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Are You Plugged in and Losing Sleep?

Recently, the National Sleep Foundation released the results of their Annual Sleep in America poll. The bottom line is that many people aren’t getting a good night’s sleep. The survey found that 43% of Americans say they rarely or never get a good night’s sleep during the week. An astonishing 60% say they experience a… Read more »

Six of the Best Bedtime Snacks

Sometimes you just need a little something before bed to help you sleep. Whether it’s to settle your tummy or because you ate an early dinner, a bedtime snack can help. But you have to be careful that it doesn’t become a full on fourth meal and will actually help you get to sleep. Here… Read more »

Sleep and White Noise

When you’re sleeping, your brain continues to register and process sounds. Noise can interrupt your sleep causing you to wake, move, shift between stages of sleep or experience a change in heart rate and blood pressure. It happens so briefly that you might not even remember it the next morning. Whether a noise actually disturbs… Read more »

Ease Your Muscle Pain

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, light activity after a workout can help ease muscle soreness just as well as a massage. Danish researchers asked 20 women to perform shoulder exercises. Two days later, the women received a 10-minute massage on one shoulder and performed 10 minutes… Read more »

Five Inflammation Fighting Foods

Inflammation is part of the body’s normal immune response; without it, we can’t heal. But, recent studies have shown that chronic inflammation is a leading cause of many diseases including allergies, asthma, cancer, heart disease, and painful arthritis. Foods high in sugar and saturated fat can spur inflammation by causing over-activity in the immune system…. Read more »

Fish Oil vs. Krill Oil

Extensive research indicates that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation, helping to prevent inflammatory diseases like heart disease and arthritis. In addition to warding off inflammation, omega-3s are also essential to the brain, impacting behavior and cognitive function, and are especially important during fetal development. There are three types of fatty acids that are collectively referred… Read more »

Vitamin D Deficiency

According to the Vitamin D Council, for a number of reasons, many people aren’t getting enough of the “sunshine vitamin.” You may not be getting enough of this vital nutrient if: You don’t get enough sunlight. Time spent with bare skin exposed to the sun used to be enough. However, most people spend the majority… Read more »

D Deficiency Linked to Chronic Pain

Some reports suggest nearly half the world’s population suffers from vitamin D deficiency, which is unsettling news given that a lack of vitamin D has been associated with a host of serious conditions: cancer, heart disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, tuberculosis and even depression, not to mention brittle bones and the common cold. Vitamin D is found… Read more »

Boost Testosterone with Vitamin D-3

Testosterone is considered the most crucial of all male hormones. Testosterone is responsible for helping men build strong muscles, enhancing libido, and improving energy levels. A deficiency in testosterone may cause a man to lose his sex drive, experience erectile dysfunction, develop osteoporosis, feel depressed, and lose muscle mass. Low levels of testosterone have also… Read more »

The Five Worst Foods for IBS

If you’ve been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), it’s likely that some foods cause you more trouble than others. Try limiting your intake of these foods to manage your symptoms: Dairy – More specifically, dairy containing high amounts of lactose. Lactose is found in milk and other soft dairy products like cottage cheese, ricotta… Read more »