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The Benefits of Green Coffee Bean
The Benefits of Green Coffee Bean

Coffee beans are roasted: a process that alters the bean’s taste, aroma and color. It also changes the bean’s chemical structure and health benefits.

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What Are The Health Benefits of Turmeric & Curcumin?
What Are The Health Benefits of Turmeric & Curcumin?

Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, AND anti-brain degradation?

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What is Matcha?
What is Matcha?

Seeing green and jitter-free caffeine.

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How & When to Take Digestive Enzymes for Maximum Efficiency
How & When to Take Digestive Enzymes for Maximum Efficiency

Find out how to maximize the benefits of your tiny digestion friends.

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When Is the Best Time to Take Vitamin D Supplements?
When Is the Best Time to Take Vitamin D Supplements?

Can the sunshine vitamin interfere with your sleep?.

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What are the Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar Pills?
What are the Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar Pills?

More than just nature's weight loss supplement, apple cider vinegar can benefit the whole body.

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Organic Vitamin C vs. Synthetic Vitamin C: What's the Difference?
Organic Vitamin C vs. Synthetic Vitamin C: What's the Difference?

Is synthetic vitamin C as effective as natural vitamin C? Ora breaks down the facts and delves into the sources of each.

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Tropic Like It's Hot Rum Cocktail
Tropic Like It's Hot Rum Cocktail

Mixing wellness elixirs on island time. The Tropic Like It's Hot rum cocktail puts a healthy spin on your favorite tiki mixie.

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5 (Potential) Side Effects of Probiotics
5 (Potential) Side Effects of Probiotics

Headaches, bloating and more - unfortunately taking probiotics can start out with some compromises.

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Fruity Ginger Immune Booster Tea
Fruity Ginger Immune Booster Tea

This ginger lemon tea is perfect for the sniffles and that sore throat.

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How Much Vitamin D Do I Need?
How Much Vitamin D Do I Need?

Most commonly, Vitamin D dosage is based on age. And, although not everyone agrees 100% (but when do we ever), here are the general guidelines.

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What is Triphala?
What is Triphala?

A digestion-supporting trifecta.

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10 Natural Ways to Prevent Osteoporosis
10 Natural Ways to Prevent Osteoporosis

As you may already be aware, osteoporosis is a disease affecting over 8.9 million Americans. What you may not know, however, is that osteoporosis is largely preventable.

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Why Eating a Variety of Protein Sources Matters
Why Eating a Variety of Protein Sources Matters

Because protein is comprised of up to 20 different amino acids, each source contains a different amino acid profile.

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What is lichen?
What is lichen?

Pronounced li-ken, lichens are actually a complex symbiotic partnership of several different organisms.

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What's the Difference Between Vitamin D2 and D3?
What's the Difference Between Vitamin D2 and D3?

There is an overwhelming amount of evidence in favor of vitamin D3 consumption compared to vitamin D2. In fact - vitamin D3 is 300% more effective!

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Why Take Vegan Vitamin D?
Why Take Vegan Vitamin D?

Most Vitamin D supplements are derived from lanolin, the grease that coats a sheep's wool. So the better question really is: why NOT vegan Vitamin D?

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5 Foods to Boost Your Immune System this Flu Season
5 Foods to Boost Your Immune System this Flu Season

Hack your germ-fighting superpowers by integrating the following immunity-boosting foods into your diet.

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What are BCAAs?
What are BCAAs?

BCAA stands for branched-chain amino acids. Specifically, BCAA refers to the essential amino acids leucine, isoleucine, and valine.

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3 Surprising Health Benefits of Vitamin D
3 Surprising Health Benefits of Vitamin D

Do you know the low-down on Vitamin D? If not, you may be surprised by these three surprising health benefits!

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When to Take Pre-Workout
When to Take Pre-Workout

As the name suggests it's best to take pre workout before working out - but how much before? Let's dig in.  

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Golden Turmeric Latte
Golden Turmeric Latte

What's better than a latte? Why a golden turmeric latte of course! Turmeric is high in antioxidants and contains a medicinal compound called curcumin.

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Sources of Vitamin D: Sun, Nutrients, and Supplements
Sources of Vitamin D: Sun, Nutrients, and Supplements

So, let’s get to the good stuff: how do we get vitamin D? Well, we can access vitamin D via the sun, in a small selection of foods, and through supplements.

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What does Vitamin D Do?
What does Vitamin D Do?

Vitamin D is not actually a vitamin, but rather a prohormone. When our body is exposed to vitamin D it activates the vitamins in the liver and kidneys.

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Behind the Looking Glass: A Cautionary Tale of Omega 3 Supplements
Behind the Looking Glass: A Cautionary Tale of Omega 3 Supplements

This post serves as the summary of a white paper report done to assess the risk, sustainability, and quality of our Nothing Fishy Here Omega 3 supplement.

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What is Whey Protein Concentrate?
What is Whey Protein Concentrate?

Is it a healthy source of protein?

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Do Protein Shakes Promote Weight Loss?
Do Protein Shakes Promote Weight Loss?

Protein is the cornerstone of many a weight loss method for good reason — it works. High protein diets are associated with greater satiety, which can help to shed those few, extra pounds.

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What is Protein and How Much Do We Need?
What is Protein and How Much Do We Need?

Protein is the cornerstone of many a weight loss method for good reason — it works. High protein diets are associated with greater satiety, which can help to shed those few, extra pounds.

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The Deal with Dairy: Lactose Intolerance and Gut Health
The Deal with Dairy: Lactose Intolerance and Gut Health

Did you know: humans are the only species that continues to consume milk after infancy? It's true. Not even baby calfs suckle their mothers for as long.

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What are Alkaline Foods?
What are Alkaline Foods?

Our modern lifestyles expose us to increased acidity and toxicity, and when we’re overly acidic our health becomes compromised. An acidic pH is associated with obesity, allergies, disease and even cancer.

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