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Amazing Wellness Spring 2019

Amazing Wellness helps make shopping for natural products fun and easy. All articles are packed with practical, usable information on nutritional supplements, personal care/beauty products, fitness, and natural foods and beverages. The latest information on real-life makeovers and success stories, expert advice, and quick recipe ideas are also included. Specific product recommendations are included in most articles to help shoppers make better buying decisions and stay up-to-date on new products sold at The Vitamin Shoppe.

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spring into action

Last issue we focused on New Year’s resolutions — setting them and keeping them. Now, as we head into spring, and the new year is in our rear view mirror, many of us are disappointed in ourselves for not sticking to those resolutions. Maybe the new year was too hectic, or perhaps we took on too much at once. But it’s never too late to to start again. This spring, develop the habit of making regular daily, weekly, and monthly intentions or goals instead of making big resolutions. This issue, we help you do just that. In “30 Days to a Healthier You,” on page 30, writer Elizabeth Marglin helps you improve your health one tip at a time with a 30-day checklist of easy lifestyle tweaks you can incorporate into…

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PUMP UP THE PROTEIN Most people think protein powder is only something you blend into smoothies. And while it’s perfect for that, there are so many other ways to use it in the kitchen as an ultra-versatile ingredient. HOW TO RECOVER AFTER EXERCISE What you do outside of the gym is just as important as what you do inside of it. If you want to get the most from each and every workout, you need to prioritize postworkout recovery. EASE JOINT PAIN If you’re one of the millions of adults who relies over-the-counter pain meds to help manage joint pain, you’ve come to the right place to learn about safer alternatives.…

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colloidal silver

Before modern antibiotics were developed, colloidal silver was used as an all-purpose remedy for various infections and illnesses. Ancient Mediterranean civilizations used it to promote the purity and safety of their drinking water. The metal, which was highly valued for its antimicrobial properties, was often used as a lining for utensils, dishes, and drinking vessels to keep food fresh and prevent spoilage. In the days before antibiotics, silver was the treatment of choice for infections and wounds, including surgical wounds and soldiers’ wounds during World War I. In the 1930s, when doctors started relying on antibiotics to treat infections, silver use dropped out of favor. Recently, it has experienced a revival, with some claiming it can replace antibiotics or other medical therapies to treat bacterial, viral and fungal infections. More people are…

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cut carbs to boost calorie burn

Losing weight is challenging, and keeping it off is even harder. But a new study sheds light on a path to success. Researchers at the Harvard-affiliated Boston Children’s Hospital tested three different diets for maintaining weight loss and found that restricting carbs works best because it increases natural calorie burning and helps to control hunger. The study enrolled 164 people, ages 18 to 65, who had recently lost 10 percent of their bodyweight. For the next 20 weeks, researchers put them on one of the three diets: a high (60 percent), moderate (40 percent), or low (20 percent) carbohydrate diet. All diets contained the same number of calories. People on the low-carb diet burned 209-278 more calories than those on the high-carb diet. The difference was even greater among those with the…

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don’t skip magnesium if you’re taking vitamin d

If you find yourself wondering, “Am I taking enough Vitamin D?” you should also ask yourself whether you’re getting enough magnesium. In a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers found that individuals with high levels of magnesium intake, whether from dietary sources or taking supplements, were less likely to have low levels of vitamin D. A randomized trial indicates that magnesium optimizes vitamin D status, raising it in people with deficient levels and lowering it in people with high levels. The trial also revealed something new — that magnesium had a regulating effect in people with high vitamin D levels. The research provides the first evidence that magnesium may play an important role in optimizing vitamin D levels and preventing conditions related to vitamin D levels. Simply stated,…

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boost your memory in 10 minutes

Just 10 minutes of walking can improve memory function, according to a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. When it comes to cognitive benefits, new research shows that just 10 minutes of relaxing yoga or an easy walk can actually enhance memory function. Micro-workouts can yield big benefits for students or others with a cognitively demanding workload. Researchers suggest it could be helpful to take a 10- or 15-minute walk before an exam or whenever you need an extra mental boost.…