September 24, 2014 @ 6:54 PM
By Cliff Smith
As the weather turns cooler and the days get shorter, now is the time to focus on boosting your body’s defenses. When Summer ends, we tend to eat fewer fruits and vegetables. This causes us to miss out on important antioxidants and nutrients.
Take a look at these 5 healthy autumn immune system boosters that provide a simple way to support your defenses while helping you to stay active this Fall and Winter.
1. The Sunpack alone contains 5 products loaded with antioxidants and nutrients you can’t get from typical foods.
2. Have you fed your immune system today? Alpha 20 C is the best for protecting a healthy immune system and to keep you going strong all year long. ......
September 19, 2014 @ 4:08 PM
By Cliff Smith
If you are still using typical, store-bought toothpaste, take a look at these recent warnings.
New reports are again sounding the alarm about the toxic chemical, Triclosan, which is one of the active ingredients in Colgate Total Toothpaste.
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Even though Triclosan has been banned for use in products in Minnesota and Europe, and has been eliminated from thousands of antibacterial soaps because of the health hazards, Colgate still supports the use of this ingredient in its toothpaste. Meanwhile, more reports are surfacing about the harmful effects of Triclosan.
Another recent story drove consumers to a mirror where they were shocked to see plastic, blue specks in their ......
September 11, 2014 @ 7:31 PM
By Cliff Smith
How would you like to start counting your birthdays down instead of up? Let’s say, at age 50, you start subtracting years instead of adding them on. So, after your 50th birthday, you turn 49, 48, 47, and so on, until you reach zero and you’re 100 years young. Of course, if you make it to zero, then you win cash and prizes!
Do you think this would encourage people to take better care of themselves as they reach 40, 30, or 20 years left on the countdown calendar? At some point, you would start to see that zero is not that far off. Would this motivate you to make any changes?
The reason this idea occurred to me is that I turned 52 last year, but still feel 25! Every ......
September 5, 2014 @ 2:02 PM
by Cliff Smith
In today’s busy world, we all want extra energy now and then. The problem is that too many people, including adolescents, are reaching for dangerous energy drinks. The truth about many of the energy drinks being sold today is that they are “ticking timebombs”. Potential risks can include irregular heartbeat, agitated behavior, insomnia, seizure and possibly death.
In a recent article from Food Safety News: Increasing Consumption Boosts Concerns About Energy Drinks (By Lydia Zuraw, July 2014), the facts and figures are alarming:
- A report published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) found that the number of emergency department visits involving energy drinks .........