A Balancing Act

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Do you ever feel like your hormones run your life? From PMS to menopause, they can affect everything from your mood to your weight to your cardiovascular health. But when your hormones are out of balance, they can make you feel out of control while triggering an annoyingly long list of uncomfortable symptoms. This lack of balance occurs when estrogen …

3 Natural Strategies for Healthy Blood Pressure

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Most people don’t think about their blood pressure until it’s too late, but that can be a deadly mistake. High blood pressure, technically known as hypertension, can hurt your health before you even know you have it. In fact, your first symptom could be a heart attack or stroke. That’s why high blood pressure is often known as the “silent …

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 …

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 widely used and important supplemental ingredients.   Vitamin: B6 (Pyridoxamine) What it is: There are various forms of Vitamin B6, including pyridoxine, pyridoxal-5-phosphate, and pyridoxamine. Where it comes …

Achieve Healthy Cholesterol Levels

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The 411 on cholesterol is this—you need it to live. Here’s why: Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that plays a key role in the production of important hormones, like vitamin D, as well as feel-good neurotransmitters in the brain like serotonin and dopamine. It also helps create substances in the body that break down and digest foods properly. Healthy …

Keep the Beat

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Your heart is perhaps the hardest working organ in your body and it’s the centerpiece of your cardiovascular system. And yet, one in every four American adults suffers from some type of cardiovascular disease. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to avoid becoming one of these statistics. Adopting a whole foods diet filled with fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, …

Balance Your Blood Sugar

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Here’s a sobering statistic: approximately 1 in every 10 Americans is living with diabetes. Among those, 95 percent have type 2 diabetes. If that doesn’t grab your attention, how about this? While type 2 diabetes used to be known as adult-onset diabetes because it primarily affected people over the age of 45, it’s now affecting a significant number of children. …

Prevent Glaucoma Naturally

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Sight is one of our most valuable senses. Not only does it allow us to experience the physical beauty of the world around us, it also plays a major role in keeping our bodies safe from harm. Unfortunately, aging, poor dietary habits, and other factors can wreak havoc on our eyes, causing a number of possible issues, including cataracts, macular …

Powerful Prevention with Grape Seed Extract

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Nature’s answer to free-radical damage Current statistics on cancer are staggering. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 4,800 new cases of cancer will be identified each day in 2019. The chance of a person being diagnosed in their lifetime is now 1 in 3. The questions beg to be asked: Why is this devastating disease so widespread? And …

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 …