Supplement, Vitamins, & Wellness

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  1. Skin Health & Probiotics

    Skin Health & Probiotics
    Probiotics aren’t just for healthy digestion. They may also play a role in skin health, particularly when it comes to anti-aging and acne. Typically, skin conditions are treated topically with creams or lotions applied directly to the skin. But, probiotics help skin by addressing the root cause of many conditions- gut health. Probiotics are good-for-you bacteria available in dietary supplements...
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  2. Why You Don’t Need a Vegan Cleanse (Or Any Cleanse)

    Why You Don’t Need a Vegan Cleanse (Or Any Cleanse)
    Juice cleanses, vegan cleanses, detox cleanses. Various types of cleanses are extremely popular right now, as are the myriad of products you need to purchase to help your body detoxify. As a Registered Dietitian, it's hard not to just brush cleanses off as another unfounded nutrition trend. But, every year I see a new “detox” method popping up, so clearly...
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  3. Top Foods for Healthy Hair

    Top Foods for Healthy Hair
    In order for hair to grow thick and healthy, it needs a constant, nutrient-rich supply of blood to its follicles.   The best healthy hair diet includes adequate amounts of: 1. Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) 2. Zinc 3. B vitamins   Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) To ensure that you are getting enough EFAs in your diet, eat foods rich in...
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  4. Is Radiation Damage from CAT Scans & X-Rays Dangerous?

    Is Radiation Damage from CAT Scans & X-Rays Dangerous?
    CAT scans and x-rays are marvels of science and they stand as a way to help doctors literally look into the body to determine what problems may exist.  It should be clearly stated that CAT scans and x-rays truly are amazing tools that have served to save countless lives and aided doctors in treating millions of patients with everything from...
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  5. Do Doctors Take Supplements?

    Do Doctors Take Supplements?
    Logic dictates that the doctors who value supplements tend to recommend them to their patients, and take them. American author Upton Sinclair (1878-1968) was quoted as saying, “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”  Sinclair penned the influential novel The Jungle, which exposed horrific conditions in the U.S...
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  6. Superfood Supplements Support Weight Loss

    Superfood Supplements Support Weight Loss
    Green superfoods are especially helpful for maintaining proper pH balance in the body. Four of the most important green superfoods are spirulina, chlorella, wheatgrass and barley grass. Keep it all in balance with green superfood supplements so you can enjoy peak performance every single day. Alkaline diets are important because they allow our bodies to achieve a balance that supports...
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  7. Fruits & Vegetables Fight Depression

    Fruits & Vegetables Fight Depression
    Your mood and your food are more closely related than you realize and you never outgrow the need for proper nutrition. Studies have shown a healthy diet that includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables can have a significant positive impact on your mental health at all stages of your life. The benefits of fruits and vegetables are well-documented. They...
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  8. Energy Supplements for Runners

    Energy Supplements for Runners
    Green superfood powder supplements can provide energy supplements for runners. Running is a very intensive activity and it no doubt has a range of health benefits when done in moderation. It comes as no surprise that running, whether a sprint or long distance, consumes a good deal of calories. If you are a runner or are looking to take up...
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  9. Recipes to Fight Breast Cancer

    Recipes to Fight Breast Cancer
    To help reduce your risk of breast cancer, be sure to load up on Brassica-rich veggies such as broccoli, bok choy, kale, cauliflower, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts. Below are easy ways to prepare a few of these vegetables and help offset your estrogen dominance, and hopefully decrease your risk for breast cancer. Recipes to Fight Breast Cancer:   Baked Brussels...
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  10. Best Brain Foods for Brain Function

    Best Brain Foods for Brain Function
    Food and certain supplements literally fuel your brain. Without good nutrition, your brain cannot function properly. Eating a steady diet of steak, potato chips, and ice cream would not give you nearly the mental boost that organic fruits, vegetables, and whole grains would. So, when at the grocery or health food store, try to select foods that would have a...
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