Supplement of the Month: Coconut Water

What is coconut water and where is it found? Coconut water comes from the clear liquid in the center of immature, green coconuts. It is not the same thing as coconut milk, which is made from the meat of mature coconuts. Coconut water is low in calories, and it is naturally fat-free and cholesterol free. […]

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How to Treat Text Neck

As technology improves, it unfortunately brings with it a variety of physical issues. There are more complaints of back pain, neck pain, and wrist pain than ever before, and an overwhelming number of children and teens are among those affected with these ailments. Chief among these complaints is neck pain, which has been coined “text […]

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Dieting Has Other Benefits Besides Weight Loss

Most people diet to lose weight for both health and cosmetic reasons.   A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that those who diet, no matter what their starting weight, all have improvements in mood, stress, health, and sex drive. This happens even when those dieting are healthy to begin with. Previous research had […]

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Banned Stimulant Found in Dietary Supplements

Unfortunately for the consumer, the supplement industry is  unregulated, and very often the contents of the supplements do not contain what is on the label or the supplement contain harmful added ingredients.  Researchers recently discovered that oxilofrine (also called methylsynephrine), a stimulant that has been banned from sports, was found in 14 different dietary supplements […]

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Supplement of the Month: Ginkgo Biloba

What is Ginkgo Biloba and where is it found? Ginkgo biloba has been traditionally used in Chinese medicine to improve memory, since it increases blood flow to the brain and protects it from damage. It is an antioxidant that contains flavonoids and terpenoids, which aid in blood circulation and protect the nerves, heart, and blood […]

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