Keep Fido Flexible!

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What’s better than playtime with a puppy? In addition to boundless energy, dogs seem to be made of springs with a capacity to jump in every direction. Somewhere along the way, as your pup grows up, their flexibility changes. Being aware of how you can help your dog stay flexible can give them added comfort and mobility through the years. …

Mobility is a Joint Venture

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I’ve been a gym rat for the last 30 years, and have even competed in a few bodybuilding contests along the way. Over the last two years, however, I’ve noticed some pain and swelling in my right knee that came and went, but never completely went away. Kicking and screaming, I finally gave in and had x-rays taken. Yep, I …

The Herbal Edge for Weight-Loss Success

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Feel like you’ve heard it all when it comes to the battle of the bulge? Here’s cutting-edge news on herbals and nutrients that can help you win the fight for healthy weight loss. Read on to see how grape seed extract, ginger, berberine, and the right fiber can help you shed those stubborn pounds. Grape Seed Extract Excess abdominal fat—when you …

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. …

Hot Topics

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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 …