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Coffee vs Tea - The Real Story

Coffee vs Tea - The Real Story

People are usually as adamant about their choice of coffee versus tea as they are about being either a cat person or dog person.

The United States and Brazil drink the most coffee, and while coffee gets a bad rap, and tea is seen as the more virtuous beverage – perhaps because of British royal penchant for the drink – it is actually pretty healthy. Read more...

The Hidden Secret of Natural Flavors

The Hidden Secret of Natural Flavors

As soon as we learned the raspberry tart or vanilla pudding we were eating contained an ingredient innocently known as castoreum, but no real raspberry or vanilla, we should have been more concerned.

While it sounds harmless, castoreum comes from the dried anal glands of beavers, and while it initially begs the question who on earth thought to substitute such a thing for berries or vanilla bean, more troubling is the knowledge that castoreum is considered a natural flavoring, and shows up that way on labels.

While beavers are technically natural, there is no one on earth who would relish in the opportunity to consume anal glands...raising A LOT of questions about what natural really means. Read more...

Chew On This

Chew On This

Can you remember meal times with your parents when they urged you to 'slow down and chew your food properly' ?

If you’re like most, chewing is a habit or unconscious reflex. As soon as a piece of food enters your mouth, you chew “just enough” to grind the food into manageable bits before swallowing it, often far too quickly (especially if one is in a hurry which is usually the case).

Is there anything wrong with that? Read more...

Kids these days need a health boost and DHA may be it

Kids these days need a health boost and DHA may be it

It's been a rough few decades when it comes to kids' health.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity in the United States has doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years.

Not only that, but they're eating a diet made up primarily of hot dogs, hamburgers, cheese, sweetened, ready-to-eat cereals and other processed foods, so they're taking in too much fat, complex carbs and sodium. Read more...

Want to earn $90,000 daily? Become a US Healthcare CEO

Want to earn $90,000 daily? Become a US Healthcare CEO

This is an unusual blog because it aims to encourage debate, rather than to describe specific health issues.

The subject relates to the US Health Care system, though the issues are global. Indeed, I encourage both our US and non US customers to share thoughts and experiences, so we may all learn and benefit. 

Before I continue, I must say that we do not believe that there is one right way to run a health care system, and every system has both its advantages and disadvantages. I was prompted to write this blog following a chat with an American colleague about ObamaCare. Read more...

'Re-Boot' Your Brainpower with Exercise

'Re-Boot' Your Brainpower with Exercise

Do you exercise, and if so, does it benefit you?

Most of us exercise because we know it is good for our physical health. The opportunity for fun with friends and social interaction is enjoyable too.

Would you also agree that exercise makes you feel better….more invigorated and positive? It’s a great way of lifting those occasional sombre moods and of ‘re-booting’ your brain. I certainly feel sharper and more focused after a good swim, walk or workout.

But is there any solid ‘scientific’ explanation for how and why exercise apparently boosts brainpower? Read more...

Do I need single-ingredient supplements if I'm taking Total Balance?

Do I need single-ingredient supplements if I'm taking Total Balance?

We often get questions from customers using our Total Balance products about when they might need to add a single ingredient supplement? Total Balance is designed to offer the essentials that your body needs, feeding your cells to help slow the effects of aging, fortify your general health and boost your immune system.

It’s a comprehensive, whole-body formula that’s packed with dozens of different nutrients, enzymes and minerals to promote and support energy and vitality.

So do you really need anything else? Well, in some cases, you might. Read more...

How Fish Oil May Help Support Normal Blood Pressure

How Fish Oil May Help Support Normal Blood Pressure

Health experts have believed for decades that the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil may help support blood pressure levels.

High blood pressure is dangerous because it means the heart is pumping blood through the arteries too hard, causing the walls of the arteries to overstretch and weaken, making them more likely to rupture and trigger aneurysms and strokes. Read more...

Medical Microchips: The Greatest Drug Delivery Discovery?

Medical Microchips: The Greatest Drug Delivery Discovery?

For animal lovers and security personnel, the practice of inserting microchips under your custodian’s skin is common. They act as an effective means of identification and location targeting. 

Now imagine a specialised medical microchip with a reservoir of drugs and wireless communication technology being inserted under Your skin. 

It is remotely programmed by your medical professional to automatically release your daily dose of medications when required in the right dose. And it can sense biochemical changes and communicate wirelessly with patients and caregivers. 

How would you like that?  Read more...

 

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