Here’s something that might surprise you: not all plant-based diets require elimination of meat. From “meaty” to minimal to meat-free, there are a variety of plans to choose from. And whatever plan you choose, you can be confident that your plant-based diet will help enhance fitness performance, reduce your risk for acute illness, and protect…

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You’re about to hear sunbathing advice that is contrary to everything you’ve been taught about sun exposure: Get outside, without sunscreen slathered on your skin, and get some sun on your skin. Yes, we said without sunscreen. Why?   The only way to activate the production of natural Vitamin D in your body is to…

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You may be wondering how much Vitamin D you need in a nutritional supplement and the best form to take. There are two forms, Vitamin D2 and D3, that you should know about. The following FAQ about Vitamin D nutritional supplements is a good place to start; your holistic health practitioner can answer more specific…

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Worldwide interest in the health protective benefits of Vitamin D has increased exponentially since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. We now know that low Vitamin D levels are common among people of different ethnicities, geographic regions, and age groups. More importantly, low Vitamin D status has a strong association with serious, chronic health conditions…

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You might assume that an all-over body massage will also relieve stiffness in the intricate, densely-woven connective tissue “web,” or fascia, that lays over your muscles. It does, but only to a degree.  Fascia is a specialized system of the body that covers and interpenetrates muscle, bone, nerve, artery and vein, and many internal organs…

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Cilantro and coriander come from the same plant species Coriandrum sativum. In different parts of the world, the very same plant-with its many health benefits-is referred to differently. For Americans, cilantro refers to the leaves and the stalks, both of which are edible. The dried seeds of the same plant are called coriander. For Europeans, coriander…

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