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Everyone is probably familiar to some degree with the good old beet root, but did you know that their rich red color hides a surprising secret? These ‘old fashioned’ root vegetables are just packed full of health benefits. 

Curcumin the Powerhouse Herb

March 18th, 2015

Many of us are familiar with Turmeric, the bright yellow culinary spice used primarily in western cooking dishes such as curry.  Turmeric is derived from the underground stems of a plant called Curcuma Longa which is a member of the ginger family. Many people, especially those who love curry are familiar with Turmeric, but what [...]

Skin Solutions

February 23rd, 2015

I think it’s fair to say at some point in our lives that we all battle some sort of skin issue, ranging from annoying eye bags, sun spots, rough skin, or the occasional pimple.  With so many products making  amazing claims about resolving skins issues, how do you know if the ingredients are actually going to help your unwanted skin [...]

Natural Fat Burners

January 30th, 2015

New Year NEW YOU! Every year many of us make the New Year’s resolution of losing weight and getting into better physical shape. I think it’s fair to say that we all know that diet and exercise are key components in the weight loss formula, but what about supplements? Have you ever felt like you [...]

How to Select a Protein Powder

December 24th, 2014

How do you select a protein with so many options out there?  Protein is an essential macronutrient that is responsible for building muscle, transporting nutrients, and maintaining healthy immune function. It is said that a person wanting to build lean muscle should consume a minimum of 1 gram of protein per pound of ideal bodyweight. [...]

Oil Pulling for Oral Health

October 24th, 2014

Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic dental technique that has recently grown in popularity. Oil pulling involves swishing oil in your mouth for fifteen to twenty minutes, in the morning, on an empty stomach. It is said to draw or “pull” toxins out of your body increasing oral and overall health. Coconut oil is typically [...]

What are BCAA’s? BCAAs are branched chain amino acids which are made up of three essential amino acids, L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, and L-Valine. These three amino acids are considered “essential” because our bodies cannot create them, they must come from our diet. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and have various functions relating to [...]

Carnivores and Vegetarians alike have goals to lose weight, to pack on muscle, or to get toned.  Others just strive to be the healthiest individuals possible. So where does Veggie Protein fit into your fitness goals, and is it right for you? No matter what your goal, protein plays a vital role in your progression [...]

All Star Health has an tab under ‘Vitamins & Supplements’ titled ‘Essential Fats,’ but what makes a fat good or bad for you?  Naturally we associate fat with weight gain, because the excess weight on our bodies is indeed fat. However, I just want to make sure everyone realizes that the fat on our bodies [...]

Fiber Factors

February 7th, 2014

High fiber diets went through their “fad”, but are not to be forgotten. In general, fiber is a carbohydrate in plants that is essential for multiple bodily functions. There are two types of fiber: soluble and insoluble, which take on different roles in your body. For a well balanced diet, you need about equal amounts [...]