Diet Digestion Health Studies Healthy Foods Supplements 

Get the 411 on Probiotics

Probiotics are a type of friendly bacteria that can benefit human health. The term “probiotic” comes from the Greek phrase “for life.” These live microorganisms live in your gut, and help support your body in a variety of ways. The benefits of probiotics have been demonstrated through numerous health studies. Health experts often recommend that clients take a high-quality probiotic supplement and consume food rich in probiotics. These include unpasteurized fermented foods like yogurt, sauerkraut, lassi (Indian yoghurt), kefir (fermented milk), natto (fermented soy), and picked cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, eggplants,…

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Healthy Foods Supplements Weight Loss Wellness 

Do These 5 Things Every Day to Feel Young and Vibrant

Anti-aging is a huge business throughout the world. People are either trying to stave off the normal aging process by spending a fortune on creams, pills, surgery and makeup, or they have surrendered to the belief that illness, weight gain, and sagging skin are inevitable side effects of getting older. Many of us move into our fifties and beyond exhausted from working hard and getting our children launched. Many of us are overweight. If you want to have a healthy life in your fifties, sixties and beyond, there are five…

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Exercise Health Studies Supplements Weight Loss 

5 More Great Fat-Burning Supplements

In our last article, we discussed the value of including supplements in your nutritional and exercise regimen. These supplements can be taken individually, or you can find a combination supplement that incorporates them. Here are five more excellent fat-burning supplements: 1. Olea Europaea Extract – Olea Europaea is the scientific name for olive leaf extract, of which the chemical oleuropian is the most important active ingredient. Oleuropian is an antioxidant that boosts your immune system and raises norepinephrine levels, both of which increase calories burned by your body. Recommended dosage…

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Diet Exercise Health Studies Supplements Weight Loss 

5 Supplements That Burn Fat

If you’re an avid exerciser, you may be familiar with this problem. You hit the gym regularly, and you know you’re strengthening and sculpting your abs. But it’s hard to show the world, because a little layer of fat hides those hard-earned gains. If you want to drop that those last few pounds of fat, or if you’re dealing with an even bigger problem, consider fat-burning supplements. Here are five of the best fat burning aids. You can use them individually, or purchase a supplement that combines them. 1. Caffeine…

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Monitor Your Thyroid With This Simple Tool

Approximately 59 million Americans suffer from thyroid disorders. This small, butterfly-shaped gland controls the body’s metabolism, and how it consumes oxygen and produces heat. Problems occur when the thyroid releases too much or too little hormone. An thyroid that is either overactive or underactive can lead to a wide range of health problems, including heart disease, goiter, and Graves disease. Thyroid disorders are difficult to diagnose, and often require a series of specific blood tests. However, fifty years ago, Dr. Broda Barnes developed a test that helps begin the process…

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Diet Supplements Wellness 

Critical Supplements for Vegans

There is no question Americans eat too few vegetables and too much poor-quality protein and carbohydrates. In their quest for health, people who adopt a vegan diet consume a good variety of vegetables, but research shows many of those who restrict themselves to a plant-based diet suffer from sub-clinical protein malnutrition. Eliminating all animal-based foods also puts you at risk of other nutritional deficiencies. Here are some of the nutrients vegans must have to stay healthy. Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, occurs in its natural form only…

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Disease Supplements 

This Easily Overlooked Vitamin Can Actually Save Your Life

Many people know of vitamin K as the fat soluble vitamin critical to blood clotting. As scientists learn more about vitamin K, however, they are realizing it plays a far broader role in human health. They are also finding the vitamin is far more complex than initially known. Vitamin K is a whole group of fat soluble vitamins. There are actually three types, and if you have an adequate supply of the first two types, they can save your life. Vitamin K1, or phylloquinone, is the substance involved in blood…

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Diet Supplements 

Must-Have Minerals

Americans have become much more aware of the importance of individual vitamins in supporting good health and preventing illness. Less attention has been paid to minerals, however, despite the major roles they play in a variety of metabolic functions. Originally, people absorbed the minerals we need from food grown in mineral-rich soil. Over years of cultivation, that soil has become depleted of minerals. Here is your guide to the must-have minerals. Minerals have a simple structure, but they play major roles in human health. Some minerals are components of enzymes,…

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Exercise Natural Remedies Supplements Wellness 

Sleep Well Tonight

Doctors estimate that 30 percent of people sometimes have trouble getting a good night’s sleep. Insomnia can be a frustrating problem, and extended periods of sleeplessness can cause physical problems, including an inability to focus, poor concentration, memory problems, disorientation and impaired coordination, mood swings and irritability, and increased vulnerability to accidents. If you have persistent insomnia, see our physician for a checkup to address any underlying medical condition. Although there are over-the-counter medications and sleeping pills, these just suppress the symptoms without actually solving the problem. For less severe…

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Why You Should Never Rely on Vegetarian Omega-3s, Unless It’s This One

Omega-3s have been in the news quite a bit lately. It’s not that researchers are just discovering how good they are for us, it’s more that people are becoming more and more aware of how healthy they are. Recently the American Heart Association wrote a study called  “Fish Consumption, Fish Oil, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, and Cardiovascular Disease. It said: Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown in epidemiological and clinical trials to reduce the incidence of CVD (cardiovascular disease) Evidence from prospective secondary prevention studies suggests that EPA+DHA supplementation ranging from 0.5 to…

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