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Archive for April, 2013

Thrive Forward

Many athletes – from beginner to professional – are looking to diet as a way to improve performance. But with so many opinions on what a healthy diet for athletes actually looks like, it’s hard to know where to begin. That’s where Brendan Brazier steps in. Brendan Brazier is a former professional Ironman triathlete and […]

Melatonin May Help Type-2 Diabetes

Melatonin is most commonly associated to sleep and the body’s biological clock. However, a recent study has found that decreased levels of the hormone melatonin may be linked to the development of type-2 diabetes. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the study concluded that women with the lowest levels of melatonin had more than twice the […]

Cancer Prevention

Did you know 35% of cancers are potentially caused by modifiable lifestyle risk factors? Risk factors include smoking, alcohol abuse, low consumption of fruits and vegetables, obesity, and unsafe sex. Studies have shown that 70% of endometrial cancers in the US could be prevented through a healthy diet, regular physical activity and achieving a healthy […]

Lucky Vitamin Presents: Coola Suncare

The sun is back! Days are getting warmer, the sun is shining, and you’re probably starting to plan your summer vacations. So, no better time for Lucky Vitamin to present you with the latest top quality line of sun protection products: Coola Suncare. Coola Suncare offers sun protection for a range of skin types and lifestyles. All […]

Preventing Pain with Knee Braces

Knee pain can a very uncomfortable feeling but wearing a knee brace may help to prevent or minimize it. We all know exercising is excellent for your health but a few number of activities can be very harsh on your joints, particularly your knees. Running is the first one that comes to mind. Despite the […]

The “Pain” With Cooking

Are you one of those chefs burning more than just your food in the kitchen? I constantly find myself burning my hands and fingers while preparing meals.  Most burns suffered during cooking are either first-degree or second-degree burns.  Today we are going to learn about alternative treatments you may want to try for burns. First, […]

Kids, Turn Off the TV

A recent study shows too many hours spent in front of TV, computer and video game screens may increase the risk of heart disease in children. Researchers say that when kids engage in screen time, they are likely to eat more, which probably explains the excess caloric consumption. The study was conducted by an inter-university […]

Healthy Cookie Dough Dip

Ingredients: 1 can chickpeas or white beans, drained 1/8 tsp plus 1/16 tsp salt tiny bit over 1/8 tsp baking soda 2 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/4 cup Barney Butter Up to 1/4 cup milk of choice, if needed (almond, coconut, etc.) 3-4 tablespoons of sweetener of choice (agave nectar, maple syrup, brown sugar, etc.) […]

Swimmer’s Ear

Summer is fast approaching! With kids getting out of school to play in the sun and soak in the pool, let’s take a look into alternative treatments for “swimmer’s ear.” Otitis Externa, also known as Swimmer’s Ear, is the inflammation or infection of the external ear canal. Repeated exposure to water can result in the […]

Lucky Vitamin Presents: Muscle Warfare

Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce a sport nutrition brand that is redefining the standard of excellence: Muscle Warfare. Muscle Warfare is a cutting edge sports nutrition manufacturer that is passionately driven to create and distribute the absolute highest quality products in the marketplace. Every product is developed with great experience and focus on maximizing product efficacy for real world […]

Improving Memory

You’re sitting at your desk, having a hard time focusing on what you need to get done.  Or you can’t quite remember what your spouse told you to pick up from the grocery store. Don’t worry, you’re not the only one struggling to focus or remember. Millions are plagued with the same problems. The good […]

Iron May Prevent PMS

A new study published by the American Journal of Epidemiology found that women with a higher iron intake had about a 35% lower risk of being diagnosed with premenstrual syndrome PMS than women who had a lowest iron intake. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst compared the mineral intakes from food as well as […]

Why Switch To 7 Sources

Let’s face it. Many of us know high quality oils and fats are essential to overall health, but with so many to choose from, it’s hard to know which to pick. Labels can be misleading. Research has been clear that adding omega-3 fatty acids into our diets has robust benefits. Our bodies incorporate them into […]

Celebrate Earth Day!

Today is Earth Day. Many people celebrate Earth Day by doing simple eco-friendly acts such as walking or biking to work, starting a recycle trash system at home or work, or gathering a group of people to clean parks and are other public areas. Numerous communities celebrate Earth Week, promoting an entire week of activities focused […]

Preconception Health

Preconception health refers to the health of women before they become pregnant. Did you know 40 to 50 percent of pregnancies are unintended? Many women have their first visit for prenatal care at eight weeks of pregnancy or later, yet the period of time before the first prenatal visit carries the most risk to fetal […]