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Health Benefits of Milk Thistle

Posted by Ricky Seda on 10/29/2017 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Milk Thistle is an herb that you’ve most likely seen in every supplement section. Depending on where you’ve seen it, it may have been in a capsule, liquid tincture, or in a box of tea bags. But what makes this herb so popular? For starters, it is primarily sold as a liver detoxifier, and rightfully so...

New Chapter Fermented Powders

Posted by Ricky Seda on 10/21/2017 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Letting people know the importance of supplementing with digestive aids, probiotics, and increasing our intake of fermented foods has been a focal point of many in the health and supplement industries. And rightfully so, fermented foods are something that most Americans barely eat. With the level of nutrients in our soil being 50 to 70 percent lower than what they were 70 years ago, increasing our fermented food intake is a must nowadays. There are many benefits to eating fermented foods which include immune health, reduced stress, enhanced mood, gentle detoxification, and the list goes on.  Supplementing with fermented vitamins, minerals, greens and superfoods have a ton of health benefits as well.

Hot vs. Cold Showers

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 10/10/2017 to Stress Management
Hot vs. Cold Showers
Showers are an important part of our daily routine. Whether you prefer a hot shower to wind down or a cold shower to wake you up, both temperatures affect our health. Depending on your body’s needs, you may want to change up the temperature every now and then to reap the different benefits!

The Sunshine Vitamin

Posted by Ricky Seda on 9/14/2017 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Healthy Fats vs. Unhealthy Fats

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 9/5/2017 to Diet and Nutrition

How to Exercise on a Budget

Posted by Ricky Seda on 8/31/2017 to Exercise

You hear the ads on the radio and television. You see the flyers in parking lots, and get them in the mail. You know the ones I am talking about-the ads telling you to join the gym. They entice you with the deals (one month free, no down payment, bring a guest privileges) and hook you with the classes (Zumba, cycling, personal training) or amenities (indoor pool, saunas, basketball courts, smoothie bar). It all sounds so great until you realize it is yet another monthly bill you can’t afford. The truth is, gym memberships are often more of a splurge than a necessity. In fact, exercise can actually be one the most economical things we can do. So, here are some money saving tips designed to keep your wallet fat while you get fit.

Evening Primrose Oil

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 8/23/2017 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Evening Primrose Oil comes from the seeds of a wildflower plant native to North America. Its high essential fatty acids content helps with hormone imbalances, acne, and hair and skin health...

 

How to Stay Mindful During Back to School Season

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 8/18/2017 to Community


The transition from summer to back to school season can be a chaotic time for both children and parents. Stores are packed with back-to-school sales, vacation dwindles to an end, and routines are set in place for the school year ahead.

It’s easy to stress over this shift, however it’s important to stay mindful during this period. Children already have a lot on their mind: new teachers, new classmates, new classroom and new lessons to be learned. They go from constant play and rest to learning and remaining sedentary for six hours a day. With these three tips, both you and your child will be fully rejuvenated and prepared to tackle the new school year in a healthy, mindful manner.

Eating Healthy on a Budget

Posted by Ricky Seda on 8/11/2017 to Diet and Nutrition

I don’t know about you, but I love food! I just don’t love the cost of food. Like many people, you may feel like these costs are keeping you from reaching your health goals, but have no fear.
Today’s article is all about eating healthy on a budget...

A Yummy Post-Workout Dish

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 8/3/2017 to Diet and Nutrition

I came across this recipe on Greatist, and I had to share with you all! This dish is packed with protein, complex carbs, veggies, and tons of nutrition!

What are Fennel Seeds?

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 7/26/2017 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Fennel seeds contain an assortment of nutrients including antioxidants, fiber, and a variety of other vitamins and minerals such as copper, iron, and vitamin-A and B- vitamins. Health benefits of fennel seeds include:

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Human Food for Dogs

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 7/17/2017 to Diet and Nutrition

Being a dog owner myself, I adore my fur babies and I am quite mindful when it comes to their health. I eat fairly clean and I make sure they do too...

My Yoga Teacher Training Journey: Part 4

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 7/5/2017 to Community

The deeper I am into my teacher training, the more I am forced to step out of my comfort zone. The trainees have finally started teaching in the community, and it’s been a little nerve racking to say the least! 

Now Foods Honey-Roasted Pecans

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 6/22/2017 to Diet and Nutrition

These pecans are the bomb! I personally love to throw them in a salad with apples, dried berries, sunflower seeds and feta or goat cheese with some type of light dressing, but they can be added to ice cream, smoothies, yogurt, pancakes, or any other dish that could use some sweetening!

Oil Pulling

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 6/13/2017 to Natural Remedies

What is oil pulling? It seems to be popping up everywhere as the trendiest type of oral care. Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic technique of swishing or pulling oil in the mouth. Not to be replaced with teeth brushing, this holistic tradition has been used for thousands of years for...

Clean BCAA by Clean Machine

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 6/6/2017 to Exercise

I have recently just started taking BCAAs, and boy have I been missing out! I have always been active, but I’ve never really been into sports supplements until I started working for Vitamin Discount Center.

BCAAs are branched-chain amino acids—Leucine, isoleucine, valine—that promote muscle recovery/repair, reduce muscle soreness, and boost endurance. BCAAs are ideal for strength and interval training, but they may also fuel your cardio regimen too...

Benefits of Black Seed Oil

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 5/31/2017 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Black seed oil comes from black seeds, which are derived from the Nigella Sativa flower. They are grown around the world although they originate from North Africa, Europe, and Asia. Black seeds are anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-viral.

Other common names for black seed oil include Black Cumin Seed Oil, Kalonji Oil, Habbatus Sauda, and Nigella Seeds...

My Yoga Teacher Training Journey: Part 3

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 5/24/2017 to Exercise

Oh my, where to begin? I have grown so much in the past two months.  I’ve been getting more comfortable with my postures, and we’ve been discovering the many uses of yoga props. Our class has been learning the breakdown of each asana (posture), the benefits and contraindications....

Goat Yoga

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 5/19/2017 to Exercise

Two Saturdays ago, I took a goat yoga class with my boyfriend and old co-worker, Marianne at Hat Trick Ranch. I first heard about goat yoga on Facebook, from a farm in Oregon. It looked like something I’d love to try, but Oregon was slightly out of my reach, and there was a huge wait list.

When I found out there was goat yoga near my town, I knew I had to sign up right away! 

Dandelion Profile

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 5/17/2017 to Natural Remedies
Dandelion, (translates to lion’s tooth in French) is part of the Asteraceae family. It’s native to most of Europe, Asia and northern Africa, but can grow almost anywhere in the world.

This herb is known for providing health benefits to both our bodies and the environment it thrives in. When it comes to gardening, dandelion adds minerals and nitrogen to the soil. It releases ethylene gas, which helps fruit ripen, and attracts pollinating insects.

Medicinal use of dandelion dates back to ancient times...


The Yoga Mudras and Benefits

Posted by Lorena Saavedra Smith on 5/9/2017 to Stress Management

Mudras are known as sacred gesture realized with the hands and that are able to lead to different states of consciousness.

Mudras are usually done with the hands, but there are also mudras that are made with the eyes, the body (asanas) or through breathing techniques (pranayamas). The origin of the mudras is a mystery, we can find mudras in different traditions of the world as in Hindu, Buddhist, Christian and in many ancient cultures are represented in statues and paintings...

Turmeric Coconut Chai Smoothie

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 5/4/2017 to Diet and Nutrition

Wake up your digestive system with this anti-inflammatory smoothie! It contains antioxidants, detoxifying greens, fiber and probiotics. It’s the perfect amount of spice and creamy with a hint of sweetness.


Bluebonnet Osteo-Bone Formula

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 5/3/2017 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Bluebonnet’s Osteo-Bone Formula contains essential nutrients that assist with absorption of minerals that help with functions and structures of bones and teeth. 

Benefits of Turmeric

Posted by Markus Bryant on 5/3/2017 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Turmeric is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family; it is native to southern Asia and has been making a huge wave in the US. Some may say it may be the most effective nutritional supplement in existence! Studies have shown that turmeric can improve brain and bodily functions, along with many other benefits. Here is more information on the benefits of turmeric: