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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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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…

2 min.

In the fitness community, branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are as ubiquitous as protein powders. And for good reason. BCAAs are the essential amino acids leucine, isoleucine, and valine, and they are called “essential” because the body can’t manufacture them. Because of that, you need to get them through outside protein sources like meat, yogurt, legumes,and nuts. You can also make sure you’re getting enough through supplementation. Numerous studies show a direct link between BCAA intake and improved strength and recovery after exercise. But what about outside the gym? It turns out BCAAs are effective at helping combat weight gain and should maybe even be a part of your beauty regimen. ✜ BEAUTIFUL SKIN: Collagen is found naturally throughout the body but is most abundant in the skin, bones, and connective tissues. Every…

1 min.
coffee is good for the heart?

In an encouraging development in the coffee-may-be-good-for-us field, researchers have discovered at least part of why coffee appears to be beneficial for the heart. In recent years, coffee has moved off the “avoid” list and onto the “drink in moderation” list, as it seems to offer health benefits ranging from lower risks for multiple diseases, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke, to metabolic and anticancer. The new study, published in the journal PLOS Biology, finds that coffee may be beneficial in part because caffeine sets off a cascade of events in heart cells, starting with their energy stores, mitochondria, and ending with protection of both healthy and unhealthy hearts. The team focused on a protein called p27, which is known among other things to influence the cell cycle. The…

1 min.
guys, get your zzzs

Scientists have long recognized a link between lack of sleep and insulin resistance, and now researchers from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center may have discovered a biological reason for this link—at least, in men. According to research presented at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, lack of sleep creates an imbalance in testosterone and cortisol hormones in men. “Our highly controlled sleep study showed that even one night of restricted sleep can cause insulin resistance, and that we can dampen this effect by controlling levels of these two important hormones,” said senior investigator Peter Y. Liu, PhD. Liu conducted five nights of sleep studies in 34 healthy men with an average age of 33. They controlled what the subjects ate and how much they slept, giving them 10 hours of sleep the…

1 min.
garlic for heart health

Clinical trials with Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract have found that it is highly effective to slow down or reverse plaque in the arteries to the heart, and lowers both blood pressure and cholesterol. One of the best ways to lower your risks for cardiovascular diseases is to include Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract supplements into your daily routine. Kyolic Blood Pressure Health Formula 109, with 400 mg AGE plus Nattokinase and L-Theanine to aid in relaxation, in combination with a healthy diet and exercise, can help you maintain healthy blood pressure levels. MEET THE EXPERT: Matthew J. Budoff, M.D., FACC, FAHA, is Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is Program Director and Director of Cardiac CT, Division of Cardiology, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, Calif. He…

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dha for healthy kids

We’ve heard a lot about the benefits of DHA, one of the omega-3s found in fish oils, in recent years. And now, scientists have documented yet another use for the healthy fat. In a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, University of Kansas researchers reported that pregnant women who take supplemental DHA have children with a higher fat-free body mass at 5 years of age. The study followed 154 pregnant women between March 2006 and September 2009. Half were given 600 mg of DHA daily, and half a placebo. Five years later, researchers found that the children whose mothers took the DHA supplement had an average of 1.3 pounds more fat-free mass at age 5 compared with the placebo group, while both groups had a similar amount of…