April 2021 / 68 posts found

Why IdealFit is FIT for a Queen: Nutritional Supplements for Women | IdealFit

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Why IdealFit is FIT for a Queen: Nutritional Supplements for Women Best Shakes and Supplements For Ladies You may have wondered, ‘How is IdealFit made for women?’, we’re here to answer that question! At IdealFit, it’s been our mission is to help women reach their fitness goals by providing macro-friendly, female fitness supplements, various workout plans, and healthy recipes to help make the process easier. There are some common misconceptions in the fitness world that we want to clear up. Many still think that protein and other supplements are only for those looking to bulk up. That’s simply not true! […]

5 Different Gut Types, From A Functional Medicine Specialist

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You know your astrological sign, enneagram type, and maybe even your dosha—but what about your gut type? In my experience with nutritional therapy and health coaching, everyone has what I consider a distinct “gut type”—or your gut’s default state of imbalance, which shows its true colors when you’re stressed or internally out of whack. That’s because our microbiomes and mind are connected via the gut-brain axis. So when you are stressed out (mentally or physically), this sends signals to not only spike your cortisol (the stress hormone), but also sends inflammatory stress signals from your brain to your gut—kicking your default […]

California’s coronavirus case rate now the lowest in the continental U.S.

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California’s coronavirus case rate is now the lowest in the continental U.S., an achievement that reflects months of hard-won progress against the pandemic in the aftermath of the state’s devastating fall-and-winter surge. The state’s latest seven-day rate of new cases — 40.3 per 100,000 people — is dramatically lower than the nationwide rate of 135.3 and edged only by Hawaii, 39.1, over that same time period, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At the other end of the spectrum is Michigan, which has far and away the highest seven-day case rate in the nation, at […]

Coronavirus denier Ted Nugent tests positive for COVID-19 – National | Globalnews.ca

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You don’t have to believe in the coronavirus to get it, as musician Ted Nugent acknowledged with the revelation that he has tested positive for COVID-19. “I was officially tested positive for COVID-19,” Nugent revealed on Facebook Live Monday. “I got the Chinese s—,” he added, in a nearly nine-minute video peppered with profanity, anti-Asian racism, conspiracy theories and false claims about the virus. Nugent revealed that he had flu-like symptoms for 10 days, and that he finally got tested on Monday. “I thought I was dying,” he said. He added that he could hardly crawl out of bed, and […]

Lawmakers ask IRS to expand health savings accounts to include nutritional supplements

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As prescription medications and other healthcare costs soar, more Americans are looking to alternatives to and seeking ways to promote health rather than treat ailments. The Council for Responsible Nutrition Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements recently revealed the highest overall dietary supplement usage to date. Underscoring the vital role supplementation plays in the lives of most Americans, the survey found that 77% of Americans report they consume dietary supplements. Despite the health benefits, most people pay out-of-pocket.  Congressman Buddy Carter (R-GA) and other lawmakers recently asked Internal Revenue Services (IRS) Commissioner Charles P. Rettig to allow selected categories of nutritional […]

Patient outcomes and costs associated with functional medicine-based care in a shared versus individual setting for patients with chronic conditions: a retrospective cohort study

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Objective To compare outcomes and costs associated with functional medicine-based care delivered in a shared medical appointment (SMA) to those delivered through individual appointments. Design A retrospective cohort study was performed to assess outcomes and cost to deliver care to patients in SMAs and compared with Propensity Score (PS)-matched patients in individual appointments. Setting A single-centre study performed at Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. Participants A total of 9778 patients were assessed for eligibility and 7323 excluded. The sample included 2455 patients (226 SMAs and 2229 individual appointments) aged ≥18 years who participated in in-person SMAs or individual appointments […]

How a dog can make it easier to manage diabetes

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Our canine friends can ‘sniff out’ hypoglycemia, a new study shows. Tradition has it that dogs are our best friends, and researchers have been putting this special connection between canines and people to good use. Dogs are currently trained to sniff out illegal drugs at airports, to support people with impaired vision, as therapy animals for people living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and even, sometimes, to detect cancer in people. A new study now delivers fresh evidence, supporting the idea that dogs can also help people with diabetes by alerting them to a hypoglycemic episode. Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) […]

Obama, Shaquille O’Neal, Charles Barkley team up to urge communities of color to get coronavirus vaccine

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Former President Obama joined former NBA stars Shaquille O’Neil and Charles Barkley to encourage communities of color and young people to get their COVID-19 vaccines.  “As the vaccine becomes more available, I want to make sure that our communities, particularly ones, African American, Latino, as well as young people understand that this will save lives and allow people to get their lives back to normal, and the sooner we get more people vaccinated, the better off we’re gonna be,” the former president said as part of a segment in the “Roll Up Your Sleeves” special that aired on Sunday on […]

‘If we catch Covid, we die’: UK shielders reflect on still feeling unsafe | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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Sarah Spoor and her two adult sons have spent the past 14 months shielding in a one-bedroom apartment, with no garden, in west London. Her youngest sleeps in the bedroom, his brother has a pull-out bed in the kitchen, while Spoor takes the living room in another fold-out bed. All three have complex medical conditions that leave them vulnerable to Covid, and despite the strain of living in such close quarters, they don’t feel safe leaving home any time soon. “If we catch it, we die; it’s that simple. In the 14 months, I have probably been out about four […]

The 9 Best Vitamins & Supplements for Women – 2018

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Women have a lot of options for meeting their nutritional needs. So many, in fact, that it can get a little overwhelming to figure out what your body truly needs to stay healthy. And to make it even more complicated, clever marketing and hidden, proprietary ingredients can make some vitamins and supplements seem unique when they really aren’t unique at all. Self-care doesn’t need to be complicated. Let’s simplify your wellness routine by taking a look at the top 9 vitamins and supplements every woman (even skeptics!) should take, and the science behind why you need them. #1 Magnesium for […]