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Amazing Wellness Early Winter 2017

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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4 min
mykind organics

How mykind Organics Got Its Start While I was pregnant with my son, Bear, I embarked on a quest for the cleanest prenatal vitamin I could give my body. A vitamin that was aligned with the way I eat: organic, non-gmo, free of funky processed junk, and completely plant-based. Turns out this search was no simple task! I learned that there really wasn’t anything on the market that I would feel comfortable putting in my body as a nutritional safety net. I could find vegan-friendly options, but they wouldn’t be whole food-based. Some vitamins claimed to be nothing but whole foods, but in reality included binders, fillers, and other synthetics. What?! That’s like saying your broccoli is nothing but broccoli and then sneaking in some hydrogenated soybean oil. Gross! Throughout this tiresome…

1 min
start your resolutions now

The holiday season is infamous for its celebrations centered around food. November and December are filled with “food” holidays, with parties and feasts dotting the calendar, and well-meaning co-workers or neighbors often come bearing sweet treats. It’s easy to put on weight when there is temptation everywhere. Add to that the fact that most of us tend to be less active as the days get shorter and colder, and it’s no surprise that “lose weight” is at the top of most New Year’s resolutions lists. Th is doesn’t have to be the case. What if you could begin January 1 already feeling more fit, and without the typical “few extra pounds”? Turn to “Slide Into a Fit New Year” on p. 86 for tips on staying active when you have “no…

1 min
amazing wellness. best new products 2017

We know a good thing when we see it—and when we test it and try it for ourselves. Our staff has reviewed and tested several supplements and personal care products introduced to the marketplace this year, and we’ve come up with a list of the best of the best for 2017. We’re excited to recognize some of the outstanding products introduced this year. Turn to p. 50 to see the winners! free download! YOUR WINTER WELLNESS GUIDE Visit amazingwellnessmag.com any time throughout November and December to download a free PDF of this booklet.…

7 min
nitric oxide

“Nitric oxide is one of the most important molecules in our body, particularly in cardiovascular medicine,” says James Rippe, MD, cardiologist, and founder and director of the Rippe Lifestyle Institute in Celebration, Fla. In fact, the 1998 Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to a group of scientists who discovered that nitric oxide plays a pivotal role in heart function, but this role still isn’t commonly understood. Nitric oxide itself can’t be put into a supplement. “It’s a colorless, odorless gas that has a half-life of milliseconds,” says Rippe. Our bodies make it, and for good health, that process needs to work effectively. What It Does “Nitric oxide relaxes the inner lining of the arteries, the endothelium,” says Rippe, “And that’s really important for people who have heart disease.” When people who have…

2 min
linda evans

She made 40 fit and fabulous as the rags-to-riches Krystle Carrington on the ’80s TV hit Dynasty. But after a recent bout with crippling back pain and depression, actress Linda Evans found a wealth of renewed health by nourishing her mind, body, and soul. “Meditation is the best wellness pill that exists,” says the women’s empowerment advocate, 74. “Taking time to create an inner sense of peace and well-being is how I start each day. When I’m centered, I face the day with clarity.” Embracing the link between science and spirit has helped Evans heal. “There are so many stressors in life that adversely affect our health,” she adds. “[The Biology of Belief author] Bruce Lipton’s research on mind-body connection—that our genes are affected by our thinking—changed my understanding of life.…

1 min
recipes for light and love

After her morning meditation, Evans embarks on an hour-long walk with her dog, Alexie. “We are always in nature, walking along the river and weaving our way through the forest. It’s an invigorating workout full of movement and fresh air. I love it.” Yoga rounds out her fitness routine. “Stretching in mindful ways changed my life after my back operation,” she says. “All my life, I did strength training and never knew the value of getting my core strong. I have days where I feel stronger, more able, and more flexible than I have ever felt before.” Mindful eating keeps her moving as well. She gets “energy and a protein boost” from a shake made with high-performance collagen, barley greens powder, probiotics, calcium, coconut milk, banana, berries, vitamin C, and flax…