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The Importance of Sleep

The Importance of Sleep

Part 1

Getting a good night’s sleep is an effortless technique to create longevity and health. Deep rest during the night helps you fight stress, maintain a healthy weight, and keeps your energy levels high. Timing your sleep is like timing an investment in the stock market – it doesn’t matter how much you invest, it matterswhen you invest.  Read More….

Turmeric-Curcumin: Not just for cooking anymore!

The medicinal and beneficial properties of turmeric, and its active ingredient curcumin, have been discovered gradually over the centuries, starting with Indian and Ancient Chinese medicinal practices. Long known for its anti-inflammatory properties, recent research reveals that turmeric is a natural wonder, proving beneficial in the treatment of many different health conditions from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease. Read more

  Protein Powders and Weight Loss        

The holidays have come and gone and for most of us, we are definitely feeling the overindulgence of rich food, drink and too little rest!  It is time to get back to our routines and fortunately there are a few relatively painless and convenient ways to shed those extra holiday pounds.

Protein powders can be an excellent and easy remedy for losing unwanted lbs. Did you know the following benefits of a high quality powder?

  • Using a protein powder is a convenient and versatile way to replace simple carbohydrates in your diet.
  • Protein takes longer to digest than sugar and can help keep you from feeling hungry longer than a sugary snack.
  • Having a protein powder shake for breakfast provides your body with an initial surge of energy for the day and helps jumpstart metabolism. Additionally, you’re less likely to fall victim to the midday hunger that occurs when you skip breakfast, often leading to Read more.

Welcome to Functional Foods!

Mary Conte

Functional Foods are foods that have a potentially positive effect on health. All foods are functional in the sense that they have nutrients or other substances that provide energy, sustain growth or support vital processes but functional foods may do more for you than simply provide vitamins, minerals and energy. They may be able to improve your health.  READ MORE

Digestive Enzymes May Help You Digest The Holidays!

Debra Pearson

With the Holidays upon us, we tend to eat more rich foods, drink more alcohol and indulge in sweets, candies and desserts.  Digestive enzymes may be very helpful in our digestive processes and reward us with a healthier, better feeling tummy!

Digestive enzymes are absolutely essential to life. They digest our foods and then send the nourishing ingredients to the bloodstream to feed the organs, glands, cells and tissues as well as the brain. Many scientists believe that most lifestyle and degenerative diseases, and even aging are simply the lack of a continued and adequate supply of the necessary nutrients required to keep all of the body’s systems working properly.  READ MORE

The Best Sleep You’ll Ever Have…….is in your grasp and so simple.

Robert G Carlson, MD

Andlos Institute

Do you have trouble falling asleep? Or perhaps you’re able to fall asleep, but then plagued by constantly waking up throughout the night, resulting in a broken, restless sleep that leaves you feeling like a zombie the next morning?

Have you been given sleeping pills to help with your sleep, pills that leave you spaced out, like you’re moving in slow motion and not fully rested?  Not being able to sleep is critical, resulting in loss of memory, ineffective work habits, and increasing irritability. Starting in their early 40’s, women are in commonly plagued with sleeping problems. The answer is really quite simple. About ten years before menopause, ladies progesterone levels start to plummet. This sets them up for sleepless nights. Progesterone, natural progesterone that is soy-based, not the peanut oil pharmaceutical progesterone Prometrium, provides improvement in sleep, dramatic reduction in irritability (who wouldn’t be irritable if you can’t sleep and remain exhausted), reduction in headaches and the reduction in the signs of estrogen dominance.  Besides natural progesterone, NOT synthetic progestins like Prempro or Provera, has now been shown to reduce breast and uterine cancer, reduce cholesterol and reduce heart disease. And it also makes you feel better!  Read More