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It is time to stop asking vegans where they get their calcium and protein from.

I am always surprised when I tell someone I don’t eat dairy or meat that they still ask: “Where do you get your calcium and protein from?” or “Do you eat a lot of beans and rice?” My answers nowadays: “I get those nutrients from almost every single piece of food I put in my mouth. Virtually all foods in nature have calcium and protein as part of their make up” and “I love beans and rice and eat many varieties of both fairly regularly, but maybe not anymore often than you do.”

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Don’t overlook Olive Leaf for nutrition, inflammation, blood sugar & immune support.

If you know about olive leaf, most likely you have heard of it as a natural supplement for treating Candida, and supporting the immune system. Oleuropein, is the component of olive leaf that has been shown to fight against a wide variety of  bacteria, yeasts, and fungus. To take this a step further, within the oleuropin, there is a compound called elenolic acid that loves to breakdown viruses. Calcium eleolate, one form of elenolic acid, is keen to fight bacteria and parasites.

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What to look for when buying Resveratrol.

Although resveratrol occurs naturally in grapes (especially Muscadine), nuts and other fruits, buying resveratrol as a supplement means that it is extracted from the herb Polygonum cuspidatum. The resveratrol from Polygonum cuspidatum is just like that of grapes and other sources of resveratrol, but unfortunately, Polygonum cuspidatum is known to be a toxic herb when consumed over time.

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Why do people go on a cleanse?

Why do people go on a cleanse or a detox? When is it legit, when is it hype? Do most do it because it sounds sexier, cooler, trendier, and healthier than going on a “diet”? People who follow a program of strict or clean eating, or sometimes non-eating, and eventually return to their normal, unhealthier patterns, make a cleanse look more like a good old fashion weight loss diet.

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Put these 5 things into your mouth instead of a cigarette.

You just quit smoking – Yay!! Or maybe you are still “planning” on quitting, but you just haven’t made that full commitment. Either way, your intention is to improve your health, so congratulations! Let’s look at what you could put in your mouth instead of a cigarette.

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Magnesium deficiency. 7 body parts dependent on it, 16 things that will deplete it, 45 diseases when deficient in it.

Health issues linked to magnesium deficiency

Magnesium is a key nutrient in the following areas in the body:

  • Cardiovascular Health (healthy heart and circulation)
  • Bone Health (without magnesium your bones don’t exist)
  • Muscle Health (avoid cramps or muscle soreness)
  • Nerve Function (mental and physical)
  • Energy Production
  • Stress Management
  • Healthy Blood Sugar Balance

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Who wants great hair? Men and Women of all ages. Go get Biotin? You can do better!

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We recently posted about “What to look for when in the market for a good B Complex supplement”. One of the ingredients in a good B Complex is Biotin. We see lots of “pins” of Biotin supplements on Pinterest boards for hair, skin, nails, beauty, and wedding prep. The brands typically shown are … meh.

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CBD Oil. Know what to look for!

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THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the psychoactive component of Cannabis, but as the debate rages on about the legalities and uses, there is no denying the surge in CBD oil and hemp supplements hitting the market, all with a plethora of health claims and promises.

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6 Big Reasons to Appreciate Aloe

As you read through these bullet points keep in mind that most of them could apply to conditions inside and outside of the body! Aloe can be used directly from the plant, or purchased as juice and gels. Always make sure you are consuming and using the highest quality products to give yourself the maximum nutrition that aloe has to offer.

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Get your potassium from food and super foods, it is easy! You shouldn’t need a supplement.

If you have been following us for a while now, you know we love supplements. Huge fans! But, as much as we love supplements, we always look to food first, then super foods and herbs, and then to high quality vitamins and minerals when needed. Potassium sits on the supplement shelf for purchase, but this a mineral you should easily be able to get from food, or super food concentrates.

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Tight Junctions. Get in the know!

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The brain-gut connection is no longer folklore. The gut is a viable second brain that links digestion, mood, health, and thought processes. Discover a revolutionary new understanding of tight junctions, the connection between two adjacent cells that are so close the space is almost non-existent. These junctions are how cells communicate and can be the biggest connections or disconnections of the mind-body/brain-gut relationship.

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Nutrients that support fitness. Rhodiola, Green Tea, Chromium, Royal Jelly, and more….

There are MANY nutrients that will support your fitness endeavors. This short list includes some of our favorite nutrients that support fitness. Some of these nutrients you have heard of, some maybe not. Click on the name of the nutrient to learn more.  (more…)

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Antioxidants and ORAC Value explained

What is the capacity of your diet to absorb free radicals and prevent oxidation in your body? It’s probably pretty good if  you are eating foods with a high ORAC value. ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. This is all fancy talk for antioxidants, a term you are probably more familiar with.

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Folic acid. What you need to know.

Our genes naturally program the creation of tens of thousands of proteins and enzymes telling each of our 70 trillion cells what to do. The MTHFR gene specifically codes for an enzyme called methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. This enzyme (also known as MTHFR) depends on folate or folic acid to function, and also influences folate activity in the body.

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Cold sore remedies found at the health food store

If you are prone to the dreaded cold sore, below is a shopping list of supplements you may want to look into that can really help discourage the appearance, and/or support the disappearance of them. These supplements can be taken all year long or as needed seasonally.

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