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Take A Step Toward Healthy Bones

As we age, our bones can become thin and brittle, a condition known as osteoporosis. There are a number of ways to help prevent this condition, which can lead to broken bones and a myriad of serious health problems sometimes associated with them. One of the easiest and most effective preventative strategies is taking regular… Read more »

Strategies to Ease Muscle Discomfort Naturally

According to a study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, light activity after a workout can help ease muscle discomfort just as well as a massage. Researchers asked subjects to perform specific shoulder exercises. Two days later, they received a 10-minute massage on one shoulder and performed 10 minutes of exercise (a… Read more »

The Five Best Calcium Rich Fruits

Calcium performs numerous functions in our bodies. We use more than 90 percent of calcium to keep our bones and teeth strong, supporting skeletal function and structure. The rest of the calcium is utilized in blood clotting, muscle contraction, nerve function and cell signaling. Calcium also plays a key role in maintaining a regular heartbeat…. Read more »

Three Simple Immune Boosting Strategies

When it comes to fighting illness, everyday precautions such as washing your hands often and avoiding sick people are key. But experts suggest that boosting your immune system may also give you an edge in staying healthy. Here are three simple immune boosting strategies you can implement right now. Focus on Food – Eighty percent… Read more »

Probiotic Rich Foods to Strengthen Your Immune System

An important job of your immune system is to protect you from harmful bacteria. The beneficial organisms known as probiotics contribute to this effort in a number of ways. In the gut, a robust population of beneficial bacteria can help crowd out harmful bacteria, making it harder for them to thrive. In addition, probiotic bacteria can… Read more »

Pack Your Probiotics

Many people are starting to venture farther away from home and take vacations.  Chances are there are some new items on your packing list this year – face masks, hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes.  But there’s another important item you should add to your packing list – probiotics. We all know what it’s like to… Read more »

Common Digestive Disorders

There’s something about digestive disorders that makes them hard to discuss in polite company, leaving many people to suffer in silence.  According to professionals, digestive difficulties are placing a growing burden on Americans, causing an unprecedented number of clinic visits and hospitalizations.  Yet fixes can often be as simple as making informed lifestyle changes or… Read more »

Five Reasons You Should Be Taking Probiotics

Probiotics help restore the beneficial gut bacteria that may have been depleted as a result of poor diet, the overuse of antibiotics, food poisoning or environmental toxins, and promote overall health and well-being. There are 400 to 500 species of bacteria living in your gut or gastrointestinal (GI) tract.  Probiotic (the good) bacteria have many… Read more »

The Dangers of BBQ Char

Whether it’s burgers and dogs, a juicy steak or tender chicken that’s been marinating all day, everyone loves a good BBQ.  However, that charbroiled goodness might come at a cost to your health. A study conducted by the University of Illinois, found that cooking methods that produce crust on food, such as grilling, pan-frying or… Read more »

Whey Protein and Weight Loss

Whey protein is one of the most popular protein supplements on the market. Probably because protein is one of the most important micronutrients needed by the body.  Whey protein is usually available in powder form and can be easily added to healthy beverages to increase your daily protein intake. Recent research suggests that when combined… Read more »