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“Natural is Better” Wars

There are so many labels available to describe the individual interests in this debate that it’s very difficult to even frame a simple sentence that describes it. A workable approximation for my purposes here is to define “natural” as substances … Continue reading

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Designer Salt

Salt, sodium chloride (NaCl), is arguably the most important mineral.  Animal life is believed to have emerged from the sea. Blood has many similarities to sea water, including a high concentration of sodium and chloride.                                                              Salts of many colors … Continue reading

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The Case for Vitamin E Supplementation

Nutritional minimalists take the position that supplementation of a “quality”[not defined] diet is virtually always a waste of money. I recently read this opinion about supplementing vitamin E:  “…Vitamin E deficiencies are occasionally seen in horses that don’t have access … Continue reading

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Nutritional Advertising Hooks

The goals of customers and manufacturers are sometimes at odds when it comes to advertising.  Customers use it to obtain information on products, while companies are focused on getting potential clients’ attention.  These two goals don’t have to be exclusive, … Continue reading

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