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Gua Sha for Healthy Looking Skin

What is Gua Sha Facial Massage? Gua sha facial massage therapy is a 2000-year-old, but still widely-used, noninvasive healing technique in East Asia [1]. “Gua” refers to uni-directional, instrument-assisted scraping at specific acupuncture points and meridians on the face and body. “Sha” refers to the rash-like redness associated with the therapy, as blood is brought…

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Detox Your Skin From Environmental Pollution

Can a detox support healthy looking skin? It’s no secret that skin visibly ages. As we grow older, skin starts to loosen, wrinkle, and show hyperpigmentation (age/liver spots). The process of aging is natural and unavoidable. However, a good detox for your skin can help to fight some of these changes. Some of the aging…

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Supplements for Healthy Skin

Should supplements for healthy skin go IN or ON my body? BOTH! Unlike most organs in the body, supplements for healthy skin can be delivered both topically and orally.  Maybe your question is more specifically, which vitamins make the best supplements for healthy skin? In that case, the answer can depend on what changes you…

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The Most Bioavailable Calcium Supplements

Try Di-Calcium Malate Not all calcium supplements are equal. In fact, calcium supplementation has taken some heat in recent years, in part for the low absorbability of many supplements. Read on to learn about your options when it comes to the most bioavailable calcium for reaching and maintaining healthy calcium levels. Are calcium supplements safe?…

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4 Powerful Joint Care Supplements

Chronic joint pain can affect knees, hands, elbows, shoulders, and hips. Anywhere where bones meet with cartilage in between can be a hotspot for inflammation, swelling, reduced mobility, and pain. Joint care supplements can help! Why do my joints hurt? Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disease, affecting over 400 million people worldwide; 32 million in…

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Vitamins and Minerals for Bone Health

Is Calcium Enough? Bone material is constantly being broken down and built anew, simultaneously. During childhood, we build new bone much faster than we break it down. When we stop growing, these processes even out. In our later years, bone tends to break down faster than it is rebuilt. This is why we need vitamins…

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A Benefit of Gua Sha: Musculoskeletal Health

What is the benefit of Gua sha? If you’ve been curious about circular or striped red marks on the skin of people around you, you may have observed the short-term after-effects of Gua sha or cupping.  The related practices of ancient cupping and muscle scraping, also known as “Gua sha”, have recently gained popularity in…

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Vitamins for PCOS Fertility

Vitamin E and Reproductive Health The key element in the pathogenesis of most of the diseases is oxidative stress [1]. Oxidative stress occurs when there are too many pro-oxidants (a.k.a. free radicals) and too few antioxidants to balance their effects [1]. Vitamin E (α-tocopherol) is a powerful fat-soluble antioxidant with countless benefits throughout the body.…

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No-Bake Energy Bites (YUM!)

No-bake energy bites are trending right now for a reason. They are easy to prepare and easy to take on the go in your own reusable containers.  If you haven’t tried a no-bake energy bites recipe yet, get ready to have your snack game changed. If you have made energy balls before, we encourage you…

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How to Eat for Energy

Get a better boost with the right nutrition Just like you can’t drive a car without fuel, your body needs fuel to function. Instead of gasoline, however, what gives us energy is certain nutrients from the diet. Nutrients can give us energy either as a substrate converted to ATP in our cells or by otherwise…

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