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Resolution: Exercise!

Resolution: Exercise!
Resolution: Exercise! Something about a shiny new year makes you want to do better. Getting more exercise is a popular resolution, with good reason. You don’t need us to tell you that exercise is good for you in tons of ways (weight control, mood lift, energy boost, and sounder sleep, anyone?). So hitting the gym should be a no-brainer, right? In theory yes. But as anyone who’s ever lived in a human body can attest, it’s not always that easy. Somet...

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Tropical Mint Green Smoothie

Tropical Mint Green Smoothie
Tropical Mint Green Smoothie Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young, @eatyoungnutrition Makes: 2 x 10oz servings Time: 5 minutes Ingredients: 1 cup frozen mango ½ cup frozen banana ½ an avocado (or ½ cup plain yoghurt) 1 cup filtered water 1 ½ tbsp Flora Beyond Greens Powder 1 tbsp aloe vera juice 2 tsp Udo’s Oil 2 tsp chia seeds ½ tsp peppermint extract Method:  Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender, blend on high until smooth and creamy.

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Organic MCT Oil

Organic MCT Oil
MCT oil is extremely popular for its fat-burning qualities and easy digestibility. Many people are attracted to MCT oil’s ability to support their fitness goals through improved weight management and exercise performance. Everyone can take advantage of its benefits for the heart and brain.* What is MCT Oil? MCTs are “better for you” fats, specifically MCFAs (medium-chain fatty acids), aka MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides). MCTs come in four le...

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Ayurveda, the science of life, part 2 of 2

Ayurveda, the science of life, part 2 of 2
Ayurvedic medicine is a holistic wellness system practiced in India for over 5000 years. Some favorite Ayurvedic principals include: • Know and embrace your essence and constitution • What heals, also prevents • Live in tune with nature • Connect with your body through exercise • Purify and cleanse • Think right, sleep well • Herbs work more powerfully in synergy. Sustaining balance in one’s energy, personality, and physical body is consi...

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Collagen for Athletes: More Than Just a Beauty Supplement

Collagen for Athletes: More Than Just a Beauty Supplement
Collagen for Athletes: More Than Just a Beauty Supplement Collagen is hot. Celebrities and regular folks alike swear by it for healthy hair, skin, and nails. But collagen isn’t just a beauty supplement. It may also help you work out harder and recover more quickly. That probably sounds good whether you’re an elite athlete or just someone who’s trying to stay fit. Exercise: A Double-Edged Sword Exercise is good for you, but it can also be hard on te...

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Road Trip Essentials: A Packing List to Make Your Road Trip Go Smoothly

Road Trip Essentials: A Packing List to Make Your Road Trip Go Smoothly
Summer’s in full swing and lots of folks are hearing the call of the open road. Whether you’re taking a trip you’ve been planning for months or escaping for a spur-of-the-moment weekend getaway, what you pack can make or break your trip. Depending on where you’re going, you may need a bathing suit, hiking boots, your bike helmet, or dressy clothes for a fancy restaurant. But no matter where you’re headed, these travel essentials will serve you w...

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Do You Even Science, Bro?

Do You Even Science, Bro?
Clinical Trials and Supplements Jokes aside, having research papers that support your dietary supplement’s health claims is a huge boon in most global markets. In many cases, it allows for product specific health claims that rise above generic ones. It gives extra confidence and reassurance to consumers that what they’re investing in for their health will actually work for them. There are many different kinds of research articles that might be whip...

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6 Ways to Help Keep Your Bones Strong & Healthy

6 Ways to Help Keep Your Bones Strong & Healthy
6 NUTRIENTS TO HELP KEEP YOUR BONES STRONG AND HEALTHY Did you know that all of our bones, pound for pound, are 4 times stronger than concrete, and inch for inch stronger than steel? Reaching peak bone density at around age 30, our bone strength can start to decline as we head toward middle-age. But keeping our bones strong and healthy is important no matter how old we are. In the United States alone, it’s estimated that about 8 million women and 2...

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Bone, Health, Collagen, & Mineralization

Bone, Health, Collagen, & Mineralization
Bone up on your Bone Knowledge Most people know that bone is made of minerals, like calcium. But despite well-intentioned folks taking huge calcium pills daily, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will have an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime. Fractures from osteoporosis are more common than heart attacks, strokes and breast cancer, combined! We clearly have not given our bones everything they need. In some cases, a terrible diet is to blame. Bu...

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Café Mocha Morning Smoothie with Udo's

Café Mocha Morning Smoothie with Udo's
Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young @eatyoungnutrition Serving Size: 1 cup Prep Time: 5 minutes Notes To make coffee ice cubes: brew one cup of coffee any way you like. Let it cool and pour into an ice cube tray. When the coffee is frozen store the ice cubes in a glass container in your freezer. Use decaf or a coffee substitute if you would prefer the smoothie without caffeine. Ingredients ½ cup steamed then frozen sweet p...

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A Supplement Designed To Manage Stress, Recommended By A Functional Medicine Practitioner

A Supplement Designed To Manage Stress, Recommended By A Functional Medicine Practitioner
This blog was originally posted on drwillcole.com. Our world is stressed out. We wear busy as a badge of honor and carry around planners, calendars, and endless to-do lists with no end in sight. The amount of sleep many of us get each night is minimal and we can’t remember the last time we truly felt relaxed. We have a serious problem. In my telehealth functional medicine clinic, chronic stress can be just as much, if not more, of a trigger to my p...

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Spicy Marinated Radish Salad

Spicy Marinated Radish Salad
Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young @eatyoungnutrition Serving Size: 2-4 Prep Time: 30 minutes Ingredients Marinade:½ cup Flora Lemon Ginger ACV Shot¼ cup Udo’s Omega 3.6.9 Oil Blend3-4 cloves garlic3 sprigs fresh thymeSalt and pepper, to taste_________________________Salad:1 bunch radishes, sliced½ a fennel bulb, finely diced1 jalapeno, sliced (seeds removed if you want to cut the spice level)Handful chives, diced Instructi...

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