Are you trying to quit coffee or energy drinks?

Posted on August 24 by
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The second-most consumed beverage on the planet, tea provides antioxidants that may be associated with health benefits and delivers tastes ranging from fruity to floral to smoked.

These tea varieties are the most common and deliver distinct flavors:

Black: The most caffeinated variety, black tea delivers very robust and full-bodied flavors ranging from malty to cocoa.

Oolong: A slight step down in caffeination, oolong or “black dragon” tea can still be bold but tends to taste sweeter and has toasty notes.

Green: With less caffeine than darker varieties, green tea provides earthy, grassy and slightly bitter notes.

White: The most delicate of teas and low in caffeine, white tea tends to have a light, smooth and honey-like taste.

Herbal/fruit: Containing little or no caffeine, these “teas” are not sourced from tea plants but rather from fruits, herbs and flowers that, when dried, provide an array of flavors such as floral, lavender, citrus and berries.

Magnesium and Skin Hydration

Posted on August 17 by
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Magnesium acts as a master mineral to direct water into cells while making the best use of the moisture available. You may see a magnesium deficiency presenting itself through chronic dry skin, an increase in scratching, or other changes to their skin’s appearance. Applying topical magnesium helps to address this common mineral deficiency while providing additional moisturizing properties through its lotion form.

Magnesium is the most effective nutrient for balancing cellular hydration across the body and the obvious choice when considering the health of your skin.


Magnesium naturally enhances the skin’s hydration while reducing inflammation. Dermatitis has been linked to low serum levels of magnesium within the patient. Magnesium offers professionals new possibilities for dermatitis in adults and has been proven highly effective in treating painful diaper dermatitis. Studies have shown that topical magnesium is actually superior to hydrocortisone creams when treating atopic dermatitis.

General Skin Inflammation

Beauty regiments have for centuries taken advantage of Dead Sea water its high levels of magnesium ions. These ions have been shown to help reduce the symptoms of inflammatory skin disease. Regular topical application of magnesium is another option to suggest for overall skin health to help soothe irritations while providing simple relief from inflammation.


Magnesium deficiency has long been identified as a significant contributor to chronic body inflammation, a notable risk factor for diabetes. Hypomagnesemia is often accompanied by foot ulcers as magnesium deficiency have shown correlations to the development of neuropathy and abnormal platelet activity. Topical magnesium may help to address diabetic foot ulcers while improving overall skin microvasculature in diabetic patients.

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Sodium ...

Posted on August 13 by
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Is it ok to remove all of the sodium out of your diet? Has your doctor asked you to eat salt free for health issues?
Be careful when hearing a blanket statement like this.
Salt is essential for your body to function. If a low sodium diet is warranted, a typical adult still needs around 1,500 mg per day. Consuming less than1,200 mg per day can be dangerous for some, especially when exercising in the heat. For most adults, a low sodium diet is 2,400 mg or less per day.

New Study Finds Beef in a Mediterranean-Style Diet Supports Heart Health

Posted on August 09 by
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Research released by Purdue University found following a Mediterranean-style eating pattern that includes lean red meats like lean beef is just as effective in supporting a healthy heart as a Mediterranean-style diet that limits red meats. This new research study adds to the growing body of scientific evidence demonstrating lean beef can be part of healthy eating patterns to support heart health and increase flexibility for healthy eating.
Specific findings from the new research, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, include:
Following a Mediterranean-style eating pattern including 7 to 18 ounces of lean, fresh red meat per week was shown to improve cardiometabolic disease risk factor profiles. Fresh meats were defined in the study as requiring no further preservation or processing beyond refrigeration or freezing; they are not cured, salted or smoked or include chemical preservatives.
Baked Italian Meatballs
1 pound Ground Beef (90% to 95% lean)
1/4 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
1 egg
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Heat oven to 400°F. Combine Ground Beef, bread crumbs, egg, water, garlic, salt and pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into twelve 2-inch meatballs. Place on rack in broiler pan that has been oiled. Bake in 400°F oven 24 to 27 minutes.

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