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Meet the 5 Antioxidants You Need for Optimal Health

Posted October 13, 2013

Although there are hundreds of naturally occurring antioxidants, five in particular work together in a unique relationship to support and strengthen the entire antioxidant system. These antioxidants, called network antioxidants, include lipoic acid, vitamins C and E, CoQ10 and, the mother of all antioxidants, glutathione.

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5 Easy Ways to Optimize Your Nutrition

Posted August 1, 2013

Food is your best source of nutrition, of course. But most of us eat a heavily processed modern diet, which doesn’t deliver an optimal level of nutrients. Why not? Let’s do the nutritional math.

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Five must-have herbs for healing your body and mind

Posted July 7, 2013

Mental health and physical health are so closely intertwined that properly addressing the ailments identified in one often requires also addressing potentially unidentified ailments in the other. In many cases, the most effective way to restore optimal health to both body and mind is to supplement with adaptogenic and other herbs that help balance both systems simultaneously and naturally, without causing harmful side-effects.

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Do You Suffer From Adrenal Fatigue?: 10 Ways to Optimize Your Adrenal Function

Posted June 6, 2013

Our stress-fighting adrenal glands, which sit atop the kidneys, are actually two different glands in one. The center of the gland (adrenal medulla) manufactures adrenaline (epinephrine). The outer part of the gland (adrenal cortex) makes several hormones called corticosteroids.

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6 Easy Ways to Optimize Your Brain

Posted May 23, 2013

Conventional medicine usually takes the approach of treating disease — creating names and descriptions for thousands of different diseases, and then declaring “war” on them with drugs and surgeries (which often create a lot of “collateral damage,” to use another war-related term). But the war on illness doesn’t work. And as a result, year by year, Americans are getting sicker and sicker!

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Seven Power-Packed Foods for Optimum Health

Posted February 10, 2013

A lot has been said about influence of diet on weight management. However, it is important to create awareness about the ‘right’ way of consuming food. Starving for weeks and living on liquid diets cannot make you healthy and slim. In fact, a starved body deprived of nutrients from dietary sources starts taking in nutrition from the stored essential elements in the body.

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Top 5 supplements for optimal health

Posted August 6, 2012

When it comes to getting all the nutrients you need, few diets provide adequate amounts of every single vitamin, mineral and antioxidant necessary for optimal health. Even if your diet is so-called “perfect,” many other factors contribute to the absorption of these vital nutrients. That is why, despite all the debate, supplements are an essential part of a healthy lifestyle and balanced diet.

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Orange Juice May Help Support Intake of Certain Underconsumed Nutrients in Children

Posted April 30, 2012

Orange juice may do more for children’s diet and overall health than you think, according to results of a recently published study in Nutrition Research. Data from this study suggest children (ages 2-18 years) who drink 100 percent orange juice tend to have improved nutrient adequacy and diet quality, as well as certain diet and health parameters. Additionally, the research suggested that consumption of 100 percent orange juice was not associated with overweight or obesity in children.

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