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 …

Healthy Hemp

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Cannabis sativa. Rarely has a botanical had such a controversial reputation. Once the drug of choice for a generation, researchers are now looking into the medicinal potential of the herb’s other phytocompounds. But, while a growing number of states are legalizing the controlled use of marijuana, helping its dubious status go up in smoke, there’s still a lot of confusion …

Boost Your Brain Power

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Maybe you’ve gone into the kitchen and don’t remember why, or you can’t recall a familiar name during a conversation. You may have even missed an appointment because it slipped your mind. Memory lapses can occur at any age, especially with our nonstop, overcommitted lifestyles. But as baby boomers start passing their 60th birthday, many become concerned that their minds …

Confused by Curcumin?

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If you’re hip to the natural health scene, you know that curcumin is a must-have for the prevention of nearly every health ailment under the sun—especially some of the big ones, like cancer and dementia. Many health advocates tout it as one of the greatest natural medicines available. But with close to 100 different curcumin products on the market, where …

Respiratory Tract Remedies

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Breathing. It’s something we usually do about 20,000 times each day. We hardly give our breath a second thought—until an irritation causes us to struggle for that next breath. Difficulty breathing can be triggered by asthma—the number one reason kids and teens miss school on a regular basis—or bronchitis, from environmental factors like pollution, or from a common cold or …

The Busy Family’s Priority: Sleep!

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If you ask a busy person about their priorities, you’re likely to hear things like—an education, eating healthy, and family time. At the core of those desires for the good things in life is something that can be taken for granted until its consistency starts to unravel—sleep! Consistent, nourishing sleep sets everyone up for good days, wiser decisions, clear thinking, …

Comfrey to the Rescue

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Lazy afternoons by the pool, fun-filled weekends at the cabin, starlit campfires with family and friends—when beautiful weather hits, you jump in with both feet. But idyllic summer settings aren’t without their risk of mishaps, which is why you should always have comfrey cream on hand. From scraped knees to broken bones, comfrey helps heal injuries in no time. Magical …