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What to Eat (and Not Eat) to Avoid Gut Trouble

Posted On Dec 12, 2018

Garbage in, garbage out- it’s true for computers and cars, and just as true for our bodies in regards to what we eat. It’s amazing how much your life can be hindered when your digestive system has been devastated by something terrible you’ve eaten. Who wants to feel awful after eating? We all have the…

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Avoiding and Minimizing Holiday Stress

Posted On Nov 21, 2018

Shopping! Dinners! Family! The holiday season is finally here, and while for many this brings joy, rejuvenation, and celebration, it can also lead to a perfect storm of stress. Whether it’s finding the perfect gift for a loved one or relative, single-handedly putting together an amazing meal for multiple guests, or planning activities for your…

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Vitamin C: Essential for Stress and Adrenal Function

Posted On Nov 14, 2018

Of all the vitamins and minerals involved in adrenal metabolism, vitamin C is probably the most important. In fact, the more cortisol made, the more vitamin C used. Vitamin C is so essential to the adrenal hormone cascade and the manufacture of adrenal steroid hormones that before the measurement of adrenal steroid hormones became available,…

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Why Your Immune System Needs Vitamin C

Posted On Nov 07, 2018

While winter brings the apex of the cold and flu, there are other things this season brings that challenge your immune defenses. Chilly weather, poor dietary decisions, and added holiday stress can all hamper your immune system. Thankfully, fortifying your body with good quality vitamin C may just help you stay active during this hectic…

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How Stress Affects Your Body’s Healing Powers

Posted On Oct 24, 2018

Stress is an unavoidable and unfortunate part of life that we all must deal with daily. While many side effects of stress such as anxiety, fatigue, and sleep problems may be obvious, wound healing may not be the first thing that comes to mind when we think of stress. However, stress has a deep impact…

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Natural Tips for Healthier Hair, Skin, and Nails

Posted On Oct 17, 2018

Hair, skin, and nails are your fastest growing visible tissues and often need extra attention, especially when under heavy stress. Chronic stress can deplete the nutrients these tissues need to be healthy and look their best. Here are some natural ways to help improve your hair, skin, and nails without adding the stress of chemicals…

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Signs of Stress: How it Shows on Hair, Skin and Nails

Posted On Oct 09, 2018

The building blocks to create healthy hair, skin, and nails come from the nutrients you digest and absorb. Chronic or heavy stress puts the body in fight or flight mode, which turns the focus on survival but hampers other functions in the body, such as digestion and nutrient absorption. Plus, when you are under stress,…

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Myths and Facts About Herpes

Posted On Sep 25, 2018

There are many common misconceptions regarding both the HSV-1 and HSV-2 virus, which is commonly known as herpes. Today we’re going to shed some light on the myths surrounding the virus and look into what people can do to prevent spreading the virus, as well as limiting breakouts. Myth: Only sexually promiscuous people get herpes….

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Herpes: Tips to Reduce and Manage Outbreaks

Posted On Sep 18, 2018

Herpes – even the word alone can cause fear or embarrassment. Though herpes can cause discomfort and social anxiety, it is quite common and shouldn’t be shamed. It’s estimated that more than 60% of the population is infected with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). This is the type that develops as cold sores or…

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The Uses and Wonders of L-Lysine

Posted On Sep 11, 2018

Whether you’re suffering from high blood pressure, stress-induced anxiety, or skin outbreaks, L-Lysine may just be exactly what you’re looking for. L-Lysine is an essential amino acid which cannot be synthesized by mammals, thus making it indispensable. Today we’ll look at some of its many uses, as well as where L-Lysine can be found. Over…

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