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  1. Best Probiotics for Women

    Best Probiotics for Women
    Gut health and the study of the microbiome, the bacteria that live on our bodies, is a hot topic in nutrition and health right now. Some of this interest started with the Human Microbiome Project that set out to categorize the types of microbes that colonize the human body and how they influence our health. From there an understanding grew...
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  2. Alzheimer’s and Astaxanthin

    Alzheimer’s and Astaxanthin
    It’s no secret that changes in health are a part of getting older, especially when it comes to your brain. With the growing aging population and increase in neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, you might be wondering how to keep your brain healthy. Research shows that physical activity and a nutritious diet are important for the brain, but other natural therapies...
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  3. How to Stop Hair Breakage

    How to Stop Hair Breakage
    Everyone experiences changes in their hair sometimes, often in the form of hair becoming thinner, drier, and breaking more easily. The good news is that you don’t just have to live with damaged hair. Below are some of the best ways to stop hair breakage. Johna Elgie, CEO of IVL, and avid user of Collagen 24/7 Protein. Stop Damaging Your...
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  4. Does Red Meat Cause High Cholesterol?

    Does Red Meat Cause High Cholesterol?
    You’re probably aware that dietary cholesterol is a hot topic in the nutrition world. There are new studies frequently coming out about the connections between food, cholesterol, and health conditions like heart disease. Over the years, studies have found some associations between eating red meat - like beef, pork, and lamb - and an increased risk for developing high cholesterol...
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  5. Best Vitamins for Vision and Eyesight

    Best Vitamins for Vision and Eyesight
    Good nutrition is important for overall health, but also for your eyes to perform at their best. Certain vitamins can help improve your vision as well as prevent eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. Here are some of the most important vitamins for your eyes and why you need them. Vitamin A Vitamin A...
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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