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Archive for October, 2008

Herb of the Week: Eleuthero

Energy boosters are one of the hottest supplements. Many people are lacking energy these days. Plenty of energy drinks are available but are not enough to keep some people awake and energetic. Eleuthero is an alternative for people struggling to keep up the pace. Also known as Siberian ginseng, this plant has been used medicinally for hundreds of […]

Preventing Osteoporosis

Are you suffering from back pain? Do you have fragile bones? You may be experiencing the first signs of a very common type of bone disease: osteoporosis. A recent study shows that women with back pain underestimate their risk of spinal fractures. The survey conducted by the website spine-health.com shows an alarming result: 98% of […]

Last Call for Candy!

We are only a couple days away from Halloween. Kids are getting excited. It’s time to make the final touches on this year’s costume, plan the party and organize the fun “trick-or-treat?” around the neighborhood. Parents have a lot to do as well. The tradition continues every year and it’s never too late to make […]

No Time? Still, Keep Moving!

Just keep moving. A new report by the Department of Health and Human Services states that Americans should get about 150 minutes of moderately intense activity per week. The message has an interesting emphasis on the variety of activities, promoting different workouts and maximizing the health benefits of exercising. We can easily understand the point […]

The Importance of Colostrum

Colostrum is the first milk a mother provides for her newborn. This unique type of milk is produced by the mammary glands in late pregnancy and the few days after giving birth. The importance of colostrum for newborns is vital for the development of a strong immune system. Colostrum, also known as first milk or […]

The Right Protein

Gaining muscle and strength is the goal for many people working out. A few important factors can make a huge difference reaching the “perfect goal” for the majority of people: burn fat and gain muscle. The road to happiness can be named after one word: protein. Many people wonder how to calculate the amount of […]

Herb of the week: Devil’s Claw

The scary name may hide all the benefits of this incredible plant of the seasame family. Devil’s claw, originally from southern Africa and the island of Madagascar, has been used medicinally for hundreds of years. It has been used as an herbal supplement to support several health issues such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and lower back pain. In […]

The Power of Electrolytes

Electrolytes may be the missing ingredient for a power workout. An electrolyte is any substance such as acids, bases or salts that dissolves in water to give a solution an electric current, generating energy for the human body. Sports drinks are a good source of electrolytes supporting a common problems for people exercising: dehydration. Dehydration is normally caused […]

Vitamin of the Week: Inositol

Inositol is a member of vitamin B group and is required for proper formation of cell membranes. Also known as vitamin B8, inositol is essential for the transportation of fat in the body. Studies have showed that inositol deficiency may cause hypertension, hair loss, gastritis and liver complications. Inositol is commonly used to fight anxiety, […]

Lucky Vitamin Diet: Round 3

The Lucky Vitamin Diet has reached round 3, completing its first month on October 15. Clark and Ace continue to take their supplements and will now move to stage 2 of the 90-day diet/supplement program. Clark lost two pounds in the last two weeks but body fat reduction was a slim 0.2%. Overall, Clark has […]

Understanding Diabetes

We hear a lot about diabetes and most likely know someone suffering from it. Let’s try to understand the different types of diabetes. Diabetes mellitus is an inability of the human body to metabolize carbohydrates resulting from inadequate insulin production or utilization. There are two types of diabetes mellitus, type 1 and type 2. Type […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Lucky Vitamin has joined the fight against breast cancer, participating in the awareness month and supporting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). Lucky Vitamin will donate 5% of all breast health sales during the month of October to the BCRF. Check the complete list of breast cancer products on luckyvitamin.com. Breast Cancer Research Foundation is an independent […]

Herb of the Week: Cascara Sagrada

Cascara Sagrada (Rhamnus purshiana) is a small to medium-size tree native to the Pacific coast, including British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and northern California. The bark has been used medicinally by Native American groups for hundreds of years as a treatment for constipation. It has a mild laxative effect, due to its natural constituents inducing contraction […]

Blog Action Day: Fighting Starvation

Poverty creates one of the world’s biggest problems: starvation. The depravation of food may create serious issues in the human body. Lack of nutrients may cause serious diseases due to poor intake of vitamins and minerals. Now, we are talking about humans not getting any vitamins at all for days. It’s important to understand that […]

Blog Action Day: Poverty

Today is Blog Action Day. Thousands of bloggers will unite to discuss a single issue – poverty. We aim to raise awareness, initiate action and to shake the web! Poverty is one of the biggest problems in today’s world. A huge number of countries face this terrible issue. We sadly watch some documentaries on television […]

 
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