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Death from Cancer Doubling?

According to the WHO, this is happening! Below is an article which we just came across with some more info. There is no doubt that the ‘War against cancer’ is being lost, and that is not surprising given that intervention still is the main thrust by the medical community as opposed to prevention by being careful with lifestyle, diet and most importantly...daily supplementation with the right nutrients. Read more...

Why Do Supplements Cause Urine to Turn Bright Yellow?

We've likely all noticed that a day after eating a meal that included sugar beets, restroom breaks are A LOT more colorful.

While at first the bright red color palette can be scary, triggering hypochondriac-inspired thoughts of everything from internal bleeding to all manner of other conditions, beets are not the only thing we consume that reveals itself through our toilet breaks.

The same can be true with multivitamin supplements, which often result in a bright yellow, almost neon-colored urine. (This yellow is a bolder, brighter color than standard yellow urine, and you will know it when you see it!) Read more...

Competition Begins...Who Can Kill Their Customers First?

Well, it’s not an official competition but one can easily think so considering the latest ‘burger’ that has waddled onto the menu of an Australian junk-food outlet. First came the Double Down burger…a fat-laden behemoth that included two greasy chicken pieces separated with cheese and bacon. Just when you thought it was safe to look at a junk-food menu…along comes the OMG Double Double ‘burger’. Read more...

Why Some Salads Are Worse Than Burgers and Fries...

Salads are great...they can be meals on their own or tasty side dishes that can complement a meal. Either way, most salads are generally a healthy way of eating a meal without consuming vast amounts of fat-laden calories. However, there is a growing trend towards ‘fattening’ up the innocent salad with an array of unnecessary ingredients. Read more...

Why Do Dietary Supplements Have a Use By Date

‘Use by date’ technically means the last date at which a product is considered to be safe, stable, and maintain the full efficacy promised on the label under normal storage conditions. After this the product may start degrading.

Food manufacturers are often very concerned about their products becoming rancid too soon after production. As a result, they have no qualms about pumping in chemicals, preservatives and additives that will extend the use by date of the product.

Whereas most food products tend to last for anything from a day to several months, depending on a variety of factors such as preservatives, chemicals, additives and packaging... supplements like those manufactured by Xtend-Life tend to have around two-year shelf lives and are still fine to take well after their use by date, albeit with reduced efficacy. Read more...

Younger skin from the inside out

The search for younger looking skin is a complex business.

Experts say we’ll spend about $333 billion a year worldwide on skin care products by 2015 in search of the right elixir to transform our skin and restore our youthful good looks.

There are so many products on the market, it makes it virtually impossible to choose which ones will have the most positive effects on our skin.

Sadly, most of them offer only surface transformations. They work for a minute, moisturizing skin to plump up and temporarily erase wrinkles, but by the next day, those benefits are gone. Read more...

Will Moms Who Take DHA Have Healthier Babies?

Most new moms work hard to give their babies the best possible start in life, beginning as soon as they realize they are pregnant.

While experts offer a wide range of recommendations for a healthy pregnancy, a new study suggests that a simple supplement might be an ideal way to help ensure that babies are healthy , not only before birth but also during their earliest years of life. Read more...

IBS symptoms and digestive enzymes

Marked by a series of unpleasant symptoms including pain or discomfort, gas and bloating and constipation or diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome was once considered to be a product of the imagination, and doctors dismissed patients’ claims of digestive distress.

In fact, doctors often blamed IBS on stress and anxiety, a likely frustrating scenario for those suffering from the condition.

Now that the medical community is more accepting of IBS, awareness of the disorder has expanded, and experts are looking at ways to treat it.

As we mark Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month this month, let’s look a little deeper into the disorder, and what you can do if it is impacting your quality of life.

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Stressed About City Life?

Feeling stressed? Do you live in a city? Have you lived in a city since you were young? If you answered ‘yes’ to all three questions, then there’s a good chance your brain may have developed in such a way that you have become more alert to stressful situations and you are more anxious than those people who grew up in rural areas. Read more...

Even L’Oreal suggests you take lycopene supplements!

It’s true! L’Oreal - along with Nestlé – have conducted a study that only echoes what we’ve been saying for a long time…building the foundation for beautiful younger-looking skin starts from within. The study can be found here.

We have been using astaxanthin and lycopene in our Total Balance range for years...which explains why we get many of our customers are saying that the appearance of their skin has improved since they've been on Total Balance. Read more...

A Seafood Lover's Guide To More Omega 3

I love seafood. In fact, I love it so much that I could eat easily eat fish for breakfast, lunch and supper. My passion for seafood is shared by my wife. She’s Portuguese so you can imagine the amount of delicious seafood meals we regularly enjoy. You’d think that with all this seafood, my family would be fine in terms of receiving enough omega 3 fatty acids per day...but believe it or not, it’s still not enough. Read more...

When Your Skin Starts To Age

With the aging process, changes occur in the body. When it comes to the skin, these changes can be internal and external. External changes are associated with the skin's appearance while internal changes occur beneath the skin’s surface on a cellular level. Read more...

The BS behind BMI

Hi, my name is Dean and I am overweight…well, according to the Body Mass Index (BMI).

It seems strange though, especially considering that I’m reasonably fit, eat a healthy balanced diet and have been blessed with genes that help me gain muscle even if I do light to moderate weight-bearing exercises…but still, the BMI says I’m overweight so I can’t be healthy, right?

Wrong! I’ll explain why…

The BMI has been used for ages (over 100 years) and many people believe that it’s an accurate indication of good health. It’s simple to calculate and measure: “…weight in kilograms is divided by height in meters squared…someone with a BMI of less than 18.5 is considered ‘underweight’, between 18.5 and 24.9 is ‘normal’, 25 to 29.9 is ‘overweight’ and 30 or greater is clinically obese.” So where does the problem lie? Read more...

Stand Up For Your Right To Stand Up

Right now, while you're reading this, there's a pretty good chance that you're sitting. You could be at home, at work or even on the bus or subway... it doesn't even matter if you're reading this on a computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet device... right now at this very moment, you're probably sitting down. Read more...

The Truth About Acne: What You Should & Shouldn’t Do

Although acne breakouts typically begin around the time you’re in the middle of high school, for some people, acne isn’t just a ‘side effect’ of puberty... it can also occur well into adulthood. It can have a negative impact on self-confidence, often leaving a person feeling frustrated and depressed.  

Acne breakouts can also result in facial scars or lesions that may stay behind as unpleasant reminders of earlier breakouts... especially if they’ve been squeezed or picked at. If left untreated, these scars can take a long time to heal, if at all.  

How do acne breakouts occur? and what you should do when it happens?  Read more...

Share Your Story Competition

What is the difference between someone who lives their life believing that their glass is half full and the person that believes that it is half empty? Who do you think is happier? It has been said that being happy isn't something that just happens to you...it’s something that you make happen for yourself. Read more...

A biased review of Neuro-Natural Serenity?

Question from Ahmed: I've been really interested in ordering your Neuro Natural Serenity product, as I have read some really great reviews from people that used it, the reviews were from your website and from other web pages from the internet. Read more...
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