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Phytonutrients – Health Benefits and Sources

Have you heard of phytonutrients? Phytonutrients are natural chemical compounds found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, herbs, spices, and other plant foods. “Phyto” refers to the Greek word meaning plant. Phytonutrients act as pigments, giving fruits and vegetables their vibrant color. They also protect plants from germs, fungi, bugs, UV rays, and other threats. In your body, phytonutrients act as

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What Are Probiotics?

There are trillions of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other microbes living in your body. Most of these are found in your intestines, collectively known as your gut microbiome. The gut microbiome plays a crucial role in health and preventing disease. It helps with the digestion of certain foods and synthesizes some vitamins. It also contributes

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Which Weight Plan is Right for You

Which Weight Loss Plan is Best For You?

If you’re looking to lose some excess body fat you might be wondering which weight loss plan is best for you. It depends on what your goals are. Do you want to lose weight quickly or are you looking for a longer-term solution? The Most Common Diets Can be Grouped Into 3 Major Categories. We

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Blood Sugar and Weight Loss

Blood Sugar and Weight Loss

Weight loss has always been associated with calorie counting, restrictive diets, or rigorous workout programs. Just look at how many diet programs are out there making tall promises which only yield short-term, disappointing results. What most people don’t realize is that there’s an easier way to achieve sustainable weight loss, and that is by balancing your

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Dry Skin Prevention

4 Simple Steps to Prevent Dry Skin

Many factors cause dry skin. Some of the main culprits include changes in temperature or humidity. Using soaps with harsh chemicals. A variety of skin conditions like rosacea. This dryness worsens with home heating systems and colder weather. Therefore, you want to especially keep your skin nourished and hydrated during the winter. A key to

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Holistic Approach to Managing Migraines

A Holistic Approach to Migraines

Have you ever had a migraine so bad that simply opening your mouth to eat or speak caused a severe throbbing or pulsing pain in your head? The pain can be so bad that you have to lie in bed for hours, days even, not able to do much of anything. It can be debilitating, to

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Hidden Veggie Recipes for Picky Eaters

We all know that eating vegetables is important. Unfortunately, knowing is only half the battle. And when it comes to your kids who are picky eaters, the more difficult half is getting them to eat enough of it to help them get the right amount of nutrients necessary to strengthen their bodies and sharpen their

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Collagen-9

New Shaklee Collagen-9 Review

You’ve probably heard a lot about collagen lately.  If you haven’t tried it yet, it can be hard to know if what’s trendy is truly for you. Collagen is the most abundant, naturally occurring protein found in our body, it makes up about a third of all the protein in our body.  But while collagen occurs

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