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3 Change-Of-Season Flu/Viruses Toolkits

We are now officially entering a change of season world wide – either going into Autumn or Spring, depending in which hemisphere you live. Even the healthiest people seem to fall prey to the sniffles, respiratory and gut viruses, and a host of other miseries at this time of year....
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Collagen, Vitamin D and K2

You know, Vitamins D and K are the dynamic duo of vitamins – they’re both fat-soluble and play a really important role in how our bodies handle calcium. So, let’s break it down a bit. Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, is this cool fat-soluble powerhouse that can come from foods...
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Can Vitamin D save your Life?

Yes, we believe vitamin D can save your life. Vitamin D is a true superstar which affects so much more than bones and teeth. The brain, immune system, hormones, cancer prevention and gene expression all rely to some extent on Vitamin D. In fact Vitamin D has been called “one...
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Collagen vs Whey Protein

Whey protein is a longtime staple of the world of fitness. Popularised by Arnold Schwarzeneger all those years ago, it’s been used by men and women to build muscle strength, especially with the advent of Crossfit. Collagen exploded in popularity relatively recently, appealing to people both in and out of...
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Candida 101

Candida albicans is a yeast/fungus that is found in all of our digestive systems. When kept in balance with our good bacteria, Candida doesn’t cause any problems. But Candida is “opportunistic” – which means, given the opportunity, it can, and will, grow out of control. When we have an overabundance...
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Did you know this about Selenium?

Selenium is important for thyroid function, immunity and powerful cancer preventative nutrient. It is a mineral, and due to poor farming methods has become very thin on the ground (no pun intended) when it comes to our food supply. We need to make sure we get enough each day which...
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Understanding the difference: IU, mg, mcg

Knowing Your Dosage The human body requires a variety of essential vitamins. Although a healthy diet should provide most of the vitamins that we need, taking vitamin supplements helps to fill in for dietary shortcomings or aid in enhancing well-being. Vitamins and supplements are measured in many forms which include...
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What are Functional Foods?

Have you ever wondered what people mean when discussing functional foods and nutraceuticals? Functional foods are food items or ingredients that exhibit additional health benefits to the body beyond simply supplying it with energy or fuel for functioning. Nutraceuticals are also functional foods as they are derived from food items...
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Are you eating enough Protein?

Here are some tell-tale signs you may not be getting enough protein in your diet. If you suspect you are not eating enough you can increase your meat, fish, eggs and poultry. Protein is essential to prevent muscle loss, and stay alive and well. Loss of muscle mass and decreased...
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Are you deficient of Vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin needed for blood formation, nerve and brain function. Your body doesn’t make vitamin B12, you have to get it from animal-based foods or from supplements. This should be done on a regular basis as your body doesn’t store vitamin B12 for a long time....
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4 Vitamins and Minerals to boost your Metabolism

Metabolism is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy. Calories in food and beverages are combined with oxygen to release the energy your body needs to function. HOWEVER …as you age and begin to lose muscle your metabolism slows down. Supplements for Metabolism:...
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Interesting studies on Colds and Flu

Many studies have explored the relationship between taking Vitamin D3, Omega-3 fish oil and Vitamin C and the occurrence of colds and flu separately. What was found with regards to Colds and Flu occurence is the following: VITAMIN D3 ALONE. The percent of participants who experienced flu was 32% lower...