Nutrient of the Month – Ashwaghanda

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Ashwaghanda is an adaptogenic herb that comes from the ashwaghanda plant (also known as Indian Ginseng or winter cherry). Adaptogenic means that it helps the body adapt to stress and brings balance to hormones and bodily processes. Many people suffer from thyroid and adrenal imbalance leading to weight gain, low energy, feeling stressed and irritable,…

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Tasty Low Carb Holiday Recipes

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The holidays are coming up, and you might be a little worried about your waistline. I know I am. Splurging during the holidays has become a time honored tradition, and that’s perfectly okay. For exactly that reason, we’ve put together a collection of delicious holiday recipes and healthy alternatives that will allow you to splurge…

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Nutrient of the Month – CoQ10

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CoQ10 is a naturally occurring enzyme that kick-starts cell activity and helps convert food into energy. It is also a powerful antioxidant. In the body, it is normally found in the energy production centers of the cell. CoQ10 has been shown to support healthy heart function and can be helpful during recovery from a heart…

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Nutrient of the Month – Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 Rich Foods

How Much Vitamin B6 is Safe? Many people who take a supplement that contains B vitamins raise concerns about whether they are taking too much vitamin B6. This article discusses only the supplemental form of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine, also called pyridoxine hydrochloride). The Linus Pauling Institute found that adverse effects have only been documented from…

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Can Aspirin Cause Hearing Loss?

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A long term study conducted by Harvard University, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Vanderbilt University and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, that has been running since 1986, has found evidence that taking aspirin, acetaminophen or ibuprofen two or more times a week can contribute to hearing loss and/or tinnitus (ringing in the ears), especially for…

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