Protein Powders vs Meal Replacement Supplements: What’s the Difference?
Mar 16, 2018
With protein available in so many different forms like tubs of powder, pre-mixed in the supplement aisle, inside protein bars and the like, there’s a lot of confusion about whether or not these products can be used in place of meals. Some people wonder when it’s appropriate to use them at all. If you’re one of these people, let’s investigate.
The Health Benefits of SAMe
Jul 14, 2017
One of the very interesting effects of many natural compounds is their ability as a solitary agent to exert beneficial effects on a wide range of health conditions. One of the best examples of this “pleiotropic” effect is S-adenosylmethionine or as commonly known SAMe. Like coenzyme Q10, carnitine, alpha lipoic acid, and many other valuable dietary supplements, our body can manufacture SAMe. But, sometimes it does not manufacture enough or can be aided greatly through supplementation.
Healthy Eating Habits
Apr 26, 2017
Eating healthier doesn't have to be a drastic change. Small changes like switching out certain ingredients in a dish can make a difference in your healthy eating journey.
Health Benefits of Activated Charcoal
Sep 18, 2017
Activated charcoal that is of USP (U. S. Pharmacopoeia) food-grade quality offers several important benefits. While charcoal can be made from coal, wood, or other substances, USP food-grade activated charcoal is produced under stringent requirements since this form of activated charcoal is designed to be ingested as well as used in blood filtering devises such as kidney dialysis units. Activated charcoal made by burning the starting material, e.g., coconut shells or wood, at a very high heat then activating the charcoal in a furnace at high temperatures of 1,700° to 1,800°F with steam in the absence of oxygen. This creates millions of tiny pores per gram. That is why activated carbon is used for water filtration. But, taken orally activated charcoal’s pores can bind toxins and gas to escort them out of the body. The primary uses of activated charcoal are in general detoxification, alleviation of bloating and gas, and lessening body odor from within. Here is a little more in depth discussion of these applications and others.
The Top 16 Superfoods to Incorporate into Your Diet
Feb 21, 2018
Superfoods are a group of foods rich in vitamins, minerals, and plant-based nutrients with antioxidant properties called phytonutrients. Corporate food companies have gone to great lengths to create and market foods that have little to no nutritional value, what we usually refer to as “junk food”. The products are created by food scientist and designed to be addicting, and it's worked—many people in the United States and a growing number of countries around the world are eating processed foods, which increases the risk for many diseases.
A Natural Approach to Osteoporosis
Nov 20, 2017
A newborn baby has 280 bones, throughout childhood many of these bones fuse together, resulting in a total of 208 bones in adults. Composed of water (10-20%), minerals (70%), and collagen (10%), bones are their strongest when a person is between the ages of 25 and 35. Keeping them healthy is vital.
7 Holiday Spice Mixes
Nov 07, 2017
The good news is that homemade spice and herb blends are easy to make, and if the ingredients are ordered in bulk, they can be cost-effective. Here are a few ideas on how to prepare seven spice mixes for holidays and special occasions.
Top 15 Supplements for Better Vision
Mar 15, 2018
Of our five senses, vision the most cherished. Eye health is a very important component of our overall health. Healthy eyes not only affect how you see but also how you feel about your environment and those around you. It has been said, “The eyes are a window to the soul”. While I agree, I would also suggest “The eyes are a window to one’s overall health including heart health, brain health and happiness”.
A Quick Guide to Zinc
Mar 14, 2018
Zinc is a trace mineral that found in virtually every cell in the body and is a component in over 200 enzymes. Enzymes are molecules involved in speeding up chemical reactions necessary for human bodily function. Zinc functions in more enzymatic reactions than any other mineral. Most enzymes are composed of a protein along with an essential mineral and possibly a vitamin. If an enzyme is lacking the essential mineral or vitamin, it cannot function properly. If zinc levels are low it affects virtually every system of the body due to its central role in so many enzymes. In addition to its role in enzymes, zinc is required for proper action of many body hormones including insulin, growth hormone, and sex hormones.
The Benefits of Topical Magnesium Oil + Homemade Magnesium Oil Spray
Mar 13, 2018
Magnesium has many unexpected health benefits.
The Health Benefits of Sage and Burning Sage to Cleanse your Space
Mar 12, 2018
Sage, a woody herb derived from an evergreen shrub, has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries because it has many health benefits. Use it for in-home and personal applications to reap these benefits.
The Benefits of Nattokinase for Sinus Health
Mar 09, 2018
Chronic nasal and sinus inflammation or chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is one of the most common chronic diseases in adults. It is characterized by persistent symptomatic inflammation of the nasal mucosa and sinuses. A new study indicates that nattokinase, an enzyme from Nattō, a traditional fermented food from Japan can produce incredibly powerful effects in improving this condition. The breakthrough is that CRS does not tend to respond to conventional drugs, but may respond to nattokinase.
Top 10 Supplements for Women’s Health
Mar 08, 2018
Women have unique nutritional needs that must be taken into account to optimize health.
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