General Health

Osteoporosis and Scurvy: The Role Vitamins and Nutrients Play in Bone Health

The word on the street is that osteoporosis is due to a lack of calcium or need for vitamin K2. But this is simply not true. Maintaining healthy bones as we get older is a community effort that depends on a number of factors including vitamin status, hormone production and mineral availability. It’s also a…
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Vitamin B: A Superhero Without a Cape

If there was one single vitamin that we could label a superhero, it would have to be vitamin B. Although it’s made up of a variety of different B vitamins, when you put them all together they are a powerhouse! Symptoms such as depression, anxiety, hostility, unexplainable fear, and even outright rage can show up…
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An Orange A Day Might Keep the Doctor Away!

Aside from being sweet, juicy and delicious, science is confirming that oranges have some pretty amazing health benefits which ancient civilizations knew about, yet we are just beginning to understand. However, we need to set the record straight about one important fact: vitamin C as found in oranges is NOT the same thing as the…
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Avoiding the Superbugs

Antibiotics were lifesavers when first used during WWII. They kept our soldiers from dying of sepsis or other life-threatening infections brought on by surgery and injury. There’s no question that these drugs were important in that situation. But now, 70 years later, we are observing the unintended consequences from wide-spread overuse of this class of…
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3 Wintertime Immune-Boosting Strategies

We know the feeling all too well: a slight headache, a twinge-like feeling in the sinuses, muscle aches, and a slight shiver – all indications we’re about to come down with something. Wintertime colds and flus aren’t always avoidable, so having the strategies and support readily available before you get caught in the swirl of…
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Start With a Morning Plan!

Is it time to hit the refresh button? When it comes to maintaining your health, sometimes ‘life happens’ despite our best intentions. Summer vacations, poor sleep, eating out, and poor planning can wreak havoc on your goals to lose weight, improve your endurance or change your diet. Once we blow it, the temptation to make…
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Is Your Blood Test Really Normal?

Have you ever gone to your medical doctor and had your blood work done, only to be told that everything looked normal? But you KNOW something’s not right because you leave the office, feeling as bad as you did when you walked in. But to someone who has been trained in the art of evaluating…
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Is Coconut Oil Bad For Your Heart?

Coconut oil has been a holy-grail of sorts for holistic enthusiasts everywhere. From assistance with hair growth to anti-bacterial benefits, this tropical oil is seemingly unstoppable. Although coconut oil is highly praised for its beauty benefits, the correlation between coconut oil and cardiovascular health seems to be up for debate. What the Experts Say: The…
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3 Ways to Protect Your Eyesight

Our eyes are overused and underappreciated. Computer screens, televisions, and cell phones can all lead to eye fatigue and age-related problems. Taking care of our eyes isn’t difficult with these three quick and easy tips that can help protect your vision well into old age. Eat for Your Eyes The eyes require several important nutrients…
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5 Benefits of Sweating

Very few people wake up in the morning, excited about getting their sweat on. Social conventions don’t look kindly on sweaty armpits or glistening skin. But there are a number of positive reasons to incorporate regular sweating into your health program. Detoxification Believe it or not, your body expels one liter of sweat every single…
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