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6 Key Nutrients for Vegetarians and Vegans

 

There are obvious benefits to having a vegetarian or vegan diet other than one’s moral standard of eating animals. Weight maintenance is easier, cholesterol control is much more manageable and you’re less apt to suffer from diabetes and heart disease. But a vegetarian or vegan diet can mean you’re missing some key nutrients that keeps your body balanced and well-tuned for optimum health. Here are some common nutritional shortcomings and how to overcome them.

Vitamin B12 – B12 is primarily an animal sourced nutrient and is the

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Posted by cborgers on September 06, 2017 | Categories: Diet and Nutrition, Health Concerns, Health News, Vitamins

Supplement Spot’s Biggest Health Trends

Supplement Spot’s Biggest Health Trends

We have been watching health trends for some time. One reason we do is that it helps us provide the latest products that help you improve your life.  Health and wellness are important to many Americans who spend considerable time and energy toward a healthy lifestyle.  We are pleased that vitamins and supplements are part of that healthy lifestyle.

Millennials are leading the way in consumer health trends against sugar, fatty foods, and better food labeling.

Here is our list of the

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Posted by Blilly on August 25, 2017 | Categories:

Heat Stress Is a Leading Cause of Summer Illness

 

Heat stress is a signal that says the body is having difficulty maintaining its narrow temperature range.  The heart pumps faster, blood is diverted from internal organs to the skin, breathing rate increases, and sweating increases, all in an attempt to transfer more heat to the outside air and cool the skin by the evaporation of sweat.  If the body cannot keep up, then the person suffers effects ranging from heat cramps to heat exhaustion, and finally to heat stroke.  The next stage is most often fainting and even death if

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Posted by Blilly on July 21, 2017 | Categories:

Why Is Skin Health So Important?

Everyone wants to have attractive skin.  However, many people in today’s society think tanning gives their skin a “healthy glow.”  These same people may undergo surgeries and spend a lot of time in the sun to achieve that look, none of which is good for your skin.  There are many effective and safe ways to have a healthy look, which do not include damaging your skin.  Our skin is the largest organ, and it plays an important part in defending our bodies against infections, so keeping our skin healthy

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Posted by Blilly on June 13, 2017 | Categories:

Spring Is Here And So Are Allergies

 

What Are Some Of The Causes Of Allergies?

Now that the weather is turning toward spring, many of us must prepare to manage our allergies.  The spring weather will entice people outdoors to face one of the season’s biggest problems—pollen.  A study by NIH MedlikenPlus provides very good information about some of the causes of seasonal allergies.  “The key to surviving spring allergies is knowing what triggers your symptoms," Dr.

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Posted by Blilly on March 29, 2017 | Categories:

Vitamin Angels - A Worthy Cause

    Looking for a good cause to donate to this tax season?  Consider the wonderful works of Vitamin Angels.

 

Vitamin Angels helps at-risk populations in need - specifically pregnant women, new mothers, and children under five - gain access to life changing vitamins and minerals.

The mission of Vitamin Angels is to mobilize and deploy private sector resources to advance availability, access and use of

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Posted by cborgers on March 20, 2017 | Categories:

Can You Improve Your Brain Function?

Do you remember the move Limitless starting Brandley Cooper? It was a about a guy who found a pill to give him super brain power. The use of brain pills became widespread after Limitless became a Box Office smash hit. Unfortunately, you can’t take a pill and become smarter in 30 seconds. But there are things you can do over time that might help with memory and other brain functions. Here are a few things to know about your brain.

Your brain grows new cells every day Your daily habits are recorded in your brain Your brain

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Posted by Blilly on March 17, 2017 | Categories:

Managing Your Cholesterol Health

Having good heart health begins with understanding how your life choices affect your overall health.  This can be particularly true when it comes to dealing with high cholesterol.  Everyone should have a basic understanding of the kinds of cholesterol.  Nearly 2,200 Americans die of cardiovascular disease daily, with an average of one death occurring every 40 seconds.  Cholesterol is always a hot topic, with millions of dollars spent on medication to lower LDL ("bad cholesterol") and raise HDL ("good cholesterol").  There are many Read More

Posted by Blilly on January 27, 2017 | Categories:

Supplements That Can Assist You During The Cold And Flu Season

2017 is here and now is the best time to get healthy, or recommit to staying healthy.  Health should be number one on your priority list, and Supplement Spot can be an active part of that.  This is also the time of the year for lists, and we thought it would be fun to share some examples of New Year’s resolution lists for a healthy 2017.

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Posted by Blilly on January 04, 2017 | Categories:

Not All Fruits Are Created Equally

We’ve all grown up being told to eat your fruits and vegetables.  Let’s talk about the “fruit” part and which fruit is good for what.  Each fruit has their own special nutritional treat.  If you want to focus on something particular, it’s good to know which fruit is best for you. Here is a short list of fruits readily available (or should I say “low hanging fruits”) you should consider and why: 

1.       Grapefruit: 

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Posted by cborgers on December 14, 2016 | Categories:

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