Winter is a good time to take a look at the strategies and supplements that help bolster our immune system and ward off or minimize the downside of low immunity, such as colds and flu, tiredness and lethargy. Many of us start out the New Year with health and fitness goals and the last thing [...]
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Cruise around your local Farmers Market as a fun way to start adding more fruit and Superfoods into your diet. If you haven’t noticed, the Farmers Market scene is really popping right now. Just in Orange County alone, I found 33 Certified Farmers Markets! There is at least one every day of the week except for Monday as [...]
A few of famed fitness celebrity Jack Lalanne’s favorite supplements.
The Flu bug bit me earlier this month, and it was a serious doozy! If it wasn’t for Vitamin C, hot tea, flu formulas and lots of rest, I would still be curled up under a blanket, sick and miserable, watching reality TV reruns with a box of tissue by my side.
Flu season. Admit it, you have been telling yourself it is just allergies that make you itchy, sneezy, achy, grumpy, sleepy, listless and afraid to step outside. The allergy relief you normally use is useless, you can’t make it through the day without sneezing every 10 minutes and wiping your nose dry every seconds. If [...]
Some people are speculating that Fish Oil may lead to bruising more easily, along with Ginkgo, Ginger, and Garlic, and any combination of these supplements taken along with Aspirin. The obvious reason is because Fish Oil has a blood thinning effect, which is why it is often used to reduce clotting. We generally take Fish Oils because they are [...]
Antioxidants are among the most popular of all dietary supplements and include many familiar nutrients like vitamins C and E. Antioxidants have a wide-range of health benefits that all stem from their ability to neutralize unstable chemicals (known as ‘free radicals’) that damage delicate cellular structures by oxidizing them, just like bleach ruins fabric. Exercise also has a wide-range of health benefits that stem from the fact that it improves body strength and functions. But paradoxically, exercise and antioxidants may not go well together. Find out more in today’s AllStarHealth.com blog.
A frequent reason people cite for not using nutritional supplements is that they’re too expensive. We think nutritional supplements are a good investment no matter what your budget. You can’t put a price on health, but you can bet insurance companies, hospitals, labs, pharmacies and doctors can put a price on your health problems. If you value your financial security, then you’re crazy to take your health for granted. And even if you’re on a shoestring budget, there are some very affordable supplements that can make a huge contribution to protecting your health. How affordable? These five supplements – as of this date – cost less than five dollars for a one month supply. And reading today’s blog, of course, costs you nothing.
In a study reminiscent of the back-and-forth over whether beta carotene increases lung cancer risk in smokers or not, a study now suggests that curcumin too can increase the risk of lung cancer development when cancer-promoting factors like smoking, or a history of smoking, are present. As a possible mechanism for this effect, the researchers suggested that curcumin may promote cancer in smokers by accelerating the formation of free radicals in damaged lung tissue.
Look at a few bone formulas and you’ll see the same nutrients popping up again and again; calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D for example. One nutrient you won’t see very often in bone formulas is vitamin C. There are plenty of benefits already ascribed to vitamin C – immune support, cardiovascular health, would healing – but support for bone health isn’t frequently mentioned. That may change, and so might the next generation of bone support formulas, thanks to a recent Tufts University Study.