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Say Hi to the NEWEST Member of Our Award-Winning Omega Oil Line

October 10, 2017
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There is arguably no busier time of the year than fall. From back-to-school to back-to-back holidays and getting back into the swing of things after the yearly summer-slow-down, it can be hard to make sure you’re doing all the things you need in order to be your best self. So we decided to fix that. Whether you’re an athlete in training, supermom on the go, or just your everyday health-aware human, Omega Sport+ (US/CA) is an omega oil here to help you…

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7 Signs of an Iron Deficiency

October 6, 2017
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Feeling exhausted? And not the normal kind of exhausted—the deep-down, can barely function, whole body exhaustion? If you do, you may have an iron deficiency. And you’re probably also a woman. Iron deficiency can happen in men too, it’s just much less common. Usually it’s due to giving blood or long-distance running. But for women, our day-to-day life can create this exhausting deficiency. There are two reasons you may become deficient: You’re not taking in (or not absorbing) enough iron,…

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Get Cooking With Our Premium Organic Culinary Oils!

October 3, 2017
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Pumpkin spice lattes may be the undisputed king of fall flavors, but we all know they aren’t exactly the best for you. So if you’re looking to get a taste of the season, but still want to keep in line with your healthy self, we’ve got just the thing to help you embrace October. Say hello to our new fave: Pumpkin Seed Oil (US/CA)! Besides being straight delicious drizzled over everything from a seasonal butternut squash soup or mixed into…

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You are what you eat…well, almost.

September 28, 2017
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You know that old saying “you are what you eat”? Well, it’s right, but it’s only 1/3 of the story. We are what we eat, but only if we digest it properly. So I prefer this way of saying it; “We are what we eat, absorb, and assimilate”. The food we eat goes into our mouth and then we chew it…hopefully, unless you’re a super speed eater. Then it goes into our stomach and small intestine where it’s broken down…

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Where Have All the Swimmers Gone?

September 25, 2017
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Sperm counts in men in Western countries have dropped by more than 50% in the last 40 years. A review and meta-analysis that included 43,000 men from North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand found that between 1973 and 2011, sperm counts have dropped by 52%. Men in South America, Asia, and Africa did not see any significant decline. Why is this happening? The authors commented that “sperm count and other semen parameters have been plausibly associated with multiple environmental…

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Make Peace with Yeast?

September 14, 2017
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Confused by yeast? You’re in good company. The yeast that causes thrush has had 177 different names. Medical researchers couldn’t agree on a classification. For centuries, yeast research was like the parable of the blind men and the elephant: Clinicians saw and described very different things. The explanation? That yeast, which we now call Candida albicans, is a shape-shifter! Organisms capable of morphing, forming either round or stringy cells, are described as dimorphic. If that sounds adaptable, that’s only half…

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Ayurveda, the science of life, part 2 of 2

September 7, 2017
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Ayurvedic medicine is a holistic wellness system practiced in India for over 5000 years. Some favorite Ayurvedic principals include: • Know and embrace your essence and constitution • What heals, also prevents • Live in tune with nature • Connect with your body through exercise • Purify and cleanse • Think right, sleep well • Herbs work more powerfully in synergy Sustaining balance in one’s energy, personality, and physical body is considered vital, and attainable if one harnesses the healing…

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Ayurveda, the science of life – part 1 of 2

September 4, 2017
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Ayurveda is an ancient holistic system of medicine from the Vedic culture. Called “the mother of healing”, Ayurveda uses many methods to maintain and restore health, vigor and vitality. In Ayurveda, sustaining a healthy balanced state is both a means and an end. It is recognized that the mind, body, and consciousness are connected and must work together to achieve equilibrium or heal. Ayurveda boasts the most developed herbal system in the world. Hundreds of medicinal herbs have been compiled…

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Brain Fuel for Going Back to School

August 31, 2017
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Should we consider what our children eat as brain fuel for learning? Absolutely! Leading nutritional researchers are learning more every day about the power healthy foods have on growing bodies. A healthy diet and the right supplements can help to build a better brain and a stronger immune system. Frequent colds, anxiety, and low energy are becoming common symptoms in children. It’s easy to forget how stressful school can be for most kids, and a stressed body needs extra nutrients. As…

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How I Helped My Son to Be His Best Self

August 28, 2017
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My son got new eye glasses this summer and ever since, he can’t wait to go back to school so that he can show them to his friends! I’m happy about his enthusiasm. Honestly, I’m relieved! You know, it’s awful to get a resistant, anxious or embarrassed child to go to school when they don’t want to. I have it easy actually. Some girls in my son’s class cry daily. I’ve read that anxiety is sending twice as many children…

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