It’s Back-to-School Bug Season

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Back to school often means a trip back to the doctor for kids and their parents. Your little germ magnets get exposed to coughs, colds, sore throats, and sniffles. They trade viruses faster than Pokémon cards, so ailments spread swiftly through the young crowd. Kids rarely make the hand washing all-star team, they stick toys in their mouths, and they …

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 …

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 …

Andrographis for Optimal Health

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Let’s be real: should you trust a supplement that touts itself as an “all-in-one health solution,” boasting everything from the ability to protect your cardiovascular system to relieving the symptoms of the common cold? Surprisingly, the answer is yes—at least when that supplement is andrographis. Andrographis may be the most powerful botanical you’ve never heard of. Though it’s been a …

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The Ayurvedic Miracle of Andrographis

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The Study: Andrographolide, a diterpene lactone from Andrographis paniculata and its therapeutic promises in cancer. The diterpene lactone andrographolide, isolated from Andrographis paniculata, has been proven to possess several important protective biological activities, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, antiseptic, antimicrobial, cytotoxic, hypolipidemic, cardioprotective, hepatoprotective, and neuroprotective effects. In addition, it has been reported to play a therapeutic role in the treatment …

5 Tips for a Healthy School Year

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From the school bus to the classroom to the soccer field, your kids encounter more germs than you can imagine on a daily basis. It’s no wonder that keeping them healthy during the school year can feel like an impossible task!  Luckily, these time-tested tips and tricks can help you keep your kids in tip-top form so they can continue …

Fall into Wellness

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Give your immune system a lift this season with these 5 powerful nutrients! For many, fall is the busiest time of the year—the kids go back to school, the demands of work pick up, and the holidays loom as the end of the year approaches. And with so much going on, it’s easy to let bad habits take over. Skimping …