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Author Biography

Jay Todtenbier is an original founder of SupplementRelief.com in 2010 and has operated the business ever since. He is also a tennis instructor and gospel musician. Formerly he spent 25 years in business development, technology and marketing with startups and major corporations having gone through the tech boom in 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 depression, auto-immune disorders, and being overweight that impacted his ability to live a healthy, vibrant life. Since then, he has been an advocate for healthier living encouraging others to live better through making small, gradual changes to lifestyle behaviors relating to whole-foods nutrition, stress management, reasonable exercise, proper sleep, and the use of targeted, high-quality supplements.

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I have always valued time freedom to be able to pursue the things I am passionate about; however, I used most of my time through my 20s and 30s doing whatever I had to—to make ends meet financially, not able to do that which inspired me. I was in debt from failed business adventures, stressed-out, depressed, overweight, and exhausted most of the time. My health and happiness deteriorated from the poor choices I continued to make regarding my spiritual condition, employment, nutrition, and other things. However, the root cause of my problems was really my spiritual condition.

I was fortunate though, when I was younger, to have had older, wise people in my life that told me about a man named Jesus and how He had changed their life for the better. They shared with me their personal stories of what they went through and explained how He does that for anyone who will humble themself and sincerely call upon Him for help. Unfortunately, at that time in my life, the pursuit of popular, worldly things were more important and believable to me.

I spent the next 30 years of my life chasing after what I thought was important, but I was totally on the wrong track. I may have accomplished some things that on the outside looked good to others, but on the inside I was a sad, depressed, broken alcoholic who had lost hope.

While I have always believed in Jesus as my Savior from sin, He was really little more than "fire insurance" to keep me from being on the wrong side of eternity. I did not understand or believe that if I would put Him first, than He would order my steps and provide for all of the other important areas of my life that I was so desperately pursuing on my own terms: career, relationships, finances, love, purpose, personal fulfillment...

Beginning in 2006, at 42 years old, I was so desperate for change that I hit the "reset" button on my life. I began seeking the Lord Jesus sincerely who I had casually pushed aside all of those years. He welcomed me back with open arms, just like the father did the prodigal son in Luke 15:11-32. He provided me with a new start—forgiveness, spiritual, emotional and physical healing, physical and financial security, and the direction I needed to move forward. He delivered me from some personal bondages including alcohol, tobacco, depression, and others. He began turning the difficult and painful situations around, over time restoring or replacing things that had been previously lost or badly damaged.

He still does this for me each day!

At that time I weighed 247 pounds, was tired most of the time, and really wanted to feel younger and more energetic again. I did a "Forest Gump"—grew my hair out and jogged every day for a year, although I didn't have any people following behind me like he did. Gave me lots of time to clear my head and think about things.

I started learning about proper nutrition and began gradually phasing out the processed foods in my life and replacing them with more natural, whole foods. That, in conjunction with eliminating the alcohol, made a world of difference. It is amazing how God makes our bodies! When we treat them right, they have a tendency to heal and work a whole lot better. Within the year I was down to 175 pounds. I have remained around that weight for the 15 years since, with the exception of about an 18-month period when my weight went back up to about 200 pounds as a result of eating more processed foods (stress eating) while going through a difficult period emotionally and financially. The good news is that I was able to turn it around the same way as before by gradually replacing the processed foods with real food and within three months my body was back at my optimal weight.

In 2006 I also began learning how to work from home. At first it was selling my time as a consultant to others who would use my business skills to help them start and grow their businesses. Some of the work could be done from home but it still required significant travel and other commitments that limited my time for pursuing other interests, and the financial upside was limited to the amount of hours I could physically work. However, I really enjoyed working at home when I could and having more control over my work schedule.

In 2010 I began learning how to generate "passive" income working from home selling high-quality products and services from reputable companies. This was more to my liking as my primary goal was to not only have a business that allowed me more control over my work environment, but would also generate ongoing sales income allowing me to eventually have significantly more choice over how I use my time.

Thankfully, I am now reasonably healthy and able to earn and sustain enough income to no longer be dependent upon others for employment income, and have more time to pursue the things I am passionate about, which includes being a Gospel musician, teaching tennis, owning and operating a home-based business, and helping others enjoy better health with greater financial and time freedom.

If you have any interest in developing a home-based business for yourself, or your family, take a look at what FirstFitness Nutrition has to offer and then reach out to me if you want to discuss it further or take the next step.

If I could go back in time and change anything it would be this: put Jesus first and everything else will fall into it's proper place. Other than that, take better care of what you put into your mind and body and it will take better care of you.

We all have a story. If I can ever be helpful to you, reach out to me. I'd like to hear your story and hopefully encourage you along your journey!

Blog Posts


What is Functional Fitness? Everything You Need to Know
Posted: 09-26-2022

Being able to squat or benchpress hundreds of pounds will always be impressive, but it's not the most useful skill in everyday life. This is why people need to consider functional fitness. But what is functional fitness really?

Keep reading to find out what the benefits of functional fitness are and whether you should incorporate it into your weekly workout routine.


Capsules with dietary supplements. Ingredients for making food supplements, tinctures, oils, herbs.
How and When to Take Supplements
Posted: 09-11-2022

So how can you keep up with your supplements and make sure that you're taking them correctly? Let's take a look at the best practices so you can make the most of your supplementation.


delicious bowl with organic food including asparagus, potato salad with tempeh and salad with strawberries
What Are the Pros and Cons of Organic Food?
Posted: 09-05-2022

When you go shopping, you see the organic label on food, but do you really know what the best organic food is and if it is the correct option for you?

There are many great benefits to eating organic, as well as some problems. Keep reading to learn the advantages and disadvantages of organic food.


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Vitamin B Complex: The 8 Different B Vitamins
Posted: 08-29-2022

More than half of US adults say they rarely wake up feeling rested. This widespread feeling of tiredness impacts mood, productivity, and overall health.

Our modern lifestyles may be to blame.


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How Current Events Have Affected Women's Health
Posted: 08-15-2022

While advancements in medicine are improving women's long-term healthcare options, COVID-19, global unrest, political division, and the declining US economy have seriously increased stress levels for almost everyone, particularly for women. When not managed properly, prolonged stress often leads to increasing health challenges, lower productivity and less joy and fulfillment.


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A Complete Guide to Colon and Digestive Health for Women
Posted: 08-08-2022

Whether you're a woman or a man, the colon and digestive system are essential to the overall health of your body. But that doesn't mean there aren't differences in how these systems function between sexes.


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Meditation: How to Focus Better
Posted: 08-01-2022

Do you have trouble focusing at work, school, or home? Luckily, meditation can help.

In this guide, you'll learn how to meditate for focus in your everyday life. With a little effort, you can start seeing results in no time. Read on for helpful tips.


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Drink Eucalyptus Tea to Boost Antioxidant Intake and Health Benefits
Posted: 07-25-2022

Today the powers of eucalyptus are a mystery to some. This medicinal plant remains a marquee ingredient of a healthy lifestyle. Learn more about the health benefits of eucalyptus tea and its powerful antioxidant content.


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What Experts Want You to Know About Good Posture
Posted: 07-18-2022

If you have a desk job, you know what it feels like to stand up after working for a long period of time, grimacing and immediately reaching for your low back or neck, trying to rub out the inevitable kinks. Maybe you sit at home with a heat pack after a long day or climb into the bathtub for some relief.

What you likely didn't realize is that those persistent headaches or nagging aches in your low back could be contributed to poor posture. Luckily, we have a few solutions for you that can help you feel renewed and energized to take on your day.


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Juicing Recipes: Targeting Health Benefits
Posted: 07-11-2022

Did you just get a juicer and are now looking for recipes and advice for what to put in your juice? You may be wondering what are the best fruits and vegetables for juicing. You may even want to include healthy superfoods! But what are they?

You have plenty of options at your fingertips. Read on to learn how to put together a juice that taste great and meets your health goals.


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Juicing Basics: What You Need to Know
Posted: 07-04-2022

Have you asked: is juicing healthy? For most people who eat a Westernized diet, the answer is a resounding yes!

In a nutshell, juicing is an excellent way to increase your daily servings of fruits and vegetables and prevent chronic illnesses. You'll feel (and look) better, all through one simple technique.


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5 Healthy Dishes to Take to the 4th of July Gathering
Posted: 06-27-2022

America's birthday is right around the corner. Red, white, and blue will be everywhere - including the food you eat. If you are heading to a party and are looking for healthy dishes to bring, here are a few 4th of July recipes that you will want to make for the event!


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Do You Suffer From Sleep Procrastination?
Posted: 06-20-2022

Your day was a hectic jumble of work, responsibilities, household chores, and social obligations. All you want to do is crawl into bed and get a good night's sleep. Instead, you end up scrolling through social media for hours, leaving you exhausted again.

This vicious cycle, known as sleep procrastination, is more common than you think! Learn more about its symptoms, causes, and how to put a stop to it.


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What Beginners Need to Know About Living Gluten-Free
Posted: 06-12-2022

Changing your diet can be challenging because it usually involves removing certain types of food from your menu. And that is the first point of resistance. But there are significant health benefits to eliminating or minimizing specific foods from your diet-particularly those that contain gluten.


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Long Haul Symptoms of Covid
Posted: 06-06-2022

Obviously, COVID has been a major issue in our world since 2020. In fact, there have been over 500 million cases and six million deaths. But, the short-term symptoms of COVID aren't the only concern you need to have. Long-haul COVID is becoming a bigger and bigger issue.

So, how do you know if you have long-haul COVID-19? And how do you treat your symptoms if you do? Read on to learn about the long-haul symptoms of COVID.


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A Guide to Diabetes
Posted: 05-30-2022

Do you know that over 37.3 million Americans have diabetes? That's over 11% of the population. But, what is even more alarming is that over 96 million Americans suffer from a condition called pre-diabetes and are not even aware of it.

But, don't worry because diabetes can be managed. So, read on to find out what is diabetes, what are its symptoms, and how you can treat it.


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Detox Your Mind?
Posted: 05-23-2022

Some would say that technology has taken over too much of our lives. If we're not on our smartphones, we are binging on a trending show or news on the laptop or TV. Our digital devices are always popping up messages and flashing alerts that seem to need our immediate attention. Our obsessions with these devices detaches us from the present moment and may negatively impact our productivity, relationships, and ultimately our health.


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What Are Functional Foods?
Posted: 05-16-2022

Have you ever wondered how you can enrich your diet further than getting the basic nutrients and energy you need? Then perhaps you should add some functional foods to your daily diet.


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Mental Fitness as Part of Your Healthy Lifestyle
Posted: 05-09-2022

Cognitive decline will happen to everyone as they get older. It involves thinking and processing information at a slower pace, moving slower, remembering less information, and having a difficult time putting together sentences.


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Virtual Fitness: Why It's Popular and Here To Stay
Posted: 05-02-2022

If the pandemic has done one good thing for us, it's that more people now understand the value of exercise. Exercise doesn't have to mean going to the gym before work every day. Sometimes, you can get the same structure, level of attention, and motivation as you would in the gym - but in the comfort of your own home.


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8 Impressive Health Benefits of Building Muscle
Posted: 04-11-2022

Training your muscles isn't only for aesthetic reasons; there are numerous benefits of building muscle for the rest of your overall health too.

Want to learn more about how to build muscle and how it can help you lead a happier, healthier life?


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8 Innovative Health Trends in 2022
Posted: 04-04-2022

Not only are people living longer, but aging people are enjoying a much higher quality of life than in years previously. It makes sense that many of the most prominent health trends in recent years have centered around anti-aging and living better for longer.


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Adrenal Fatigue: Causes, Symptoms, and Natural Remedies
Posted: 03-27-2022

Adrenal fatigue affects many of us without us even realizing it. There's no test to diagnose adrenal fatigue, so it's hard to know if you are suffering from it.

There are, however, symptoms and causes of the condition that can help you assess whether or not you have it.

What exactly is adrenal fatigue and how can you make lifestyle changes to make sure you don't get it?


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Going Vegan: Untold Health Benefits of a Vegan Diet
Posted: 03-21-2022

The trend towards a vegan diet has been popular for years. Going vegan has numerous health benefits and presents an opportunity to learn more about nutrition and cooking. Want to learn more about how going vegan can help you improve your health and live longer? Keep on reading.


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10 Best Foods to Boost Your Brain and Memory
Posted: 03-07-2022

Keeping your brain healthy involves a combination of a nutritious diet, regular exercise, and social interaction. Certains foods are a better choice than others. Here's some tasty and healthy options.


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The Best Habits for Healthy Sleep
Posted: 02-21-2022

Not sleeping enough can influence your mood, your stress levels, your ability to focus, your relationships, and even cause you to make poor exercise and diet decisions. Want to learn how to get more healthy sleep? Keep reading to learn healthy sleeping tips and habits.


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How to Use Macronutrients in Your Diet
Posted: 02-14-2022

We all need macronutrients to stay healthy. But what are they and how can you use a macronutrient diet? The amount of macronutrients you get in your diet is important but so is the source of those macros.

In this article, we'll explain the difference between micronutrients and macronutrients and how to build a healthy diet.


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8 Tips to Look Younger
Posted: 02-07-2022

Who among us over the age of 40 does not want to look younger and feel more energetic? The good news is that there are things we can do to take better care of ourselves that will help with not only our appearance but also our overall health and wellbeing.


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12 Collagen-Rich Foods for a Healthier Body
Posted: 01-31-2022

You may have heard of collagen, but do you know what it does in our body? Keeping a healthier body means we need to include a focus on collagen-rich foods. Keep reading to find a guide for meeting your body's collagen needs.


Assortment of Unhealthy Food including burgers, chips, sodas, pizza, donuts, etc. Unhealthy eating, junk food concept.
How to Improve Your Gut Health by Avoiding These 13 Toxic Foods
Posted: 01-24-2022

We've all heard the phrase "You are what you eat," but there's more truth to it than you can ever imagine! Being aware of what you eat and avoiding toxic foods will improve your gastrointestinal health. Keep reading to learn which foods to avoid for a healthier, happier gut.


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What's a Sedentary Lifestyle? The Risks Plus the Benefits of Exercise
Posted: 01-15-2022

Are you living a sedentary lifestyle? Many of us are. We don't move our bodies as much as we used to. Here's why a sedentary lifestyle can be bad for your health and simple, positive lifestyle changes to help improve your life.


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Making Healthy Lifestyle Behavioral Change
Posted: 01-10-2022

Making any significant change in life is hard. Most of our behaviors, whether healthy or not, are learned from the people and environments we associate with. Overtime our behaviors (whether unhealthy or healthy) have real consequences to our health and well-being. While change is often hard, it is achieve-able and worth it.


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Investigating Low Carb Diet Meal Plans: Are Carbs the Real Culprit?
Posted: 01-03-2022

Diets low in carbohydrates have become very faddy over the last few years. Whether it's keto diets or low carb diets, the marketing around this way of eating has been potent.

However, does cutting the carbs really help you with sustainable weight loss? Keep reading to learn more about low-carb diet meal plans.


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13 Fun Facts About the Human Body
Posted: 12-20-2021

Many of the processes your body carries out on a day-to-day basis go unnoticed, and you take for granted that everything keeps ticking over.

It's often only when things go wrong that we start to realize how intricate and fascinating our bodies are. For this reason, it's essential to keep healthy and look after every part of our body.


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5 Suggestions for a Healthier Home and Lifestyle
Posted: 12-13-2021

Growing healthy homes isn't as easy as putting it on your to-do list and wishing, hoping, desiring that it comes true. It requires a bit of work and planning. Keep reading for some tips on how to create a healthy home that's an all-rounder.


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Food Allergy vs. Sensitivity
Posted: 12-06-2021

Most of us have heard of food allergies. Not as many are aware of food sensitivities. The problem with these labels is that they are often confused by laypeople, who assume they have a food allergy when they have a food sensitivity.

Why does that matter? Well, because you will need to take different measures when it comes to food allergy vs. sensitivity.


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Why Should I Eat Cruciferous Vegetables?
Posted: 11-29-2021

If you are interested in eating healthier, one easy way to do this is by adding cruciferous vegetables to your daily meal plan. Cruciferous vegetables' benefits are many, and this article will outline a few of them to get you motivated and inspired to include this humble vegetable category in your diet.


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A Guide to the 7 Dimensions of Wellness
Posted: 11-15-2021

Good health isn't just about what you eat or working out regularly. There are several other layers to living in balance.

Do you want to improve your well-being, longevity, and quality of life? Then keep on reading our guide to learn about the seven dimensions of wellness.


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15 Beneficial Healthy Habits to Start Today
Posted: 10-27-2021

A few simple lifestyle changes can make a world of difference. By making minor tweaks to your daily routine, you can slowly develop healthier habits.

Want to know how to move towards a healthier life? Here are some ideas of healthy habits to start with.


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The Common Types of Alternative Medicine
Posted: 10-21-2021

What are the benefits of alternative medicine, and why should you try it? The term CAM stands for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and refers to any medicine or therapy outside standard, mainstream medical care.

This guide provides an overview of different types of alternative medicine.


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What You Should Know About Amino Acids
Posted: 10-14-2021

What are amino acids, how can we get them, and what do they do? Amino acids are the foundation of life; all plants and animals need them to be alive.

Keep reading to learn more about amino acids.


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8 Benefits of Body Lotions
Posted: 10-07-2021

Are you looking for that glowing, healthy skin? Applying body lotion is among the few low-cost ways for individuals to pamper themselves. Continue reading to discover the eight key benefits of using body lotions.


stressed out woman at her desk
The Ultimate Stress Survival Guide: What You Need to Know
Posted: 09-27-2021

We live busy lives, and sometimes the expectations from our job, families, social lives and society at large can leave us feeling overwhelmed, stressed out, and unable to cope.

There are many causes for chronic stress, and everyone will notice different stress symptoms.


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How to Find the Best Weight Loss Program for You
Posted: 09-07-2021

You can reduce the risk of suffering health issues by following a weight loss program that fits into your lifestyle. You could soon enjoy fantastic benefits such as an improved mood, better mobility, and reduced cholesterol levels. The key is to cut through the noise and find the weight-loss strategies that are most likely to work for you.


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Do Neurons Make You Smarter?
Posted: 08-30-2021

The easiest way to think of a brain neuron is as an information messenger. They are the most fundamental cells in the human brain. They are the very core of our nervous system. In this article, we'll take a closer look at the function of brain neurons and how faster neurons can make you smarter.


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What Happens if You Drink Aloe Vera Every Day?
Posted: 08-19-2021

What is aloe vera? It's a green plant with spikey leaves which contain a sticky gel inside them. This gel is most commonly known for its soothing properties, which can be put on sunburn.


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10 Scientific Ways to Lose Weight
Posted: 08-07-2021

Between all of the trending diets and celebrity-endorsed exercise programs, the world of weight loss has become polluted with false advice and incredibly confusing. It's no wonder that the vast majority of those trying to lose weight inevitably fail. If you're tired of struggling and want some practical help to lose weight, you're in luck. Follow along to discover 10 science-backed tips and tricks to shed your excess pounds.


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8 Tips to Manage Mood Swings
Posted: 07-31-2021

A mood disorder can impact every area of your life, from your work to your relationships and how you choose to spend your free time. There are several healthy habits you can adopt in your life to help manage mood swings.


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Anti-Aging: Skin Care That Will Keep You Young
Posted: 07-24-2021

Nailing your skincare routine can seem pretty overwhelming. Don't worry; we have you covered. Want to look younger well into your 50s? Then follow the tips in this skin care guide.


an assortment of fresh, healthy foods suitable for inclusion in a rotation diet
Using a Rotation Diet
Posted: 07-17-2021

Our modern diets contain foods our bodies react badly to. We eat on the go and have an abundance of convenience and processed foods at our fingertips.

Using a rotation diet is a great way to find out which foods you are intolerant to. It can also be a great way to lose some excess pounds.


illustration of male liver
Liver Care: Cleansing Tips for a Healthier Liver
Posted: 07-10-2021

Everything you eat and drink is passed through your liver; it removes toxins from your body and metabolizes your food. It turns fats, carbs, and proteins into energy for your body to use. If you want to have a healthier liver, there are several lifestyle changes you can make. Let's take a look at how to make a tired liver healthy again.


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How to Drink More Water
Posted: 07-03-2021

Most people know water is essential to their health and that drinking more of it can only help you. But if you struggle to get in your daily dose of water, how can you trick yourself to make sure you drink more water everyday?


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10 Reasons Why You Should Start Exfoliating More
Posted: 06-26-2021

There are many benefits of regularly exfoliating your skin, both face, and body. Want to know what those benefits are? Then check out these 10 top reasons to start exfoliating.


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How to Boost Your Immune System for COVID
Posted: 06-19-2021

Is it possible to boost your immune system naturally? The short answer is yes; there are many simple lifestyle changes we can make to improve the health of our immune system.


The Importance of Probiotics: Everything You Need to Know
Posted: 06-12-2021

Is taking a probiotic supplement worth it? Aren't probiotics made from bacteria? Shouldn't we avoid unnecessary bacteria? Read on to answer your probiotics questions.


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A Time for Healing & Restoration
Posted: 06-05-2021

The thing about living is that if we live long enough, most of us will experience a lot of love, success, and joy but also a lot of failure, loss, and sadness. This past year has been a challenging time for many, no matter how long you have lived.

However, there is hope.


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5 Common Nutrition Myths Dispelled in 2021
Posted: 05-24-2021

There is a-lot of information online, in magazines, on TV, and from friends about dieting. Much of this advice is conflicting. We are here to dispel some of those myths about nutrition so you can make better-informed decisions about your wellbeing. Let's dive in, shall we?


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What's the Big Deal About Collagen?
Posted: 05-17-2021

You have probably heard of collagen and the hype surrounding it. From putting it in smoothies to having collagen injections to improve your looks, collagen is having a moment.


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5 Common Signs of Vitamin Deficiency
Posted: 05-11-2021

You would think with the abundance of foods available to us that we would all be well nourished. Sadly, about 50% of the foods we eat are heavily processed and nutritionally void. How can you tell if you have a deficiency without taking a blood test? Let's take a look at some of the common signs of vitamin deficiency and how to introduce better nutrition into our lives.


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Omega 3, 6, or 9? What Is the Difference?
Posted: 05-05-2021

There are different types of fats; saturated and unsaturated (which includes monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats). Essential fatty acids are part of the group of healthy fats, including Omega-3, Omega-6, and Omega-9. What can you eat to enrich your diet in healthy fats? Which fatty acids are the most important? This article will break down the answers to these questions.


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How to Find Healthy Social Activities in Your Local Community
Posted: 04-29-2021

Social activities and meeting people are good for our mental and physical health. They provide an opportunity to interact with others intellectually, emotionally, and may even involve physical exercise. Consider these options for finding the best events and activities in your local community, so you never miss out.


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Healing the Gut with an Elimination Diet
Posted: 04-21-2021

Many of us struggle with maintaining balanced gut bacteria and optimal gut health. Want to know what is causing you tummy trouble? Why not try an elimination diet?


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7 Supplements to Boost Metabolism
Posted: 04-15-2021

We all know that a healthy diet and plenty of exercise are essential for staying healthy. Did you know that supplementing your diet with the right vitamins and minerals can help maintain a healthy weight? Some vitamins and minerals can even help boost our metabolism.


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Adding Superfoods to Your Diet
Posted: 04-08-2021

We have all heard of the term superfoods. But what does it mean? What are these foods that supposedly have numerous health benefits? How much of these foods should we be eating, and are they beneficial?


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The Advantages of Virtual Healthcare
Posted: 04-01-2021

Over the past year, due to COVID-19, virtual healthcare has taken the world by storm. Telemedicine offers many people a chance to receive virtual medical support.


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The Benefits of Green Tea Extract
Posted: 03-29-2021

Did you know that green tea is one of the most unprocessed types of tea? Green tea doesn't go through the same oxidization process that other teas do. Drinking green tea has long been associated with numerous health benefits and is featured on multiple lists of healthy tips.


woman holding a digital blood sugar monitor in her hand on table with healthy foods
10 Supplements for Diabetics to Support Health and Wellness
Posted: 03-25-2021

Diabetes is a serious life-long condition that affects over 34 million people across the United States. If you're looking to better manage this condition, for you or a loved one, here are supplements for diabetics to consider including in their supplement regimen.


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Why Take a CoQ10 Supplement?
Posted: 03-21-2021

Produced naturally by the body, CoQ10 is a fat-soluble substance. It is a powerful antioxidant and helps turn food into energy. Let's dig a little deeper into why this nutrient is vital for us, what conditions it can help with, and the benefits of a CoQ10 supplement.


balance ball, dumbbells, rope, medicine ball and other fitness equipment
Affordable Home Fitness Equipment and Exercises for Adults
Posted: 03-15-2021

The benefits of regular exercise are endless. Not only does it keep us physically healthy, but it also impacts our mental health. In addition, exercise is proven to reduce our risk of developing chronic illnesses and diseases such as diabetes and dementia.


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What is Zinc Glycinate Used For?
Posted: 03-09-2021

Why is zinc so crucial to human health? What are the main bodily functions it impacts? What happens if you don't get enough zinc? Let's take a look at the answers to these questions below.


woman using her hands to illustrate where the gut microbiome is on her body
How to Improve Microbiome Imbalance
Posted: 03-07-2021

How can you ensure you maintain a healthy gut? What daily lifestyle changes can you make to keep stomach upsets and digestive problems at bay? Try these tips and you should see improvements in your digestion in no time.


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What is the True Cost of Poor Health?
Posted: 03-04-2021

Chronic illness is running rampant in the U.S. and it's costing us more than just our health. 3.8 trillion dollars is spent on healthcare every year. That money doesn't go to curing the diseases. It's only diagnosing conditions, pain management, and slowing the diseases from getting worse. The financial cost of poor health is significant and something people need to educate themselves about.


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Vitamin D and Mental Health
Posted: 02-27-2021

Vitamin D is commonly known as the 'sunshine vitamin.' This is simply because, when exposed to the sun, our bodies produce the vitamin. Let's take a look at what the science shows about how this vital vitamin impacts our mental health. 


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The Prevalence of Chronic Disease
Posted: 02-22-2021

Everyone has likely heard of chronic diseases. But few people know just how prevalent they are. They have been on the rise for several generations and are seriously impacting our health, finances, and productivity.


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Why is Eating Healthy So Hard?
Posted: 02-18-2021

Why is maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle so tricky? What everyday factors are hindering our progress in eating well every day? We will break down the reasons your diet may be failing you and what you can do about it.


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The Global Wellness Economy
Posted: 02-12-2021

The use of the term wellness has been growing exponentially over the past decade, but what does it mean? What is the definition of the wellness economy? Why is the global wellness industry worth US$4.5 trillion?


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Can You Burn Fat While You Sleep?
Posted: 02-02-2021

You may know that energy burns fat. Being active and eating right helps guide our metabolism towards weight loss. A factor we don't often consider, however, is that your body is also able to burn fat while you sleep. For many, it may sound too good to be true. And you may be thinking that you already get decent sleep, so why am I not losing weight? Though you can't depend on sleep for an overall weight-loss plan, there are tips and tricks that will support healthy sleep patterns and in turn, additional weight loss. 


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Vegetarian Diet Versus Pescatarian Diet - Which is Better?
Posted: 01-30-2021

No one knows your nutritional needs better than you do. Learning to be the healthiest version of yourself means finding a diet that makes you feel good - energized, refreshed, and happy. If you are considering changing your diet to lose weight, get healthier, or prevent chronic disease there are lots of options to choose from. Two of the most popular, easy-to-follow diet choices are the vegetarian diet and the pescatarian diet.


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5 Ways Matcha Can Improve Your Health
Posted: 01-25-2021

Coffee shops all over the country are adding matcha tea to their menus. In some areas, you can even find matcha tea cafes. But there's more to matcha than lattes. You can even find matcha in baked goods, smoothies, and in supplement form. Why are people going crazy over this bright green powder?


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What Is Functional Medicine?
Posted: 01-20-2021

The human body is an incredibly complex system and we have come so far in how we understand what it does. There are numerous ways of thinking, ideologies, and theories that have merged from the medical field. Just as different as those theories, what is even more different is each person's need when it comes to health and wellness. There is no one size fits all approach. That's where functional medicine comes into play. Read on to learn everything you need to know about functional medicine so you can make the best decision for your health!


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How to Incorporate Vitamin D, Zinc and Vitamin C Into Your Wellness Plan
Posted: 01-11-2021

Our bodies are made up of countless different interconnected parts that are constantly interacting with one another. For optimal health, there are a long list of minerals, vitamins, and nutrients that our bodies need to function properly. How can you ensure that you are getting everything you need to be a healthy and happy person? Let's take a look at how to incorporate Vitamin D, Zinc, and Vitamin C into your wellness plan.


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Whole Foods Plant-Based (WFPB) Diet
Posted: 01-04-2021

How many times have you jumped on-board the diet train with high hopes of weight loss and improved health, only to discover limited food choices, difficulty staying on-track, and few measurable health benefits? Diet fads come and go, but one - the whole foods, plant-based diet (WFPB)- isn't a fad.


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Work From Home Opportunity in the Wellness Industry
Posted: 12-29-2020

With the onset of COVID-19, changes to the political landscape, and the uncertainty these have brought into nearly all aspects of our lives, many individuals and families are seeking to have more choice and control over their health, finances, work environment, and time. This presents an opportunity to take a look at home-based businesses.

FirstFitness Nutrition provides an opportunity to change your life physically and financially earning part-time to full-time income promoting their line of Wellness products from the comfort of your home.


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Impact to Life at Home Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
Posted: 12-24-2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way that we have been living our lives this year.  Time Magazine has declared 2020 to be "The Worst Year Ever". Much of the world has moved to live life mostly indoors as social distancing has affected everyone to some degree.


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Staying Safe at the Gym During COVID-19
Posted: 12-23-2020

Did you know that, according to a national study that analyzed over 4.9 million health clubs, only 0.0023% tested positive for COVID-19? Gyms are doing all they can to keep their gym members safe, and this statistic proves it.


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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.


A Stay at Home Wellness Guide: Working from Home
Posted: 11-30-2020

With more people working from home than ever before, consider these tips for integrating work into your home-life in a healthier way.


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A Stay at Home Wellness Guide: Exercise
Posted: 11-24-2020

Physical activity is a great way to facilitate better health and reduce stress. While we are spending more time at home, consider these suggestions to alter activities you are likely already doing, to provide more movement in your daily routines.


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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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What Can You Eat on a Dairy-Free Foods Diet?
Posted: 10-14-2020

The average American eats just under two cups of dairy products every day. But you're not the average American.

Instead, you've decided to forego dairy products. It could be that you're one of the 50 million people in the United States who is lactose intolerant. Or, you might just want to skip dairy for ethical or personal reasons.


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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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Help for Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Living
Posted: 05-24-2020

Eliminating or minimizing Gluten and Dairy from your diet isn't necessary for everyone but some certainly benefit from making these lifestyle changes. Regardless, we all benefit from eating more natural, whole foods and less processed foods. Learn more about gluten-free and dairy-free nutrition options and take advantage of the educational resources, shopping list, and recipes.


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Our Immune System Health & Lifestyle Choices
Posted: 04-08-2020

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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Safe Ways to Boost Your Energy Levels
Posted: 08-02-2019

Going in and giving 110 percent at work is the only way to achieve your long-term goals. While most employees plan to work hard every day, their body may not always cooperate. If you are dealing with low energy levels, it is only a matter of time before your work performance starts to suffer.


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Delicious NuMedica Shake Recipes for a Healthy Lifestyle
Posted: 07-29-2019

Looking for convenient, refreshing and healthy beverage options to quench your thirst and provide your body with the nutrients it needs for optimal performance?

Look no further. NuMedica introduces new shake recipes that use whole natural foods in combination with their most popular professional wellness formulas.


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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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Why Spend the Money for Professional-Grade Supplements?
Posted: 11-28-2018

The term professional-grade is used to create a clear distinction between the quality of supplements used by healthcare practitioners compared to those used by the majority of consumers who buy over-the-counter. Professional-grade speaks to sourcing methods and quality of the ingredients used, the reliability of the manufacturing process, and efficacy of the quality assurance testing process. These work together to insure the supplement minimally meets and generally exceeds the standards documented on the supplement label.


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How Antioxidants Slow the Aging Process and Help Prevent Disease
Posted: 01-07-2017

Oxidation is involved in aging and many other disease processes. Our bodies use antioxidants to oppose the cell oxidation process. Learn about some healthy food options and NuMedica antioxidant supplements that can help.


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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.


How to Grocery Shop and What to Eat
Posted: 09-22-2015

We are what we eat. Studies from reputable health organizations suggest that 40-60% of Americans are living with one or more chronic diseases, which negatively impacts their quality of life, reduces employment productivity, and drives up health care costs.1 Lifestyle choices, in particular, the foods we choose to put into our bodies, are making us sick. However, we do have choices regarding our nutrition.

Learn practical tips for healthy and affordable grocery shopping and consider using a list similar to the recommended natural, whole foods grocery shopping list provided to get you off to a good start!


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