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Vitamin K: The Amazing Nutrient You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

June 1, 2018
Vitamin what? K?   Yup!   Why’d they skip vitamins F, G, H, I & J?   Great question!   That's because the "K" stands for "koagulation" which is the Danish spelling for "coagulation." Vitamin K is the vitamin that helps the blood to clot or coagulate. And that's just the tip of the iceberg of what this amazing, underappreciated vitamin does for our bodies.   It’s one of the four fat-so

I’m Sick. What Can I Do (Naturally)?

May 25, 2018
Getting a common cold doesn’t have to be so… common. There are things you can do naturally to make getting sick less likely.   But, if you do happen to get sick, there are things you can also do to help support your body to fight it off.   Good hand hygiene and overall healthy habits can reduce your risk of getting sick in the first place. And good nutrition can help your immune system fight off a cold quicker. Imagine y

Hemp Oil – Safe, Effective, and Completely Legal

May 12, 2018
Hemp Oil + - What is it?   Thorne’s Hemp Oil + is a synergistic, clean blend of phytocannabinoids that supports and regulates one of the body’s most important, yet little-known, systems – the Endocannabinoid System.* By nourishing this system, Hemp Oil + can benefit users by relieving stress, easing discomfort, and improving gut motility.* For many individuals, the positive effects of Hemp Oil + will be felt immediately. &n

Supplement Spotlight – Vitamin D

May 3, 2018
Fitness is a 360 lifestyle and we're here to help educate you about all aspects of maintaining optimum health and wellness. This week's Supplement Spotlight is on vitamin D. This supplement controls the expression of over 1,000 genes in the human body. Please read below to learn more about why everyone should be supplementing with vitamin D.    Why is vitamin D so important?   Nearly every tissue and cell in our body has a vitami

What is the Satiety Index?

March 31, 2018
Have you ever notice that some foods keep you feeling full longer? And others give you the munchies an hour later? That can make the advice to "stop eating when you feel full" a bit tricky if you're picking foods that aren't filling.   That's a phenomenon called satiety. It's the feeling of fullness, of being satisfied and satiated. It is the opposite of hunger and appetite.   The satiety index is a rating of foods that have

The True Health Benefits of Exercise

March 29, 2018
Exercise. It can improve your health on all levels. We’re not just talking about being fitter and stronger. We’re talking about overall health and longevity.   Regular exercise improves your heart health, brain health, muscle and bone health, diabetes, and arthritis. Beyond those, it also reduces stress, boosts moods, increases your energy, and can improve your sleep. And exercise prevents death from any cause (“all cause mortali

Need Help Going Dairy-free? Here are 6 Great Substitutes

March 21, 2018
Need Help Going Dairy-free? Here are 6 Great Substitutes If you're reading this, you likely are or are considering going dairy-free. You may have an intolerance, have been told to eliminate dairy, or just want to have less of it.   Either way, dairy is not an essential nutrient, and there are lots of things you can have instead. These include not just milk, but also yogurt, butter, parmesan, and even pudding and ice cream! &nb

How Do I Know If I Have a Leaky Gut?

March 11, 2018
"Leaky gut" is a popular topic in the health and wellness spheres these days. It's been blamed for many symptoms and conditions that seem to be all-too-common. Allergies, intolerances, joint pain, even autoimmune diseases can all be linked back to leaky gut.   But what exactly is leaky gut? What causes it? What kinds of issues are related to it? And most of all, what can you eat for leaky gut?   What is a leaky gut? Simply pu

Mediterranean Diet 101

March 5, 2018
The Mediterranean diet is one of the most studied diets out there.   It's based on the traditional foods that people who lived around the Mediterranean Sea ate about 50 years ago. Back then, in the mid 20th century, researchers noted that people in Spain, Greece, and Italy lived longer and healthier than Americans. And they had lower levels of heart disease, the #1 killer.   So, they set out to find what was so healthy in th

Green Tea vs. Black Tea

March 1, 2018
Tea is said to be the most popular beverage in the world. It’s been consumed for thousands of years by millions, perhaps billions, of people.   Tea has also been shown to have many health benefits. And some of these benefits are thought to be related to tea’s antioxidant properties. These properties are from its flavonoids known as “catechins.” Flavonoids are anti-inflammatory and have a range of health benefits that I talk

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