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Mushrooms as Medicine!

June 29th, 2016

In Western society, mushrooms are largely ignored outside of the culinary world. In the East, though, they have long been revered as a powerful component of natural medicine. Mushrooms have been used in the Eastern world for thousands of years to promote longevity and stamina and to improve the body’s immune response. Multiple clinical studies [...]

There has been a lot of buzz within the health community lately about the group of herbs known as adaptogens. These prized plants are becoming wildly popular and the trend is expected to continue. The term adaptogen may be used to describe any substance, compound, or practice that is used medicinally in order to promote [...]

Minerals!

April 29th, 2016

Mineral supplements are not as frequently thought of as vitamin supplements, but perhaps they should be! Minerals, even those that we only need in trace amounts, are absolutely crucial to our bodies’ functioning. They help our metabolism work at peak efficiency and keep our bones strong, among other things. If you’re eating a well-balanced diet [...]

Aromatherapy

February 29th, 2016

Anyone who has ever had a scent induced flashback can attest to the power of aroma. You might be out, walking along, minding your own business when BAM! Out of nowhere you smell something and you find yourself suddenly transported back to some long-gone time or place. It’s a strange phenomenon, but pretty much everyone [...]

Wishing you and your loved ones health and happiness in 2016!! Don’t forget we are here to help you reach your New Year’s resolutions and fitness goals.  Take care and be safe! In good health, The All Star Health team

Coming into fall, thoughts turn to family, and seasonal holiday recipes.  This is the time of year when we celebrate at family gatherings with good food. And we mean lots of good food, as I am sure you all have come to notice after the Thanksgiving weekend!  Using healthy kitchen alternatives in the face of [...]

Mushrooms have been used in folk medicine for thousands of years. Many believe that mushrooms may help promote good health and well-being. All Star Health has a variety of brands that carry supplements that have been extracted from different mushrooms. You can visit the site to see the full selection. Mushrooms used in supplements include [...]

We all know that we should limit the amount of sugars and sweeteners that we intake into our system to maintain a truly healthy body.  However, most people crave a little bit of something sweet from time to time.  So how can we ensure that when we do indulge our sweet side, we don’t send [...]

We have heard that the human body can produce Vitamin D through skin exposure to Ultra Violet light.  However, the dangers of exposure to Ultra Violet light have also been well documented.  Dermatologists and skin cancer experts suggest we avoid direct exposure to Ultra Violet light, use sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and avoid spending extended periods of time outside during the [...]

What is a microbiome and why do probiotics and digestive enzymes assist in keeping this army of essential microorganisms happy and functional?