Energy Boosting Snacks

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Instead of reaching for that afternoon coffee, trying one of these energy-boosting snacks instead.   They’ll provide a quick pick-me-up, without the caffeine slump a few hours later. Apple or Banana with Peanut Butter – You don’t even need to keep a whole jar in your desk anymore. There are single serving containers of peanut butter… Read more »

Five Reasons to Skip Energy Drinks

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Across the country, students are preparing to return to school.  Long hours of homework await and students often reach for a quick pick-me-up to get the job done.  Hence the rise of the energy drink industry. But before you or your student reach for that Red Bull, consider this. Energy drinks are usually packaged like… Read more »

Energy Bars are Glorified Cookies

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While an energy bar may sound like a great pre-workout snack, many of them are nothing more than glorified cookies. Many of these bars can pack a staggering 300-plus calories, far more than the ones you’re probably about to burn off. When energy bars first appeared in grocery stores in the late 1980s, they were marketed… Read more »

Summer Sun Benefits Psoriasis Sufferers

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According to the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF), roughly 7.5 million Americans suffer from the painful, often embarrassing symptoms associated with Psoriasis. Fortunately, there is some relief during the summer months, thanks in part to the vitamin D provided by sunlight. Vitamin D reduces inflammation. The NPF suggests that the combination of vitamin D and UV… Read more »

Probiotics for Psoriasis

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Psoriasis is a condition in which skin cells build up forming scales and itchy, dry patches. It is thought to be an autoimmune system disease that can be triggered by infections, stress and cold temperatures. There is no cure for Psoriasis and doctors are still struggling to understand the disorder in depth. Recent research has… Read more »

What is Psoriasis?

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August is National Psoriasis Awareness Month. But, what is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that causes painful scaling, itching and inflammation. It happens when skill cells grow too quickly. Normally, our skin cells grow slowly and flake off every four weeks allowing room for new skin cells to take their place. However, those… Read more »

Why You Should Take Krill Oil

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Krill are tiny shrimp-like animals with an abundance of healthy omega-3 fatty acids necessary for proper cellular function. Here are six reasons you should be taking Krill Oil. It’s Easier to Absorb – The omega-3 fatty acids in krill oil are stored as phospholipids, which have a simpler digestive process than other forms of fatty… Read more »

Tackle Pain with Glucosamine Plus Omega 3s

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If you or someone you love is consumed with pain associated with osteoarthritis, there is hope. The latest research suggests that glucosamine alone isn’t enough. But glucosamine paired with powerful omega 3 fatty acids might just be a winning combination. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), osteoarthritis (OA) is a disease characterized by… Read more »

Short Term Back Pain is a Long Term Problem

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We’ve all suffered from occasional back pain. Perhaps a day of yard work or heavy lifting has left you wincing in pain.   However, a recent study published in The Journal of Pain suggests that the short-term back pain you feel now could be a precursor to long-term pain and disability. The study followed roughly 500… Read more »

How Much Sleep Do We Really Need?

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Sleep needs vary across ages and are easily impacted by your health and lifestyle. To determine how much sleep you need, it’s important to examine your sleep habits and how you’re feeling. A recent paper published by the National Sleep Foundation suggests that although there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to how much… Read more »