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Ask the Nutrition Nerd: What makes foods more or less bioavailable?

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | May 13, 2014
Filed Under: Ask The Nutrition Nerd

Buenos días, el Nerdo Herdo! Today’s question comes to us direct from beautiful downtown Paraguay. Nutrition Nerd Facebook page mainstay Romina asks: “What’s the deal with bioavailability, especially when it co

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Vitamin D: The Pain-in-the-Butt Micronutrient

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | April 16, 2014
Filed Under: A Little Advice...

Nutrients don’t get much more annoying than Vitamin D. For starters, we don’t get enough of it. According to some research, the deficiency rate has as much as tripled in recent years. And one particularly harrowing ar

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Can Vitamin C Fight the Big C?

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | February 10, 2014
Filed Under: Studies A Go-Go

Once upon a time, there lived a chemist named Linus Pauling. He was a great man and the founder of several fancy, scientifical-type fields including quantum chemistry and molecular biology. Thanks to his hard work and big brain,

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Natal Nerds Part III: Vitamins and Mineral in Vivo

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | August 3, 2012
Filed Under: A Little Advice...

Yesterday, we talked carbs, protein and fat. Today, I’d like to look at vitamins and minerals. Is your #2 pencil sharpened and ready? Let’s begin. With a few exceptions, such as vitamins D, E, and K, micronutrient needs tend t

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Fluid Facts Friday

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | February 3, 2011
Filed Under: Uncategorized

As I sat down with my cup o’ joe this morning, I was amazed to discover the shear amount of beverage-related news lighting up my My Yahoo page. A more conspiracy-oriented Real Fitness Nerd might blame this on the fact that I

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Megadosing madness

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | January 28, 2011
Filed Under: Uncategorized

Here’s an interesting article at WebMD about overdoing vitamins and minerals. The basic upshot is that it is possible to overdose on vitamins when eating normal, healthy foods, but it’s hard work. A few rare cases in m

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