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  1. Collagen and Joint Pain

    Collagen and Joint Pain
    A 2018 study found that arthritis impacts 91.2 million adults in the United States.1 Over 100 different conditions cause joint pain, but the most common conditions include osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. There are many lifestyle triggers for these conditions, but they all boil down to a loss of cartilage between bones. Because cartilage is primarily made up of a protein...
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  2. Managing Joint Pain with Omega 3s

    Managing Joint Pain with Omega 3s
    As with many health-related concerns, optimal nutrition is one of the best ways to help manage joint pain. Some of the most effective nutrients for painful joints are omega 3 fatty acids. What Are Omega 3s? Omega 3s are a group of fatty acids that play important roles in the functioning of your body. They’re essential, meaning that the body...
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Why Doctors Do Not Prescribe Natural Alternatives

    Why Doctors Do Not Prescribe Natural Alternatives
    A new study published in the Health Services Research journal shows that physicians and nurses are more likely to turn to alternative and complementary medicine than the general public, when treating themselves. This is strangely at odds with the fact that few doctors will prescribe or recommend natural health products to their patients. We look at the reasons why.  ...
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  8. 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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  9. Why Antioxidants Are So Important

    Why Antioxidants Are So Important
    First, it is important to understand that antioxidants are your friends.  Antioxidants work to repair the natural damage that occurs throughout the body.  The process of oxidation is necessary for life and occurs naturally.  Yet, it also causes cell damage. Cell damage, not surprisingly, can lead to aging across the board.  Luckily, nature has devised a way to keep you...
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  10. Poor Sleep and Fibromyalgia

    Poor Sleep and Fibromyalgia
    Many people who suffer from fibromyalgia also suffer from problems related to sleep.  The symptoms associated with fibromyalgia are such that it comes as no real surprise that those suffering from this condition could have difficulty getting solid rest.  Aches and pains, tingling sensations, headaches, fatigue, joint stiffness, depression as well as bladder and bowel issues and these are only...
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