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Archive for August, 2008

Mineral of the Week: Zinc

Zinc is an essential mineral responsible for important functions in the human body, maintaining fertility in adults and growth in children. Zinc can also synthesize protein, generate cell production, boost immunity and repair wounds, among other functions. Good sources of zinc include oysters, eggs, seafood, meat, beans, nuts, whole grains and seeds. Zinc has been used to […]

The Unhealthy Salad

It’s Monday. It’s time to start a new diet after overeating during the weekend once again. It’s normally easy to eat a healthy breakfast and get the day started. The problem: what’s for lunch? Many people do not eat lunch at home and that’s when the problem starts. Some people can have better control of […]

The Amino Power

The Olympics are on. It’s always fun to watch athletes doing the best they can, taking the most out of the human body, reaching the edge, fighting for the gold medal. It’s incredible to watch the levels of endurance and stamina of professional athletes. Their bodies are perfect machines, working 100% at every single Olympic […]

Blog Action Day 2008: Poverty – Get Involved!

Last year The LuckyBlog along with tens of thousands of bloggers around the world got together on one single day and blogged on one topic for one cause: The Environment. This year were doing it again, on October 15, 2008 Blog Action Day is back with a new cause: Poverty.   Blog Action Day is […]

Herb of the Week: Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm is a plant originally from southern Europe but now cultivated throughout the world. The leaves, stems and flowers are used medicinally helping with cold sores and genital herpes (topical), and also fighting Alzheimer’s and Grave’s disease (hyperthyroidism). Also known as melissa officinalis, lemon balm has been combined with other medicinal plants for different health […]

The Healthy Flower: Borage

It always appears to be a little bit strange when a beautiful flower may actually be used for health supplements, providing numerous benefits. Borage is a perfect example of this case. Originally from Syria, but now found everywhere in the world, borage is also known as Starflower. This large plant with beautiful blue, star-shaped flowers is […]

Can’t Find a Healthy Snack?

Healthy snacks are a very controversial subject these days? What makes them healthy? What should be considered a good snack? We hear about healthy snacks everyday but can’t quite figure out which ones to buy at the grocery store. People normally crave in between meals and that’s when snacking starts. Eating more at each meal will […]

Mineral of the Week: Iron

Iron is an essential mineral to most known organisms. It’s is part of hemoglobin, the oxygen carrying component of the blood. Iron helps cells store oxygen and, therefore, people lacking iron will get tired easily since their bodies are in need of more oxygen. Without enough iron, the ATP (adenosine triphospate) process cannot be properly […]

Drink Wine, Live Longer

True or false?  Studies have been trying to decide whether or not drinking wine can be considered a healthy habit. No final word yet. Some studies have showed that wines, particularly red wines, are a great source of resveratrol, an antioxidant found in the skin of red grapes. Resveratrol has been linked to longevity, reducing […]

Hit Me with Your Best Shot!

Energy drinks are selling more than water these days. People are still lacking energy and, instead of altering their diets, are relying on energy boosters to stay awake, stay focused and perform better at work. The increasing number of energy drinks consumers may not be aware of a recent health concern: caffeine intoxication. More and […]

Herb of the Week: Kava Kava

Stress, insomnia and anxiety are one of the most common problems in today’s society. Our hectic lifestyle is responsible for many sleepless nights, stressful times at work and at home and, in several cases, health problems due do anxiety. Kava kava is a natural tranquilizer that has been used for many years by natives in […]

More Choices for Vegetarian Glucosamine

Glucosamine is one of the most reliable and efficient products for joint support. Studies have showed that glucosamine in conjunction with Chondroitin may relieve arthritis pain and support joint health. However, vegetarians have been left out of this party since most glucosamine products have shellfish, as well as people allergic to shellfish. The scenario has […]

Looking for Detox? Try Aloe Vera!

Aloe Vera supplements have been on of the hottest sellers in health food stores in the past couple years. The recent surge indicates that more people are discovering this incredible product which has been used for many medicinal purposes. Also known as the Medicinal Aloe, Aloe Vera is originally from northern Africa. This beautiful plant […]

Vitamin of the Week: Vitamin B2

Vitamin B2, also known as Riboflavin, is a water-soluble vitamin needed to process amino acids and fats, activate vitamin B6 and folic acid, and help convert carbohydrates into body fuel. B2 is very easily absorbed with an important role in maintaining health, since is a vitamin required for cellular processes. B2 may also work as […]

Natural Sex Enhancers: Safe and Reliable

We have all seen the TV commercials or magazine ads for the famous medication for erectile dysfunction. Several similar products are also available and male sexual enhancers sales have reached an all time record. However, we always wonder about those products and most men have doubts and questions. Do they really work? Are they safe to use? […]