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Natural Remedies for Winter Skin

Credit: Luke Lehrfeld, Flickr Commons

Credit: Luke Lehrfeld, Flickr Commons

The tactics for maintaining healthy winter skin are much the same as during the rest of the year, but exposure to cold, wind, and snow-reflected sun can intensify the damage done to your body’s largest organ.

Banish dry, flaky, itchy skin for the rest of the season with these gentle, simple, and effective natural remedies. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Is Your Biological Age Higher than You Think?

credit: erinsybil

credit: erinsybil

As a longtime triathlete interested in maintaining her performance, 58-year-old Nicole decided to take a close look at her health. Her standard blood tests showed few problems, but she wanted to dig deeper for signs that might not be physically apparent, so she ordered the blood tests that examine longevity—a collection of biomarkers specifically geared toward revealing biological age. For comparison, she also ordered a second test for her younger training partner, Megan. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Guest Post: Supplement Overload

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credit: Instagram @bryanethridge

Caffeine? Glutamine? Omega-3s?  What’s your plan?

Whether you’re training for a 5K or planning to play a game of soccer, you may be looking for a supplement to help you get one step ahead of your competitor. With all the information out there about supplements claiming to improve your performance, how do you know you’re on the right track?

Before you visit your local health food store to purchase an ergogenic aid, do your homework. You may want to research whether or not there is any evidence to back up the claim about a particular supplement. In a recent abstract review of supplement claims, it was noted that 52.8% of the websites making performance-enhancing claims did not provide any references and there was no systematic review process for almost half of the references that were noted.

An athlete’s main concern is to improve physical performance, so he or she does not typically take the time to analyze or review studies. Most don’t even know where to start.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.