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22 May

Lithium: An Essential Trace Element

Although lithium is predominantly known for its role in mood stabilization, with associations ranging from a miracle element to concerns of toxicity, the human body actually requires small amounts of this essential trace element for optimal health.

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15 May

Is Your Water Bottle Making You Fat?

Yes, drinking water is important to our health, but some of the toxic chemicals that accompany each swig might not be. By now, we’ve all heard of Bisphenol A (BPA), an estrogenic compound used to make polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins, and many people choose BPA-free plastics because of ...

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08 May

Making Memories with Huperzine A

Our central hub, the brain, is made up of billions of neurons that communicate to other parts of the body in order to carry out physical and mental activities. Chemical messengers (neurotransmitters) carry out and enhance communication between these neurons and other cells in the body. Billions...

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01 May

Not All MCT's Are Created Equally

Medium-chain triglycerides, or MCTs for short, are a unique form of dietary fat touted for a number of health benefits including weight loss, support of heart health and improved cognitive function. Fat molecules range in chain length from 2 to 22 carbon atoms, with MCTs falling in the middle...

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24 Apr

Sleep: Your Night Job

Any health news junkie can see that the importance of sleep has come to center stage. Our collective interest in this shut-eye time grew when studies started linking a lack of sleep to obesity. Ghrelin, an appetite regulatory hormone, became known as the “carb gremlin” with nutritionists...

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19 Apr

At Ease with Menopause

Menopause seems to be a dreaded question mark. As with all major life-cycle events, there are no guarantees as to how and when menopause will affect a woman. It could be induced early by way of procedures that involve the removal of female hormone-producing organs, or begin early because of...

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10 Apr

5 Ways to Hack Your Brain Health

 

When people talk about “healthy lifestyles’, conversations inevitably turn to weight loss, dieting or exercise programs. As important as these may be to maximize health, how often do we consider a healthy lifestyle for our brains?

According to the American Academy of Neurology, disorders of...

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05 Apr

The Fat-Soluble Philharmonic

Depending on where we live and what season it is, many of us lose access to the “sunshine vitamin”, vitamin D. Most doctors today recognize the importance of vitamin D, as it has taken center stage in health issues, and will recommend supplementation to replenish our stores. Deficiencies of...

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29 Mar

Beware the Vitamin N Deficiency

For the first time in the history, the majority of the world’s population now live in urban settings rather than rural settings. This trending switch has taken us away from nature, which has taken a collective toll on our health.

With urbanization on the rise, people are less engaged with...

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22 Mar

Thyme for Gut Health

More often than not, we associate thyme with the culinary world. The beloved, leafy herb that accompanies chicken or other savory dishes, we think of it flavoring a stuffing, sauces, stews and soups.

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