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Wellness,

How to Increase Your Testosterone Over 40

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As age creeps up to the 40 mark, our bodies change, including our levels of hormones like testosterone. In fact, the average male over age 40 has a 1-2% decrease in testosterone levels.  That’s life.  What isn’t life, is thinking that there’s nothing you can do about it.  Testosterone is a hormone, and a pretty important one, as are all hormones.  When testosterone levels are low, men can experience decreased sex drive, decreased bone density, muscle loss, increased body fat, hair loss, fatigue, and depression. A low level of testosterone is considered anything below 300 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL), as

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Inflammation, Wellness,

Hot Saunas Equal Enhanced Performance and an Overall Enhanced You

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Some like it hot, some like it not.  Whether you are a lover of saunas, or absolutely can’t stand the heat, you should know that saunas are extremely beneficial.  With the use of a sauna you can enhance your athletic performance, improve your health, and boost your overall wellbeing. Saunas are a way to hyperthermically condition your body.  You may have heard that before, but may be wondering what exactly does that mean.  To hyperthermically condition your body means you are basically making your body stronger through heat stress, and yes saunas are great for inducing heat stress. Hyperthermic conditioning or heat stress can

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Brain, Wellness,

This is What 10 Minutes of Meditation Can Do for You

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Meditation? Not your forte?  Not even just 10 simple minutes of meditation? Is improving quality of life and not dying early your forte?  I thought it might be, so let’s chat about meditation. All I am asking for is 10 minutes here. Speaking of minutes, there are approximately 1,440 minutes in a day, 10,080 in a week, over 40,000 in a month, and 525,600 in a year.  Now that’s a lot of time!  Or at least it sounds that way. However, our reality (since perception is reality) seems that from the moment we wake up, to the time we lay

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Nutrition, Wellness,

5 Proven Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

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Vinegar is French for sour wine.  Pretty aptly named don’t you think?  Apple cider vinegar, which I guess could be considered sour apple wine, is one of those things I put in the MacGyver category of products.  Along with baking soda and coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, like MacGyver, does so much with so little.  So next time you have to keep a train from derailing, diffuse a bomb, or perhaps become stranded in France, be sure to have these three little miracle products on hand. So what is this stuff? Apple cider vinegar is a simple concoction of crushed apples

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Skin Care, Wellness,

How Organic Skin Care Can Make You More Healthy and Beautiful

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The need for organic skin care is essential to properly take care of your body without exposing yourself to unnecessary and harmful toxins. However, many of us don’t even know we are being poisoned or what organic skin care actually entails. Audrey Hepburn once said “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” These beauty tips should be taken to heart, as beauty is not the things we cover ourselves with, but with the light that shines outwardly from

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Brain, Wellness,

5 Simple Tips and Tricks to Beat Depression

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Depression is felt in many ways. There is the feeling of hopelessness, the aches of physically not feeling well, and the lack of motivation to even get dressed some days. While depression can be serious and truly debilitating, taking antidepressants is not the answer. There are natural ways to treat your depression that can be more effective than pharmaceuticals, without the side effects. Be Physically Active: While you may feel more like staying in your PJ’s and hiding under the covers, this isn’t going to get you anywhere, figuratively or literally. Getting up and moving, especially when you don’t feel

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Nutrition,

Why You Should be Eating Grass-fed Beef vs Grain-fed Beef

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The World of Beef I have grown up in an agriculture community all my life and around here beef equals dinner and money. I have come to learn that not all beef is created equal though. Different breeds and breeding stock were all I used to think was what made them different. However, as with humans, diet and lifestyle play a huge role in the final outcome. To better understand the products you are purchasing and consuming, based on quality and health, this three part article series will go into what beef labeling means, why you should choose grass-fed beef

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Mushroom, Nootropics,

The 2017 Mushroom Superfood Supplements Guide

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Unique Little Creatures: Mushrooms are not plants, nor are they animals. In fact, mushrooms are within their very own kingdom known as Fungi. They appear to grow like plants, yet lack the many key components of plants such as roots, seeds, chlorophyll, and the ability to produce their own food. Like animals, they consume their food, but not by grazing or hunting. They break down organic matter, similar to bacteria. This action helps to recycle nutrients in the natural system. By being such a unique life form and occupying their very own kingdom, mushrooms, and other fungi, have many exceptional

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Green Drinks, Nutrition, Products, Superfoods,

The 2017 Green Juice Guide: A Healthier and More Energetic You!

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Why Green Juices? What’s so grand about drinking this stuff?  To begin with, the health benefits really start adding up.  Green juices have many of the essential vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and pro- and prebiotics our bodies need to function properly.  Green juices also contain vast varieties of herbs, algae, and adaptogens that support the body’s functions including hormone balance, stress reduction, and immune response. Drinking quality green juices that are meticulously formulated, conveniently packaged, and held to the highest nutritional standards, you receive a flood of health benefits in a stress-free manner.  All this makes green juices the easy-peasy way