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Do the elderly need to take amino acids?

While age brings valuable wisdom, it unfortunately also brings the gradual wasting of skeletal muscle mass, known as sarcopenia. More unfortunately still, sarcopenia brings with it an increased risk of injury, disability, and the loss of independence. Starting as early as our 30’s, research has shown that muscle mass and strength begins to decline in…

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Am I Experiencing Burnout?

How to avoid or recover from burnout  We are living at a time of global change. We are learning to live differently to mitigate risks and reduce exposure to a potentially deadly virus, and we are making changes to antiquated systems with hopes of a brighter future. Overwhelmingly, the world around us is changing and…

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Does BPA free mean toxin free?

BPA-Free Plastic is Not Toxin-Free Why glass containers are still a superior choice for your supplements as well as your food and drinks. What is BPA? The chemical bisphenol A (BPA) is infamous as a toxic component of plastics. It has been used in epoxy resins and polycarbonate plastics since the 1960s, but in the…

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Can foods help with fertility?

 Forget the oysters and champagne, science says there are some foods that are more likely to help you get pregnant. About 15% of heterosexual couples report struggling with infertility, and it is a nearly even 50/50 split between whether the issue is on the male or female side of the equation [1]. Interestingly enough, diet…

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What does it mean to “DETOX” for conception?

Babies come into the world and join their families in different ways. Sometimes conception comes as a surprise and sometimes pregnancy is more difficult to achieve or takes longer to occur than parents had hoped. When a new mother does conceive, her attention often turns to creating the healthiest environment possible for her developing child,…

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Importance of Bone Health for Women

Being female comes with a lot of natural gifts. Unfortunately, it also comes with some physical and hormonal differences that put us at additional risk for breaking bones and developing osteoporosis [1]. Read more about osteoporosis and how to prevent it below. What is osteoporosis? Bone is living tissue, and bone cells are not only…

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Probiotic benefits of Kimchi!

Kimchi has been a staple dish in Korean cuisine for at least 2000 years. While it is a generic term referring to salted and fermented vegetables, most people are familiar with a mostly cabbage kimchi that has a kick of spiciness coming from garlic, ginger, and gochugaru (Korean-style red pepper flakes). In this recipe, we…

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“Leaky Gut”, what is it and can it be fixed?

The “gut”, or more officially the human gastrointestinal system, is the section of your digestive tract where the final stages of food breakdown and absorption of water and nutrients take place. In order for absorption to occur, the intestinal wall must act as a sieve, allowing water and nutrients to move through the wall into…

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Working from Home and Increased Screen Time

At present, significantly more Americans are working from home than in the past, and the shift in locations may also mean an increase in the time spent in front of a screen. Meetings can no longer take place in person, so many companies are turning to videoconferencing, text, and email for communication that would have…

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Probiotic Defense for Viral Infection

Although clinical research on how the body fights viral infections is not a new field of interest, the current global pandemic has brought a broader audience and a renewed sense of interest in the latest scientific evidence. While probiotic supplements should certainly not be considered a treatment or cure for viral infection, it appears there…

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