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 widely used and important supplement ingredients. Vitamin: Biotin What it is: Biotin is a member of the B vitamin family, and sometimes referred to as vitamin B7 or vitamin H. Where it …

Heartburn and GERD

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Most people will experience heartburn at some point in their life. For an estimated 15 to 30 percent of Americans, frequent bouts of heartburn can actually be a sign of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a more serious condition that occurs when stomach acid repeatedly washes up into the delicate structures of the esophagus and causes damage. Although TV commercials steer …

Back Trouble

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Back pain can make life downright miserable. It disrupts work, play, and rest, and it can be extremely difficult to live with. Unfortunately, this nefarious ailment strikes nearly everyone in some form or another, with 40 million Americans visiting a doctor for back pain each year. That’s because a lot can go wrong with this important body part, and a …

Decode Your Supplements

Good Health Lifestyles Herbal Helpers

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 widely used and important supplemental ingredients. Vitamin: B6 What it is: Vitamin B6 is available in a variety of forms from food, including pyridoxine, pyridoxal 5’-phosphate, and pyridoxamine. Where it comes from: …

A New Ginseng Revival

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Some herbs are so commonplace in our vocabulary that we often take their full potential for granted. Ginseng falls into this camp—but with added confusion because there are so many varieties available, including white and red ginseng, American ginseng, Japanese ginseng, and Chinese ginseng. Unlike the other forms of ginseng, both white and red ginseng are of the species Panax ginseng. White ginseng …

Healthy Joints

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Joint pain is exhausting, but it can go beyond simply dealing with the discomfort in the joints themselves. Joint pain can also cause fatigue, brain fog, and poor sleep. But with the right approach, you can lessen or avoid joint pain with single supplements. Better yet, choose formulas that combine proven ingredients to address joint health—all without dangerous side effects. …

Nature’s Breast Cancer Defenders

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Taking proper steps to prevent breast cancer is important for everyone, not just people who are aware of it because it “runs in the family.” In fact, while many people are still under the assumption that breast cancer is largely a genetic disease, research suggests that this is hardly the case. Statistics show that approximately 85 percent of all people …

Decode Your Supplements

Good Health Lifestyles Herbal Helpers

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 E What it is: Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin, and technically the name for a full set of …

Decode Your Supplements

Good Health Lifestyles Herbal Helpers

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: D3 What it is: Vitamin D3, or cholecalciferol, is one of two forms of vitamin D. Where it comes from: …

Fight Fatigue!

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Fatigue. Even the word sounds tired and worn down. Whether your fatigue is chronic or just enough to upset day-to-day activities, it can diminish the desire to live life to the fullest. Different from the tiredness you feel after an occasional late night, fatigue can last for days or even weeks. A 2017 National Safety Council survey found that 97 percent …