What You Need to Know About Collagen

April 6th, 2021

Have you noticed how many collagen-related products have flooded the market in recent years? Shampoos and conditioners, skin creams, supplements…it seems like everything contains collagen these days. You may be wondering…what’s the big deal? Is collagen really that special? The short answer is yes…and it just becomes more important as we age. What is collagen […]

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The Truth About Cholesterol

March 29th, 2021

Unless your primary care provider is particularly enlightened on the subject of cholesterol, there’s a good chance you’ve been told that “high cholesterol” is bad and puts you at an increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease. It’s also possible you’ve been told the easiest way to address “high cholesterol” is with cholesterol-lowering medications (usually a […]

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Solutions to Aging Skin

March 24th, 2021

Have you ever stopped to think about how amazing your skin is? Apart from being the largest organ your body has, it performs some very important functions, including: Helping to maintain optimal body temperature. Controlling moisture loss and fluid balance. Alerting you to danger by responding to pain. Protecting you from damaging UV rays. But […]

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Keep Your Microbiome Balanced with Probiotics

March 17th, 2021

Did you know your body is more than just a single organism? In fact, it’s actually somewhat of a community. A very complex community…made up of trillions of microorganisms. These microorganisms make up what’s called your microbiome. And keeping your microbiome balanced is critical to maintaining good health. Good vs. Bad Bacteria Bacteria in general […]

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Vitamin C – Not Just a Cold Remedy

March 9th, 2021

It’s still cold season…so you may be seeing a lot of advertising for products containing vitamin C these days. And based on those ads, you’d think that cold prevention is vitamin C’s whole story. But there’s much more to this nutrient than just cold prevention. In fact, it may be one of the most versatile […]

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Sleep After 40…What You Should Know

February 25th, 2021

Sleep is important. It restores your mind and your body. It supports your immune system and maintains your cardiovascular health. It even helps to regulate your appetite. But there can be problems with sleep…and if you’re in your forties or older there’s a good chance you’re experiencing those challenges first-hand. Sleep Issues and Aging For […]

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Keeping the Romance Alive

February 16th, 2021

A romantic dinner can show your spouse or significant other how special you think they are. Champagne, candlelight, and hormones can spice things up even more… That’s right…we said hormones. We know…the chemicals produced by your endocrine system aren’t generally front of mind when thinking about romance. But…they are exactly what’s needed to fan the […]

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Go with Your Gut

February 10th, 2021

Most of the time you probably refer to your gut in the metaphorical sense. As in “I went with my gut” or “I have a gut feeling about this”. Your actual gut, on the other hand, is comprised of your small and large intestines—and its health is critical for your health overall. Here’s what you […]

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Five Ways to Shake the Midwinter Blues

February 8th, 2021

The winter blahs. Seasonal depression. The post-holiday doldrums. Call it what you will…it’s a real thing. In fact, experts estimate that roughly 25% of our population will suffer from a seasonally-related mood condition this year. That can mean anything from feeling a little “down” all the way to full-blown clinical depression. The weeks after the […]

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The Essential Facts About Essential Amino Acids

January 27th, 2021

Amino acids are organic compounds that contain carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, and nitrogen…and they are the building blocks used to create protein molecules. Your body needs 20 different amino acids to maintain good health. These compounds are used in an array of bodily functions ranging from building lean muscle tissue to breaking down the food you […]

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