Supplement, Vitamins, & Wellness

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  1. Are Supplements Regulated by the FDA?

    Are Supplements Regulated by the FDA?
    Natural supplements are not governed like drugs, as they are not drugs at all. However, they can be just as potent and those taking daily supplements should understand what checks are in place to maintain standards and support good health. You should be particularly careful of starting a new regime of natural supplements if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have chronic...
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  2. Indigestion Remedies: Why Slippery Elm Is Critical For GI Health

    Indigestion Remedies: Why Slippery Elm Is Critical For GI Health
    Much of our health resides in the gut or gastrointestinal tract (GI).  If you are suffering from stomach troubles, the herb slippery elm can be one of the best indigestion remedies.  The slippery elm is a small tree that grows in several areas of North America. It has many other names like: North America Elm Red Elm Moose Elm Indian...
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  3. Healthy Recipes: Watermelon Slushie

    Healthy Recipes: Watermelon Slushie
    Is there anything more refreshing on a hot summer day than an icy-cold wedge of watermelon? And lucky for us, we can enjoy this wonderful summer treat without guilt, because it’s low in calories, high in dietary fiber, and contains lots of antioxidant nutrition. Watermelon is a friend to the “healthy aging” crowd as well as weight-loss aficionados. That pretty...
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  4. Easy Mocktails

    Easy Mocktails
    One of the easiest habits is to have a stash of delicious “mocktails” to enjoy when you want to relax and unwind without undoing all your healthy choices. Virgin Bloody Mary 1 cup low-sodium spicy V8 juice 4 dashes Worcestershire sauce 2 dashes celery salt 1 teaspoon lemon juice dash hot sauce 1.    Mix well and serve over ice. Garnish...
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  5. Why Ginger Should Be Your Gut’s Best Friend

    Why Ginger Should Be Your Gut’s Best Friend
    Ginger has been used as an indigestion treatment for centuries; use of the spicy, pungent root herb dates back over 2000 years to ancient China.  Its healing and health benefits have made it a staple in Ayurvedic medicine and many other cultures.   This rather bland looking root packs a powerful punch as an indigestion treatment for a long list...
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  6. Use Caution with Self-Tanners

    Use Caution with Self-Tanners
    Most people know the health dangers of exposing the body to the UV rays from the sun or a tanning bed to get a sun tan. However, even self-tanning lotions are not entirely problem-free. We offer some useful self-tanning tips on which self-tanning products to choose and how to safely apply these chemicals to your skin.   The Dangers Associated...
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  7. Not ALL Vegetables are Beneficial for Osteoarthritis

    Not ALL Vegetables are Beneficial for Osteoarthritis
    A healthy body starts with healthy lifestyle choices like exercising daily, getting plenty of sleep, and consuming a nutritious diet.  When it comes to a healthy eating plan, most nutritionists recommend a diet containing lean proteins, low-fat dairy products, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and plenty of fruits and vegetables.  According to research however, people with osteoarthritis may want to use...
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  8. Delicious Detox: Foods that Nourish and Cleanse

    Delicious Detox: Foods that Nourish and Cleanse
    Toxins are an unfortunate, inevitable fact of life. We are exposed to toxins through the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink and the chemicals we use to print copies, wash our cars and disinfect our homes. Over time, toxic substances take a toll on our overall health and make us vulnerable to illness and serious...
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  9. The Key to Healthy Aging: Can White Tea Prevent Cancer?

    The Key to Healthy Aging: Can White Tea Prevent Cancer?
    Many people take low-dose aspirin, ibuprofen or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to promote healthy aging, as well as prevent cancer and heart disease. However, new research shows that white tea may have just as many cancer-prevention benefits without the harmful side effects of these over-the-counter drugs. Green tea has been widely hailed as an excellent health drink due to...
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  10. Green Supplements to Help Boost Your Afternoon Slump

    Green Supplements to Help Boost Your Afternoon Slump
    Are you tired of being tired? Check out these tips for successful fatigue treatment. Take a quick break from work every day and walk briskly around the block. This raises the cardiovascular system which in turn increases energy. Make sure you drink plenty of water during or after this exercise as dehydration in itself can cause exhaustion. Add a few...
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