The Hidden Dangers Of Taking Vitamins

Vitamins and supplements are common solutions to many relevant health issues. Moreover, government research has shown that over half of American adults take nutritional supplements daily. Yet each year, millions of people take these substances in the wrong dosages, in improper combinations or as part of fad remedies or diets. Taking the wrong supplement is not just a matter of missing out on the benefits. In fact, thousands of patients experience serious side effects and illness from off-the-shelf vitamin and herbal solutions. In the case of the dietary supplement Ephedra, which has been used to help people lose weight or...

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A Full Body Detox

Body detox is among the best ways of keeping ourselves clean and healthy, besides other methods such as special diets, vitamin supplements, natural therapies, and so on. An important step in a full body detox is to restore or also to replenish energy levels to make you more alert in different areas of your life, such as at work. A body cleanse or body detox is also a great way to give your body a boost after a night of over-indulgence, eating all the wrong foods and consuming more alcohol than is healthy. That is why body detox...

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Superfoods For Immunity

Superfoods For Immunity

As we root through our pantries searching out a hero to help create healthy, immune-boosting meals, we’re also holding out for something satisfying and tasty. Are there any foods out there that tick off all the boxes? Yes! Luckily, superfoods can satisfy our needs and our wants. What makes a food “super”? The term “superfood” describes a food, usually plant-based, that offers maximum health benefits and limited calories, and are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. They help give our breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks that extra oomph of health, especially for our immune systems. Here are nine of the...

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The Green Food Supplement Alfalfa

The health benefits of alfalfa are largely unsupported scientifically, although there is plenty of anecdotal enthusiasm for it. Alfalfa is highly nutritious, containing approximately 16% protein, and 8% of minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium. It also contains small amounts of the vitamins A, D, E, and K. Alfalfa is believed to support the immune system, help in normalizing blood clotting, assist with the absorption of nutrients, alleviate hot flushes, cleanse the blood, and promote heart health. New research also found that alfalfa sprouts and other sprouted vegetables (like broccoli and clover sprouts), may help protect new cells from...

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Avian Flu: Do You Want the Good New or the Bad News?

Avian Flu: The bad news first Well, it's flu season again. Only this time, we hear everyone talking about avian flu?the Super flu which is expected to wreck havoc across our land in the not so distant months. So what is avian flu? Avian flu is bird flu. Yes, you read that right, "Avian flu is bird flu." And why might that be such bad news? If you pursue the news much, you will read that the deadliest disease in history is widely regarded as the Spanish Flu epidemic which killed 40 million people in just months. Scientists now believe the...

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Air Fryer Avocado Fries

Air Fryer Avocado Fries

Crispy on the outside with ripe avocado on the inside, these air fryer avocado fries are great as an appetizer, side dish, or snack!  You probably didn’t know that in early 2018 I was hired to develop some recipes for an air fryer company to use in the instruction manual that came with their appliance. While I completed my assignment (five different recipes with photography and a nutrition forward), the air fryer they were developing never made it to market. I’ve been sitting on these recipes for a while and have made them a few times without ever mentioning my...

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The Real Tiger King

The Real Tiger King

We’ve been watching Tiger King on Netflix like the best of them. But you guys know where the real tiger king lives? Right here in our house. The Real Tiger King… … has a lion’s mane of curls and can roar louder than a liger! Here he is looking fierce in the wild. The Real Tiger King can sprint faster than a Cheetah when he’s on a mission. Good luck catching him. He even sports a Wildcat on his hat. Nobody messes with the Real Tiger King because when he gets mad, he gets maaaaaad. We’ve been loving the show, which reminds me a lot...

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Just Married—In Our Living Room!

Just Married—In Our Living Room!

On our original wedding date of March 28th, 2020, Jeff and I said “I do.” Who would’ve thought we’d get married during a global pandemic? Can’t wait to tell our grandkids about this one. I just love how these photos so perfectly capture our overwhelming joy! We cancelled our wedding two weeks earlier, on March 14th. It was a couple days before COVID-19 escalated and the government mandated no further public gatherings. It was one of the most heartbreaking decisions we’d ever made, especially since we made it when we still had a choice. Ultimately, we knew we couldn’t risk the health of...

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Nutrition While At Home

Nutrition While At Home

Your goal for good nutrition at home right now: just eat. Hey, it’s a good time to clean the fridge drawers! Does your fridge look like this? I am sure you are like us and stocked up on as many groceries as possible before hunkering down at home. We have more carbs and snacks than we could ever eat, some frozen meat and protein, and never enough produce. Fruitless breakfast Of course the first thing we ran out of were fresh vegetables. Second, the fruit. So for a handful of days we were relying on frozen only. This time away from the grocery...

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Athlete Dietary Vitamin Supplements

How can you find an athlete dietary vitamin supplement that is right for you? Finding the right nutritional supplement can be difficult if you are an athlete. Athletes use more of their body's nutrients and need to quickly be able to replace those lost vitamins and minerals. With the help of a multi-vitamin, most athletes can keep their nutrition at its peak. Finding the correct supplement for your nutritional needs starts with knowing what your nutritional needs are. If you are an endurance runner, your needs will be different from someone who is a weight lifter. Although every person...

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