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  • What Antioxidants Do For Your Body
    May 29, 2019

    What Antioxidants Do For Your Body

    Free radicals are molecules that are missing one or more electrons and they travel around the body aggressively attacking other molecules in order to replace their missing parts.  These aggressive encounters can cause damage to DNA, proteins, enzymes, and cell membranes. 

    The body can cope with a certain amount of free radicals, but an overload can lead to a lot of trouble including heart disease, liver disease, accelerated aging, and certain cancers.  So how can we protect our body from these dangerous free radicals?  The answer: Antioxidants.

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  • Does Stress Really Shorten Your Life?
    May 25, 2019

    Does Stress Really Shorten Your Life?

    Most of us associate stress with grey hair, poor health, feelings of fatigue and looking tired. We often think that sustained periods of intense stress make us age more quickly. Recent studies have indeed shown that stress is linked with poor health, heart disease and reduced immunity. But does it shorten your life?

     

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  • Why Omega-3 Fatty Acids Are Important
    May 22, 2019

    Why Omega-3 Fatty Acids Are Important

    For decades our culture waged a war on fat, blaming its consumption for obesity, heart disease, diabetes and more. We found ourselves faced with a multitude of low-fat food options but they didn’t make us thinner or healthier.

    In fact, we are heavier and more diseased than ever. It turns out fat is not the villain and we actually need a good dose of it in our daily diet.

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  • Why Probiotics Are So Important
    May 18, 2019

    Why Probiotics Are So Important

    Remember when our culture got a little excessive about eliminating bacteria?  Antibacterial soaps, cloths, sprays, and wipes swept the market.  We were convinced that we needed to keep our environment and our bodies sterile. Bacteria kind of got a bad rap.

    But what we’ve discovered in recent years is that our body contains trillions of naturally occurring bacteria that are incredibly beneficial to our health.

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  • What is Collagen & Why Does It Matter?
    May 8, 2019

    What is Collagen & Why Does It Matter?

    Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body. It gives both strength and elasticity to the connective tissues, skin, and cartilage, builds bones, helps wounds heal, and maintains healthy blood vessels. But what is its role in the body and what happens if we don't have enough of it? 
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  • What Are The Symptoms Of An Iron Deficiency?
    April 24, 2019

    What Are The Symptoms Of An Iron Deficiency?

    When your body doesn't have enough iron, you end up having smaller and fewer red blood cells. This can lead to a number of symptoms that can be quite uncomfortable. If you're wondering if you're iron deficient, check out the symptoms to look out for and what you can do to support your iron levels.
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