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Cold Prevention: Do Vitamin C Supplements Actually Work?

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With the onset of winter, we may reach for cold remedies and vitamin C supplements to boost the immune system and avoid catching a virus. But, do they work?

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4 Vitamins & the Important Signs that You Could Be Deficient

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We recently discussed how micronutrients, specifically minerals, play an important role in keeping your body healthy and functioning. You can read that post here.

When it comes to micronutrient deficiency, signs such as fatigue or cramps are often your body’s way of alerting you of potential bigger problems. Next on the micronutrient discussion list? Vitamins. Continue reading

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The Protective Power of Antioxidants

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So you’ve been eating dark chocolate and drinking red wine for their antioxidant health benefits, but do you know exactly how they’re helping your body? And what other foods and supplements contain them?

Like glutamine or other amino acids, antioxidants are thought to protect your body from wear and tear. They work in different ways: while glutamine acts as fuel, antioxidants defend against damage on a molecular level.

Because of how antioxidants work—by adhering to damaging atoms called free radicals—they are thought to help combat cancer, intercept the damage of environmental pollution, and prevent age-related degenerative disease.
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Be Your Best Self: Prevent Sickness With Supplementation

 

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SunshineThe immune system is the body’s personal army for fighting infection. Taking a long trip without strong ranks is asking for disaster. Red-eye flights, bustling crowds, family stress, and limiting fast food options can really take a toll on the troops. The following supplements can help restock the ranks:

  • Vitamin C – Take at least 1-2 grams of pure ascorbic acid (a form of Vitamin C) per meal during healthy days.
  • Vitamin D – Helps adapt to the lower intensity of the sun and maintain immune function.
  • Zinc – Helps boost immunity and fight off a cold. Zinc can be found in lean ground beef, poultry, beans, nuts, seafood, whole grains, and fortified cereals.
  • Probiotics/kombucha – Decreases incidence, duration and severity of colds and flus for people of all ages.
  • Astragalus – Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for thousands of years, astraglus was often combined with other herbs to strengthen the body against disease. It is thought to help protect the body against various stresses, including physical, mental, or emotional stress.
  • Omega-3 fish oils – Converted within the body to anti-inflammatory molecules, omega-3’s are also beneficial for preventing allergies, asthma, and other types of hypersensitivities.
  • Rescue Remedy – A few drops under the tongue can help restore your inner calm and control.
  • Green Tea – Contains antioxidants, detoxifiers, and cancer-fighting properties.

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Ben Greenfield On Supplements, Sleep, and Joint Health

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Last week personal trainer and fitness expert Ben Greenfield very generously supplied us with detailed answers to your questions from an awesome Webinar (Damage Control: How To Be Extremely Active Without Destroying Your Body.)

He gave so much information that we split it into two parts. Check out last week’s post to see what Ben had to say on important topics around sports nutrition. In the second half, Ben tackles questions about supplements, sleep, and joint health. Don’t be fooled! These aren’t your everyday tips. For example, he wears a special device on his wrist to better connect his body to the earth’s magnetic field and help with things like sleep and hormones.

Intrigued? Read on!

 

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21 Tips to Stay Healthy For The Holidays

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We reached out to our wonderful practitioner network and asked them one simple question:

How can our readers avoid getting sick during the holiday travel season?

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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.