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Amazing Wellness

Amazing Wellness Spring 2018

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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2 min
fresh starts

Spring has arrived a little early here in Southern California. As I’m writing this, it’s sunny and 80 degrees outside. It’s hard to imagine that just a few short weeks ago we were celebrating the holidays, overindulging in rich food and drink. For many of us, holiday parties took precedence over hitting the gym and, if you were one of the unlucky ones, you were hit hard with the flu. Whatever the reason, by early spring, relatively few of us are feeling our absolute best. Undertaking a detox now can change all that. The body has its own detox methods — the liver, sweat and urine are all ways the body rids itself of toxins — but sometimes your organs work too hard and need a break. A good detox can…

1 min
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4 min
hemp cbd oil

“CBD is the next big thing in the so-called health industry,” says Earl Mindell, PhD, pharmacist, long-standing pioneer in educating the world about the benefits of nutritional supplements, and author of Healing with Hemp Oil: A Simple Guide to Using the Powerful and Proven Health Benefits of CBD. The popularity of CBD oil stems from its many and varied benefits, including relief from pain, muscle tension, and high blood pressure, as well as mood, sleep, and skin problems. Short for “cannabidiol,” CBD oil in dietary supplements comes from the industrial hemp plant, which is in the same family as marijuana, Cannabis sativa, but doesn’t produce a “high.” Despite hemp’s lack of psychoactive power, the familial connection breeds confusion. “Most physicians are frightened by it,” says Mindell, “because of lack of knowledge.” What It…

4 min
laila ali

Four-time undefeated world boxing champ Laila Ali retired from the ring in 2007, but she still packs a one-two punch in the kitchen. The health-minded mom and host of OWN’s Home Made Simple channels her culinary mantra —“Nutrition is king, but flavor is queen”—in the new cookbook Food for Life: Delicious & Healthy Comfort Food from My Table to Yours! (St. Martin’s Press, 2018). Her knockout recipes range from the hearty and all-American (Very Veggie Soup) to the wholesomely spicy (the bone broth-based South Indian Coconut Chicken Curry) to the full-on fortifying (homemade kefir-and kale-infused West Coast Southern Greens). Food for Life focuses on fruit, veggies, and other tried-and-true whole foods. But Ali—who has a line of supplements coming in mid-2018—doesn’t shy from tossing extra nutrients into her clean cuisine. “If…

1 min
vitamin c faq

Can vitamin C boost energy? It may. Research by the National Institutes of Health found that low levels of vitamin C correlated with fatigue. Do other nutrients increase or block its absorption? There is no real scientific evidence either way, but vitamin C in general is easily absorbed. However, says Levy, most people suffer from lack of magnesium and too much calcium, which increases oxidation and works against the antioxidant action of vitamin C. To solve the problem, he recommends taking magnesium supplements, as well as vitamin C, at any time of day, separately or together. How much is safe to take for a cold? Unless you have kidney disease, says Levy, there’s no need to be concerned about taking too much. He recommends taking a gram of vitamin C every hour or so, until…

3 min
fix whatever ails you

It’s easy to take vitamin C for granted and underestimate its potential. But that’s a bad idea, says Thomas Levy, MD, author of Curing the Incurable: Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, and Toxins. “It’s your most vital antioxidant,” he says, and one that can improve “whatever ails you.” In decades of practice and research, Levy has seen just about every annoying symptom improve with vitamin C supplementation, from difficulty getting out of bed in the morning to muscle aches to energy sags, minor joint pain, arthritis, and tension headaches. “I’m not saying that they all go away,” he says, “but they improve.” And some symptoms can, literally, disappear. Surprisingly, says Levy, “Studies have basically shown that vitamin C by itself will help reverse osteoporosis, but there’s no way you can possibly get…