Metabolism has recently become a very important topic. As our food sources and activity levels have changed over time, so too have the success of our metabolic functions. It is now estimated that one in three adults live with metabolic syndrome – a combination of risk factors including high blood sugar and imbalanced cholesterol levels.
We knew we had to create a supplement to support healthy metabolism and energy balance for our customers.* We didn’t want a typical weight management formula, but instead a multivitamin and mineral supplement that offers more—real support for healthy metabolic functions. Metabolic Multi was born.*
A vegetarian, gluten free tablet featuring 38 nutrients, Metabolic Multi supports a wide range of metabolic health factors, including those that can contribute to Metabolic Syndrome.*
One of its most distinct characteristics is the inclusion of Phytosome complexes.
Everyone’s heard that you must hydrate when you’re sick. But why hydrate when you’re healthy? One big reason: water helps you detox–by helping to form the liquids that carry normal toxins out of your body, effectively flushing your system while maintaining the lubrication your body needs to function smoothly.
Water can help cleanse your digestive system and encourage fluid circulation, which will help you eliminate wastes on a more regular basis – and generally feel good.
With detox on the mind, we looked back at our guest writer Karen’s tips for water haters – and her reminders of why hydration matters.
By Karen Sturtevant
Zippy and Zoey are my Russian tortoises. Their lineage originates from the dry, arid regions of Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan and the Soviet territory, Kazakhstan. They can go days, even weeks, without water.
What liquid they do get comes primarily from their diet of deep greens (kale, spinach, Romaine lettuce). I give them a bath once a week and if thirsty, will drink then. They don’t have access to water and don’t care much for it when it is offered to them. You and I are not tortoises and need water for survival and to function at our best.
Trendy superfoods have been coming and going in and out of the spotlight for decades. But kefir is different. It has true staying power.
It’s one of the oldest products of its type (cultured milk) in existence. Kefir has been sold as kefir drink since 1908 in Moscow, and it keeps its spot on our health-food radar for a bunch of reasons.
In fact, many people believe that the origin of the word kefir is the word “keyif”, which refers to the “good feeling” you’ll get after drinking or eating it.
So, what is it?
Kefir is a grain, but is more popularly known as a drink, a fermented milk product made from using the kefir grains as a yeast/bacterial starter. You can buy it pre-made or make it at home. Continue reading
Stop drinking soda. It will be the best decision you’ve made in a long time, guaranteed. Here’s how you can do it.
When you drink soda, you are, more often than not, a soda drinker.That’s because both the sugar and the caffeine in soda are addictive substances, and caffeine is actually a drug.
Even diet soda has potential to be addictive. That also means it’s hard to quit. It’s not just something you do from time to time—instead, it’s a habit that can become entwined with your identity. Recent results of a study of patients at four different health centers prove how drinking soda linked to other lifestyle factors.
And quitting anything like that (smoking, soda, alcohol) is an uphill battle. But you can do it. Many people recommend quitting cold turkey: making the this-moment-right-here-right-now-as-we-speak-immediately-and-forevermore choice to never take a sip of soda again. If you can do that, do.
It’s likely also beneficial to speak with your doctor about the process. If he or she doesn’t ask, you can bring it up at your next appointment.
No matter how you choose to stop drinking soda, these tips should help.
How to Stop Drinking Soda in 5 Steps
Every time I mention olive leaf extract to my friends, I get a weird look.
“Like…olives?” they inevitably ask.
Not quite, but close. Olive leaf extract.
Then I have to explain why I brought it up in the first place. Here’s why: I fully believe in it for detoxification and immune system support.* Whenever someone mentions getting sick or needed to recharge, that’s where my head goes.
And I fully believe in it for quite a few reasons.
From food sources to absorption, from individual biology to recognizing symptoms, we’ve got a lot to talk about when we talk about B12 deficiency. B12, though, is crucial to our bodies’ healthy function—so it’s worth the conversation.
How do you recognize if you’re experiencing a deficiency? How do you supplement or adjust your diet? And what will your body endure if you don’t make a change?
Read on to find out.
When your coworker passes out holiday cookie tins, the whole room gets a serious glow.
Then a serious low. Because carbs are serious business.
But this year, you’ve got a secret. You can get on the cookie train with a free ticket. Here’s how:
There’s a lot we could say about this supplement.
ER trips on Thanksgiving and Christmas are surprisingly common. Even more surprising is the cause.
Often, the visits aren’t because of a sliced thumb attained while carving the bird, or a bout of food poisoning from spoiled milk.
Instead, they’re the result of some serious upper abdominal pain that’s caused by gallstones that have formed over months or years.
Gallstones are believed to be the result of over-consumption of fats and refined sugars, as well as bacterial imbalances caused by lack of nutritive intake and dehydration.
But what do the holidays have to do with gallbladder pain? Continue reading
By Karin Krisher
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends all sorts of things, including appropriate levels of nutrient intake. For sodium, the recommended daily intake for anyone not at-risk for hypertension is 2300 milligrams, while for at-risk people, that number is just 1,500. Still, despite recommendations and warnings to the contrary, over the past 50 years the average American’s sodium intake has remained unchanged, hovering around 3700 milligrams daily.