The Difference between Sulfa (Drugs), Sulfites and Sulfur

The Difference between Sulfa (Drugs), Sulfites and Sulfur

I often get asked questions like, “I’m allergic to sulfa drugs – do I need to avoid sulfur in supplements and/or food?” There is a lot of understandable confusion about the difference between sulfa drugs, sulfites, sulfates and sulfur. Many people are allergic to sulfa drugs and/or sulfites and thus assume that they have to avoid sulfates and sulfur, also. This article should help explain the difference between these four substances and clear some of the confusion. (more…)

Vitamin D – How Much Do You Really Need?

Vitamin D – How Much Do You Really Need?

If you are paying attention to nutrition or health-related news, you know that not a week goes by without some new findings coming out about the health benefits of vitamin D. However, there is also a lot of confusion about how much vitamin D each person needs as well as the best/safest way to achieve optimal vitamin D levels. The purpose of this post is to try and clear some of the confusion. (more…)

Supplements for Immune Support

Supplements for Immune Support

Your immune system takes a beating every day. Because of this, you need to supply your immune system with specific nutrients on a daily basis, including vitamin A, vitamin C, B12, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) and zinc, to keep it functioning well. In addition, several herbal compounds have been found to be very useful to keep the immune system running strong. (more…)