Lock in Winter Wellness

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Have you ever noticed that some people are always healthy and energetic while others seem to catch every little bug that’s floating around, especially during the winter months? No matter where you fall on the wellness spectrum, the inevitable cold or flu can strike, often without warning. Fortunately, a robust immune system can deal with the constant barrage of bacteria …

What You Need to Know About Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

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Your liver is one of the hardest-working organs in your body. In a world filled with toxins, the liver’s main job is to break down the contaminants that come your way and get them ready to be escorted out of the body. But your liver also digests fats, regulates energy, and stores nutrients. It’s such a multi-tasking organ that you …

Nootropics

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What is a nootropic? According to the dictionary, it’s a substance that enhances cognition and memory and facilitates learning. Everyone would sign up for that! Here are some of the stars of supplemental nootropics that you can count on to boost cognition, memory, focus, creativity, and motivation. Andrographis Used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine, andrographis fosters homeostasis—the state of maintaining …

Mind Matters

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The prospect of developing Alzheimer’s disease is perhaps the most frightening possibility to aging people. Yet, it’s a reality for more than six million Americans. And, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, that number is projected to rise to approximately 13 million by the year 2050. Fortunately, there are steps you can take now to reduce the odds that you’ll be …

Andrographis and Melatonin Promote Autophagy

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The Study Abstract: Zhao Y, Wang C, Goel A. A combined treatment with melatonin and andrographis promotes autophagy and anti-cancer activity in colorectal cancer. Carcinogenesis. 2022 Jan 28:bgac008. doi: 10.1093/carcin/bgac008. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35089340. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most frequent malignancies worldwide and remains one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the United …

3 Proactive Tips to Stay Healthy During Travel

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It’s no secret that traveling can increase your risk of getting sick. But even though you might not be able to avoid every infectious pathogen while you’re on vacation or a business trip, you can lower the odds of becoming ill. Read on for three proactive strategies to prepare your immune system for maximum protection during your trip before you …

Stress Less!

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Your life is full of stressors that are often impossible to avoid. From work deadlines to that pile of bills to your endless to-do list, it’s no wonder you feel stressed out much of the time. You might have trouble sleeping, find it difficult to focus, or suffer from recurring digestive issues. That’s because non-stop stress can take a toll …

Antioxidants You Need Now

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Antioxidants. It’s a word often thrown around in health circles, but do you really know what an antioxidant is and what it does? In a nutshell, an antioxidant is a molecule that can neutralize harmful atoms called free radicals that can lead to oxidative stress and damage cells. Over time, high levels of free radicals can contribute to illness and …

Cold and Flu Prevention and Relief

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In the United States alone, viruses account for more than 1 billion colds every year. And up to 20 percent of Americans also get the flu. These viruses replicate in the body and can take over—unless they’re stopped or prevented. Attacking these illnesses isn’t just about vitamin C anymore and it’s no longer just a seasonal concern. Here are some …

Knock Out Upper Respiratory Infections

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If you’re sick of succumbing to upper respiratory infections and tired of fearing the flu, you’re not alone. On the cold front, adults usually suffer from two or three colds every year—and kids can cycle through as many as eight colds annually. That tallies to more than 750 million colds each year. The flu typically infects on average 35 million …