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Nutrients

Information on vitamins and minerals

4 Reasons to Start Adding Chia Seeds to Your Food Today

4 Reasons to Start Adding Chia Seeds to Your Food Today

If you grew up in the 80s and 90s, the word “chia” (or ch-ch-ch-Chia!) probably springs to mind images of funky terracotta planters covered with sprouting chia seeds resembling animal fur or hair. Back then, chia “pets” were a staple of mail order TV infomercials and the quintessential “secret Santa” gift. A few years later, during the early 2000s, chia seeds were rebranded as a health supplement and a nutritional powerhouse, effectively earning a spot in the superfood hall of...
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Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder – 4 Tips to Manage Symptoms & Boost Mood

Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder – 4 Tips to Manage Symptoms & Boost Mood

As the days get darker and the temperatures cooler, it’s not uncommon for some people to find themselves feeling increasingly sluggish and blue during what is supposed to be the “most wonderful time of the year.” In many cases, these feelings are only temporary (who isn’t feeling a little tired and sad heading into yet another pandemic Holiday season?). But other times, these emotions could actually be a signal of Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, a common type of depression...
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Nuts & Nutrition – Can Eating Nuts Extend Your Life?

Nuts & Nutrition – Can Eating Nuts Extend Your Life?

Nuts are nutrient-dense foods rich in unsaturated fatty acids and have been linked to lower cholesterol, better heart health, weight control, and even lower cancer risk. Read on to find out if eating nuts could extend your life. Compared to people who avoid nuts, those who eat nuts on a regular basis also tend to have: Lower systolic blood pressure Fewer risk factors for metabolic syndrome and a lower risk for diabetes Better cardiovascular health Reduced mortality risk by 23%...
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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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8 Vitamins and Herbal Supplements for Stress

8 Vitamins and Herbal Supplements for Stress

There’s no denying that stress has become a constant fixture of our modern life. Work, family life, relationships, money, and now the COVID-19 pandemic are just a few of the many stressors we have to deal with on a daily basis.  By now, you probably already know that stress can take a significant toll on both physical and mental health. Left unchecked, stress can become chronic and lead to headaches, migraines, upset stomach, anxiety, fatigue, and more. Chronic stress can...
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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 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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Magnesium Helps With Much More Than Just Migraines

Magnesium Helps With Much More Than Just Migraines

You may already know of the many benefits of magnesium for migraine sufferers which is why we include two forms of magnesium in MigreLief products. But are you aware of magnesium’s other amazing health-protecting benefits? For example, the Journal of Clinical Nutrition revealed that people who eat foods rich in magnesium reduce their risk of stroke caused by blood clots in the brain (referred to as ischemic stroke) by 9% for each 100 mg. increase in their daily magnesium intake...
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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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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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