Author | Jay Todtenbier
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Author Biography

Jay Todtenbier is an original founder of SupplementRelief.com in 2010 and has operated the business ever since. Formerly he spent 25 years in business development, technology and marketing with startups, and well-established organizations having gone through the tech boom of Silicon Valley in the 90s. He became passionate about, and began studying and practicing Wellness as a Lifestyle, after experiencing chronic, personal health challenges, including auto-immune diseases, and being overweight, that impacted his ability to live a healthy, vibrant life. Since then, he has been passionate about encouraging others to live better through whole-foods nutrition, stress management, reasonable exercise, and the use of targeted, high-quality supplements.

Blog Posts


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Is a Colon Cleanse the Same as a Detox? Important Facts to Know
Posted: 12-19-2020

These days, more people are looking for ways to stay healthy. Most of us have heard about detoxes and cleanses. We see them advertised on the internet and TV, and likely each of us has a friend that swears by their success.  So, what are they and how do they differ?


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What Is the Standard American Diet (SAD)?
Posted: 12-17-2020

How aware are you of what's going into your body? Are you eating to live or living to eat? In reality, we all have different nutritional needs, but the standard American diet (SAD) doesn't suit most of them (or most people, for that matter). Your diet might be making you sick, sluggish, and at-risk.


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What Does it Really Mean to Live Better?
Posted: 12-08-2020

Our sense of wellbeing depends on a host of factors ranging from our state of health to the level of fulfillment we experience in relationships and in intellectual, spiritual, and occupational pursuits. In short, by seeking to live better, we increase our chances of a happier, healthier life.


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A Stay at Home Wellness Guide: Shopping from Home
Posted: 12-07-2020

Working at home begins with wellness at home. If you once had an office job, you probably thought that getting home and being at home were at-home wellness activities in and of themselves.


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A Stay at Home Wellness Guide: Entertaining at Home
Posted: 12-06-2020

Healthy entertainment at home is important to our happiness and wellbeing, especially when we are spending more time there than normal. Consider these ideas for fun and entertaining activities you can do at home.


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A Stay at Home Wellness Guide: Learning from Home
Posted: 12-05-2020

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, almost 93% of households with school-age children were participating in some form of distance learning. This means that the way the children are being educated has dramatically shifted. Let's take a look at how you and your children can be learning from home while also maintaining mental and physical wellness.


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A Stay at Home Wellness Guide
Posted: 11-16-2020

With the onset of COVID-19 in early 2020, more people are spending time at home. This is impacting all aspects of our life and living including how we eat, exercise, work, further our education, worship, shop, and enjoy entertainment, just to name a few important things. This series will provide tips and common sense for how we can live a happier and healthier life while spending more time at home, or any other place for that matter.


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A Review of NuMedica's History, Products, and Mission
Posted: 11-10-2020

There are hundreds of brands of supplements to choose from that vary significantly in quality and effectiveness. Since 2010 SupplementRelief.com has been carrying NuMedica because of their consistent, professional-grade quality and expansive product-line coverage. We thought some of you would like to know a little bit more about the company, their products, and why they remain elite in the midst of a very competitive Wellness market.


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Top 10 Benefits of Incorporating Turmeric into Your Diet
Posted: 11-05-2020

Turmeric has been used by humans for thousands of years, with the oldest known use dating back to Indian Vedic culture almost 4000 years ago.


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9 Workout Tips for Staying in Shape During the Holidays
Posted: 11-04-2020

Let's face it, the holidays are a notorious time for eating and drinking outside of our usual habits. With a busier-than-usual schedule, it's a time in which many of us fall behind on our exercise regime. When we pair these two factors together, it's no wonder that so many of us experience holiday weight gain.


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8 Great Fall Recipes for Weight Loss
Posted: 11-01-2020

Healthy eating can be difficult at any time of the year. But as the weather cools and the holiday season approaches, fall is often an especially tough time to stay on track.


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The Most Effective Ways to Deal With Stress Weight Loss
Posted: 10-24-2020

Currently, three-quarters of Americans experience moderate to high levels of stress. In small doses, periodic stress can be good. Stress can improve motivation, resilience, and cognitive function.


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Thinning Hair? The Best Supplements to Help Regain Your Hairline
Posted: 10-05-2020

Hair loss is an all-too-common issue for both men and women. Healthcare experts routinely see patients concerned about hair loss but, in many instances, those patients can take steps to minimize or halt additional hair loss. However, that's not always true, which means everyone should understand a few hair loss basics.


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Vitamins: Multi-Vitamin or Single Supplements? What You Need to Know
Posted: 09-27-2020

What exactly are vitamins? People believe that vitamins are good for them, and for that reason alone, many people take them. Some individuals supplement with individual vitamins while others pop a multi-vitamin. How does one know when they have received what they need from their vitamins? Can you take too many vitamins? Which ones? Learn about vitamins, the benefits they offer, and the best way to take them.


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Sticking to Your New Meal Plan: Five Tips That Will Help You Eat Healthier for Life
Posted: 09-22-2020

Creating a meal plan is always an important step, but sticking to it is what really matters. You could spend many hours developing a health-enhancing meal plan only to fall back on old, bad eating habits within days or weeks.


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9 Ways to Naturally Detox and Cleanse Your Body
Posted: 09-16-2020

The concept of a cleanse or detox can be a scary one for someone who's never done it before. Though most people think of stringent exercise routines and bland, boring soup diets, this is no longer the case. There are many ways to detoxify the body naturally and easily, bringing revitalization and healing. In this guide, you'll learn 9 ways to perform a natural body detox.


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Intermittent Fasting 101: What It Is, How It Works, and Its Benefits
Posted: 09-08-2020

If you're looking to lose weight, boost your energy, and increase your overall health, intermittent fasting is worth investigating. Read on to learn more and explore its basic principles, plans, and benefits.


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How to Choose the Right Dietary Supplements for You
Posted: 08-11-2020

Vitamins and dietary supplements seem to be everywhere, from drug stores to online shops. Single nutrients, multivitamins, fiber, antioxidants, minerals, and weight loss helpers are all considered dietary supplements. There's a lot to choose from, which can make the selection process quite confusing.


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Why You Should Choose Omega-3 Rich Foods in Your Diet
Posted: 08-03-2020

For years, health experts have touted the benefits of consuming omega-3 fatty acids, but most people don't understand why they are essential. Omega-3 fatty acids are vital for the health of your body's cell membranes and provide benefits for blood vessels, immune systems, lungs, and endocrine systems.


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Common Sense for Living a Healthier Life
Posted: 07-23-2020

An estimated 95 percent of the world's population suffers from some type of medical condition according to recent reports from the healthcare sector. More than a third live with as many as five simultaneous health issues.1 At the same time, one in four people currently suffer from a mental illness, and this number is expected to increase during the years to come.


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Lifestyle Choices, Nutrition & Quality Supplements
Posted: 07-15-2020

Think back to the time of your great-grandparents. What types of food did people eat back then? For the most part they ate what they could grow on their land or what they got locally from a Farmer's market or some other community-based food supply. So what happened to our food? Why are so many of us sick, overweight and tired?


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8 Simple Ways to Keep Hydrated Throughout the Day
Posted: 06-23-2020

Most people don't drink enough water. Sure, they take in enough liquids to survive, but they don't get the benefits that are available when water is the drink of choice and when they're able to stay adequately hydrated. Read below to learn more about why you need to be hydrated throughout the day, how it can help you, and ways to start boosting your water intake each day.


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5 Ways To Destress And Improve Overall Health
Posted: 06-15-2020

Stress is a natural reaction to any challenging or threatening event in life. When you're waiting for the results of a diagnostic procedure or when another driver suddenly swerves into your lane, your nervous system releases hormones like adrenalin and cortisol that help to activate the "fight or flight" response. You become more alert, your heart rate quickens, and you breathe faster.


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The Importance of Investing in Professional-Grade Supplements
Posted: 05-02-2019

Many consumers believe that supplements and vitamins fall into a single category of efficiency. After all, if you go to the local store and look at two bottles of the same supplement they probably have the same ingredients listed on them. What more could be involved?


NuMedica Introduces Nutrition Focus Formulas
Posted: 04-05-2019

In April 2019 NuMedica introduced four new professional supplement kits optimized for Immune, Adipose, Cardiovascular, and Glycemic support.


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NuMedica Has Given Me Back My Life!
Posted: 12-28-2018

"Mom do you remember" my son would say and then go on to describe some past event. I had to say no to most of the events. That really bothered me ...


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Liposomes - A Trojan Horse for Supplement Effectivity?
Posted: 12-23-2016

Many factors are involved in how efficiently a supplement gets absorbed into the body where it is intended to go. Scientific research has shown that many tablet, capsule and liquid vitamins and supplements have an average bio-availability and absorption rate of only 5-20%. Liposomes are purported to increase the bioavailability and absorption rate by up to 80% in some cases.

Learn more about NuMedica's new line of advanced liposomal professional-grade supplements.


Wellness Articles


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Our Immune System Health & Lifestyle Choices
Posted: 08-16-2020

Most people know that the immune system is responsible for fighting off pathogens and ensuring ongoing good health, but few are aware of the interaction between the immune system and the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This relationship is mediated by a complex community of gut bacteria, known collectively as the gut microbiome.

Learn more about how our lifestyle choices affect our immune health and practical things we can do to live better today.


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