What Am I Missing? Common Nutrient Deficiencies Across the Lifespan

We are fortunate that in this day and age, as we have so many options to obtain missing nutrients.  Look at all of your options when you’re in a health food store, or when you’re walking down a pharmacy supplement aisle!

However, as the same time, so many options can lead to feeling overwhelmed and confused.

The No Meat Athlete

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We typically view vegetarians and vegans as having a small body mass and lacking strength. This profile may make it difficult to picture vegetarians and vegans as high-performing athletes. However there are many famous vegetarian athletes: football player Joe Namath, boxer Mike Tyson and tennis player Venus Williams to name a few. Is it possible for an athlete maintain their muscle mass without eating meat? How can they meet their nutritional needs while being meat free?

Vegetarian Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

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Although this recipe is a tad laboursome, it’s a great recipe that can supply you with meals for a number of days! With the yield provided below, I was able to make two casserole dishes of this pie and froze one. I’m cooking for one and this supplied me with lunches for two weeks! I’m probably the odd exception in that I can eat the same lunch for two weeks without getting tired of the meal, but for a family this would be great for a couple of days of meals! I also had friends taste test it and they could not believe it was a vegetarian dish…so go ahead and fool the carnivores in your life with this protein-rich dish!

Multivitamins – Cheap Insurance or Expensive Urine?

“Supports Bone, Breast and Urinary Tract Health.”
-Jamieson Vitavim for Women

“Helps Maintain Immune Function.”
-Centrum for Men

From these claims on various multivitmains, it’s sounding like taking a multi may lower your risk of cancer and other diseases. Is this true? Are they worth taking to make up for what we don’t get from our diets?