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by Although we generally associate vitamin deficiency with third world countries, the reality is that this is a more common problem in developed nations than most people realize. We may not experience this problem with the same frequency or severity as, say, poor parts of India, South America and Africa but the problem is often found in the US, especially among the poor, the homeless, the elderly, and...
by Wellness Tip: With today's hurried lifestyles, people often fail to eat enough real nutrient dense food. The reality is that most of us are living with micronutrient deficiencies and imbalances which lead to a myriad of health issues. Even if you do eat reasonably well, you can still struggle to get the nutrients you need from anything grown in modern day nutrient depleted soils. Taking supplements...
by Body inflammation gets a lot of bad press, but these stories refer to chronic or excessive inflammation that causes health problems. There is also a good type of inflammation that occurs when a strong immune system responds therapeutically to an illness or injury. Beneficial inflammation is a survival tool the healthy immune system uses to differentiate a harmless substance from a harmful one called...
by 2015 is here, folks, and with it comes another opportunity to fulfill your New Year's resolutions. Perhaps one of those resolutions is to get in better shape, but worries about cost, time and convenience are holding you back. Fear not, getting in shape these days is easier and more affordable than ever! Whether you like the idea of exercising at a gym, or if you would prefer to get in shape outdoors...
by Okay, I like an evening glass of good red wine or the occasional martini, so you have to know I got a kick about writing this title. But alas, that's not what this article is about. No, this article is about something else entirely… actually it's about something that I have to admit I thought I'd be kicking and screaming before I would agree to drink this stuff. Just so you know where I'm coming from:...
by When you think of the word "war," what comes to mind? Doesn't it involve 2 or more entities confronting each other over some differences of opinion or possessions? While the tools and the motivation behind all wars may differ, one thing is always expected or understood: the goal is to win. Since the so-called "war on cancer" was launched in 1971, many things have taken place, including the investment...
by You can't be your healthiest and live life to the fullest when you wake up anxious and under pressure to meet non-stop deadlines, responding to piles of messages and juggle work and family obligations. It can leave anyone stressed out. Stress is one of the biggest factors to our health, yet for most people, managing our business and personal obligations in a way that leaves us healthy and productive...
by There are many reasons you should purchase organic products at the grocery store. Foods with a USDA Organic label are not grown with chemical pesticides, genetically modified or treated with sewage or petroleum-based pesticides. We have the best intentions at the grocery store, but ultimately it comes down to a question of cost. Many families cannot afford to purchase all organic produce. However,...
by Dear James, I have diabetes and I really need to lose some weight, workout more, as well as decrease my intake of a lot of things that aren't good for a diabetic such as sodas and chips. How do I stay motivated, when I only work out two days a week, and sometimes not at all? It's like my mind can't stay truly focused on that because of my career situation which is being without a job now for almost...
by You walk down an aisle in the huge supermarket that stocks just about everything imaginable. Your cart already contains food, about which you feel virtuous because you conscientiously read labels to avoid unhealthy additives. Spying a shampoo brand you saw in a TV ad, you drop the plastic bottle into your cart. The same brand of hair conditioner gets snapped up next. Further along, toothpastes are...