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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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Fitness Nutrition

Fitness Nutrition

Are you still relying on counting calories to determine your nutritional needs? This is an old way of thinking and involves outdated science. The new approach to fitness nutrition emphasizes nutrient density. What is your workout philosophy? Push – push – push? If so, you may be missing a key component to fitness: recovery.

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10 Steps to a Healthy Body and Mind on your Wedding Day.

1. Take your supplements – Use a B complex for energy, beautiful skin, and healthy metabolism. B’s get depleted easily when you are busy multitasking. Additionally, adrenal support supplements can help you feel calm and refreshed, inhibiting fatigue and tension as to-do lists grow!

2. Exercise – Exercising will help you get toned up for the big day, plus it’s a great stress reliever. Find something that you enjoy that will keep you motivated – cross train and explore new activities. When all else fails, something you can easily do everyday, no matter what – power walk!

3. Drink a lot of water -This is the beauty secret you always hear about because it works! Being properly hydrated makes you look & feel so much better and can help calm hunger sensations. Try water with fruit and citrus for a nice variety and antioxidant boost!

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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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Everyday Cleanse Series: 15 Lifestyle Changes to make today so you are detoxing all of the time.

We will break all of these tips down in future posts, but if you truly commit to these lifestyle changes to the best of your knowledge today, you will be well on your way to cleansing everyday. The need for regular participation in harsh, strict, questionable or stressful cleanses or detox diets can be eliminated.

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Everyday Cleanse Series: 4 Tips to keep in mind if you jump on the juicing or cleansing bandwagon

If you have jumped on the juicing bandwagon, hopefully you are juicing fresh and drinking it right way. If not, here are a few things to keep in mind.

1. Watch sugar content. If the juice you are drinking has fruit as the main, or first ingredient, you may be consuming more sugar than you really want to at one time. If you find your juice is impacting your blood sugar in a negative way, one solution is to dilute the juice with some pure water.

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Red flag waved. Selling health.

Usually when bunches of people are asking you to sell the latest and greatest new product, a red flag should be waved. It is always about selling, which is why you keep getting asked to “join the program”. It is not often that people can just take their new product and keep quiet about it. (more…)

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Wheatgrass or Wheat Grass? Find out which (WG) is best.

There is quite a difference nutritionally and energetically between WG grown in trays and then juiced, vs. WG grown in the earth for a full growing season and then juiced. Even if you fortify the WG in the tray with vitamins and minerals, the results can be a significantly different in the juice it produces compared to roots that made their way deep into the earth to collect its nutrition.

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Proprietary blends in supplements

Let’s take a simplified look at this topic of proprietary blends that you may find on your supplement facts panel. They look impressive, but let’s start to run some numbers. You can actually breakdown products by serving size into this conversation as well, but we will keep it as simple as possible for now.

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Why Spinach and Kale do not go into my smoothies.

Smoothie Recipe

When I make a smoothie, I look at it as a meal of supplements and super foods that are less likely to be consumed as “regular food” on my dinner plate. I don’t have anything against putting fresh spinach and kale into a smoothie, but I prefer to actually eat those foods vs. blending them into a liquid.

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How do you know when you can stop taking medication? Is this a surprising question?

I met a man the other day and we ended up talking about cholesterol. He told me that he has been on cholesterol medication for 10 years. I asked him what is levels were and said they were “normal”, and he couldn’t remember how high they were or why he was placed on the meds in the first place.

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Healing back pain naturally

On a Tuesday morning in mid-January, 2015, I woke up, got out of bed, and I could barely walk. That was the first time something like that had ever happened to me. From the description of my pain, my husband said that my back was “thrown out”, as he has had issues with that before. I couldn’t take long strides, couldn’t bend over, it was uncomfortable to sit, and twisting of any kind was out of the question.

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