How to Increase BDNF: Save your Memory with Omega-3s
Have you ever walked into a room and forgotten what you were doing there in the first place? Or have your social media feeds notified you of a post you made several years ago that totally escaped your memory until today? To an extent, we all suffer from some form of memory loss, but the feeling that accompanies these lapses can be scary and hard to shake. Luckily, there are things you can do to boost your memory today and in the future, and they mostly revolve around one specific protein, the “brain-derived neurotrophic factor”.
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Your Coffee is Fair Trade, but is your Collagen?
Walk into any Whole Foods or local co-op and you'll be met with more information about where and how your food was grown, than in any other store. We know where our coffee was grown and roasted, and at what altitude and we indulge in artisanal, fair-trade chocolate. We pride ourselves on organic broccoli and free-range eggs and make use of whatever locally grown produce we can get our hands-on. Then, when we turn down the health and wellness aisle, the most we know about our dietary supplements is that they're endorsed by one celebrity or another. If you put care into the foods you select, we wager that you’ll also want to know exactly where your collagen supplements originate. Here's your complete guide on finding and selecting the cleanest and most sustainable, collagen supplements.
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9 Drinks to Keep You Hydrated While Fasting
Have you ever made it to dinner time just to realize that the only drink you've had so far is an iced coffee from the bottle you left in the car? On a normal day, between working and running errands, staying hydrated is surprisingly difficult. But staying hydrated during a fasting period can be EVEN harder. When you're seriously restricting the amount of calories you consume during fasting windows, you want to make sure that every single one counts. So if you want to boost your energy and add some variety to your hydration while fasting, read on to learn more about the best drinks to stay hydrated.
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5 Paleo Snacks to Fight Post-Lunch Drowsiness
I don’t know about you, but lunch is my primary motivator for getting through the first half of the day. Typically, I try to keep it healthy but still filling and flavorful, giving me something to look forward to midday. But other times, I can’t help but microwave yesterday’s leftover takeout, or succumb to the midday bagel break in the cafeteria (remember office life?). Before I know it, I’m surpassing my daily caffeine allowance by leaps and bounds just to keep my eyes open. Nowadays, in order to overcome energy slumps and keep my motivation high all day, I’ve switched to the paleo diet. For every kind of day (and craving) I’ve found the perfect paleo recipe to help me power through my afternoons. No, this isn’t an advertisement for the paleo diet, but simply saying, it really works for me, my energy, and my productivity. Keep reading.
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How Collagen Helps With Hyperpigmentation
Your skin is basically like a diary; it's a blank slate that tells the stories of all those times you spent a little too much time in the sun or picked at a pimple that was barely noticeable until it became a scab, and later a scar. Whether it's sunspots, acne scars, or age spots, your skin takes the toll. Most people experience some form of hyperpigmentation but it's not impossible to put the "eraser" to this diary! Skincare products aside, your diet and supplements can help to turn the page on hyperpigmentation.
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The Keto Diet, Collagen and 5 Keto Recipes for Energy
When people find "their" diet, the one that does wonders for their body weight and makes them feel energized and alert, they don't shy away from sharing it! Many can’t help but shout it from the rooftops. The paleo, Mediterranean, and especially ketogenic diets are some modern favorites, but it can be confusing to know which one is right for you. If you're looking for more energy and vitality, we recommend looking into keto with a little collagen on the side. Here's why!
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10 natural ways to boost collagen for glowing skin
Before you add that collagen facial cream to your cart, you might want to read this first. Anti-aging creams are everywhere and they all make some pretty extravagant claims. Overnight miracle creams might claim to "infuse" the skin with collagen to make you look younger before your morning alarm, but oftentimes, it's just a gimmick. The real trick to looking younger longer is to protect your body's collagen levels and stimulate further production as you age. If it were as simple a fix as adding collagen into your moisturizer, we'd all have firm, glowing skin! The truth of the matter is that if you want to rejuvenate your complexion, look and feel younger, and boost your skin's production of collagen for the long run, you have to target skin from the inside-out.
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Got Stomach Ulcers? Meet Collagen
As medical advancements continue, more is learned about the stability and health of our digestive system. We see an increasing number of commercials on T.V. touting medications and supplements for Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ulcers, and other gut conditions. This is nothing new, for these conditions have been around since the beginning of time. History shows that the great Napoleon suffered such gut illness, that he was forced to rely on a crude form of a colostomy bag. More than ever before, people are removing taboos and speaking to their doctors about their bowel and stomach problems. Because of this, the understanding and use of collagen have become most interesting and important. In this blog let’s venture through how collagen promotes a healthy gut and assists in managing ulcers, among other conditions.
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Manage Psoriasis Flare-Ups with these 10 Recipes
When you have psoriasis, mealtimes are no easy feat. Certain foods can trigger flare-ups almost immediately, or make you regret your dinner the next morning. It can be hard to find what’s right for your body but still satisfies your cravings. Well, after some initial food journaling and experimentation, you won’t have to walk on eggshells. Not only will we share how to find what’s causing your psoriasis flare-ups, but we’ll also share which ingredients can help you to manage inflammation. Get ready to learn how you can prepare them in ways that suit your palate and your lifestyle!
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5 Benefits of Omega-3s for Your Skin
It seems like everyone has their own anti-aging skincare routine. Some use retinol, some use vitamin C, and some swear by greek yogurt. One ingredient that doesn't get enough spotlight is omega-3s. Not only do they play an important role in protecting you against heart disease, but they're also essential for "ageless" healthy skin. Some ingredients like yogurt can benefit your skin simply by consuming it or applying it topically. Whereas others, like collagen, for example, can only benefit your skin from the inside out. So how can you incorporate omega-3s into your skincare routine and what results can you expect to see? Keep reading to find out!
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Essential Supplements to Boost Your Energy
Feeling sluggish and fatigued is extremely common. It's not exclusive to one age group, sex, or condition, which can make it tricky to nail down where it stems from. When in doubt, the best way to boost your energy and manage your mood is with good ol' diet and exercise. Whenever that falls short, we might need assistance from natural health supplements to fill nutritional gaps and help the brain and body function at their peak.
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Suffering from muscle fatigue? Check your Vitamin C levels!
Have you been struggling to get through your regular workouts? Do you have less energy and more soreness after each one? Have you considered that it might be a vitamin C deficiency weighing you down? Though vitamin C is (rightfully so) touted as a booster for your immune system, it can do much more than that. Surprisingly to some, Vitamin C cannot be made by the human body, so it's vital that you get enough through your diet. Here are the signs that you might not be getting enough and how you can sustainably boost your intake.
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