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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?

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. [...]

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 [...]

Ever find yourself looking to sweeten up your meals, but not looking to have the extra calories? Well, there are many alternatives to sugar cane so you can find what works best for you. Some sugar substitutes are chemically produced and others naturally extracted from various plants. People often unintentionally turn to chemically produced sweeteners [...]