Sciatica and Vitamin C: What's the Connection?
If you have ever experienced the shooting pain of sciatica, then you understand how frustrating it can be. It often feels as if it's out of nowhere, however, there is an explanation and origin for this condition. Let’s discuss what causes pain in the sciatic nerve and how you can manage a flare-up.
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The Essential Supplement Guide for Vegan Athletes
Over the years, high-performing vegan athletes have proven that you can eat a plant-based diet and successfully compete at a high level. NFL player Tony Gonzales, ultramarathoner Scott Jurek, and bodybuilder Patrick Baboumian are just a few famous vegan athletes. Because strenuous exercise places high demands on the body, getting adequate nutrition is vital for all athletes. When you can't consume all the necessary nutrients through food sources alone, supplements can provide health benefits and increase performance to ensure you stay healthy and strong.
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Telomeres & Aging
Accepting the aging process can be difficult, but there are ways to make it easier. Today we examine the aging process at the cellular level and how telomeres play a vital role in the process. Read more to understand the secrets of aging hidden in our DNA and how you can change them. Yep, that's right. Read on.
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How to Choose Supplements You WON’T Pee Out
One of the biggest misconceptions we hear about vitamin supplements is that they're a total waste of money because you just pee them out! "That's expensive urine!" they say. Maybe it's the way certain vitamins change the color of urine or the comments section below health and wellness videos that have made this misconception spread like wildfire. While it may be true for certain vitamins taken in excess amounts or vitamins that are not bioavailable enough, it certainly isn't the case for all vitamins. In an effort to save you time and money and help you become your healthiest selves, we've put together this guide on how to find the most effective vitamin supplements that you WON'T pee out.
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8 Alternatives to Coffee for Coffee Addicts
To quote twitter wisdom, 'Just to be clear: I never *don’t* want iced coffee.’ There has never been a bad time for iced coffee. I will never be displeased by receiving iced coffee. At no point in my life will I ever say “no thank you, I don’t want iced coffee.”' Fast forward three coffees, five bathroom breaks, and a week's worth of jitters later and the thought of another coffee is sickening. When you need that extra 3 PM boost or simply want a more complex nonalcoholic drink to go with dinner, don't head to the coffee maker! Instead, try one of these delicious and healthy coffee alternatives for a gentle, energizing effect that won't last until 2 AM. They're good enough to turn the biggest "coff-a-holics" into believers!
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Pre & Post COVID-19 Vaccine Supplement Regimen
Disclaimer: This is an article discussing how to manage the common side effects of the COVID-19 vaccines. This is not an article debating vaccines. As the number of COVID-19 vaccination rates increases, so too does the number of people feeling totally wiped out the next day. For some, the Covid vaccine was nothing more than a prick in the arm and slight soreness in the days that followed. Other recently vaccinated people experienced flu-like symptoms for 24 hours or even more. Whether your vaccine appointment is set or you're weighing your options and looking for ways to bounce back after getting "the jab", here's what you need to know.
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Ocean-Friendly Sun Protection: Sunscreen & Supplements
Despite being the absolute most important item in your skincare routine, sunscreen lotions often come with their fair share of scandals. Years of chemical sunscreen-covered beachgoers unknowingly wash their sunscreens into the ocean where they can bleach coral reefs and harm marine life. But there is a solution! With mineral sunscreens and the help of certain skin-supporting supplements, you can build a sunburn-proof skincare routine that protects against skin cancer and coral bleaching.
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The Ultimate Summer Detox Trio: Glutathione, Omega-3, and Vit C
Feeling a little under the weather? Regretting going for seconds at that barbeque? Or are you simply looking to rid your body of a summer's worth of toxins and get an energy boost before fall? Don't worry, you do NOT have to go on a week-long, green juice cleanse or drink a gallon of detox tea. Instead, check out how you can use three staple supplements: glutathione, omega-3s, and vitamin C to detoxify your body of toxin buildup, reduce bloating, and get glassy clear skin.
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Face Rejuvenating Techniques & Collagen
A radiant, glowing complexion, smooth texture, and youthful skin come from a combination of different factors which are all in your hands - and no, going under the knife isn't the only option if your skin needs a makeover. The key is in consistency, and giving your skin the attention and effort it requires to look its very best while being healthy and nourished from the inside. Today we're discussing some of the most talked-about skin rejuvenating techniques that have earned their popularity. Also, we're touching upon the right nutrition for your skin, including all-natural collagen supplementation and collagen-boosting Liposomal Vitamin C. Let's dive right into it!
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Foods & Supplements for Post-COVID Health
Are you really out of the woods once you get a negative test? Unfortunately, many of the COVID symptoms can persist long after you've defeated the virus. If you're feeling lethargic, unable to focus, you're having trouble sleeping and breathing, it is quite possible you're suffering from long-COVID. COVID represents an injury to our immunity, and while medical treatments for long-COVID are still in the works, we can assess these health issues through optimized nutrition and adequate natural supplementation. Keep on reading to discover what foods and supplements can boost your immunity and help you manage post-COVID symptoms.
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Ocean-Friendly Supplements for Those Who Care
The desire for more natural integrative medicine paired with people buying more and more nutritional supplements makes it critical to understand how this impacts the ecosystems and waterways from which they are sourced. In addition, how sourcing, packaging, and shipping affect these communities should be given ample consideration. Overfishing, unsustainable farming practices, carbon emissions, and plastic pollution are all potential damages that can be brought about by supplement companies. If you still want to support total body wellness and also care about the Earth's oceans and ecosystems, here are some questions you can start asking of supplement companies. We’ve also included some ocean-friendly supplements to get you started.
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The Best Skincare Supplements For Your Cosmetic Treatments
You've done all the research, hunted down the perfect doctor, and finally booked your appointment for a cosmetic procedure. That's at least half the battle. The aftercare can become a battle of its own. For all the work you've put in, don't you want to make sure it lasts? Luckily, in many cases, you don't have to buy another topical product or undergo another procedure. Your diet and a little help from dietary supplements can benefit your entire body and even prolong the life of your cosmetic procedure.
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