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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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Coping With Grief: Life After Loss

Posted On Oct 25, 2017

Losing someone you love can change your world. You miss the person who has died and want them back. You may feel sad, alone, or even angry. You might have trouble concentrating or sleeping. If you were a busy caregiver, you might feel lost when you’re suddenly faced with lots of unscheduled time. These feelings…

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Do Social Ties Affect Our Health? Exploring the Biology of Relationships

Posted On Oct 05, 2017

Cuddles, kisses, and caring conversations. These are key ingredients of our close relationships. Scientists are finding that our links to others can have powerful effects on our health. Whether with romantic partners, family, friends, neighbors, or others, social connections can influence our biology and well-being. Wide-ranging research suggests that strong social ties are linked to…

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Adrenal Fatigue Could be to Blame for Your Blood Sugar Imbalance

Posted On Sep 21, 2017

Blood sugar management is an ever-increasing problem. Diet is a considerable factor in blood sugar levels, but something that gets overlooked in the discussion are your adrenal glands. These small but mighty glands play a crucial role in both high and low blood sugar. The reason for this is cortisol, one of the hormones secreted…

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