Your Bones’ Best Friends

Dr. Jamie McManus, M.D. Chairman, Medical Affairs & Health Sciences Shaklee Corporation “Scientific research links vitamin D inadequacy to an increased risk for certain cancers, as well as cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes—and higher intakes of vitamin D may help reduce the risk of developing these diseases. These are precisely the reasons we conducted our…

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“I have no energy.”

Challenge: Everyday fatigue is a common complaint in our fast-paced society, ranking among the top five health problems reported by adults within the past 18 years. Lack of energy becomes a vicious cycle, with stress and the inability to relax being among the most common reasons for sleep problems. The problem is further compounded by…

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A Fresh Look at Sugar

What is “too much sugar”? There’s little doubt that many people have too much sugar in their diets. But while sugar is blamed as the cause of obesity, the real problem is excessive total calories. Sugar is a simple carbohydrate, which is an essential nutrient. But it must be balanced by protein, fat and fiber…

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Workout Nutrition Trifecta

We need to help our bodies to perform their best. Working out and exercising use up our body’s resources like protein and carbohydrates. These elements need to be replenished for optimal recovery, rebuilding lean muscle, and decreased chance of injury. Sports nutrition used to be a focus exclusive to the weightlifting industry or professional athletics,…

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Forecasting Allergy Relief

Seasonal allergies—aren’t they a hoot? You should buy stock in tissues…or eye drops. It’s like a never-ending cold, complete with all the symptoms: runny nose, dry or watery eyes, cough, sneezing, headache, and a feeling of general malaise, to name a few. The pollen count is high in North Texas right now, with an allergy…

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Get Clean for Spring

Your home should be the safest, healthiest, cleanest place in the whole world. There are some pretty easy things you can do to make your family safer and your home healthier. And, as it turns out, what’s good for your home is good for the earth and everyone else on it, too. So let’s make our…

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Are You Getting Enough Vitamins?

Men’s Health® published an online article recently entitled “The Power of Habit.” It brings out the fact that we all have bad habits, but shows how it’s possible to break them and still survive. One of the bad habits mentioned, for men especially, was not getting enough vitamins: “While many adults may have every intention…

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Desperately Seeking Gorgeous Hair

Challenge: Men, like women, experience hair damage. While 50% of men will experience related hair thinning in their lifetime, 40% of women also experience noticeable signs of similar hair thinning by age 35. Weakened, vulnerable hair starts with an unhealthy scalp, which can be affected by pollutants in air and water, and life’s ever-increasing stresses….

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You Are Under Attack!

Every day, you breathe, eat, touch, and share millions of dangerous microbes that infest your surroundings. Unseen and unfelt, these substances still pose an undeniable health threat. Thankfully, you are not defenseless. Your body’s built-in immune system protects you whenever possible. A complex network, it provides you with multiple layers of defense. Still, everyday life…

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Make Tomorrow Amazing

If you could do anything tomorrow, what would you do? What other word holds such promise for possibility, anticipation, excitement? Tomorrow is an opportunity, and if there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that we should grab every opportunity to make tomorrow amazing. Imagine being able to live a longer, healthier, happier life,…

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