Tips for Relief of Seasonal Allergies

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Today is the first day of spring. The weather is becoming warmer and plants are reviving. The budding trees and blooming flowers associated with the early return of spring mark an increase in itchy, watery eyes, sneezing and other symptoms of seasonal allergies. Warm, wet winters normally signal a bad allergy season in the spring so be prepared for a beautiful spring with plenty of airborne pollen to breathe.

For millions of people this means that their seasonal allergies are in full swing. Allergies arise from an immune system response to substances in the environment. It is not the foreign substance or organism itself that causes your allergy symptoms; it is your body’s reaction to them and the chemicals it then releases to protect itself. Continue reading

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Obesity and Insulin Resistance

Obesity and Insulin Resistance
There has been a dramatic increase in weight problems and obesity seen around the world over the past 25 years.  It is resulting in a very disturbing rise in diabetes, cardiovascular disease, joint deterioration and many other serious health problems.

Science now tells us that one of the biggest health risks is found in the connection between obesity and insulin resistance, a state in which insulin receptors no longer work efficiently. The body compensates for this by producing higher than normal amounts of insulin. In the early stages this can often cause excess weight gain, usually showing up around the middle of the body. Eventually the pancreas (the organ that produces insulin) can become over worked and is unable to produce adequate insulin, this is characteristic of the advanced stages of Type 2 diabetes. Continue reading

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The Health Benefits of Walking

What is someone told you there was a free, easy and relaxing way to increase your energy and self esteem as well as elevate your mood? Would you want it? Well, there is, and it’s simpler than you might think. Walking as little as 30 minutes, 3 times a week can accomplish all of these things and more. Numerous studies have shown that the benefits of walking include increased energy, better moods, health and nutrition and increased self-esteem. In fact, Dr. James Blumenthal, Ph.D of Duke University, says that ‘walking can be just as effective in relieving symptoms of depression as standard treatments of anti-depressant drugs.’ Continue reading

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The Importance of Quality Source Ingredients

Any good cook will tell you that the key to a great meal is first choosing the best quality ingredients and then blending and cooking these ingredients just right in order to achieve the flavor and textures the meal requires. This is even truer when creating a superior supplement. The quality of the source ingredients is the cornerstone to a high quality supplement, how these ingredients are blended together and delivered will ultimately influence just how effective the supplement is.

With this in mind lets take a look at some of the source materials that are used in all One supplements. And why these ingredients play a key role in making ALL ONE supplements the superior products that they are. Continue reading

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Healthy Breakfast For Children Impacts Learning

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Before you send your children out the door and off to school there may be something they’re missing-and it’s not their backpacks or lunches. Today many families find the morning to be too hectic and then often skip breakfast. “Numerous studies suggest that schoolchildren skip breakfast more than any other meal of the day,” says Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RD, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, “That means some kids go as long as 15 hours-or more-without food.” That doesn’t just leave their stomachs growling, it also impacts their ability to learn.

A nutritious breakfast for children helps them to focus and concentrate better in the classroom and perform better on math, reading and standardized tests. They also have fewer behavior problems and are less likely to be tardy. Conversely, the Academy’s The State of Family Nutrition and Physical Activity Report: Are We Making Progress? finds that even a child who is well nourished but skips breakfast can have problem-solving difficulties that are serious enough to lower their test taking ability. Continue reading

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The Anti-Aging and Health Benefits of Berries

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Here are just a few of the current statements regarding the powerful health benefits of berries, and especially tart cherries, wild blueberries, and cranberries.

“There’s growing evidence that diseases of aging- including heart disease, diabetes and many forms of cancer, such as breast and prostate cancer- result from damage to DNA, which in the laboratory can be prevented by substances found in fruits and vegetables.”
- D. Heber, M.D., Ph. D, director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition and coauthor of What Color is Your Diet?

” The secret is in the pigments that give cherries their rich red hue. They belong to a class of natural dyes called anthocyanins…. According to Dr. Muraleedharan Nair at Michigan State University, lab tests show that the anthocyanins in red tart cherries give 10 times the anti-inflammatory relief of aspirin, without irritating the stomach.”
- Newsweek 2007 Continue reading

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How to Strengthen the Immune System and Reduce Allergy Symptoms

Strengthening Your Immune System May Help Reduce Allergy Symptoms This Spring

Spring is here. The weather is becoming warmer and plants are reviving. For more than 50 million Americans this means that their seasonal allergies are in full swing. Allergies arise from an abnormal immune system response to substances in the environment. It is not the foreign substance or organism itself that causes your allergy symptoms; it is your body’s reaction and the chemicals it releases. With this in mind, we should take steps to strengthen the immune system this Spring.

Eating a variety of colorful vegetables is just one easy (and delicious!) way to naturally strengthen your immune system. See: 12 Strategies to Strengthen Your Immune System Continue reading

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Green Food Supplements

The Benefits of Green Food Supplements

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The Green food revolution has come and never left; the Green Foods are here to stay. The evidence is clear. These foods are so nutrient dense, rich in chlorophyll, enzymes and trace minerals that they have a beneficial effect on the body, balancing pH, relieving cell toxicity, assisting blood sugar stability and aiding in the digestion/absorption of nutrients.

When the benefits of super green foods started getting mainstream recognition many people made the choice to replace their daily vitamin and mineral supplement regime with their new green ‘magic.’ The body responded to the nutrient dense greens in ways that standard vitamin and mineral supplements could not compete. But time is the best test, especially when it involves the human body. Continue reading

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Best Weight Loss Meal Replacement Shakes

The Holiday Season has ended and many of us have added some extra weight and are frustrated.  We set New Year’s resolutions to take the weight off and exercise, but it has not come off.  Even when we try to do the right thing (eat organic, take our vitamins, exercise more) we find that extra weight is still difficult to come off.  It is time for a healthy weight loss meal replacement that really works.

Driven by marketing and motivated by desperation we will try just about anything to lose those pounds, but at what expense?  Obesity has become a major health concern in America and needs to be addressed, ideally with healthy nutritious alternatives, exercise and education. But unfortunately this isn’t always the case. In addition to the “carb blocking,” “metabolism stimulating,” “fat absorbing,” “calorie limiting,” “natura” products offered, people are subjecting their bodies to toxic stimulants, bulking agents, liquid diets and meal replacement powders with minimal nutrition. And obesity continues to rise. So are these things even working?  Continue reading

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The Sugar Shock Season

An interview with nutrition expert Doug Ingoldsby

We’re heading into the “sugar shock season” and soon we’ll be twitching from all the sugar pumping through our veins from Halloween to Thanksgiving pies to Christmas treats.

“Sugar consumption soars in November and December,” says nutrition expert Doug Ingoldsby.  “It’s during this hectic time of the year that sensible eating habits – and good sense – often fly out the window.” (See also 150 ways sugar can ruin your health.) Continue reading

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