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People choose to be vegetarian or vegan for many reasons. Some do it for health while others do it based on religious or political convictions. Abstaining from meat and other animal products may require self-control and perseverance, especially for those who are just beginning to make the switch, but many feel it is worth it and follow the diet for a lifetime.
Alternative Eating Lifestyles
September 26 2017
Many different eating styles have become popular lately, so it can be tricky to tell them apart. Each eating lifestyle comes with its own unique health benefits, but they all have different sets of rules. Keep reading to learn more about how the raw food, vegan, vegetarian, paleo and gluten-free eating lifestyles work and discover a new favorite recipe.
Is a Pescatarian Diet Right for You?
November 7 2018
Pescatarian is not a newly discovered Zodiac sign—although it does have something in common with the sign Pisces. Both words come from the Latin word for fish. If you’re a Pisces, it means you were born under a constellation thought by ancient Babylonians to resemble two fishes.
Benefits of Topical Vitamin C Serum + Homemade Facial Serum Recipe
May 30 2018
Vitamin C is not only essential for the body but also has benefits when applied topically a topical to the face.
A Quick Guide to Gummy Vitamins
July 26 2018
Gummy-based supplements have exploded across the health and wellness market. However, is this convenient supplement form a good thing? Yes and no. Yes, if the gummy is a high quality it can be a great delivery system for nutrients and functional ingredients. No, if the gummy is loaded with sugar, food additives, and contains low quality and dosage of nutrients.
Homemade Oat Milk Recipe + Benefits
August 7 2018
Many people are on the lookout for an alternative to dairy milk without the fuss and expense. Oat milk is just the thing! All it takes is a couple of ingredients and 10 minutes for healthy, delicious, easy-to-make oat milk. Check out the recipe and enjoy the benefits!
Frequently Asked Questions - Pancreatic Enzymes
August 7 2017
Enzyme preparations are one of the most useful nutritional supplements available. Enzymes are molecules that speed up chemical reactions – they either help build new molecules or they split the bonds that join molecules together to break them into smaller units. In the case of enzyme products, most often they contain digestive enzymes derived from hog pancreas (pancreatin), fungal, or plant sources. These enzymes function very similar to the way the digestive enzymes secreted by the human pancreas function.
Warm Up the Winter with These Flavorful Spice Blends
February 13 2019
Colder weather begs for warm, tasty food to comfort the soul. It's also the time of the year to be more health-conscious and build up the immune system to fight against common ailments like colds and the flu.
Seven Secrets for PMS Relief
July 7 2017
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a recurrent condition in women characterized by troublesome symptoms seven to fourteen days before menstruation. Typical symptoms include decreased energy level, tension, irritability, depression, headache, altered sex drive, breast pain, backache, abdominal bloating, and edema of the fingers and ankles. Severe PMS, with depression, irritability, and extreme mood swings, is referred to as premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
Types of Protein Powders from Whey to Vegan
August 4 2017
Protein powder is a favorite nutrient among dieters, bodybuilders and cleanse aficionados. These powders work by providing the body with one of its most basic building blocks. There are many forms of protein powder available, and each contains several of the amino acids that the body needs for energy and muscle growth.
L-Carnosine: An Underutilized Dietary Supplement
October 13 2017
Carnosine is a naturally occurring molecule composed of two amino acids, histidine and alanine. As a dietary supplement, it has been available for years. However, it is not nearly as popular as it should be based on the existing science. Carnosine functions in “excitable” tissues, such as muscle and nerve tissue, and reaches high concentrations in skeletal muscle. In these tissues it is critically important in maintaining the proper pH and electrical charge.
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