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Archive for June, 2008

Don’t let them bug your good time: Chasing Insects Away

Summer is the outdoor season. Beautiful days and hot temperatures create a perfect atmosphere for outdoor activities. We spend a lot of time in our backyards, porches, gardens, parks, etc. It’s also time for camping, RV trips across the country and international adventures. It all sounds great and fun, until insect bites ruin your good […]

Understanding Fish Oil

Fish oil has been one of the hottest supplements in the market for years. Most people take fish oil to get omega-3 fatty acids, a very important nutrient to regulate and maintain healthy cholesterol levels. But do you know how to choose a good fish oil? Do you know what to look for? Is liquid […]

Ephedra is Back!

The battle of weight loss has just recovered one of its most important soldiers: Legal ephedra is now back in the market. Ephedra has been known for centuries as one of the most powerful fat burners. In fact, studies show that ephedrine and caffeine combined can more than double the rate of weight loss. Ephedrine alkaloids […]

Too Hot, Too Cold. Is your Immune System Ready?

Everybody loves a beautiful sunny day. A lot of people also enjoy the hot weather and the summer atmosphere. But aside from the time we go on vacations, we all face a very similar problem this time of the year: the constant hot and cold temperature changes. Hot muggy days will make you sweat once […]

Herb of the Week: Cranberry

We hear a lot about Cranberries around holiday season. Most Americans and Canadians only see this “false berry” in a sauce form as part of the traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Cranberries can offer a lot more than just a once-a-year delicious dish. Let’s explore all the potential health benefits of this northern hemisphere fruit. Cranberries have […]

Your Summer Guide for Nutritional Bars

Are you looking for a good nutrition supplement bar? Can’t you find a good tasting bar which it will give you the results you’re looking for? Trust me, you are not alone. Most people struggle to find the ideal bar, and it makes you wonder: is there such a thing? Yes and No. Once you […]

Stay Cool with Probiotics

Probiotics are one of the best products you can take on a regular basis. If you never heard of it, or you are not very familiar with, probiotics are dietary supplements that provide beneficial bacteria. Probiotics can prevent gastrointestinal infections, fortify the immune system and convert sugars and carbohydrates into lactic acid. Normally found in […]

Vitamin of the Week: Vitamin A

Many studies and reports tend to oversee the importance of vitamin A. Everyone is always buzzing about vitamin B’s, C’s, D’s and E’s, and it seems like vitamin A is often the “left out” member of the family. Vitamin A is a very important human nutrient responsible for a variety of functions in our bodies, […]

No Pain, No Problems

We often feel muscle pain after exercising. It normally happens when we decide to go for an extra ten minutes of running, a little more intense workout, an extra cardio class or a second recreational game. The first step out of your bed can be nightmare and also a sign of a long and painful day […]

Are you afraid of tomatoes?

Tomatoes are everywhere. Salads, juices, sauces, salsa, ketchup, guacamole, pico de gallo, just to name a few. Tomatoes are a great source of Lycopene, a powerful antioxidant carotenoid. The recent outbreak of Salmonella has scared most of the country. The illness is related to consumption of raw red Roma, red plum, round red tomatoes and […]

Herb of the Week: Bilberry

Bilberry has been used for many years for medicinal purposes. Originally from Northern Europe, these sweet little berries can also make delicious jams, juices, sorbets and pies. The real potential of bilberry as a supplement has yet to be determined since not many studies have been done to specifically prove its benefits. Nevertheless, bilberry has […]

Can’t brush your teeth 3 times a day? This product may help

Most people admit they do not brush their teeth as many times as they should or would like to. In fact, very few people brush their teeth after every meal or three times a day as your dentist always recommend. Dental care should be taken more seriously worldwide. A new study by researchers from the University […]

Welcome to Chia Seeds

Have you heard of Chia Seeds? Salvia Hispanica? If you answer is “no” twice, you are not alone. Most people don’t know but Chia is one of the best natural sources of omega-3.  It’s also 100% vegetarian, making it a great alternative not only for vegetarians but people struggling taking fish oils. Chia seeds are […]

Need more energy?

Once upon a time, a cup of coffee was enough energy boost one needed for a long working day. Times have changed. Crazy schedules, long working hours, traffic jams, are just part of the long list of problems we face on an everyday basis. A lot of Americans wish the days were longer, as they […]

Summer: Vitamin D Season

Summer is around the corner. It’s time for sun bathing, outdoor activities, pool side time, but it’s also time for Vitamin D. Vitamin D supports the immune system and strong bones, and its deficiency can cause several problems, including bone related diseases like rickets, osteomalacia and osteoporosis. A lot of people know most vitamin D […]