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Five Nutrients to Help Keep Your Brain Sharp

As I try to help my son with his algebra, I was shocked at how much I have forgotten. Math was my best subject! That’s when I realized I needed to care for my brain.  It is as much a part of my health as everything else. As we age, our mental sharpness tends to decline. Like the rest of your body, the brain needs nutrition to stay healthy. Here is a list of nutrients you should be considering in your diet to help you look 4 moves ahead on the chess

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Posted by cborgers on October 13, 2017 | Categories: Diet and Nutrition, Health News, Mental Health

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

The Six Supplements To Help Your Skin

Here's a post by our Supplement Spot friend and skin care enthusiast, Stephany Lehman.  Enjoy!

When it comes to maintaining healthy skin, sometimes diet, exercise and topical skin creams simply are not enough. While these can significantly benefit your skin, the right vitamins and minerals will help your body to optimize the skin repair process. We will go over six supplements that will provide you with everything you need in order to have beautiful, youthful-looking skin.

Omega-3 Supplements

 

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Posted by cborgers on May 23, 2016 | Categories: Diet and Nutrition, Skin Health

How much Vitamin D is too much?

It seems like once a week I’m asked the same question.  “So Casey, how much vitamin D should I be taking?  Can I take too much? After all, you sell multiple doses.”  Well, this is true, we do sell multiple doses and also in different forms.  So let me give you a little insight on Vitamin D.

First of all, Vitamin D is arguably the most important vitamin.  400 International Units (IU) is the recommended daily allowance according to the FDA but that number is really outdated.

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Posted by cborgers on April 08, 2014 | Categories: Diet and Nutrition, Health Concerns, Health News, Vitamins

8 Steps to Eating Healthy

What do you think the most common question is when it comes to eating healthy? I would argue that it is either "How?" or "What should I eat?" If you feel like you want to start eating healthier foods, but need some direction, here is an 8-step process to get you on the right track. Now, remember that it takes four weeks to form a habit; so successfully doing each one of these steps for a month will likely bring you the change that you want by October. However, if you make a conscious effort, you could be eating

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Posted by cborgers on February 25, 2013 | Categories: Diet and Nutrition

The 7 Things That Healthy People Do

After a good amount of research we have compiled and condensed the habits of healthy people into what we feel to be a comprehensive list. These are the 7 things that truly healthy people do. We are not just talking about those who are "in shape" or "at an average weight"; we define healthy as mentally, physically, emotionally, and even spiritually well.

1. Sleep When you do not get enough sleep, every part of your existence suffers. You can't think as effectively, your body does not have enough energy to exercise and move throughout the day,

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Posted by cborgers on February 06, 2013 | Categories: Diet and Nutrition, Energy, Exercise, Health Concerns, Sleep, Weight Loss

It’s Not Too Late to Save Your Stomach From Thanksgiving

photos from: http://muellerpmc.com/blog/ & https://www.healthtap.com/

It has been said that all health starts with our digestive system. And every year, we put our digestive systems to the test on Thanksgiving.

We may not be pilgrims anymore, but we have kept the awesome tradition of taking one day out of the year to vigorously shovel food into our mouths. I do not know anyone who does not love the tradition; however, I

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Posted by cborgers on November 19, 2012 | Categories: Diet and Nutrition

7 Things You Have to Know to Get Healthy

1. Your bed is not going to sleep in itself. Recently, people have been working a lot more and sleeping a lot less. So much so, that some have actually changed the amount of sleep that is "normal" for their body from 8 hours to 6 hours. Give yourself a break, and get in bed.

2. Stretch as much as you can. When you are at home, sit on the ground and do some stretches, it will make you feel a lot better and can increase your flexibility. If you are at the gym, it is actually better to

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Posted by cborgers on November 12, 2012 | Categories: Diet and Nutrition, Exercise, Mental Health, Sleep, Stress

5 Energy-Boosting Snacks

Here is an article from health.com: If you're fighting the urge to nap on your desk after lunch, then maybe that midday cup of coffee just isn't cutting it. Stave off the afternoon slump by swapping your caffeine for one of these five light, low-cal bites. They'll fight fatigue and keep you going between meals.

1/2 cup sliced banana (or a small apple) with 1 tablespoon peanut butter

Midday snacks should contain about 100 calories or 15 grams of carbohydrates. The natural sweetness in fruit

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Posted by cborgers on October 03, 2012 | Categories: Diet and Nutrition, Energy, The Five

15 Things You Gotta Know About Coffee

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Here’s what you need to know about your cup of Joe:

Coffee is the number-one source of antioxidants in the American diet, according to Joe A. Vinson, Ph.D., a professor of chemistry at the University of Scranton who has studied coffee extensively. Caffeine may protect brain cells from the damage that causes Parkinson’s, dementia, and Alzheimer’s. And the antioxidants in coffee could help prevent liver disease. Coffee may make you thin. The caffeine in

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Posted by cborgers on October 02, 2012 | Categories: Bad Foods, Diet and Nutrition, Energy

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