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Better Nutrition

October 2019

Since 1938, Better Nutrition magazine’s mission has been to responsibly inform health-food-store shoppers in nutritional approaches to health and wellness, as well as report on the latest research on vitamins, herbs minerals, nutrients, whole foods, natural personal care and beauty items and environmentally friendly products.

United States
Active Interest Media
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12 Issues


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see the forest for the trees

One of my favorite childhood memories is when my dad and I planted a few trees outside our new house. It was an up-and-coming subdivision at the time, and the lots were mostly dirt. These were the first trees to go up. Instantly, an aura of tranquility permeated the yard. And I experienced the power of trees to transform a space and affect my mood in a positive way. Trees are at the center of a practice called forest bathing. As Emily A. Kane, ND, LAc, explains on p. 22 (“How Forest Bathing Helps You Feel Better”), forest bathing is more than a walk in the woods. “The purpose is simply to ‘be’ in the presence of trees without any goal other than to allow the natural calming, healing potential of…

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what’s new on betternutrition.com

Free eBook! Enhance Your Brain Power Sharpen your mental focus, boost your memory, unlock creativity, & feel happier—download your free PDF on our website. Bonus: quick & easy recipes and brain-strengthening exercises. Fall Allergies? These four herbs can help manage your symptoms—and some of them might be growing right outside your door. Have a Frighteningly Fun Halloween We have a collection of sweet and savory recipes for kids and adults (available only on our website). Halloween Witchy Veggie “Brooms” & Green Avocado Dip / Charcoal Detox Witches’ Brew /Pumpkin Banana Muffins / Pumpkin-Sage Balls / Mini Pumpkin Pie Pudding With Coconut Whipped Cream Sign Up for Our Healthy Buzz Newsletter You’ll receive a carefully curated list of articles, recipes, and product giveaways in your inbox.…

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better nutrition

Editor in Chief Nicole Brechka Creative Director Rachel Joyosa Executive Editor Jerry Shaver Associate Editor Elizabeth Fisher Digital Editor Maureen Farrar Copy Editor James Naples Beauty Editor Sherrie Strausfogel Contributing Editors Vera Tweed, Helen Gray Contributing Writers Michele Burklund, NMD, Matthew Kadey, MS, RD, Emily A. Kane, ND, LAc, Chris Mann, Melissa Diane Smith, Lisa Turner Ad Production Coordinator Cossette Roberts Prepress Specialist Joy Kelley Editorial Offices 512 Main Street, Suite 1 El Segundo, CA 90245 310-873-6952 General Manager Rob Lutz AIM Retail Group rlutz@aimmedia.com 970-291-9029 Integrated Media Sales Kevin Gillespie Director – Eastern U.S. and International kgillespie@aimmedia.com 603-305-5106 Integrated Media Sales Donna Diamond Riekenberg Director – Midwest ddiamond@aimmedia.com 818-271-8956 Integrated Media Sales Candice Smith Director – Western U.S. csmith@aimmedia.com 603-361-5762 Retail Development Group 2400 NE 65th Street, Ste. 623 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 800-443-4974, ext.702 Director of Retail Sales Joshua Kelly jkelly@aimmedia.com 800-443-4974, ext. 702 Marketing Designer Judith Nesnadny jnesnadny@aimmedia.com Accounting &…

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breast cancer update

Getting enough sleep, maintaining a healthy weight, doing some type of regular exercise, limiting alcohol, managing stress, eating a plant-based diet, and avoiding toxins in food and skincare products all help to prevent breast cancer. But recent research offers some additional advice. Maintain Healthy Vitamin D Levels Vitamin D isn’t a treatment for breast cancer, but optimum blood levels of the vitamin correlate with lower risk for the disease—and better survival if it does develop. On the flipside, low levels of the vitamin (below 20 ng/mL) increase risk. Experts don’t all agree on optimum levels, but these generally fall between 30 and 50 ng/mL. Most people need to take between 1,000 and 4,000 IU, or 25–100 micrograms, daily to achieve these levels, but it’s best to get a blood test to determine your…

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what’s new in cbd?

Soothe your red, dry, or itchy skin with Green Roads Skin Relief Cream. With 200 mg of CBD and revitalizing ingredients such as avocado oil, safflower oil, and lavender oil, this topical roll-on is the perfect way to enhance your skincare routine. It has been tested by a third-party lab to ensure the highest quality and purity. Known for their high-quality botanicals, Gaia Herbs has introduced Hemp Full Spectrum Extract. With this formula, you get all of the cannabinoids from the hemp plant (CBD is just one of them)—it’s as close as you can get to what’s found in nature. Gaia uses both the aerial (above-ground) parts of the hemp plant and the flowers, where a range of phytochemicals are found. Available in 10 mg and 20 mg strengths. HempFusion Twist Hemp…

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Until recently, my primary exposure to seaweed was through the kelp forests of Southern California when I went diving. Like many Americans, I viewed seaweed as an oddity, made appetizing by generous helpings of rice, crab, fish, avocado, and a lot of soy sauce. Little did I know that seaweed has been an important part of many cuisines for centuries, in places like Scandinavia and Wales, the Caribbean, and China, Japan, and Korea. And with good reason: it contains a plethora of nutrients, from vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K to minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, and iron, not to mention plenty of soluble fiber and a generous jolt of omega-3s. All of which give seaweed profound anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Sounds good, right? And it is. But when…