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Vitamin D and the Immune System | D2 & D3

Vitamin D and the Immune System | D2 & D3

Vitamin D is a family of fat-soluble vitamins naturally present in many foods. Some people call it the “sunshine vitamin” because the body produces this compound when the skin is exposed directly to the sun. Humans typically consume two types of vitamin D: D2 and D3. Vitamin D3 comes from animal-sourced foods and D2 is man-made, for the most part. Both types are available as over-the-counter supplements, but studies suggest that vitamin D3 might be better for improving vitamin D...
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Sage Benefits – Improving Memory and Information Processing

Sage Benefits – Improving Memory and Information Processing

The herbs and spices you use to flavor your food are also packed with powerful antioxidants that help fortify your body’s natural defenses and fight free radical damage. One of those powerful herbs is sage, an evergreen shrub part of the mint family. Sage is highly aromatic and has a characteristic earthy flavor that brings warmth and subtle citrus notes to dishes. There are over 900 species of sage types worldwide; other names include Salvia officinalis, garden sage, salvia, white...
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The Many Health Benefits of Turmeric

The Many Health Benefits of Turmeric

There are some ingredients that, delicious as they may be, don’t belong just in the kitchen. Turmeric is one of them. Warm, earthy, and just a little bit bitter, the health benefits of this vibrant orange-yellow spice range from fighting inflammation and helping prevent certain types of cancer, to lowering the risk of heart disease and even supporting mental health. What Is It? Turmeric comes from the root of Curcuma longa, a South Asian plant belonging to the ginger family....
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Riboflavin for Children with Migraine – What You Need to Know

Riboflavin for Children with Migraine – What You Need to Know

Riboflavin a.k.a. vitamin B-2 has been shown in clinical studies to be highly beneficial for children and adults who suffer migraines and is listed in the American Academy of Neurology’s Guidelines for Migraine Prevention. About one out of every 10 kids or nearly 8 million children in the United States alone are plagued by what has become the most common acute and recurrent headache pattern experienced by children today.  Migraine pain can disrupt and impair the quality of life for...
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Magnesium for Migraines – is it Enough?

Magnesium for Migraines – is it Enough?

Studies have shown migraine sufferers with poor cerebrovascular tone have low levels of magnesium.  Magnesium is a natural mineral that is necessary for healthy bodily function as it promotes heart health, stabilizes blood pressure, regulates nerve and muscle function, and builds bone, DNA, and protein.  Magnesium is intimately involved in the control of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) glutamate receptors which play an important role in pain transmission in the nervous system and in the regulation of cerebral blood flow.  Magnesium ions plug...
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MIGRAINES?  Never Underestimate the Power of Nutrition

MIGRAINES?  Never Underestimate the Power of Nutrition

Everyday thousands of migraine sufferers are reclaiming their lives with MigreLief, a safe nutritional option for neurological health. Migraine Dilemma Prevention and treatment of migraine is incredibly important.  Researchers are discovering that “migraines beget migraines,” the more migraines you have,  the greater your tendency for future migraines.  Evidence shows an increased sensitivity after each successive attack, eventually leading to chronic daily migraines in some individuals. Why you should not wait to get your migraines under control. Migraines are painful, debilitating and...
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The Coronavirus and How to Fortify Your Body Against It

The Coronavirus and How to Fortify Your Body Against It

The coronavirus has disrupted life as we know it and caused much concern and confusion. News reports are constantly updating us on the spread of the virus and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has closely monitored the situation since the coronavirus began spreading between people in America. The first confirmed person-to-person spread of this virus was on January 30, 2020. Previously all confirmed U.S. cases had been associated with travel to China. As of today, over 104,84,217 people have...
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Daily Magnesium Decreases the Risk of All-Cause Mortality

Daily Magnesium Decreases the Risk of All-Cause Mortality

Besides Its Favorable Effects on Migraines, Daily Supplementation of Magnesium Decreases the Risk of All-Cause Mortality Like a best-kept secret, not everyone knows the importance of magnesium to good health and longevity. What is all-cause mortality?  The word mortality means death. Simply stated, all-cause mortality means the death from any cause, disease, accidents, disasters, etc. But with respect to medical terms, it means mortality from any disease, infection, or medical condition. Risk Factors A risk factor is a condition or...
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Vitamin D3 – Amazing Health Benefits

Vitamin D3 – Amazing Health Benefits

Much More Than Bone Health Most people know Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) is essential for strong bones, because it helps the body absorb calcium and phosphorus from the diet.  Vitamin D3 benefits are far more extensive and in fact decrease the risk of all cause mortality (death regardless of the cause).  Although vitamin D is made by the body when skin is exposed to sunlight, the majority of people have below optimal levels of D3.  In fact a study showed below...
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Nutritional Ingredients May Improve Memory and Reduce Stress

These Nutritional Ingredients May Improve Memory and Reduce Stress at the Same Time Stress is something that affects everyone, whether you are a parent, grandparent, busy professionals or college student… we all experience stress in one form or another. Different types of stress range from being protective to concern about our physical, financial, psychological and emotional wellbeing. It is difficult to live a stress free life. Our stressors may all be different, but the results of stress are the same,...
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Puracol Feverfew for Migraines – Superior Effectiveness

The herb Feverfew (Tanacetum Parthenium) has been recorded as a medicinal remedy for millennia.  One can find references to the Latin “febrefugia” from which Feverfew gets its name in Old Saxon records. Hildegard of Bingen, a great 12th century abbess and healer made mention of it in her herbal tomes. Febrefugia literally means “Fever flies,” and has always been used as a fever reducer among other purposes. In even more ancient times, the Greeks used Feverfew to treat melancholy which...
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Are You Taking 500-1,000 Mg of Vitamin C Daily?

Are You Taking 500-1,000 Mg of Vitamin C Daily?

Vitamin C is one of the safest and most effective nutrients when it comes to protecting our health and longevity.  When we are run down, stressed, or actually sick, our bodies burn through vitamin C at an alarming rate.  Once your vitamin C levels drop, your immune system becomes more compromised which could lead to other health issues. This explains why we are able to tolerate much larger than normal doses of vitamin C than we would normally require when...
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