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Trace Minerals: Essential to a Healthy Body

Posted by Daniel Sanelli, M.Sc. on Jul 29, 2019 4:50:41 PM

From the hair on your head to the bones that support you and the blood that runs through you, your body relies on minerals for optimal health.

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Topics: micronutrients, smart supplementation, minerals

Health Benefits of Filtered Water

Posted by Daniel Sanelli, M.Sc. on Jul 27, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Most people know very little about the quality of the water they use. Even those of us who recognize the potential health risks in tap water often choose cost-effectiveness and convenience over superior quality.

Searching for information about your local water quality and how to improve it can make you feel like you're in chemistry class! Here's primer on why you should filter water and types of filtering systems.

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Topics: detoxification, sports nutrition, lifestyle

Health Benefits of Stinging Nettle

Posted by Daniel Sanelli, M.Sc. on May 19, 2017 1:45:35 PM

A European culinary favorite, Stinging Nettles spinach-like greens are remarkably nutritious. One cup of Nettle is abundant in calcium, iron and zinc, and contains ample amounts of magnesium, copper, selenium and potassium plus vitamins A and C.

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Topics: herbs & botanicals, urinary health, digestive health, minerals, phytonutrients, anti-inflammatory, cooking, pain management

Reduce Pain & Inflammation with Devil's Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens)

Posted by Daniel Sanelli, M.Sc. on Apr 7, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Devil's Claw is indigenous to southern Africa where, for thousands of years, tribes prepared the herb as an internal remedy for migraine and gastrointestinal problems and to reduce fever. Salves were also prepared to heal skin conditions.

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Topics: herbs & botanicals, pain management

Soothe Back Pain with Restorative Yoga

Posted by Daniel Sanelli, M.Sc. on Apr 6, 2017 10:16:00 AM

A mind-body practice, Yoga combines physical poses called asanas, breathing exercises, and guided meditation in a session that is typically 75-minutes long. For many people, yoga is an effective way to reduce inflammation, relieve stress and muscle tension, and change habitual posture patterns that result in back pain.

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Topics: fitness, mindfullness, pain management

Magnesium: A Multi-faceted Nutrient

Posted by Daniel Sanelli, M.Sc. on Apr 5, 2017 4:17:00 PM

Recognized for its role in bone structure and proper function of nerves and muscles, Magnesium has a multi-faceted role in disease prevention and health promotion. It is necessary for almost every chemical reaction that takes place in the body!

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Topics: micronutrients, digestive health, minerals, pain management

Prevent & Reduce Back Pain Naturally

Posted by Daniel Sanelli, M.Sc. on Apr 4, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Oh my aching back! Most of us will say this several times over the course of our lifetime. Sometimes it's a chronic issue, a deep nagging ache that impacts daily activities. Other times, it's sudden and acute and amazingly painful, the result of a "wrong move" from lifting a small child, unloading groceries, or working around the yard. Back pain affects up to 80% of Americans annually and is the leading cause of disability worldwide.

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Topics: lifestyle, stress management, pain management

Improve Your Health With Collard Greens

Posted by Daniel Sanelli, M.Sc. on Apr 1, 2017 8:00:00 AM

A traditional Southern embellishment to soups, stews, and entrées, collard greens provide an impressive array of key vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, K, C, the B-vitamin folate, iron, calcium, and manganese.

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Topics: minerals, phytonutrients, anti-inflammatory, cooking

Reflexology for Thyroid Health

Posted by Daniel Sanelli, M.Sc. on Nov 27, 2016 4:38:07 PM

Reflexology is a gentle, complementary and alternative medical (CAM) therapy in which pressure is placed along reflex points on the feet, lower leg, hands, face, or ears. A Reflex Map identifies various reflex points and corresponding regions or systems throughout the body. A certified reflexologist uses specific patterns of touch and pressure to stimulate these points.

The theory that underlies reflexology is that stimulation of the reflex points opens the flow of energy (referred to as Life Force or Chi) and nutrients throughout the body. It is believed that reflexology taps into the body's natural healing process by enhancing the functioning of the lymphatic system (a major part of the immune system), which helps move fluids and waste products from within the tissues into the circulatory system, ultimately for excretion from the body.

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Topics: endocrine health, thyroid, complimentary therapies

Nitric Oxide for Muscle Strength

Posted by Daniel Sanelli, M.Sc. on May 8, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Nitric Oxide Boosters

By Gene Bruno, MHS

One of the latest categories of dietary supplements for athletes is nitric oxide (NO) boosters. In short, the concept is that nitric oxide helps regulate and direct muscle physiology by stimulating vasodilatation, which results in increased blood flow to working muscles. In turn, this leads to increased oxygen transport, delivery of nutrients to skeletal muscle, a reduction in blood pressure, helping to promote the repair of muscle fibers, and improvements in lactic acid clearance. So how does one boost NO levels?

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Topics: smart supplementation, musculoskeletal health