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Do You Experience Spring Fatigue?

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When the days get longer, the body increases the production of the happiness chemical serotonin. At the same time, levels of hormones more active during the winter are still elevated. This hormonal change is thought to contribute to tiredness. In addition, as a reaction to raising temperatures, the blood vessels in the body can dilate, […]

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Safely Boost Your Energy Reserves

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By Margaret Powell   Tired of being tired all the time? Aging people often suffer from diminished energy and persistent tiredness.1 But contrary to popular belief, mental and physical fatigue are not always natural products of growing older. The causes of fatigue can be difficult to pinpoint—and therefore, challenging to treat. As a result, many people reach for stimulants, […]

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Vitamin D May Support Weight Loss

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Maylin Rodriguez-Paez RN A growing number of Europeans are overweight. Given that obesity is linked to multiple health risks, something obviously needs to change. Can supplementing with Vitamin D possibly help counter this growing epidemic? According to a group of Italian scientists, the answer may be yes. Their preliminary research was presented at the 2015 […]

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Why “One Size Fits All” Doesn’t Work for Nutrition

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Sandy Cardy (CPA, CA, CFP)   Why We Need Vitamins and Minerals Vitamins are organic compounds needed in the body. These are micronutrients that are essential to life. We only need vitamins in relatively small amounts (as compared to macronutrients such as carbs, proteins, and fat), but they are incredibly important due to their roles […]

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All About Vitamin E

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Vitamin E is part of a large family composed of tocopherols and tocotrienols. While alpha-tocopherol is officially recognized as E vitamin, it occurs as alpha, beta, gamma, delta tocopherol, and alpha, beta, gamma, delta tocotrienol. This vitamin plays a number of roles in the body, but its function as an antioxidant is the most well known. […]

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How Carnosine Protects Against Age-Related Disease

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By Edward R. Rosick, DO, MPH, MS Proteins are the building blocks of life. Comprising amino acid chains, proteins serve both structural and functional roles within the human body. Structural proteins such as collagen give support to bones, tendons, and skin, while functional proteins known as enzymes catalyze life-sustaining biochemical reactions throughout the body. As […]

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Glutathione: How to Boost Your Levels of this Critical Antioxidant

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Stewart Lonky, M.D. Have you ever heard of glutathione? If not, I’d suggest you educate yourself on this important antioxidant. This natural antioxidant is protective from damage and regulates many important functions, including cell proliferation. It is, in fact, our cells’ most abundant antioxidant. Glutathione also assists in the synthesis of genetic material and proteins and activates gene […]

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