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How supplements measure up. Micrograms, Milligrams, and Grams

Many people, including doctors, get the wrong measurement indicator with the wrong supplement. We hope this post starts to clarify the confusion for you. The most common measurement units used for supplements are milligrams and micrograms.

Mcg is the abbreviation for Microgram (you may see μg used in place of mcg, especially in Europe), there are 1000 mcgs in 1 Milligram

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Mg is the abbreviation for Milligram, there are 1000 mgs in 1 Gram

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10 Stress Management Strategies to put into practice everyday.

1. Whenever you feel overwhelmed by stress, practice speaking more slowly than usual. You’ll find that this allows you to think more clearly and react more reasonably to stressful situations. By slowing down your speech you’ll also appear less anxious and more in control of any situation.

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Top 3 things to consume for immune support and anti aging.

As you “age” everything in your body ages including your immune system. Fortunately, super foods and supplements that offer outstanding immune support are also anti aging powerhouses. It is really hard to choose the top 3, so these are based on price, availability, and effectiveness.

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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

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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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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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Go Green Smoothie Recipe

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The 3 added super foods in this “go green” smoothie are not greens in the most common or traditional sense, they are concentrated supplements from outstanding green ingredients that provide optimal energy and nutrition from unique sources. (more…)

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Wedding / Health Planner Version 1.0 for 1-2 weeks out. 10 healthy things to do as much as possible.

Do as many of these things as possible, as much as possible, within the 14 day period leading up to your wedding day to set yourself up for looking and feeling your best.
If you don’t put off planning for this, and if you have accomplished everything else on your regular wedding planning check list, you can easily make time for these 10 healthy things.

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Smoothie Recipe: Post Dentist Recovery Meal

Post Dentist Smoothie

This was the smoothie I made after getting home from my trip to the holistic dentist. The only procedure I had done was a cleaning, and the techniques they use minimize bacteria and inflammation, but it is always good to support the body’s healing and cleansing processes as much as possible.

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4 things I am going to do to prevent the symptoms of menopause.

Around 1950 is when the discomforts of modern menopause started to appear in women of the “menopausal age”. Hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats, anxiety, depression, and more. Today, over 70% of American women experience these complaints. I want to figure out how to be one of the 30% that doesn’t.

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

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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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Life span and health span. Do you know the difference?

When we hear people talk about “living a long life”, some of us automatically insert the word healthy into that phrase: “living a long, HEALTHY life”. Have you ever thought about what that really means to you? Does it mean living past your parents or grandparents age? Or, does it mean living in moderation as long as you can and crossing your fingers that you don’t end up with a degenerative disease?

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