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Detoxification Guide for Health

detoxification guide

Practiced for centuries by cultures around the world — including Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine systems — detoxification is about resting, cleansing, and nourishing the body from the inside out. By eliminating toxins, detoxifying helps protect us from disease. Most of all, it renews our ability to maintain optimum health. On a literal level, detoxification means… read more

Is Alcohol Good For You?

Is it OK?

Click here for link to outside URL of actual article which we have copied below with our emphasis added in bold. Alcohol Good for You? Some Scientists Doubt It Pier Paolo Cito/Associated Press  By RONI CARYN RABIN Published: June 15, 2009 By now, it is a familiar litany. Study after study suggests that alcohol in… read more

Superfoods and Food-based Nutritional Supplements

Superfoods and food-based supplements

Superfoods and Food-based Nutritional Supplements It would be best if we could get all of our nutrition from “food” – but most of us can’t. When we eliminate food groups, for any reason, we open up the possibility of being deficient in the nutrients. Fast paced lifestyles, urban living and easy access to processed foods… read more

Immune Support Guide

Fsupplements for immune support or relief now, we’ve also put together a great list of product offerings to provide your body the boosts it needs to fight its way back to health.

Ah-choo! One of the most common questions we are asked is, “What Supplements Should I take for Immune Support?” If you are getting sick, this guide is for you. While it is always best to try and stay healthy rather than fighting back from an illness, even with a pure living lifestyle we sometimes get sick.… read more

Guest Blog: Jack Lima – Crohn’s Can’t Stop Me

Jack Lima avivopur.com Crohn's bodybuilder.

I have Crohn’s and I am a competitive bodybuilder. Two things one would think were mutually exclusive, but they are not. All you need is a plan and dedication! I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease when I was 14 years old. Finally getting a diagnosis was both great, because I finally knew why I had… read more

Key Nutrient Calcium for Special Diets

key nutrient for special diets calcium

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

key nutrient for special diets zinc

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

#movementmatters brain health happy

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

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