Magazine Issue
October 2017
Better Nutrition2 min readScience
Sleep & Your Health
How often do you hear people say, “I didn’t sleep well last night.” Or, “I’m so tired! I stayed up too late last night.” All the time, right? We all have occasional sleepless nights for one reason or another, but chronic sleep deprivation is a real p
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Trend Watch
Call them nuggets, dunkers, chips, or strips, those small pieces of chicken are smothered in batter, deep-fried, and made to be dipped. Why so much camouflage? Peel off the crispy coating, skip the dip, and the naked chicken is pretty flavor-free—and
Better Nutrition3 min readFood & Wine
Fruitful Endeavor
Imagine that you’ve arrived in India for the first time, and you’re surrounded by a swirling maelstrom of people, vegetation, and erratic vehicles of all sorts. On the ground in front of you lies a three-foot-long, 80-pound, prickly green monstrosity
Better Nutrition2 min readFood & Wine
Fall Favorites
Make your gut happy, enhance immunity, and improve urinary tract health with two smart probiotic formulas from Bluebonnet Nutrition. Both are sourced from whole foods, contain DNA-verified strains of friendly bacteria, and include prebiotics to feed
Better Nutrition3 min readSelf-Improvement
If someone told you that one herb could reduce stress and anxiety, increase energy, improve sleep, quell food cravings, and help you have a better workout and better sex, would it seem too good to be true? Ashwagandha, a star in India’s ancient ayurv
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Potent Pigments
Q : I hear the word ‘carotenoids’ a lot in conjunction with healthy eating. What are they exactly? What’s the best way to make sure I’m getting enough? —Stuart S., Austin, Texas a: Carotenoids are the most abundant naturally occurring pigments in nat
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Natural Eye Creams
The ingredients in conventional eye creams may be the cause of your red, irritated, itchy, or dry eyes. Preservatives are the worse ofienders. Formaldehyde—even in very small concentrations—can cause redness and itching. Parabens (methylparaben, ethy
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Is Your Pet Stressed Out?
As creatures of habit, animals become stressed by any disruption, large or small, in their routine. This anxiety manifests in behaviors such as destructiveness, excessive licking, scratching, or biting at themselves, frantic barking in the wee hours,
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Ancient Nutrition
For as long as humans have been cooking food over fire, bone broth—the simmering stock of bones otherwise discarded—has been a daily part of life, celebrated by cultures around the world. Not only does bone broth add depth of flavor to recipes and me
Better Nutrition4 min readSociety
Fall Immunity Guide
Common as they are during winter months, colds and flu aren’t inevitable. That’s especially true once we reach our late 20s or early 30s, when the immune system becomes most effective against these types of bugs. Although resistance starts to drop af
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Preventing Colds & Flu: Dosage Guidelines
Mushroom extracts: Take a combination of maitake, cordyceps, and reishi or, if you opt for a single mushroom, choose reishi, which also helps balance stress. Look for an extract from the fruiting body (the top part) or, next best, mycelium (the under
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Natural Remedies for What Ails You
ANDROGRAPHIS: Take 200 mg of dried extract every 2 hours for the first 12 hours, and then 3 times daily until symptoms abate and you feel normal for 1–2 days. VITAMIN D: For 7–10 days, take 10,000 IU daily, or double your usual dose if it’s based on
Better Nutrition3 min readScience
7 Supplements for Better Sleep
If you’re battling insomnia, there’s hope. First, get a checkup to rule out sleep apnea or serious vitamin deficiencies, and consult with a holistic practitioner to address hormonal imbalances. Then practice good sleep hygiene: avoid excessive caffei
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The Sleep-Weight Connection
There have been many studies over the last several years that demonstrate how poor sleeping leads to weight gain, and the evidence is reaching the “overwhelming” level. Here are some research highlights: Numerous studies have shown that sleeping fewe
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Paleo Basics
Paleo-style eating has become a hot topic in the past few years, for good reason. In addition to the diet’s grassroots popularity, studies have found numerous benefits: more energy, lower levels of inflammation, fewer allergies, healthier aging, and
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Is Fruit Keeping You from Losing Weight?
Fruit got a really bad reputation when the low-carb movement started to take off. Fruit had its image badly bruised in the past few years, as more and more weight-loss experts tagged fruit, fruit juice, and soda as dietary sources of unnecessary suga
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10 Foods to Tame Your Pain
Headaches, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other forms of ongoing pain affect an estimated 25 million adults, or 11 percent of the population. If you’re one of them, you don’t have to suffer. Try these ten foods to ease everyday pain, and keep your body
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Organic and Non-GMO, Simplified!
Q:This is embarrassing, but I never really paid attention to whether food was organic or not, and why I should care. I also have no idea what the difference between organic and non-GMO food is. Can you fill me in on the basics? —Nancy B., Cincinnati
Better Nutrition2 min readFood & Wine
Vegan Family Meals
Melissa King, author of Easy. Whole.Vegan. and creator of the blog My Whole Food Life, never imagined that she’d end up writing a cookbook or starting a food blog one day. “My idea of cooking was warming up store-bought veggie burgers,” says King, wh
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Quick & Healthy Homemade Sausage
I love apples. Not only do they taste amazing, but they’re a powerhouse of nutrients, including vitamin C, fiber, and the under-appreciated anti-inflammatory quercetin. So when Chef Jeanette came up with this meat-and-apple pairing, I was excited to
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Product Spotlights
NOW OralBiotic is a specialized probiotic supplement utilizing the BLIS K12 strain, which has been clinically shown to support the maintenance of mouth, throat, ear, and nose health in children. OralBiotic may also help to maintain fresh breath when