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Better Nutrition

Better Nutrition August 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.

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United States
Langue:
English
Éditeur:
Active Interest Media
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aging well, inside & out

You know those people, the ones who look “young” for their age. They still get carded when buying wine at 45. They’re met with disbelief when they request a senior discount. Even with gray hair and fine lines, some people just exude youthfulness. Maybe you’re one of them! I recently went to see a chiropractor who specializes in supplements and nutrition. I hadn’t been there in about 5 years. I was shocked to see that she hadn’t aged at all—in fact, she looked younger. I asked her how she does it. “Functional medicine, plain and simple,” she said. This approach to health focuses on the body as a whole, with an emphasis on strengthening organs through holistic medicine and nutrition. This is the same premise behind “Live Long and Prosper” on…

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what’s new on betternutrition.com

8 Surprising Benefits of Meditation Check out these eight reasons to meditate, and try our simple “no-moreexcuses” practice. Cycle Your Way to a Stronger Body Cycling is a great workout. Follow these tips to have a better, safer and more enjoyable time on your bike. Dreaming of Ice Cream? Indulge your cravings with these three naturally sweetened frozen desserts! You don’t need an ice cream maker—just a food processor or blender. Frozen Strawberry Cheesecake Quick Chia Pudding Pops Dark Cherry Rosemary Buttermilk Sherbet 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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can you cleanse your blood?

Your circulatory system is like the network of canals in Venice, Italy, which enable passengers to travel to various destinations, according to Gene Bruno, coauthor of What’s in Your Blood & Why You Should Care: How to Cleanse & Detoxify Your Blood for Optimum Health. Oxygen and nutrients are delivered, and carbon dioxide and waste products are removed in a 24/7 process. But there’s a catch: “Unwanted compounds, too, can travel to various organs of your body via your bloodstream, which may lead to illness,” says Bruno; “In addition, if your blood isn’t circulating as well as it should, nutrients will not be utilized as efficiently.” What to Do The blood doesn’t have its own built-in detox mechanism, but your gut, liver, and other organs involved in detoxification will cleanse it. To enhance…

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synergistic supplements for brain health

Two supplements that are well studied for their individual benefits make a synergistic combo for brain health: Cognizin citicoline and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), one of the key components of fish oil. In an animal study, the two nutrients improved mental function after a stroke, and researchers concluded that they may help to regenerate brain cells. Citicoline is a natural brain chemical that can be taken as a supplement, injected, or given intravenously. It’s used to improve memory and to help treat ADHD, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and glaucoma, and to aid stroke recovery. It’s prescribed as a drug in Europe, but in the U.S., it’s sold as a dietary supplement. DHA is given to babies to support mental development and is used as a treatment for ADHD in people of all ages. In adults,…

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postbiotics: a newly recognized key for healthier aging

You’re probably already using a probiotic—maybe even a prebiotic— if you’re determined to defy the aging odds by optimizing your “microbiome” (internal balance of good and bad bacteria). But have you heard of postbiotics? Well, just like many powerful breakthroughs, you won’t want to wait for your doctor to tell you about them. Ross Pelton RPh, PhD, CCN, author of The Nutritional Cost of Drugs, and many other books, points out that postbiotics—the waste compounds, or by-products created by the bacteria in your gut— are now widely regarded as the new frontier in microbiome science. In fact, recent research shows some benefits of postbiotics that surpass those of probiotics themselves. Postbiotics are not included in most encapsulated probiotic supplements, unless they are fermented and delivered in their own prebiotic (food…

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get the nature fix

Spending at least 120 minutes a week in nature delivers substantial health benefits—including less obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and mental distress—according to a study of more than 19,000 American adults of all ages. By being outdoors in nature, even people with serious health conditions experience improved wellbeing, and children develop better eyesight. It doesn’t matter whether you spend two hours at the beach or in a forest or take a few shorter breaks in a natural environment. A 15-minute walk in a park on your lunch hour or morning coffee in your garden will all contribute to your overall health and well-being.…