The Down and Dirty of Digestive Enzymes

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By Megan Barber, Wellness Buyer, Co-op Owner Imagine a world of fluffy cupcakes, never ending pizza, ice cream sundaes, and mountains of glorious candy. In a perfect world, we would all eat delicious, addictive food in abundance without ramifications like heartburn, bloating, and indigestion. And unfortunately, until we can get to that perfect world, which I’m hoping comes along soon, […]

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Natural Nutrition: Omega-3 Fatty Acids

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By Felicia Marzolf, Dietetics Student Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Benefits Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fatty acids – meaning they are necessary for human health, but the body cannot make them. The way to get omega-3s is through food or supplementation. Most people do not consume sufficient amounts of omega-3s. Symptoms of omega-3 deficiency include fatigue, poor memory, dry skin, […]

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Natural Nutrition: Vegetarian Diets

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By Felicia Marzolf, Dietetics Student A vegetarian diet is a plant-based diet that does not include meat, fish and poultry. However, there are a variety of vegetarian diets. Lacto-vegetarian diets eliminate meat, fish, poultry and eggs, including foods that contain these foods. However, they consume dairy products such as milk, cheese, yogurt, and butter. Lacto-ovo-vegetarian diets exclude meat, fish and […]

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