Have you ever experienced Herxheimer reactions? It may have happened when you were on a strong dose of antibiotics. Flu-like symptoms like fatigue, headache, body aches, joint and muscle pain, nausea, chills, sweating, brain fog or general malaise suddenly overtake you. It is an uncomfortable occurrence. Why does this happen? As fungus and bacteria cells […]
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What Is Moringa and Why Should I Take It?
You may have read headlines comparing moringa to a miracle tree or labeling it as the newest superfood and wondered, “Should I give it a try?” Same here. So I figured if I was going to educate myself about it, why not take you along on my fact-findingÂ journey? (more…)
What Is Ayurvedic Medicine & How Can Ayurveda Benefit Me?
In the face of the growing frustration with the state of healthcare in the United States, more citizens are educating themselves and turning to more holistic practitioners and approaches for health and wellness. One example of this is the steadily growing interest in ayurvedic medicine here in our country. Since you’re likely to be hearing […]
What Are Adaptogens and How Can They Support My Health?
Do you feel stressed, anxious and tired a majority of the time? This state of chronic “distress” has become common for people today. It seems that with hectic schedules, there’s no time to eat well, exercise regularly or sleep enough, and it’s taking a toll! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that […]
Calcium and Magnesium Together
Does it surprise you to read that nutritional medicine experts have long warned that “people who supplement with calcium should also take adequate amounts of magnesium?” In fact, “assuming that excess calcium intake without regards to magnesium intake may increase heart attack and stroke risk,” warns Life Extension. Our health depends on the rightÂ balance of […]
What Is the Human Microbiome and How Is It Tied to Obesity?
Does it bother you to think about the fact that you have trillions of bacteria living in and on your body right now? If you’ve ever seen some of them under a microscope, the thought probably just sent shivers down your spine. But, it’s true! In fact, it is estimated that the average man has […]
The Whey Protein Controversy
Have you heard that whey protein is harmful? That it contributes to weight gain? That it contains harmful hormones and heavy metals? That it promotes insulin release? These messages leave many of us wondering, “Is whey protein really healthy?” (more…)
Tips on Proper Sunscreen Usage
Many of us rely on sunscreen to protect our skin from burns, cancer, and premature aging, but a good number of people may not be getting the expected benefits. Why? Because sunscreen won’t work as it should if you don’t use it properly! When to Use Sunscreen The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends, “Anyone over […]
How Aging Affects Our Eyes and What We Can Do About It
Typically, when we think about aging, stiff muscles, swollen joints, and wrinkled skin come to mind. But age can take a toll on our eyes, too â not only impairing our vision, but also causing blindness. Let’s take a look at some of these ocular challenges. The Most Common Age-Related Eye Issues “Older” (40+) adults […]
Liposomal. Lypo-Spheric. What do they mean?
You may have heard the terms liposomal and Lypo-Sphericâ¢ mentioned in conversations or seen them referenced on websites related to dietary supplements and thought: “What??”Â Well, we’re going to answer that question for you here! These words are somewhat common today thanks to the work of scientists in addressingÂ an important biological problem: some nutrients from our […]