Decode Your Supplements

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Your favorite health food store has plenty of supplements. But trying to figure out which nutrient is the best—decoding them—can be tricky. Here is a codebook for three of the most widely used and most important natural ingredients.   Vitamin: Vitamin C What it is: Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, and is mostly associated with boosting the immune system. …

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What’s buzzy in the world of natural health Toilets Get Smart…And Other Techy Trends The technology sector continues to disrupt healthcare as we know it. From “smart toilets” that have the ability to analyze your urine and stool for nutrient deficiencies, to refrigerators designed to entice you to choose healthy carrots over calorie-laden cheesecake, 2020 will be another year of …

How Sweet it Isn’t

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Sugar. Just reading the word can cause a reaction. Even though the headlines continually tell us that sugar is bad for us, we keep eating the sweet stuff—consuming an average of 140 pounds per person per year—18 percent of the average American diet. To give you a clearer picture, many people eat their weight in sugar each year! While we …

Clean Eating – A Fresh Start

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Our food supply has changed dramatically in modern times. In the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Loren Cordain, father of the modern Paleo diet, and fellow researchers discuss how today’s Americans eat differently from our ancestors. “Although dairy products, cereals, refined sugars, refined vegetable oils, and alcohol make up 72.1 percent of the total daily energy consumed by all people …

Hot Topics – Diets

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Yes, diet is a four-letter word, but then so is food. So, what’s hot right now and what’s working? Here’s a brief overview of the top-tier diets. Ketogenic Diet Here’s a way of eating that has gained so much popularity, it’s known among its followers as simply “keto.” Here are the basic tenants: Eat mostly healthy fats—up to 75 percent …

Supplement Savvy—a Vet’s Perspective

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You’re probably a fan of supplements and the difference they make in your life. But what about supplements for your dog? These three tips will help you cut through the clutter when it comes to supplements for your pet. Tip One: Holistic Vets Receive More Supplement Education. Like many medical doctors, not all veterinarians receive training on the benefits that natural …

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What’s buzzy in the world of natural health   Monk Fruit Has a Moment As the ketogenic diet continues to rise in popularity among Americans, more people are adding sugar to their “forbidden foods” lists. But for those keto followers with an insatiable sweet tooth, safe, natural sweeteners are in high demand. While stevia and xylitol have been hogging the …

Eat. Real. Food.

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Take a wander through your local supermarket. Likely you’ll see carts filled with processed foods oozing with unpronounceable chemicals, additives, GMOs, and preservatives. From cereals to sodas, the All-American Diet is overflowing with nutritionally bankrupt faux foods that may taste good, but are certainly not doing your health any favors. Thankfully, there’s a movement sweeping across the country that embraces …

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5 summer-smart strategies to keep your pet safe As we head into the “dog days of summer,” it’s important to remember that the choices you make for your dog can have a significant impact on his or her well-being and comfort level. Here are five summertime specifics that can keep your pup safe and cool all season long. 1) Other …