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Ancestral Nutrition Practices to Activate Fat Burning and Healthy Aging

Throughout human evolution, our ancestors routinely experienced periods of food scarcity. You could say it’s in our DNA. When meat and animal fat were in short supply, early humans turned to “fallback foods.” (1) These tended to be fibrous edible plants, rich in what we now call phytochemicals. If plants were also scarce, hunter-gatherers were …

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Everything You Need to Know About the Trace Mineral Zinc

If you’re hearing a lot about zinc these days, that’s no surprise. Due to its much-studied impact on supporting immune resilience and health, this trace mineral is always a hot topic throughout the winter months — and especially under the current global circumstances.  Because immune health is top of mind right now and zinc is …

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Mindset Mastery: Your Gateway to Healthy Living

Mindset Mastery: Your Gateway to Healthy Living Mindset, mindfulness, meditation: These words are part of a modern wellness vernacular. But where in the past we may have considered our headspace separate — the mind versus the body — today researchers are uncovering the profound biochemical interplay between the two. In effect, integrated positive psychology may …

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Sugar’s Sneak Attack: Surprising Places You’ll Find Fructose

Fructose, a simple sugar with complex effects in the body — is in the forefront of health news. Why? Because taste enhancers and preservatives like fructose are added to almost every packaged and processed food. And busy Americans eat a lot of these convenient but unhealthy snacks and meals.   Fructose Vs. Glucose: All About Insulin  …

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What Are Sirtuins and How Do They Support Healthy Aging?

  What Are Sirtuins and How Do They Support Healthy Aging? For decades, scientists have sought to better understand why we age. Scientists believed that aging was simply a natural part of our human development and that little could be done to stem the tide of physical deterioration. However, in the 1990s, a groundbreaking discovery …

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Compounding the Problem: Pandemic Lifestyle, Toxic Load, and Immune Health

There’s no doubt about it — the global pandemic and quarantine have caused many of us to slip into an unhealthy diet and lifestyle habits. Maybe you’ve found yourself routinely turning to high-fat, sugary comfort foods or a glass of wine (or two or three) in the evening to calm your nerves. Maybe you’ve found …

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Exercise and Quarantine: Start Small and Go Slow for Big Results

Whether you were a regular exerciser before the pandemic or simply squeezed in occasional weekend warrior-style workouts, there’s no doubt that being quarantined  has impacted how you move your body in a big way. For you gym-goers, it was a game-changer when the community YMCAs, CrossFit warehouses, indoor cycling spaces, and yoga studios were shut …

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