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

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

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: 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 …

Surviving Those Midlife Complexion Conundrums

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Skin-friendly supplements when adult acne and wrinkles strike Complexion emergencies were bad enough when you were in high school, but adult acne AND wrinkles?! Just one of those issues can be distressing, but both at once can really start to affect your confidence. Those early signs of aging—fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes and mouth—can feel like neon-sign reminders …

Say Good-Bye to Seasonal Allergies

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If you suffer from seasonal allergies, this time of year isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. In fact, late spring and early summer can be downright miserable for those sensitive to pollen, grass, mold, and ragweed. These common allergens invade nasal passages and the respiratory tract, triggering inflammation, watery eyes, runny noses, headaches, and many other uncomfortable symptoms. Many seasonal allergy …

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: K2 What it is: Vitamin K2, or menaquinone, is one of two forms of vitamin K. Where it comes from: Vitamin …

Inflammation Interventions

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When working properly, inflammation is part of the body’s immune process, helping to heal injuries and fight off pathogens. But if you have too much of a good thing—which is what happens when there is excessive or chronic inflammation—a destructive cycle of damage occurs that has been linked to nearly every disease. The good news? There are powerful, clinically proven …