Eggactly

Can’t remember if an egg is fresh or hard boiled? Just spin the egg. If it wobbles, it’s raw. If it spins easily, it’s hard boiled. A fresh egg will sink in water, a stale one will float.

That may be just about as much information you would ever want to know about eggs, but make room in your brain for one more important fact:  Eggs contain all the essential protein, minerals and vitamins, except Vitamin C.  And egg yolks are one of the few foods that naturally contain Vitamin D.

Vitamin D plays a much more important role in disease prevention than was ever suspected.

The astonishing benefits to be gained by ensuring adequate amounts of vitamin D will make you wonder why researchers didn’t bring this important vitamin to light many years ago.  This “sunshine vitamin” can strengthen your bones, ward off some forms of cancer, hold multiple sclerosis and autoimmune disorders at bay and fight infections! That’s pretty powerful stuff.

The upper limit on the “right” amount of vitamin D keeps going up and up (last I checked it was up to 10,000 IUs)…but at a minimum, it’s recommended that we get 1,000 IUs each day.  Exposure to the sun is one way, certain (fortified) food and supplementation are the others.

To further confuse the issue, there are 2 forms of vitamin D that can be supplemented: vitamin D 3 and vitamin D 2. Vitamin D 3 is the natural form, which is the same kind that is made in your skin. Vitamin D 2 is made in plankton under natural conditions. It has about half the strength of vitamin D 3.

I never really liked eggs… but now I do : )

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About Shawna Page

Shawna Page is the founder and CEO of femMED. Following a 20-year career in the investment banking industry, Shawna was ready to settle down and take on a new challenge: early retirement and being a full-time mother to her three children. Little did she realize she would be back in the saddle after only 3 weeks. Living a healthy lifestyle has always been a top priority, and over the years Shawna had gained a tremendous amount of knowledge in the natural health world, but more importantly, she became very aware of the consumer pitfalls as well. Searching the store aisles for the right supplement was frustrating and confusing. There was no trusted brand just for women. That, combined with the lack of natural options available to women, gave birth to her desire to simplify things and she created femMED, the first ever consumer friendly all-natural solution to women’s most common health concerns.

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