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 …

Sleep Like a Baby Tonight!

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If you find yourself tossing and turning at night, you’re not alone. Turns out, America is one tired nation. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than one-third of Americans are not getting enough sleep on a regular basis. Adults aged 18-60 years old should be getting at least seven hours of sleep nightly to promote optimal health. What …

Healthy Blood Sugar

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When insulin—a hormone produced by the pancreas—operates properly, it allows blood sugar to enter cells and to be used for energy. This results in stable blood sugar levels. However, when this process is out of balance, blood sugar levels can spike and fall or build to unhealthy levels. While this blood sugar roller coaster can temporarily impact a person’s energy …