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Archive for July, 2008

Herb of the Week: Holy Basil

Everyone is always looking for the magic pill. Wouldn’t be nice to take something and feel a lot better right away? We know there isn’t such a thing, but we can find some pills that may help you “feel better”. Holy Basil is also known as Tulsi (means “the incomparable one”) and has been helping people […]

Fire Up Your Workout!

We often get home from work and feel too tired to workout. A lot of people even avoid going home because they know that could result in skipping a workout day. But what can we really do to keep our workout program running? We have to decide what time of the day we should get […]

Multi Mineral Miracle

Let’s say you need calcium. But you also need Magnesium. Doctor says you should take some vitamin D too. Plus, you are already taking iron and zinc. How many tablets are you taking a day? Ten, twelve, twenty? Taking a multi mineral could help getting the equivalent amount of minerals but minimizing the number of tablets taken […]

Renew Life Presents: Supplements for Dogs

We can always find top-notch vitamins and supplements for us. We always find good quality products from babies to elderly people, and pretty much every single segment possible: men’s, women’s, teenagers, vegetarians, etc. Dogs have been a little left out of the natural supplements market, despite the increasing number of new pet products recently. But […]

Vitamin of the Week: Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin needed for normal cell activity, DNA synthesis and regulation, and formation of blood. B12 is important for the mood-affecting substance called SAMe (S-adenosyl L-methionine), as well as energy production. Vitamin B12, along with vitamin B6 and folic acid, control the human body homocysteine levels reducing the risk of heart […]

Healthy Fresh Air!

We love a clean place. Everyone feels great when our house or apartment is nice and clean. An organized and neat place makes life at home much more enjoyable. Cleaning is very important for our health as well, as the absence of dirt, stains and dust will reduce the presence of germs, many times responsible […]

Forever Young!

I want to be forever young, and so does everybody else. Who does not want to be forever young? Perhaps teenagers, as they always want to look older. People in their early twenties may desire to be a few years older for obvious reasons. The “want to look older” reverses when reaching the mid twenties. People […]

Herb of the Week: Guaraná

It’s very difficult to find a good tasting energy drink that actually works and does not keep you up all night. It may take several tries until finally finding “the one drink” to be added to your diet. Are you still looking for it? Guaraná could be the answer! Originally from the Amazon region, and very […]

Sleeping Like a Baby

Whoever created this “saying” must have never had babies, or were the luckiest parents ever. Studies have showed that most babies do not get a full night of sleep, waking up during the night for feeding, cuddling and urinating. How is it any different than adults? Well, we all wake up in the middle of […]

Vitamin of the Week: Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an important antioxidant for the human body. It protects cell membranes and other fat-soluble parts of the body from damage, oxidation by reacting with lipid radicals produced, preventing the breakdown of body tissues. Vitamin E is a group of eight different antioxidants, four tocopherols and four tocotrienols, but only one form is […]

All You Need is Fiber!

We often have the same digestive system problems. Chronic constipation, bowel disorders, excessive intestinal gas and diarrhea are common issues we face on a regular basis. It’s always hard to understand why our digestive system does not work properly because we find ourselves saying the same sentence: “I didn’t eat anything different”. That could be the actual […]

Herb of the Week: Fenugreek

Fenugreek has been used both as an herb and as a spice for many years. Originally from southeastern Europe and western Asia, the plant now grows practically everywhere, including the United States. Most people know fenugreek because is used in curry, but it can also be found in mix spices. The herb is also very […]

Vacation Planning Kit(S)

It’s summer time. It’s also traveling season if you are lucky to have some time off these days. We often find ourselves in different places during the summer months and, unlike home, don’t really know where to find the nearest health food store. The same happens when we are looking for a pharmacy if we want to […]

Vitamin of The Week: Vitamin K

Is Vitamin K and Potassium the same thing? This question intrigues many people, particularly when they go to a health food store. Yes, it’s very confusing because a lot of people do not remember enough from their chemistry classes. Vitamin K is a substance that promotes proper bone formation and the clotting of the blood. […]

Please DO NOT Smoke

A new study has finally showed some encouraging numbers against passive smoking. The main reason for the decline in second hand smoking is the increasing number of new laws, banning smoking in restaurants, bars and public places, according to researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention It’s about time. There’s nothing more annoying […]