Monthly Archives: January 2014

Ashwagandha Boosts Vitality as it Increases Calm

Ashwagandha for the Strength of a Horse

If herbs were judged by the beauty of their names, ashwagandha would certainly be a contender for top honors. While its meaning—“smell of a horse”—may seem less appealing than its aural allure, the name attests to ashwagandha’s reputation for imparting the vigor of a young horse to all who...
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Get Back to Your Roots

Warming Veggies to Take the Chill Off

Much of the U.S. population has been inundated with snow or shivering in subzero temperatures for more than a month. If you are like me, you may not have felt truly warm for a very long time. Despite the layers I wear inside my drafty, old house, there’s always...
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What Are Free Radicals?

And What Should We Do About Them?

From LifeVantage Science Newsletter Back in 1969 when Dr. Joe McCord co-discovered the enzyme superoxide dismutase, or SOD, along with his mentor Irwin Fridovich, the scientific and medical communities knew very little about oxidative stress in biological systems. But in recent years, this topic has generated much...
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New Year’s Resolutions: Making Them Stick

Be S.M.A.R.T.

Are New Year’s resolutions a thing of the past? An antiquated practice moving inexorably toward extinction? If you read the numbers, you could easily get that impression. According to a CBS poll, 68 percent of Americans claim they do not make resolutions. That number is 10 percentage points higher than it was just...
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