Category Archives: Supplements

Full Spring Ahead!

Full Spring Ahead

It’s time to spring ahead? There does not seem to be enough hours in the day to accomplish everything on our to-do lists! If you are like me, this can make you feel frustrated, aggravated, agitated, overwhelmed, stressed out and fatigued.

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Look inside your supplements! Do they contain binders, fillers, lubricants, & flow agents?

Purchasing and taking supplements that have ONLY active ingredients has always been very important to us. Most products on the market contain any number of additives from A-Z. Take a look inside the supplements you take on a regular basis, and you might be surprised by what you find.

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Myths and Misunderstandings: The Multivitamin

multivitamin

I don’t take a multivitamin. We educate to get nutrition from food first, however, that doesn’t mean I don’t take certain supplements to support my health goals. Supplements are for supplementing your current state of health, and your needs are ever-changing. Let’s look at the role of the multivitamin and your health.

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Stress and Supplements. Adapting to our Modern Day Lifestyles via superfoods and herbs in capsules.

Books and research on the subject of stress are everywhere now. This is an opportunity to point out how supplements have become so valuable in our modern day lifestyles. Even though you can argue that people from the beginning of time have dealt with various stressors, the nutritional component was also up to par to support the stressors of those times.

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5 ways to end sugar cravings

If you crave sugar and carbs all year long, not just during a few weeks of holiday splurging, then it is time to get the upper hand! You may have tried some of the tips listed below, however, in order to end sugar cravings once and for all, you may need to commit to recognizing the importance of these 5 things.

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Are you flashing or flushing?

Has this scenario ever happened to you? Your body feels tingly and itchy all over, your skin may become reddened starting at your face and moving to your midsection. You might also feel a rapid heartbeat, chills, dizziness, and shortness of breath or fainting. Do these symptoms describe flashing or flushing? Maybe it’s both? Are your hormones to blame, or could it be vitamin B-3?

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Nutrients needed for energy

Nutrients needed for energy

There are 5 nutrients needed for energy (especially when it comes to getting the most from your workouts) that are often overlooked. They are the keys that unlock optimal sports nutrition, and we tend to take them for granted. Being aware of their importance will remind you to choose foods and supplements that will support your fitness goals and your best health.

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FDA Approval and Supplements

We often hear people toss around their reasons for taking or not taking a supplement, whether it be a protein powder, super food, omega-3 fish oil, or multi-vitamin, based on their understanding of FDA approval. Nine times out of ten, the information we hear is inaccurate. Hopefully this post explains FDA approval when it comes to supplements.

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The top 3 things that will destroy or diminish the effectiveness of probiotic supplements.

Probiotic

Probiotics have been the talk of the town over the last couple of years, and for good reason. They are awesome for supporting immune and digestive health, along with many other benefits. The problem is that probiotics are, by nature, extremely delicate. Therefore, it is important when purchasing a probiotic supplement to find out if your brand protects against these 3 destroyers:

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Reasons why I’m not buying that Krill is the Magic Pill

Krill are shrimp-like crustaceans that are a dietary staple for whales, small fish, and seabirds. Krill exist in large numbers and are an integral part of the aquatic food chain. Krill fishing has increased exponentially in recent years due to supplement use, and many environmental groups have voiced concerns about the potential impact of this. For these reasons the fishing of krill has been banned on the West Coast of the US.

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Are supplements expensive? The answer is yes when the following scenarios take place.

What is the cost for staying heathy? Does the price you pay for supplements and super foods equal the nutritional benefit you are obtaining? Are you literally flushing your money you are spending on supplements down the drain? We have tackled these topics in past posts. This post answers the question “are supplements expensive?” by giving you more clues to sort fact from fiction.

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Flax and Cancer

Flax and Cancer

This post highlights flax and cancer. There are health benefits of flax oil and seed in relation to cancer treatment and prevention. Flax is not a cancer cure, but should be part of a healthy diet that supports normal cell development and growth because it minimizes carcinogenic influences on cellular activities.

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Something smells fishy

First, let’s define: “smells fishy”. “To be suspect or suspicious, as in His explanation definitely smells fishy; my guess is that he’s lying. This idiom alludes to the fact that fresh fish have no odor but stale or rotten ones do.” (http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/smell+fishy)

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The role of digestive enzymes

Why do we need to eat? The purpose of eating is to provide our cells with the nutrients they need. However, if we don’t digest our food well, ultimately, our cells won’t function optimally. That is where digestive enzymes come into play. They turn the food we eat into energy for use in the body.

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Supplemental Enzymes

Let’s look at the differences between the kinds of supplemental enzymes that are available today. Usually when people think of enzymes, they think of digestion. However, there are more options besides digestive enzymes, and when purchasing an enzyme supplement, you must choose the correct type in order to achieve your desired results.

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