Staying Healthy

Movement Matters: Clear Healthy Skin

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Movement Matters for Clear Healthy Skin… and more. When you exercise, it’s important to sweat. Sweat is the body’s natural way to regulate temperature it also brings impurities and toxins out of the skin, pores, and even lymph nodes. Your skin is an organ of your body. It has a function beyond the simple protection… read more

Key Nutrient Protein for Special Diets

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Key Nutrient Protein for Special Diets People sometimes dispute the amount of protein needed for health, but everyone agrees that at least some amount is necessary. Your muscles, skin, hair, nails, and organs are MADE of protein, and while your body can create protein if it has all the building blocks (called amino acids) it… read more

Key Nutrient Calcium for Special Diets

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Key Nutrient Calcium for Special Diets Calcium receives most of its media attention for its role in preventing osteoporosis. This disease weakens bones, making them brittle and often resulting in fractures of the spine, hip, or wrist. However, this essential mineral plays an important part in muscle health as well, including one of the most… read more

Key Nutrient Zinc for Special Diets

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Key Nutrient Zinc Zinc is an essential trace element. It is the second most common mineral in the body and it is needed by every cell. Zinc plays an important part in reproduction, blood clotting, thyroid function, insulin use, taste, smell, vision and support of the immune system. Zinc is also a powerful antioxidant, which… read more

Movement Matters: For a Happy Healthy Brain

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Movement Matters: For a Happy Healthy Brain Pretty much anything good for the body is good for the brain. Just as exercise brings more oxygen and nutrients to your muscles, so it does for your brain. Studies have shown that just 20 minutes of exercise can ~Increase focus ~Decrease depression ~Improve memory ~Helps you De-Stress… read more

Movement Matters: To Increase Sex Drive

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Movement Matters to Increase Sex Drive Good News: This effect of exercise is not limited to people already in “perfect shape.” In light of many of the above points with regard to healthy skin and happier brains, this increased sex drive may seem a logical extension, but there have been many studies to support this… read more

Key Nutrient Iron for Special Diets

Key Nutrient Iron Iron is an essential trace element. Iron is found most plentifully in meat, dairy, and fish and used by our body to supply oxygen to our blood. Iron supports metabolism, growth, development, normal cellular function, and some hormone production. Deficiency may lead to anemia, though a lack of vitamin B12 may contribute to… read more

Key Nutrient Essential Fatty Acid Omega-3 for Special Diets

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Key Nutrient Essential Fatty Acid Omega-3 All “fatty acids” are needed by the body but only Omega-3 and Omega-6 are called essential because you must eat them to have them in the body. For instance, Omega-9 is created in the body when Omega-3 and Omega-6 are present. Omega 6 fatty acid is plentiful in the… read more

Key Nutrient Vitamin D for Special Diets

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Key Nutrient Vitamin D Vitamin D is also known as the “sunshine vitamin” because it can be made in the body through exposure to direct sunlight.  It is also available in some foods such as cold water fish like herring, mackerel, and sardines and is added to dairy products, juices, and some cereals.  Despite the… read more

Key Nutrient B Vitamins for Special Diets

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Key Nutrient B Vitamins The B vitamins are actually a group of vitamins, found in a wide variety of foods and playing different roles in the body. They work together to help promote the use of iron in blood cell formation to carry oxygen, protein and other nutrients. Deficiency may lead to negative neurological effects. For a… read more