Richard's Health Topics & Recipes

Pycnogenol

By Marley Price /

Pycnogenol is a patented extract of the French maritime pine bark (Pinus pinaster). It is standardized to contain 65-75% procyanidins, a class of polyphenols and flavonoids like those found in blueberries, wine, grape skin, citrus, and cocoa. Some research suggests that procyanidins may have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. The remaining compounds are phenolic acids, which…

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The Carlson Omega-3 Difference

By Marley Price /

There’s nothing fishy about it – omega-3s are important to our health, which is why we should all take a fish oil supplement. The benefits are enormous and the downside non-existent. One thing to remember though: we want to make absolutely sure that our omega-3 supplements are of the very best quality. Here’s why you…

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Ashwagandha

By Marley Price /

Benefits that have been proven by research The practices of Ayurveda, a traditional form of Indian medicine, have been around for centuries, but some of its hallmark treatments are only now gaining recognition in the United States. One of those is ashwagandha or Withania somnifera, also called Indian ginseng or winter cherry. This plant is…

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The Scoop on Minerals

By Marley Price /

Some of the most essential elements to our bodies’ natural chemistry are minerals. Eating the right amount of minerals through diet alone can be difficult, so it’s key to understand how and why supplementation can help. The Dirt Poor Facts Soil depletion is the leading cause of mineral deficiency in the fruits and vegetables we…

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The Powerful Healing Benefits of Beets

By Jen Klama /

Beets are one of nature’s most powerful healers. Unfortunately, they’re not at the top of most people’s favorite foods list due to their earthy flavor and seemingly limited usage. However, beets are more diverse than meets the eye and can be consumed in both sweet and savory dishes as well as in many different forms…

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Omega-3

By Admin RF /

Vitamins, minerals and antioxidants are known to provide health benefits to those who supplement with them. In addition to traditional nutrients, there is a family of essential fats that is crucial for optimal health and proper functions of the human cel­lular membranes: the omega-3 fats. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are in the primary…

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Lion’s Mane

By Richard's /

Benefits Promotes mental clarity, focus, and memory* Provides cerebral and nervous system support* Many studies have identified a NGF (Nerve Growth Factor) in Lion’s Mane Optimizes nervous and immune system health* Supports cognitive function* *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent…

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Amino Acids

By Richard's /

The body uses chemical substances called amino acids to build the exact type of protein it needs. There are two types of amino acids: essential and nonessential. While the body must get the essential amino acids from foods, it can manufacture the nonessential amino acids on its own if the diet is lacking them. Of…

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Anxiety Disorder/ Anxiety Attacks / Panic Attacks

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The feeling of unease, worry, foreboding and fear, commonly known as anxiety, is a normal and often useful reaction to a dangerous or stressful situation. There are two basic types of anxiety disorders: chronic and acute. The acute form of anxiety disorder is the panic attack, a sudden and unexpected bout of intense fear and…

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Alzheimer’s Disease

By Richard's /

Alzheimer’s Disease* This is a progressive degenerative disorder of the brain. Over time, it severely impairs memory and mental functioning. Helpful Supplements Gingko Biloba may help improve memory in some patients by increasing the blood supply to the brain. Its antioxidant properties help keep nerve cells healthy. Huperzine Ahas been shown to improve mental functioning and…

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