Simple Superfoods That Boost Energy and Brain Power

November 18, 2013
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Exactly what are “superfoods” and why do we need them? The answer is quite simple–superfoods are natural, nutrient-rich, power-packed sources of vitamins, minerals and electrolytes that contain fewer calories than processed foods. These foods should be a part of everyone’s regular diet, as study after study shows that diets rich in superfoods can help...

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Ways to Get Vitamin D in Overcast Climates

Don’t underestimate the role of vitamin D in a wide range of health benefits. While most associate the nutrient with bone development and overall health, it also helps fend off the common cold and reduce a person’s risk for developing heart disease and certain types of cancers–as long as you get the correct amount....

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Helpful Habits for Healthy Eyes

October 24, 2013
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Helpful Habits for Healthy Eyes

Not too long ago the best advice for keeping your eyes healthy was to eat carrots. But now we know that it’s about more than just carrots—supplemental nutrients, moisturizing products and healthy practices can also play a big part in keeping your eyes healthy and beautiful. Get necessary nutrients Scientists have found certain antioxidant...

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Chocolate: A Tasty Way to Get Your Antioxidants

October 18, 2013
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Chocolate: A Tasty Way to Get Your Antioxidants

Think of superfoods and names like kale and quinoa come to mind. The good news is that studies have shown chocolate has some pretty impressive health benefits, too (we’ve always secretly believed that anyway). Here’s what some top medical institutions have to say about chocolate’s healthy benefits. Flavonols: The secret ingredient Cacao seeds are...

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5 Winter Skin-Saving Tips

5 Winter Skin-Saving Tips

1. Start on the Inside Supplementing with essential fatty acids such as fish oil and borage oil not only offers mood and cognition benefits, it can also boost your skin’s hydration and offer support for skin cells, says Carrie Lee, esthetician at our West Seattle store. And of course, be sure to complement your...

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Ask the Practitioner: How Can I Calm Stage Fright?

September 23, 2013
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Q. I’ve been having some major anxiety recently when forced to speak in front of a group of people. I get mouth twitches and my heart begins to race. Do you have any herbal remedies or product suggestions? A. It’s fairly common to feel the situational anxiety you experience while speaking in public—I know...

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