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Stress: A Whole Body Problem

Posted On Apr 19, 2018

Stress is a pervasive problem that can affect every part and system of the human body. We share this information not to scare you about stress, but to inform you of the different ways stress manifests and makes itself known. The more informed you are at recognizing the effects of stress, the better you will…

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Licorice: An Essential Herb for Adrenal Fatigue

Posted On Apr 12, 2018

Licorice – the word alone usually elicits one of two responses: yuck or yum. Regardless of how you feel about the taste of licorice, you have to agree that this divisive herb has some significant health benefits. Licorice has been shown to promote and help sustain healthy normal adrenal hormone activity, optimize cortisol, help balance…

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Stress: The Kryptonite to Your Body’s Healing Powers

Posted On Mar 22, 2018

Your body’s stress response and healing powers are done largely by cortisol and corticosterone, two hormones produced by the adrenal glands. If your adrenal glands become depleted by chronic stress (as in adrenal fatigue), they may not be able to maintain adequate cortisol levels to sufficiently sustain energy and stimulate nutrient metabolism for optimal tissue growth,…

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Stress and Tissue Health: A Hard Knock Life

Posted On Feb 28, 2018

A stressful life can be hard on your hair, skin and nails, and also on healing speed after an injury. During stress, your body’s survival priority is to prepare you to physically respond to the stressor (the “fight or flight response”). This means growth, maintenance and repair of tissues gets temporarily downgraded to a lower…

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Got Stress? You Need Vitamin C.

Posted On Jan 31, 2018

As you surely know by now, vitamin C is essential to health. Although it is commonly used to prevent scurvy and for immune support, there are many other benefits to taking vitamin C. For example, increased concentrations of vitamin C in the blood have been shown to have a positive effect on the cardiovascular system,…

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Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D? Probably Not.

Posted On Jan 17, 2018

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is known as the “sunshine vitamin.” Unlike many vitamins, Vitamin D is naturally present in only a very few foods, such as certain seafoods (sardines, shrimp), eggs, and fortified milk. It is also produced inside your body when ultraviolet rays from sunlight strike your skin and trigger vitamin…

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Healthy Holiday Foods and Fun: Make Smart Choices as You Celebrate the Season

Posted On Dec 13, 2017

Mashed potatoes and gravy, Grandma’s apple pie, and other holiday favorites can be a joyous part of any celebration. But to feel your best, you know you need to eat in moderation and stay active. How can you avoid temptation when delicious foods and calories abound? “From Halloween through New Year’s, there’s always a decision…

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10 Great Reasons to Take Vitamin C

Posted On Nov 30, 2017

Vitamin C has long been recognized as vital to the defense against colds and flu and immune system support. In fact, vitamin C is one of the most versatile vitamins, offering benefits to many functions in the human body. Here are 10 great (and lesser known) reasons to take vitamin C. Mood enhancement Vitamin C has proven…

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Disease Enters Through the Mouth: Why What and How You Eat Matters

Posted On Nov 20, 2017

“Disease enters through the mouth,” claims a Chinese saying. In other words, what you eat and the way you eat have a profound effect on your health. Look at how foods affect you emotionally. If you are hungry you may feel irritable and restless, whereas if you have just eaten a meal you may feel…

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Immunity and Adrenal Function

Posted On Nov 08, 2017

There’s a tremendous interrelation between the adrenals and the immune system. A lot of people don’t know this. As a matter of fact, a lot of healthcare practitioners aren’t aware of this connection. But, it’s a very intimate relationship. Let me give you some illustrations that provide more insight into this special bond. Every white…

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