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Guide to Buying a Better Multivitamin

Guide to Buying a Better Multivitamin

Even the healthiest eaters following a varied diet can have nutritional deficiencies including low levels of important vitamins and minerals. Without a comprehensive vitamin and mineral analysis, it’s nearly impossible to accurately assess which specific micronutrients you’re lacking, and even then changes in physical activity, stress, sunlight exposure, and numerous other factors can affect your nutrient needs.

Eat the rainbow everyday

Variety in your diet is good, but it still might not meet all of your vitamin and mineral needs.

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Food Allergies & Weight Loss

You may have a hidden food allergy that is making you fat (or at least making weight loss more difficult).

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5 Real Ways to Lose Weight

No fluff. No BS. No telling you that you’re unique and special and fine just the way you are. There are REAL reasons why you want to change the way you look, so here are 5 REAL ways to make it happen.

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Sniffles, and Coughs, and Sneezes! Oh My!

Autumn has officially arrived.

That means people in the northern states are enjoying the beautiful fall foliage. People in the southern states are enjoying temperatures in the 80s. And people everywhere are definitely not enjoying itchy watery eyes, runny noses, congestion, coughing, and sneezing caused by seasonal allergic rhinitis.

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Free Your Qi

For over 5,000 years, Eastern medicine practitioners have utilized acupuncture as a method of correcting the body’s flow of Qi (pronounced “chee”) in order to improve health and eliminate disease. While Western medicine practitioners may not agree with the means by which acupuncture works, they are finally recognizing that it does work, and for many conditions – anxiety, depression, chronic pain, allergies, and headaches – it works quite well.

 

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Nutrition 101: Dietary Fats

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, a low-fat revolution swept through the US. Dietary fats, especially saturated fats, became the scapegoat for the nation’s rising obesity rates. This lead to an explosion of low-fat and fat-free “health foods,” and fat-phobic Americans – hoping this was the solution for their growing waistlines – hastily eliminated any source of fat from their diets.

Fast forward 20 years and now – at least most of us – know better. We know that low-fat diets don’t lead to lower incidences of cancer and heart disease. We know that they also don’t reduce rates of obesity (which have been on the rise since the late 80s to a current all-time high). We know that fats aren’t bad per se; rather, the type of fat is what is important.

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A Sucker Buys a Shoe Every Second

P. T. Barnum is smiling. And so is Skechers, all the way to the bank.

Endorsed by NFL legend Joe Montana, Skechers Shape Ups toning shoes claim to be “a great way to exercise as you go about your busy day,” and promise to help you burn more calories, tone muscles, improve posture, reduce joint stress and cellulite, and improve circulation. With sales of these shoes already in the millions, people seem to be buying the hype (literally).

Of course, that’s all it appears to be – hype. Skechers’ claims are based on self-funded, unpublished research and thousands of customer testimonials. Self-funded research is notoriously biased, and “customer” testimonials can be, too.

But, the question remains: is there any truth to these claims? Let’s have a look…

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Two Scoops a Day Keeps the Swine Flu Away

Being sick stinks. It stinks like a pig. And with a week or more of missed work it can also stink like free cheese, because that’s all you’ll be able to afford.

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5 Tips for More Energy Everyday

We’re all busy. We all wish there was more time in the day to get things done. And we all go through phases where we over-prioritize all the unimportant things in our lives and under-prioritize our health. This is what we have aptly titled “The Low Priority Health Plan,” and it’s a guaranteed way to be tired, sick, and moody all the time. Read more