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01.18.2018

supplements and health products

Wellness Products

The Natural Connection  Energy, Health, and Wellness Products by Donna Sunderland and Bill Stetchock Nikken Wellness Consultants   Maintaining high energy levels and optimal health involves many factors.  These include good quality and quantity of water and food, exercise, proper sleep, and the ability to manage stress. Water and Food You are what you drink and…

01.18.2018

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Vitamins-What Works

What kind of supplements really work? by Brandy Siegler Wellness Specialist Did you ever wonder if the supplements you currently take to stay healthy are really helping you?  Your supplements may not only be ineffective, but in some cases they may even be harmful to your health! In 1998 the USDA randomly selected ginseng products…

01.18.2018

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Vitamins in General

The Why, When & How of Vitamins By Brandy Siegler Wellness Specialist  WHAT ARE VITAMINS? Vitamins are organic substances necessary for growth, vitality, and well-being. They are found in minute quantities in natural foods, and with few exceptions, cannot be synthesized by our bodies. Think of vitamins as spark plugs in your body’s car. Vitamins…

01.18.2018

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Vitamin D and Health

Can Vitamin D Help To Protect Your Health? By Brandy Siegler Wellness Specialist Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin, and it has a lot of sunny benefits, but most Americans aren’t getting these benefits because they aren’t getting enough of this essential nutrient.  The recent research on vitamin D has completely changed the…

01.18.2018

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Vitamin D

Vitamin D: New Roles for an Old Vitamin by Debra Kirchhof-Glazier Member, Huntingdon Health and Wellness Association Everyone knows that vitamin D is important in helping us absorb calcium, making it good for our bones.  In fact, many of us take calcium supplements with added vitamin D to protect ourselves from osteoporosis.  But did you know…

01.18.2018

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Supplemenets

The Natural Connection Why do I need supplementation? by Brandy Siegler Wellness Specialist If asked, most people would say, “I eat pretty well- don’t I”? The fact is that 99% of American adults fail to meet the USDA “ Food Pyramid” dietary guidelines, according to an article reported in 1998 by the Council for Responsible…

01.18.2018

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Probiotics

Probiotics: The Good Bacteria by Debra Kirchhof-Glazier Member, Huntingdon Health and Wellness Association Bacteria are everywhere.  Most people think of them as something to be avoided.  However, not all bacteria are bad.  In fact, some are absolutely essential for health. About 90% of our 100 trillion cells consist of bacteria.  Some of these reside in…

01.18.2018

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Mangosteen

Mangosteen: A Powerful Medicinal Fruit By Sally Kaylor Member, Huntingdon Health and Wellness Association Hippocrates, the world’s first practitioner of western medicine, advised that people let food be their medicine. Nevertheless in today’s world of fast food and additives, his advice is hard to follow. However, the discovery of one fruit from Southeast Asia, the…

01.18.2018

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Lavender

For the Love of Lavender, Therapeutic and Practical Uses by Jennifer Champion, Yoga Teacher, Herb and Aromatherapy Enthusiast The fragrant fuzzy buds of lavender are beginning to spring from the silvery mounds of foliage in our gardens. Soon our lavender flowers will be in full bloom displaying the rich shades of purple spikes that I…

01.18.2018

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Healthy Foods

Healthier Foods for the Earth and You by Debra Kirchhof-Glazier Member, Huntingdon Health and Wellness Association Good health involves making a commitment to consume a whole foods diet rich in a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables provide fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. Phytochemicals are colorful molecules in plants that are…

01.18.2018

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Coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme Q10:  Rx for Your Heart by Debra Kirchhof-Glazier Member, Huntingdon Health and Wellness Association A trip to the health store can be overwhelming.  There are hundreds of products, many of which are sold for specific health benefits.  One such product is Coenzyme Q10, also known as CoQ10 or ubiquinone, which is reported to be…

01.18.2018

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Chocolate

Chocolate: Indulge Wisely By Debra Kirchhof-Glazier Member, Huntingdon Health and Wellness Association During the holidays we are bombarded by temptation to indulge in what we normally think of as “forbidden foods”.    One of these is chocolate.  But should it be forbidden?  Recent research suggests not.   Some forms of chocolate may actually confer health benefits. The…

01.18.2018

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B Vitamins

The Amazing B’s by Brandy Siegler, Wellness Specialist In today’s hectic world stress has become an epidemic. With most American adults trying to juggle full time employment with a full time family, stress builds and can become debilitating. Symptoms that are associated with stress include headaches, stiff neck, fatigue, insomnia, and sinusitis. With so much stress…