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Antioxidants for A Glowing Complexion The benefits on general health obtained from antioxidant-rich foods are well known. But did you know that antioxidants also help maintain healthy looking skin? Although there is no conclusive proof that antioxidants keep skin from aging, experts do agree they can ‘capture’ free radicals that help protect us from certain diseases while also giving us a healthy, glowing complexion. Your First Line of Defense: Fruits and Veggies Nutritionists suggest following the Food Guide Pyramid and eating three to five...read more
Fish oil must to go through a purification process to reduce contaminants and must be carefully handled and stored to maintain its quality. To ensure that the fish oil products have in fact been purified and been handled appropriately, tests are performed for validation. Test results must meet certain standards. Standards have been determined as being safe and are scientifically determined to ensure a stable product. Different standards exist for different organizations, and they are all acceptable and within limits to ensure a safe and fresh...read more
What Are Probiotics? Probiotics are friendly bacteria that offer many health benefits from aiding digestion to supporting the immune system. When you have enough beneficial bacteria in your gut, your body can absorb vitamins and nutrients from your food properly. Some research also shows positive effects of probiotics for people with asthma 1, allergies, diarrhea, IBS, IBD 2, and skin disorders like eczema. Recent research 3 also shows a connection between healthy bacteria and the brain’s neurotransmitter function. If you’re like most women,...read more
Did you ever have a gut feeling something isn’t working correctly within your body? Your gut bacteria may be telling you something. Scientists are studying the link between the bacteria in our gut and virtually every disease that ails us. Bacteria are microbes and our bodies are filled with them. This complex community of microorganisms live everywhere in your body. Bacteria line your intestines and help you digest food. During digestion, they make vitamins that are vital for life, send signals to the immune system, and make small molecules...read more
Many people Google “Irregular Periods” in hopes of finding out why they are either missing periods altogether or experiencing irregular periods on and off. We recognize that something must be “off” with our hormones when our periods are irregular but because most of us do not understand the complexities that balance our hormones (involving the brain, pituitary, ovarian, adrenal and thyroid glands) we are often at a loss to know what to do or what it means. For some reason, many women also do not report this to their doctors so sometimes...read more