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Micronutrient Testing: When It’s Worth It to Optimize Health

Micronutrient testing, or nutrition blood tests, are often very insightful for helping people improve their health.  But there are some important details you should know about these tests before you pursue them.  Micronutrient testing overview Your standard lab panels, such as complete blood counts (CBC), complete metabolic panel (CMPC), or basic metabolic panels  (BMP), do …

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The Best Natural Vitamin Brands + How-To-Buy Guide

The best vitamin brands are hard to distinguish from low-quality brands on the market today because all vitamin companies want to sell their product to you. No wonder people get confused in the supplement aisles, local health food stores, and when shopping online for vitamins! Supplement brands do vary a lot in quality, so this …

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The 15 Important Health Benefits of Grass Fed Beef

There are many health benefits of grass-fed beef over conventional beef.   Technically speaking, “grass-finished” or “100% grass-fed” beef is what you will want to look for in the store to increase the health benefits that your beef contains.  Why is grass-finished beef healthier? As you may know, cows have ruminant stomachs.  This means that when …

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Magnesium for IBS Constipation: Everything You Need to Know

Can something as simple as magnesium for IBS constipation help alleviate this uncomfortable condition?  The short answer is yes; magnesium has a laxative effect.   But let’s dig in some more to find out how magnesium helps alleviate constipation for people with IBS, food sources of magnesium, and how to use magnesium supplements. Which IBS symptoms …

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