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Amazing Wellness

Amazing Wellness Fall 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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1 min
smart supplement

When we think of key botanical ingredients that are beneficial for brain health and memory, cur-cumin from turmeric is one of the most clinically studied. Curcumin provides antioxidant protection to neurons and can cross the blood brain barrier. Healthy Delights Naturals Curcumin soft chews are a convenient and delicious way to incorporate curcumin’s benefits into your daily routine. MEET THE EXPERT: Angelica Vrablic, Ph.D. has published more than 20 peer-reviewed research studies, and she is director of product development for Healthy Delights.…

3 min
the healing effects of ginger

“Ginger is a workhorse herb,” says Mary Hardy, MD, a Los Angeles-based integrative physician. Tradition, scientific studies, and Hardy’s experience have shown that colds, nausea, joint and muscle pain, PMS, digestive issues, diabetes, and even sore feet respond to its healing effects. Ginger also enhances circulation, helps to prevent heart disease, and may help to prevent cancer. “It’s a good herb for self-care,” says Hardy. “It has a very good safety record, is easily available, and it’s not expensive.” There are various ways to eat and drink ginger, from adding it to soups and stir-fries to juicing it with fruits and veggies. But for more concentrated benefits, Hardy has some other, lesser-known recommendations. BREW A THERAPEUTIC GINGER TEA A good tea starts with really fresh ginger root. “Take a nice, plump herb that…

1 min
healthy aging all-stars

VITAMIN C More studies are showing the beneficial effects of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) on neurodegeneration, with particular regard to Alzheimer’s disease. Accumulating evidence in mice models indicates a rescuing role of ascorbic acid in premature aging — supplementation appeared to halt cell growth and oxidative stress, and extend lifespan. The Vitamin C Foundation recommends that every man, woman, and child over the age of 3 consume at least 3,000 mg daily. COLLAGEN Collagen is the most common protein found in the body and a vital building block for skin, hair, nails, bones, and joints. It helps keep your skin looking young and your joints working smoothly. But as we age, the body produces less collagen, leading to joint pain, decreased muscle mass, and saggy skin. Collagen peptides have been shown to help…

1 min
pycnogenol for seasonal allergies

Most people reach for traditional antihistamines for their allergies, but these often present unwanted side effects, like drowsiness. Pycnogenol, French maritime pine bark extract, has decades of research showing its efficacy for reducing allergy symptoms without side effects. Allergens can cause an inflammatory response that leads to symptoms like swelling and itching. Pycnogenol acts as a natural anti-inflammatory to reduce these symptoms. Try taking 100 to 200 mg of Pycnogenol daily a few weeks before fall allergy season starts to see the best results. MEET THE EXPERT: Fred Pescatore, MD, is a Manhattan-based traditionally trained physician and internist who specializes in nutritional medicine. He is a globally renowned natural health expert and author of The Allergy and Asthma Cure.…

2 min
healthy breasts for life

✜ Every 2 minutes, breast cancer is diagnosed in a woman in the U.S. ✜ Women in the U.S. have a 1 in 8 lifetime risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer. ✜ In 2018, more than 40,000 women and more than 400 men in the U.S. are expected to die from breast cancer. Breast cancer is frighteningly prevalent. That’s the bad news. The good news is improvements in early detection and treatment contributed to a 39 percent decline in breast cancer deaths in the U.S. between 1989 and 2015. Regular mammograms are essential for early detection of cancerous tumors, but according to Johns Hopkins Medical Center, 40 percent of breast cancers are detected by women during a regular breast self-exam. In “The Complete Guide to Breast Health,” on pg. 36, we discuss the…

1 min
mindfulness could thwart dementia

Mindfulness and meditation could stave off dementia, new research suggests. Analysis of research involving 30,000 people found that those who suffered moderate to severe anxiety in midlife were more likely to develop dementia years later. The researchers from the University College London said responses to stress may speed up brain cell aging and degenerative changes in the central nervous system, increasing vulnerability to conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. However, they said therapies such as mindfulness and meditation, which have been found to reduce anxiety, might reduce that risk. So spend a about 15 minutes a day sitting quietly, feeling your breath move in and out of your body, and letting your awareness of everything else fall away.…