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Pregnancy and Nutrition

Although everyone needs the same nutrients, the amounts we need change as our lives change. This message is for all women of childbearing age, mothers-to-be, and growing families everywhere. We will discuss perhaps the three most important phases of nutrient requirements that determine an individuals lifelong health and nutrition status; Pregnancy, lactation, and infancy. Continue reading

Food allergies are becoming much more common

At this moment, do you happen to know anyone with food allergies? Perhaps you answered yes. If you did, try to think back 20 or 30 years and then ask yourself the same question. Is the answer still yes? Or perhaps you knew fewer people with food allergies back then? These questions may help you realize that the number of people with food allergies and/or sensitivities is increasing at a rather alarming rate. 1 2 Continue reading to learn more about food allergies and how you can deal with them. Continue reading

Good Eyesight for Life

Good eyesight may be one gift that some of us take for granted. But can you imagine trying to make it through every day with blurry vision? That doesn’t sound like much fun. It’s probably safe to say that most of us would like to maintain good eyesight, especially as we age. So what can you do to preserve the health of your eyes? And is surgery a safe and effective solution when it comes to fixing your eyesight? We encourage you to keep reading for tips on how to keep your eyes healthy for life! Continue reading

Are you getting enough minerals?

A healthy human body needs nutrients. Carbohydrates, protein, fat, minerals, vitamins and water in correct proportions are the keys to health and longevity. 1 Let’s take a moment and focus on minerals. Here is the question: Are you getting enough minerals in your daily diet? We will explore this question shortly, but first, you might be wondering why minerals are important. Here are some examples of how minerals are used within the body. Continue reading

Cholesterol and Your Health

It used to be that the word on cholesterol was simple: watch your saturated fat intake and avoid foods high in cholesterol to lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. But now some health and nutrition experts are saying that there may be more to learn about cholesterol and its role in cardiovascular disease. Is cholesterol really the bad guy here? And did you know that cholesterol is necessary for brain health, strong immunity, and adequate hormone production? Let’s see if we can learn a little more about how cholesterol works in the body to help you better understand its importance. Continue reading

10 Foods That Give You More Energy

In this fast paced world, there are a growing number of people who could use more energy. But what is the best way to get more energy? Drinking coffee? How about sugary drinks? Sure these quick fixes work for awhile, but eventually they will leave you feeling more drained than before. Instead, we encourage you to make some changes in your diet: try eating these 10 high energy foods. Continue reading to learn how to get more energy the natural way. Continue reading

10 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

  1. Eat a Healthy Diet – A healthy diet includes plenty of fruits and vegetables, quality protein, and good fats. Buy organic produce when it is possible because organic produce will likely be free of pesticides and other contaminants that may cause cancer. Also limit your intake of sugar and processed foods.
  2. Get Plenty of Rest – Rest is something that is often overlooked in our busy society. Many of us opt to replace rest with recreation or work. However, a lack of sleep has been shown to contribute to decreased immune function. 1 2 Be sure to get at least 7 hours of sleep each night. You can also rest during the day if you feel it is necessary.
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Healthy Blood Sugar the Natural Way

Anyone who has experienced blood sugar problems understands the importance of maintaining healthy blood sugars. Simply put: you just feel better. Some folks take medication to help control their blood sugar, while others rely more upon lifestyle changes. Regardless of how you decide to manage your blood sugar, it is important to be well educated when it comes to your treatment options, so that you can live a better life. Continue reading