Making Sense of Methylation

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Have you ever wondered why things like diet, exercise, and your stress levels determine your health status and how you age? Turns out that the secret sauce to aging well lies in something called methylation—a genetic switch that can turn your genes on and off. Depending on the gene, this can either support good health or it can contribute to …

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 …

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 …

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, …

Best Supplements for Women

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Today’s woman has access to an incredible amount of cutting-edge research on the nutrients that can help support a thriving, healthy life. Here are five stellar choices for anyone who puts good health at the top of her “to-do” list. Sea Buckthorn Sea Buckthorn is a berry that has been used medicinally for thousands of years. Known to benefit various …

Breaking Bad

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Don’t fall victim to osteoporosis Most people think of osteoporosis as an old woman’s disease. Marked by hip fractures and the distinctive “dowager’s hump,” the statistics for osteoporosis are truly astounding. According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, osteoporosis affects one in three women and one in five men over the age of 50. And it just becomes more serious with …

Magnificent Magnesium

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It’s tough to overestimate just how much we need magnesium. In fact, this important mineral plays a key role in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body. But there’s a good chance you’re not getting enough magnesium from your diet alone—and that makes supplementation essential. Fast Facts Up to 80 percent of the population may be magnesium deficient. This critical …

Power Down Pain

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Herbal helpers to ease the “ouch” Whether it’s a headache, sore muscles, or stiff, achy joints, when pain strikes, life suddenly seems to stop. So you may reach for an aspirin, or maybe some ibuprofen or naproxen. But, while over-the-counter and prescription pain relievers can temporarily interrupt pain, most come with undesirable, even dangerous, side effects—and some may actually worsen …