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How to Manage Inflammation by Eating the Right Foods

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By Michael A. Smith, MD Chronic inflammation is the “common denominator” of age-related disease. Now you’re probably familiar with inflammation on the surface of your body as local redness, heat, swelling and pain. But what you may not know is this: Inflammation also happens on the inside of your body, and this is where it can be […]

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Protecting Against Sunburn from the Inside Out

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Excessive sun exposure burns your skin and leads to premature skin aging, which means more wrinkles, discolorations, and risks. Topical sunscreens still remain the popular choice among consumers, but did you know there’s also an oral solution for protecting your skin? There is, and it’s called Polypodium leucotomos.   Oral Protection with Polypodium Leucotomos A […]

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Brain-Restoring Impact of Magnesium L-Threonate

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By Susan Goldschein MIT researchers discovered and patented magnesium L-threonate based on its unique ability to boost brain levels of magnesium. Rapid absorption and ability to enter the brain enables this magnesium to structurally reverse certain aspects of brain aging.1-4 A recent human study demonstrates the benefits of magnesium L-threonate in adults with cognitive dysfunction, […]

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A Good Multivitamin: The Foundation of Your Supplements’ Regimen

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Enhancing your diet with nutritional supplements will get you closer to optimal health then diet and exercise alone. But why, exactly, is this the case? Because the food we eat, even if fresh, local and organic, does not have the same nutritional value as it used to. Simply put, currently the soil is poor and […]

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Exploring the Health Benefits of Lipoic Acid

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By Michael A. Smith, MD   Widely known as a potent and effective antioxidant, lipoic acid demonstrates a multitude of health benefits directly related to its chemical structure. While most antioxidants are either water-loving or fat-loving, this compound is actually both. Unlike vitamins C and E, which are confined to water and fat environments respectively, lipoic […]

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Weight Loss Foods – Are all calories created equal?

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by Maylin Rodriguez-Paez, RN   Are all calories created equal? That’s the question scientists have been debating for years. The idea of calories in, minus calories out, has been the basic premise of most weight loss programs. While this basic equation is true, some foods may actually defy that logic. Below, we’ll go over some foods […]

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B vitamins – Why are they so important?

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Thought initially to be a single compound, it is now known that vitamin B is, in fact, several different vitamins. Many B vitamins are used in the body individually or in combination with enzymes to help release energy from carbohydrates, fat, and protein. B vitamin coenzymes are crucial to the metabolic pathways that generate the […]

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B vitamins – Why are they so important?

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Thought initially to be a single compound, it is now known that vitamin B is, in fact, several different vitamins. Many B vitamins are used in the body individually or in combination with enzymes to help release energy from carbohydrates, fat, and protein. B vitamin coenzymes are crucial to the metabolic pathways that generate the […]

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