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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

Why Pregnenolone?

Most people who use hormone supplements are familiar with DHEA but the less known hormone supplement, Pregnenolone, is definitely worth considering. Pregnenolone is known as the parent of all hormones. All other sex hormones are derived from it, including DHEA. By age 75 we produce only about 40% of our youthful levels.

Pregnenolone is the first hormone that generates a range of neurohormones in the brain which are known to affect nerve cell growth and to modulate mood. Pregnenolone therefore has a dominant effect in a wide range of nervous system functions, including memory function, alertness and well-being. Increasing

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Posted by cborgers on April 20, 2016 | Categories: Health Concerns, Health News, Stress

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

Living Without Fear

A couple of decades ago a patient referred to as SM went to doctors in Iowa with a rare condition. The disease causes lesions in a particular area in the brain called the amygdala. Through working with her, doctors and scientists discovered that the amygdala is the area in the brain that allows us to feel afraid, and because of her condition, SM has not ever have that feeling. This is not to say that she cannot be startled or does not understand the concept of fear, just when she sees a snake or a spider she

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Posted by cborgers on January 09, 2013 | Categories: Health News, Mental Health

How to Make New Year’s Resolutions Stick


Here is an article from Time that does a good job of outlining what to expect with New Years resolutions. Click on this link to read the full article.

It’s time to set goals for the coming year, and a psychologist has some hints for helping you to make those changes last.

John Norcross, a professor of psychology at the University of Scranton, is one of the world’s leading experts on how people change addictive behaviors.

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Posted by cborgers on January 01, 2013 | Categories: Health News

Are All-Natural Foods on Their Way Out?

Could it be that the era of Whole Foods is ending? Has the all-natural food obsession of the last decade all just been a fad?

I never thought that this day would come, but there has been a lot of coverage of this topic in the health world over the last couple of weeks.

It turns out that people are starting to do the math, and with money tight in the pockets of Americans, we may see the decline in the purchase of all Natural foods.

We have been lead to

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Posted by cborgers on November 30, 2012 | Categories: Health News

Can You Eat Stress Away?

Stress has many ways to kill you. It hormonally promotes belly fat and love handles, causes diabetes, and, of course, leads to high blood pressure and heart attacks. So when you're uber-anxious, it may feel relieving to stuff your face with your favorite fatty and sugary comfort foods, but in reality you're feeding the beast and exacerbating the life-threatening effects of stress.

So, sadly, no: Eating crap can't save you. But there may just be a food that can help protect you from the crazy life you lead. Cell-biology researchers at Emory

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Posted by cborgers on October 07, 2012 | Categories: Health News, Stress

Menopause symptoms like hot flashes addressed with innovative preparations for a healthy boost

Nearly 75% of women report hot flashes to varying degrees before and during menopause, and Supplement Spot carries a number of natural products designed to assist in healthy menopause

FORT WORTH, TX -- The “M” word – menopause – comes into play for every woman round about age 51, although the ending of the natural menstrual cycle can occur as early as the 30s and some women don’t enter the territory until their 60s. In any case, women in the tail end of the Baby Boom Generation – those people born between 1946 and 1964 – are close to

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Posted by cborgers on September 19, 2012 | Categories: Featured Products, Health Concerns, Health News

The Lowdown on Free Radicals

They sound...ominous. Time to clear up the mystery of what, exactly, free radicals are―and learn how to combat them.

First the science lesson: A free radical is an unstable molecule, one whose naturally paired electrons have been split up, explains Anne Chapas, an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the New York University School of Medicine, in New York City.

The remaining unpaired electron is highly reactive, seeking out another electron to pair with and become stable. The problem is, the electron it steals might come from a healthy cell in your body,

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Posted by cborgers on September 10, 2012 | Categories: Diet and Nutrition, Health News

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