Quick Health Question: How do we acquire a vitamin C deficiency?


  • smoking
  • physical or emotional stress
  • drinking alcohol
  • allergies
  • fever or viral illness
  • antibiotics, cortisone, aspirin or other pain medicines
  • exposure to toxic chemicals (e.g., DDT, petroleum products, carbon monoxide), environmental pollution or heavy metals (e.g., lead, mercury, cadmium)
  • If you suffer from recurrent infections
  • If you’re a woman who takes the birth-control pill
  • If you’re older than age 60

All these things can cause a vitamin C deficiency. So, if you are guilty of doing any of these things, make sure you stock up on berries, citrus fruits, and vegetables such as red peppers and tomatoes


Quick health question: What does Garlic help fight?

Answer:  Cholesterol, Triglycerides, Heart Disease, Cancer, Diabetes!

Quick Health Question: Besides Potassium, how good are bananas?


  • Good for post workouts
  • coping with depression
  • high blood pressure
  • insomnia
  • Softening your stool
  • increasing your energy

About the Quick Health Questions

I realize that some people do not have time for long winded blogs and podcasts and want quick answers without knowing all the research and technical nutrition information.

If this is you, then check out my Quick Health Questions. I asked common questions and answer them rapidly.

You get in and out in 60 seconds.