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How is Inflammation Affecting My Body & Joints?

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How is Inflammation Affecting My Body & Joints?

Inflammation The word “inflammation” doesn’t sound like a good thing. It's something we want to avoid – right? Well, yes and no. According to Dr. Robert H. Shmerling, medical editor from Harvard Health Publishing, inflammation “plays an essential role in healing and injury repair to keep your body safe and healthy.” Inflammation is the way the body fights infections and works toward healing. When the body is injured or becomes sick, white blood cells are released to protect the wounded area and attack any invading bacteria or viruses. Chronic Inflammation There is a problem, however, when the immune system continues to...

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Why are dogs afraid of Fireworks?

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Why are dogs afraid of Fireworks?

Have you ever wondered why, on the fourth of July, we often find our dogs hiding in piles of blankets or under the bed? And why do so many dogs run away on this holiday?

 

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What is Glucosamine & How Can it Help My Joints?

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What is Glucosamine & How Can it Help My Joints?

What is Glucosamine? Glucosamine is a natural amino sugar found in healthy cartilage and the fluid surrounding the joints. It keeps joints moistened, absorbs shock, and aids in the formation of tendons. It also helps form and repair new cartilage and tissue within the joints. Glucosamine's natural anti-inflammatory properties make it a popular supplement for people and pets suffering with joint stiffness or arthritis.   Reduces Inflammation Chronic inflammation can be very damaging to the body as the immune system is placed on constant alert. Healthy tissues and organs can end up under attack. Glucosamine, with its anti-inflammatory benefits, is often used...

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Super Ingredient Series: 5-HTP

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Super Ingredient Series:  5-HTP

What is 5-HTP? 5-HTP, also known as 5-Hydroxytryptophan, is an amino acid the body naturally produces. The body uses 5-HTP to produce serotonin, our brain and body’s feel-good chemical. 5-HTP is naturally occurring in the body and is also derived from the seeds of an African plant, Griffonia simplicifolia, to be used in supplements. It was approved by the FDA as an over-the-counter supplement in 1995. What are the benefits? Many people take 5-HTP to receive benefits to their mental health, sleep quality, weight management, and other health issues. Mental Health Taking 5-HTP as a supplement increases serotonin levels in the...

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Is Black Pepper Needed for Curcumin Turmeric Absorption?

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Is Black Pepper Needed for Curcumin Turmeric Absorption?

Is curcumin turmeric only effective when combined with black pepper? Here are the answers you have been looking for... Benefits of Curcumin Curcumin, the main active compound found within turmeric is a very popular supplement. Packed full of healing anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, it is used to: Support mind activity and mood balance Combat free radical damage to sensitive organs Decrease inflammation that triggers joint pain Improve digestive function and discomfort Support the immune system Help prevent cancer Difficulties in Receiving Curcumin Benefits When choosing to take curcumin as a supplement there are two hurdles to overcome. These are to increase the...

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