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2017 is FAST approaching and we know you want to be the best you can be in 2017! Are you ready to take control of your health and start making changes for the better?!? 1} Just Do It! You may have heard the saying “SOMEDAY is not a day of the week!” Stop procrastinating and commit to taking a small step every single day towards your health goals. Not drinking enough water? Add a glass in the morning and again in the afternoon. Eating too much sugar? Cut it down... Read more →

Scientists Say Ginkgo May Improve Memory Functions

New research shows that the herb, ginkgo biloba, may improve human performance on tasks requiring short-term memory. These findings are detailed in a study from Australian and British scientists. The study participants were given a ginkgo extract for fourteen days and showed improvements in memory-related functions, according to the results. These functions included working memory and specific brain electrical activity, say R.B. Silberstein and five other scientists in the published study. Silberstein and colleagues add that the nineteen healthy men who consumed ginkgo biloba tablets showed greater memory task accuracy... Read more →

How Natural Is Your Diet? It May Be Linked to Chronic Pain

Does your kitchen contain more processed foods like sugar-laden sweets and salty chips than fresh, natural fruits, veggies, and whole grains? According to a New York Times report, Americans purchase 787 pounds of processed food versus 602 pounds of fresh food annually. If you suffer from chronic pain, a poor diet may be partially to blame. New studies show worsened symptoms for certain conditions, including fibromyalgia, migraines, and arthritis, for participants who consumed a high amount of artificial flavorings, sweeteners, and other food additives. In addition, processed foods offer much... Read more →

How to Manage Gout

Gout is a type of arthritis that results from the deposit and buildup of glass-like crystals of uric acid in your joints. Uric acid is a by-product of the breakdown of certain proteins. Normally, uric acid is broken down in the bloodstream and then eliminated in the urine. It is estimated that over 2 million Americans have gout. A severe gout attack is extremely painful and, if left untreated, can cause permanent and severe joint damage. Fortunately, gout can be managed or controlled. First things first: risk factors Are you... Read more →

November 13, 2011 - Byron Richards, CCN Researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have proven that fish oil combined with a low fat diet can reduce the number of rapidly dividing prostate cancer cells. This is important because many men don't even know they have prostate cancer and others are trying to change their lifestyles and curtail the problem as part of medically supervised surveillance. This study is clear cut proof that fish oil is a potent anti-prostate cancer nutrient. The participants ate a 15% fat diet along with... Read more →

November 14, 2011 - Byron Richards, CCN New research has shown for the first time that omega-3 in fish oil (DHA Docosahexaenoic acid Essential omega 3 fatty acid integral to the health of all cell membranes, nerve and brain function. Must be gotten through the diet via cold water oceanic fish or some very limited plant sources or taken as a supplement./EPA Eicosapentanoic acid. Type of long chain essential fatty acid - Omega 3 oil. Works in concert with DHA. Must gotten through food sources such as deep cold water... Read more →

Vitamin D and Your Brain

by Brazos Minshew, TriVita's Chief Science Officer I recently read an article in the medical and scientific literature that discussed the role of Vitamin D in the human brain. The article correlated the low levels of Vitamin D in the bloodstream with high levels of anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and oppositional-defiant disorder. The most important discussions, however, were about the role of Vitamin D in two plagues: autism and Alzheimer's disease. Autism The number of people diagnosed with autism is increasing at an epidemic rate. Greater than 1 in 150... Read more →

10 Tips For Stress Management

Before embarking on a stress management system – you need to identify what stresses you! A good indication is thinking of stressful situations – sometimes just the word ‘heavy traffic’ can stress you and cause physical symptoms – perhaps your pulse quickens and you feel ‘bothered’. You may also keep a journal, and when you feel stressed – take note of your situation and surroundings. 1. Breathe! A deep breath can help your mind in a very specific way, increasing oxygen to the brain and helping you to relax. It... Read more →

Do Certain Foods Influence Those With ADHD?

As ADHD is a controversial issue, the possible role that certain foods play in influencing the various symptoms of ADHD (and related behavior) is also a hotbed of discussion. A number of diets have been suggested for children with symptoms of attention deficit disorder or ADHD. Various studies have reported behavioral improvement with diets that restrict possible allergens in the diet. As a parent or caregiver, you may want to discuss specific food plans with a health care professional, homeopath or naturopath and look at implementing an elimination diet of... Read more →

Men’s Health: Common Issues and Natural Remedies

When it comes to their health, men tend to be more inclined than women to push aside health issues and hope that things will “take care of themselves”. Further, while they may strive to maintain physical health, men may be less likely to manage emotional and mental well-being. Whether these behaviors are self-induced or subconscious due to societal pressures to be “tough” and “masculine”, health should not be a gender-based issue! Ignoring a nagging health condition or allowing a problem to go undiagnosed can lead to further complications. Especially for... Read more →

Protein Smoothie Recipes To Support Cellular Antioxidant Production, Healthy Immune Function, Cellular Repair And Muscle Growth

RevitaPro™ protein shake is always easy to make and will exceed your taste bud's expectations. There is no better way to support your weight loss, workouts and health than allowing your body to utilize a non-denatured whey protein source. The shake recipes below will provide your body with a full range of native proteins and complete amino acid supplementation that your body needs to support cellular antioxidant production, healthy immune function, cellular repair and muscle growth. Blueberry Smoothie 1 scoop RevitaPro™ Non-denatured whey protein 1 cup frozen blueberries 2 cups... Read more →

AHA Issued Their First Ever Statement On Triglyceride Management And Omega-3 EPA/DHA

The American Heart Association (AHA) recently issued its first ever statement on triglyceride management that includes recommendations for Omega-3 EPA/DHA intake. Elevated triglyceride levels have long been associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD). According to the AHA more than 31% of the United States population has borderline high triglyceride levels. Furthermore, AHA’s 2006 statistical data estimates that 81,100,000 people in the United States have one or more forms of cardiovascular disease, claiming 831,272 lives in that same year. In conjunction with other important lifestyle changes, the AHA recommends 0.5 - 1g... Read more →

What Is Stress & How Do You Overcome Feeling Stressed?

Are you stressed out? If you’re like most Americans, chances are the answer is, “Heck, yeah!” Unfortunately, stress is now just a way of life for too many of us. Whether it’s concerns over the uncertain economy, struggling to meet deadlines at work, handling family emergencies, dealing with relationship woes, or even tolerating daily traffic jams, there seems to be an unending parade of stressors in modern life. Since this is National Stress Awareness Month, now’s a good time to discuss the different aspects of stress, how it can help... Read more →

Fish Oil Part of Regimen to Protect Against Heart Disease

In the first large-scale study of its kind, researchers from the Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan investigated the health effects of daily Omega-3 supplements in combination with a drug commonly prescribed for those at-risk for heart attacks, angina and other coronary events. Patients were all identified as having higher than average levels of cholesterol. They were divided into two groups: a main group that included nearly 15,000 participants with no prior history of coronary artery disease, and a secondary group with over 3,600 subjects with a prior... Read more →

How To Protect Yourself From Radiation Exposure

The unfolding events relating to Japan's damaged nuclear reactors is raising a real concern in the U.S. If one or several of these reactors meltdown radioactive particles will following the jet stream and will not only impact Los Angeles to Alaska but effect the entire continent. Protecting the thyroid with iodine seems to be about all public health officials are willing to recommend to the public. However, there are other even more important steps every person should consider. Radiation interaction within your body generates massive amounts of damaging free radicals,... Read more →

Omega-3’s Help To Preserve Cognitive Functioning

In a study featured in Neurology, 1,613 subjects were examined between the ages of 45 and 70, testing the correlation between Omega-3 consumption and the preservation of cognitive abilities. Mental functioning was gauged on multiple measures by researchers (memory, psychomotor speed, higher-level information processing and overall cognition), and participants completed a food consumption questionnaire to record their eating patterns, especially as their diets related to intake of fatty fish. Consumption of long-chain polyunsaturated Omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish was positively associated with a reduced risk of mental impairment, both... Read more →

February is not just for lovers anymore. The American Heart Association (AHA) has officially dubbed February “American Heart Month”. So, what better time to start showing your heart more love than in February? The Center for Disease Control and Prevention claims that heart disease is the leading cause of deaths in the United States. Both the Mayo Clinic and the AHA suggest that consuming 2-3 (3.5 ounce) servings of omega-3 rich foods a week can help support a healthy heart. How do you know that you are providing your body... Read more →

Dyslexia, Diet and Omega 3 Fish Oils

Dyslexia appears to be a close cousin of attention deficient disorder and affects about 5 percent of Americans. Dyslexics often see letters backwards or turned sideways and have a tough time reading printed text. Just like those with ADD, people with dyslexia have a deficiency of long-chain Omega 3 fatty acids in their blood lipids. Supplementation with long-chain Omega 3 fatty acids should, therefore, reduce this problem. This thinking makes perfect sense because the retina in each of your eyes (which is responsible for the quality of the visual input... Read more →

A common question regarding pharmaceutical grade fish oil is: What can you expect when you begin taking high-dose Pharmaceutical grade fish oil if you're relatively healthy? You will notice that your mental abilities are enhanced and that your emotional state is on a more even keel. Taking doses of long-chain Omega-3 fatty acids increase your body's production of the two neurotransmitters (dopamine and serotonin). Dopamine spurs you to action allowing enhanced concentration by your brain. It allows you to concentrate on the task at hand and organize yourself more efficiently.... Read more →

Does Your Living Situation Whittle or Widen Your Waistline?

by A. Grano An article recently came out by Judith J. Wurtman, PhD, who made a statement that living alone may actually be detrimental to weight loss efforts, despite the popular notion that single dwellers would have an easier time controlling their diets. Pitfalls of Solo Eating The reasons why? The article suggested that people who live alone may be more likely to fall under one of three types: ‘emotional eaters’, who eat due to loneliness; ‘boredom eaters’, who nosh quickly through meals then snack throughout the evening because they... Read more →

Scientists Learn How Food Affects The Brain: Omega 3 Especially Important

Article From ScienceDaily (July 11, 2008) — In addition to helping protect us from heart disease and cancer, a balanced diet and regular exercise can also protect the brain and ward off mental disorders. "Food is like a pharmaceutical compound that affects the brain," said Fernando Gómez-Pinilla, a UCLA professor of neurosurgery and physiological science who has spent years studying the effects of food, exercise and sleep on the brain. "Diet, exercise and sleep have the potential to alter our brain health and mental function. This raises the exciting possibility... Read more →

Dangers of Chantix Revealed - When Quitting Smoking Becomes Deadly

Many smokers seeking a cessation solution probably thought they had found a safe, fool-proof method with Pfizer’s introduction of Chantix, which targets the nicotine receptors in the brain. However, reported dangerous side effects of Chantix have recently surfaced, causing so much controversy that the FAA banned pilots and air traffic controllers from taking it after concluding a series of investigative reports. Chantix warnings include the possibility of experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviors, seizures, loss of consciousness, hallucinations, as well as vivid nightmares and sleepwalking episodes. Others reported becoming addicted to... Read more →

What are Omega-3 fatty acids? Omega-3’s belong to a group of fatty acids known as long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. Because the body does not manufacture them, Omega-3's are classified as "essential fatty acids" (EFA’s), as it is essential they be obtained from food. There are three important Omega-3 fatty acids: alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). EPA and DHA are found in fish, while ALA is found only in plant foods such as flaxseed meal. The body can convert ALA into small amounts of EPA and... Read more →

Plasma Lipids Bhaskaran S, Santanam N, Penumetcha M, Parthasarathy S. Inhibition of atherosclerosis in low-density lipoprotein receptor-negative mice by sesame oil. J Med Food. 2006 Winter;9(4):487-90. Study Abstract Department of Pathology, Louisiana State University, Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, USA. Diet has profound effects on the development of atherosclerosis. Fatty acid composition, antioxidants, and other components such as lignans have major effects on the atherosclerotic process. Sesame oil has both mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acid constituents in equal proportions. In addition, it also has high levels of numerous antioxidants... Read more →

Compare Life's Abundance SeaLogix Fish Oil To Your Current Fish Oil Brand - Does It Stack Up?

Thanks in large part to the superior quality, purity and concentration of nutrients, Sealogix represents an exceptional value compared to other market brands. To demonstrate the overall value of our formula, we have provided the following comparison chart, which matches Sealogix against competing brands. To create a meaningful, apples-to-apples comparison, we calculated our chart based upon the two most prevalent nutrients in omega-3’s – the long-chain fatty acids EPA and DHA. The prices listed in the chart below demonstrate the costs associated with 1,000 mg of omega-3's (DHA/EPA).* You will... Read more →

The Health Benefits of Medicinal Mushrooms

There are a variety of medicinal mushrooms that can be taken to improve health. Used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine, medicinal mushrooms contain powerful benefits that can help boost the immune system and offer the body a natural way to defend itself against its daily encounters with environmental toxins. The popularity of medicinal mushrooms in the West has been increasing rapidly in recent years, much in part to the growing need for natural and alternative health remedies. There is even a host of scientific research studies that... Read more →

Are All Omega-3s Created Equal?

There seems to be a lot of confusion out there as to the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids. This article will break down the major sources of omega-3’s and give you the information you need to make educated choices. First, there are three main types of omega-3 fatty acids: DHA, EPA and ALA. DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) are found in fish and ALA (alpha-linolenic acid ) is found in plants like flaxseed. When you choose an omega-3 source, we suggest that you select a healthy balance... Read more →

Are there different types of EFA’s And What are the differences?

If you’re like most people, you are probably wondering, “What are essential fatty acids?” Or, “How could something with the word ‘fat’ in it be good for me?” The short answer is essential fatty acids (or EFA’s) are essential because our bodies alone cannot produce them – they must be obtained through our diet. EFA’s are long molecules that are used in the construction of the walls of our cells, known as the cell membranes. The cell membranes are critical for both nutritional processes and the excretion of toxic waste... Read more →

How Time Outside Can Help Ease ADD/ADHD

Modern living has created a new paradox- as we gain more virtual connectivity, we're significantly losing real-time connections. A national study from the Kaiser Family Foundation cited that the average American 8 to 18-year-old spends seven and a half hours a day using a smart phone, computer, television, or other electronic gadget. Too Much Technology? It doesn't seem surprising that reports of ADD/ADHD are continually on the rise, with children spending less time than ever getting physical exercise, a means of naturally expending energy. Almost half of elementary schools have... Read more →

5 Foods To Add To Your Diet This Allergy Season

Allergies seem more prevalent then ever, and you can thank pollution for exacerbating certain allergy symptoms even more. Add to that the side effects of most allergy medicines such as drowsiness, and spring can quickly turn sour for many allergy sufferers. The good news is that there are certain things you can do to naturally help ease and even prevent troubling symptoms such as wheezing and other respiratory difficulties. The importance of diet Maybe you are aware of some of the foods such as dairy that can increase histamine levels... Read more →

On Tuesday, March 2, 2010, a lawsuit was filed in a San Francisco Superior Court, which alleged that several popular brands of fish oil supplements have illegally undisclosed and unnecessarily high levels of contamination from toxic PCB compounds. Widely regarded as cancer-causing agents, PCB’s were outlawed from manufacture in 1979. The lawsuit names eight manufacturers and retailers of fish and fish liver oils (as well as shark and shark liver oils) which tested positive for PCB contamination that exceeded the limits approved for human consumption under California’s Proposition 65. The... Read more →

Fish Oil Part of Regimen to Protect Against Heart Disease

In the first large-scale study of its kind, researchers from the Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan investigated the health effects of daily Omega-3 supplements in combination with a drug commonly prescribed for those at-risk for heart attacks, angina and other coronary events. Patients were all identified as having higher than average levels of cholesterol. They were divided into two groups: a main group that included nearly 15,000 participants with no prior history of coronary artery disease, and a secondary group with over 3,600 subjects with a prior... Read more →

Want Health, Happiness & a Longer Life?

To boost happiness and health, get out there and socialize! Humans are social creatures and need a variety of social connections. Fulfilling personal and professional relationships have a huge impact on our emotional and physical health. Studies have shown that those who make time to regularly engage in social activities live longer, healthier lives. Triple Complex Mood Tonic™ is taken internally to support normal serotonin levels, and is safe for all ages, as well as during pregnancy and nursing. Floss once a day. Something as simple as flossing has a... Read more →

Do You Have Sensitive Teeth? Great Testimonial About OraMD

"I was experiencing sensitive teeth (sensitive to hot and cold) and went to the dentist. He coated the affected tooth with a product that was supposed to stop the sensitivity but it did not. Two days later my first order of OraMD arrived and I started to use it. By the second day the sensitivity was gone. Also, I like the way my teeth feel, clean and fresh, after using OraMD. Your product is great. " - Bill G. Read more →

Improve Your Night Vision in No Time!

Of all the changes that happen as we age, one of the most frustrating concerns is difficulty with night vision. I know I don’t have to tell you how distressing it can be to wonder how long you’ll be able to continue driving or going out at night. After years of wear and tear, your pupils don’t dilate or expand as well as they used to. This reduces the amount of light that enters your retinas, your eyes’ main “image receptors.” With less light, your eyes don’t adapt as well…plain... Read more →

Fish Oil Supplements Beat Psychotic Mental Illness

Article From The BBC News Feb 2, 2010 - Taking a daily fish oil capsule can stave off mental illness in those at highest risk, trial findings suggest. A three-month course of the supplement appeared to be as effective as drugs, cutting the rate of psychotic illness like schizophrenia by a quarter. The researchers believe it is the omega-3 in fish oil - already hailed for promoting healthy hearts - that has beneficial effects in the brain. A "natural" remedy would be welcomed, Archives of General Psychiatry says. "The... Read more →

If you’ve ever had a sore back, shoulder pain, or discomfort due to arthritis, you’ve probably used a heating pad or some type of heat pack. And chances are you felt some relief as it stimulated blood flow to the affected site. But the fact is, most heat therapy devices don’t provide optimal relief because they only provide dry heat. Moist heat, on the other hand, not only gives you longer relief, but also penetrates deeper, making it much more effective. Plus, many heating pads and gel packs heat up... Read more →

What is a Canker Sore? Aphthous ulcers (more commonly known as canker sores) are an ulceration of the mucosal membrane in the mouth. Modern science has yet to pinpoint the exact cause but studies have linked stress, genetics and (for some people) triggering foods and/or chemicals. Often confused with cold sores (which are related to herpes and form on the lips or face) canker sores are not viral or contagious and form only inside the mouth. Women are more likely than men to develop recurring aphthous ulcers and young adults... Read more →

The Best Vitamin K For Your Arteries And Bones

Written By Julian Whitaker, MD For years, vitamin K has been the neglected stepchild in the world of nutrition, while vitamins C, D, E, beta-carotene, and others grabbed all the attention. Groundbreaking research, however, is finally propelling vitamin K into the limelight. This is long overdue because of vitamin K’s plethora of health benefits. Because most of us don’t get enough vitamin K in our diets, we all should sit up and take notice. Vitamin K’s specific function wasn’t understood until the 1970s. We now know that it helps orchestrate... Read more →

Want A Dazzling White Smile In 12 Days? Teeth Whitening Comes With Its Risks

While some people are blessed with bright, white teeth, most people aren't that lucky. Teeth-whitening products have become increasingly popular, and depending on the condition of your teeth and your budget, there are several options available if you'd like to go a few shades brighter. Between the coffee you can't get through the morning without and the occasional glass of wine you sip at dinner, it happens: Your pearly whites become less so. Much of what you eat and drink every day contributes to staining your teeth. Fortunately, there are... Read more →

Could A Saline Spray Stop The Spread Of Flu, TB, SARS?

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON - Mon Nov 29, 2004 (Reuters) - Simply inhaling a saltwater spray could help prevent the spread of diseases including flu and tuberculosis, U.S. and German researchers reported on Monday. They found a saline spray, administered using a device called a jet nebulizer, reduced the number of germ-spreading droplets by as much as 70 percent for six hours. The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (news - web sites), could provide a way to help control epidemics... Read more →

What Is A Peptic Ulcer?

A peptic ulcer is a sore on the lining of the stomach or duodenum, which is the beginning of the small intestine. Peptic ulcers are common: One in 10 Americans develops an ulcer at some time in his or her life. One cause of peptic ulcer is bacterial infection, but some ulcers are caused by long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs), like aspirin and ibuprofen. In a few cases, cancerous tumors in the stomach or pancreas can cause ulcers. Peptic ulcers are not caused by stress or eating spicy... Read more →

Signs That You Have Hemorrhoids & What Causes Them

General Hemorrhoids Symptoms Hemorrhoids are abnormally swollen veins in the rectum and anus. They are similar to varicose veins you might see on a person's legs. When bulging hemorrhoid veins are irritated, they cause surrounding membranes to swell, burn or itch. This can become very painful, and bleeding may even occur. Hemorrhoids are caused by too much pressure in the rectum, forcing blood to stretch and bulge the walls of the veins, sometimes rupturing them. There are two types of hemorrhoids (external and internal) and the symptoms for both are... Read more →

Whether you’re traveling or staying home, you’ll likely be exposed to a plethora of different pathogens this holiday season. While many people are cognizant of their own healthy hygiene and self-care habits such as washing their hands, chances are, there are plenty of people who don’t share the same concern for their health (or yours). In addition, there are often places where you have little control over your exposure to germs such as planes or offices, or unlikely spots in your home or hotel room that you may not consider... Read more →

Natural Companies Being Bought Out To Look Healthier

I was just reading an article about how companies that have been offering natural, safe products are being bought out by bigger companies that haven't had the best track records in terms of "being safe." It's a smart move on their part - let the little natural company build up a trusted name for itself, by it and make you look better - like you care. Oh, wait - that's not happening because some of those companies are dropping the brand they bought. For example Odwalla was purchased by Coca-Cola.... Read more →

Keeping Your Dog & Cat Safe From Toxins In The Home

We often get calls and emails from concerned dog and cat parents that their dog is licking uncontrollably or is losing hair all of a sudden or they are sick and no one can figure out why. The first thing I ask is if anything has changed inside or outside of their homes or if they are using any new products. Dogs and cats love to explore, taste, rub against and roll around in all sorts of things—many of which contain harmful toxins. Their sense of smell is thousands of... Read more →

8 Tips for Arthritis

Tip 1: Make Sure You Really Have Osteoarthritis While to some of you, today's tip might be very basic. It is absolutely essential that you make sure your diagnosis is correct before you begin wasting money on treatments that are not designed to help your specific situation. Tip 2: Searching For Just Arthritis Pain Relief? You Shouldn't! Doctors are very quick to address your joint pain with what has become a "standard" response. Normally, they tell you to take NSAIDS like Aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, and Acetaminophen, or prescribe COX-2... Read more →

Medical Breakthrough For Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Lots of people live everyday with chronic pain of some type. Fibromyalgia can be such a handicap that not only do you feel like getting out of bed, but the depression that comes with it can make you almost suicidal. Get an all natural relief TODAY by checking our new product, Daily Effects Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by fatigue, widespread pain in your muscles, ligaments and tendons, and multiple tender points — places on your body where slight pressure causes pain…but you know or experience this already. Here... Read more →

Premarin, Prempro & Provera Lawsuit

A federal jury on Thursday ordered Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and Upjohn Co. to pay more than $27 million to a Little Rock, Ark., woman who got breast cancer after taking hormone replacement therapy. The jury on Thursday ruled that Donna Scroggin, who sued the companies in 2004, should receive $19.3 million from Wyeth and $7.7 million from Upjohn Co. in punitive damages. Jurors last month ruled in favor of Scroggin and said that Wyeth inadequately warned her that its drugs Premarin and Prempro carried an increased risk of breast cancer. The... Read more →