutrient Requirement: A Reference Article
Introductory article - Know Yourself - January 26, 2018
This article provides reference information that will help you determine your nutrient intake so you can identify which foods are best for you.
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Probiotics And Prebiotics: A Little Help From Friendly Bacteria And The Food You Eat
Introductory article - Know Yourself - August 25, 2017
Your body is inhabited by trillions of bacterial cells. Some bacteria have the potential to harm you, but many benefit your health. Do probiotics, beneficial bacteria added to food, have a health promoting role and why are prebiotics important?
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Antioxidants
Introductory article - Know Yourself - July 28, 2017
Antioxidants are often promoted as "life preserving" nutrients: a must have in your diet be it from food or supplementation. But what are antioxidants, what role do they play in supporting health, and are anti-oxidant supplements necessary?
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Hormones, Nutrient Digestion, Absorption, And Metabolism
Introductory article - Know Yourself - April 14, 2017
Several hormones are necessary for effective nutrient digestion, absorption and metabolism of the nutrients in the foods and beverages you consume. What are these hormones and what functions do they perform?
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