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Mood boosting foods are no myth – from fruits and veggies to dark chocolate, certain foods can help you feel good while being good-for-you.  And now you can add to that list foods rich in those important Omega-3 fatty acids.   Omega-3 Fatty Acids Fight Depression Recent research shows that intake of Omega-3 fatty acids… Continue Reading

Seasonal Allergies Natural Remedies View More

Everyone knows that April showers bring May flowers, but April also means the arrival of spring and seasonal allergies.    About 50 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever, and it can seriously affect your health and quality of life. Between a runny nose, watery eyes, and dark under eye… Continue Reading

Are You Fit for Surgery? View More

Are you ready for your upcoming surgery?  Have you done everything you can to help with your recovery?  Or are your habits sabotaging your chances at getting the best results?   Hospitals across the country are adopting surgery fitness programs for their surgical patients.  The goal?  To improve a patient’s health before surgery and minimize… Continue Reading

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YIELD:  Makes 4 servings   INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar Juice from ½ lemon Extra-virgin olive oil 3 teaspoons minced or finely grated peeled fresh ginger 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro ¼ teaspoon coriander powder ¼ teaspoon fennel seeds (optional)   1 pound of sea scallops, side… Continue Reading

2020 Food & Supplement Labeling Updates View More

By now, you’ve probably noticed the new nutrition facts on food labels and dietary supplements.  While the new labeling requirements primarily affects packaged foods, it also applies to dietary supplements.   Late last year, VitaMedica started rolling out these labeling changes along with a new and refreshed packaging design.  Even though the packaging and the… Continue Reading

Foods to Eat to Help Healing View More

Do you have an upcoming surgery scheduled? Are you wondering if there is a post surgery diet you can follow that is full of vitamins for recovery?   Eating the right foods after surgery can promote faster healing and minimize the swelling, bruising and inflammation that often accompany a surgical procedure. Certain foods can also… Continue Reading