Multivitamins Albuquerque NM
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American Holistic Medical Association
By James Keough
It’s finally time to get healthy, so off you go in search of a good multivitamin. It doesn’t take long, however, to get overwhelmed by your options. Given a choice between one-a-day or three-to-six-a-day; tablet, capsule, powder, fizzy, chewable, or liquid; synthetic, food-based, or whole-food varieties—not to mention multis designed for kids, women, men, seniors, and the athletes among them—it’s a wonder anyone can make a decision, let alone an informed one.
But worry not. Armed with some basic knowledge about which vitamins and minerals you need and in what quantities—and with the lowdown on how these various products are made—you can steer your way down any supplement aisle with confidence.
Why we need supplements
The National Institutes of Health has identified 13 vitamins—A, the B complex (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, and folate), C, D, E, H (biotin), and K—and 14 minerals—calcium, chromium, copper, fluorine, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, and zinc—they consider essential for human life. Theoretically, we get as much as we need from the food we eat. But in reality, some 92 percent of Americans are deficient in one or more essential vitamins and 70 percent lack sufficient zinc, says Mark Hyman, MD, author of The UltraMind Solution (Scribner, 2009). Why is that? Because in this age of industrial agriculture, depleted soils no longer supply enough raw materials for plants to create a full spectrum of nutrients and farm animals no longer eat their natural diets. Plus the way the food industry processes and prepares foods strips out or burns off what minerals and vitamins they do have. Simply refining wheat into white flour, according to John Neustadt, ND, coauthor of A Revolution in Health Through Nutritional Biochemistry (iUniverse, Inc., 2007), wipes out 50 to 80 percent of the various B vitamins, 86 percent of the vitamin E, 85 percent of the magnesium, and 60 percent of the calcium. No wonder flour needs to be “enriched.”
Many of us also contribute to our own vitamin deficiencies by eating what the big food conglomerates and fast-food outlets offer up, instead of building our diets out of the whole foods typically found along the edges of the supermarket—in produce, dairy, seafood, and meats. Choosing organic offers up even more nutritional benefit. A recent study by Washington State University researchers concludes that organically grown plant-based foods contain 25 percent more nutrients on average than those that are conventionally grown.
But even conscientious eaters need supplements. Taryn Forrelli, ND, a North Andover, Massachusetts, naturopath and director of medical education at supplement manufacturer New Chapter, explains why: “The ideal diet would require us to buy fresh produce every day, prepare the meals ourselves, and eat them in a relaxed state of mind so our digestive systems can do their job of breaking down foods and absorbing nutrients...
Author: James Keough
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- Pack of 180 tablets
- With fruits, vegetables, green foods, enzymes, amino acids, bioflavonoids, herbs, mushrooms & more
- With more invigorating nutrients from more natural sources than any other product
- Made from 24 fruits & veggies, 14 green foods, 18 amino acids and 29 vitamins & minerals
- Nutrients are better absorbed into your blood stream in the tablet form
The Carboniferous-Permian Transition Conference
Dates: 5/22/2013 – 5/28/2013
1801 Mountain Road North West
The Carboniferous-Permian Transition Conference will be held at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque, NM from May 23 through May 25, 2013. The Conference is a professional conference of scientists presenting research of global significance on the Carboniferous-Permian boundary. Two field trips, one pre-meeting and one post-meeting, will be offered in conjunction with the Conference. The pre-meeting field trip will take place on May 22nd and include a trip to Carrizo Arroyo. Please do be aware that the field trips are not wheelchair accessible. Carrizo Arroyo is one of the most paleontologically diverse localities across the Carboniferous-Permian boundary. It exposes mixed marine and nonmarine strata of the Bursum Formation that yield everything from plants and insects to fusulinids and brachiopods. This section plays a key role in global marine/non-marine correlations because of the co-occurrence of conodonts and insect-zone species. This trip is limited to 25 attendees. The post-meeting field trip will be from May 26 through May 28th 2012. During this trip we will visit the area around Socorro, NM. East of Socorro, marine and nonmarine sedimentary rocks of Middle Pennsylvanian-Early Permian age are exposed along the eastern margin of the Rio Grande rift. This is one of the best exposed and most studied Pennsylvanian-Permian sections in New Mexico, and recent work has brought forth diverse paleofloras, detailed conodont biostratigraphy, extensive ichnofossil assemblages, and much more. The three-day trip, headquartered in Socorro, will work through this entire section, focusing on issues of stratigraphy, sedimentation and paleontology. This trip is limited to 40 attendees. The registration fee for the conference will be $150 prior to February 1, 2013; $200 from February 1st through April 30th 2013; and $250 from May 1st through the conference. The pre-meeting field trip to Carrizo Arroyo will be an additional $25 and the post-meeting