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10 Vitamin D Rich Foods to Fight Winter Blues and Help You Stay Healthy

As the days grow colder and shorter, many people also come down with a bad case of winter blues, a bout of the flu, or in especially unlucky instances, both. These 10 vitamin D rich foods can help you combat...

Leucine Muscle Building and Performance: The Magic Bullet?

Leucine is one of the nine essential amino acids (EAAs). EAAs must be consumed as part of the diet because the body cannot make them. Among the EAAs, leucine has received special attention for its role in muscle building, not...

Should You Take a Glutamine Supplement?

Glutamine is one of the most well-known amino acids in the supplement world because of the many roles it plays in the body. It’s an important component of protein, it nurtures good intestinal health, and your immune system depends on...

What’s with HMB Supplements?

The chemical hydroxymethyl butyrate (HMB) is produced when the body breaks down the amino acid leucine. HMB is promoted as a nutritional supplement that can help speed wound healing and support individuals with muscle-wasting diseases such as cancer and HIV....

Organic Castor Oil Health Benefits and 8 Castor Oil Uses

Castor oil has a rich history not only in the United States where grandmothers tout its health benefits but also across the world where it has been used for thousands of years. Castor oil is made by pressing the beans...

Protein and Free Amino Acids Digestion and Absorption: Which Wins the Race?

Like all foods, dietary protein must be digested and broken down to its smallest components in order to be absorbed from the gut and distributed throughout the body. Here is a brief description of the process of transforming the proteins...

Sarcopenia: What Is It and What Can We Do About It?

It’s inevitable. We lose muscle mass and strength as we get older. Once age-related muscle loss becomes severe the condition is labeled sarcopenia. About 30% of people become sarcopenic as they age. Although not technically accurate, sarcopenia has become more...

Do Coffee Enemas Help with Weight Loss?

There is lots of chatter in natural health and wellness groups supporting coffee enemas for weight loss. Well, sadly, while coffee enemas do have their benefits, weight loss isn’t one of them. Yes, you may see an immediate difference registered...

How Proper Sanitation Helps to Prevent Illnesses and 14 Natural Ways to Boost Your Immune System

Researchers estimate that 2.6 billion people across the globe lack adequate sanitation. Lack of proper sanitation practices is believed to contribute to approximately 10% of the “global disease burden” according to a report published in PLOS Medicine. Fortunately, most of the...