Tag Archive: Natures Sunshine

Feb 27

Eating Fruit and Veggie Skins: What’s the A-peel?

The other night I was at dinner with friends. The main course: twice-baked potatoes. After emptying out my meal’s tasty innards, I moved onto the shell—the crispy, even tastier potato skin. No one else at the table thought that was a normal thing to do, however, and I continue my defense of the decision here. …

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Jan 11

What are Bioflavonoids?

Are you still looking for reasons why you should adopt a whole foods diet—or even more motivation for increasing your daily servings of fruits and vegetables? Happily, the phytonutrients that create the bright colors of so many of our fruits and vegetables also offer amazing health benefits for the body. Let’s look at bioflavonoids and …

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Dec 29

Comparing 10 Nuts: The Guide to Nuts [Infographic]

Nuts are packed with protein, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and healthy fats. Unless you’re allergic, it’s tough to beat nuts for a nutritious snack. Just about every nut is good for you. But some are better than others. Almonds may help lower cholesterol. They are considered the most nutritionally-dense nut. Brazil Nuts are a good source …

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Dec 28

Silver Shield Supplements from Nature’s Sunshine

The benefits of silver as an antibacterial agent have been well documented: Ancient Phoenicians used silver vessels to keep their drinking liquids from spoiling. Pioneers kept milk drinkable for longer periods of time by putting silver coins in their jugs. WWI medics dressed battle wounds with silver leaf. As a natural antibiotic, silver still has …

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Dec 26

2 DIY Face Masks You Can Make Tonight

Instead of making yet another trip to the store to pick up a few face mask packets from the Health & Beauty aisle, start tonight’s R&R session in your own kitchen by choosing one of these 2 all natural, easy-to-batch DIY face masks. Cleansing and Beautifying Masks are a fantastic way to spot-treat areas of …

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Dec 26

Joint Care Practices to Start Now

Every year at least 600,000 knees are replaced in the U.S. and about 400,000 hips, but good joint care habits apply even to replacement joints, which more than 3 of every 100 Americans possess. That number amounts to about 7 million people living with replacement knees or hips as of a 2014 study. It’s never …

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Dec 22

What You Didn’t Know About Your Favorite Seasonal Spices

Name your favorite, coziest holiday treat or beverage and you can bet that one or more of these spices are the main feature. This festive time simply wouldn’t be the same without the scents and tastes of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, ginger, or allspice. From gingerbread cookies to wassail, and pumpkin pie to mulled cider, the …

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Dec 22

Cortisol Secretion and the Adrenal Gland

The adrenals (which secrete coritsol) are known as the stress glands, but they are responsible for dozens of functions in the body.  Two important things to remember when it comes to weight management are that the adrenal glands regulate the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, as well as produce fight or flight hormones. Adrenaline …

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Dec 22

Do You Have Scurvy? Why You Need Vitamin C and How to Get It

With so many people raving about the positive benefits of high-dose (or mega-dose) vitamin C for knocking out a host of ailments from cancer to asthma, you might be thinking it’s time to climb aboard the vitamin C train, destination: Wellsville. But before you rush out to stock up on chewable tablets or tangy powders, …

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Dec 21

TLC Tips for the World’s Fastest Supercomputer: Your Brain

Our brains may not be the biggest in the animal kingdom (sperm whale brains weigh in at a whopping 17 pounds compared to our average of 3 pounds), but size isn’t everything. The human brain still outperforms all of the world’s fastest supercomputers with the capacity to perform at least 1,016 processes per second. To …

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