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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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Are You Sure You’re Getting Enough Protein?

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The abundance of protein here in the West is something that many of us take for granted. So how can you be sure that you’re getting enough protein yourself? Read on.   The Basics: Getting Protein from Food Protein is composed of twenty amino acids. Nine of these amino acids are “essential” because they can’t be made in […]

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SAMe: The Mood Boosting Super Nutrient

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  Marie Parks   Looking for optimal health support in one supplement? Adding the natural compound S-adenosylmethionine (known as SAMe) into your regimen may very well be your best move. Long prescribed in Europe to help treat depression, SAMe has been shown to be as effective as prescription drugs in improving mood and a range of […]

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Supplement Spotlight: Selenium

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Selenium was discovered in 1817 and named for Selene, the Greek goddess of the moon. Its role in health was only later recognized. In the body, selenium is incorporated into selenoproteins that accomplish a number of functions. Selenium has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. While occurring in trace amounts in a number of foods, including grains, meat, […]

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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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