Why Magnesium Matters

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5 Ways to Make Today Better

SubscribeButton-webcoffee1. Start the day with a cup of coffee or tea. Either choice is chock-full of nutrients plus antioxidants such as polyphenols, flavonoids and catechins that fight free radical damage. Continue reading “5 Ways to Make Today Better”

Shake Off the Mid-Winter Blahs

SubscribeButton-webmidwinter blahsThe excitement of the holidays is over. The weather is uncooperative. The sun is being stingy. And it seems there’s a long, dreary stretch between now and the time any flower buds appear. You may feel irritable, sluggish, bored and start packing on a few pounds. Got the mid-winter blahs? Continue reading “Shake Off the Mid-Winter Blahs”

Laugh in the Face of Stress

SubscribeButton-weblaughAs the media churns out bad news like a factory of doom, you may literally feel your shoulders tensing, your stomach knotting and your brow furrowing. This kind of stress is no joke — it’s not healthy for you mentally or physically. The good news is there’s a happy antidote: laughter may just be the best medicine! Continue reading “Laugh in the Face of Stress”

My Story: Linda Pixton

Feeling Younger and Better Than Ever

After staying home to raise her eight children, Linda Pixton, of O’Fallon, Illinois, was pretty excited to be working again.

“At first, it was fun,” Linda says of her job in a maternity clothing store. “I loved helping people look terrific. I knew that when people looked their best, they could focus on more important things.” Continue reading “My Story: Linda Pixton”

4 Nutrients That May Help Prevent Headaches

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When you look around the world today, we face big headaches: environmental disasters, financial crises and political unrest. But if your own head hurts, that’s all you can focus on.

Headaches affect nearly everyone at some point. Types of headaches include tension headaches, migraines, cluster headaches and sinus headaches. Continue reading “4 Nutrients That May Help Prevent Headaches”