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Get Your Greens On!

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 3/16/2018 to Diet and Nutrition

Only nine percent of Americans consume the minimum vegetable requirement of two to three cups per day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Are you part of that nine percent? If you realize you aren’t incorporating enough greens every day, or if you want to add extra nutrition into your diet, invest in a super greens powder!

Go Nuts with Nuts!

Posted by Ricky Seda on 3/13/2018 to Diet and Nutrition

Do you get those in between your meal cravings while at work? Trust us, you aren’t alone. One great snack you can buy in bulk nowadays are nuts and nut mixes. Nuts are full of nutrients such as protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Here is a brief rundown of nuts and their nutrient profile:

What are Electrolytes?

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 3/6/2018 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

An electrolyte is a substance that positively and negatively charges electricity when dissolved in water. Electrolytes play a role in numerous bodily functions, as they interact with other electrolytes and cells in the tissues, nerves, and muscles. Their two main functions are regulating the flow of water in and out of cells, and sparking nerve impulses.

Country Life's Maxi Skin

Posted by Ricky Seda on 2/28/2018 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Calling all ladies!! Are you tired of taking hair, skin and nail supplement that are yielding no results at all? Are you also tired of taking that collagen powder day after day, and your skin health hasn’t changed one bit? You aren’t alone... 

Juicing vs. Smoothies vs. Energy Drinks: The Break Down

Posted by Celsius on 2/23/2018 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Healthier energy options have been all the rage in 2017 and everyone seems to have their preference, with discussions about juicing vs. smoothies vs. energy drinks popping up all over. They all can be beneficial additions to your diet, giving you a kick in the morning to wake you up or a boost to get you through the mid-afternoon slump, but how do you know which one is best for your lifestyle?

We’ve tallied up the pros and cons of juicing vs. smoothies vs. energy drinks using a rating scale of natural ingredients, metabolism boosters, and prep time for the ultimate level of convenience. While we all know we could benefit from adding some healthy supplements to our regular intake, it’s hard to decide which option makes the most sense for us.

One Month Vegetarian Challenge

Posted by Kristen Baureis and Markus Bryant on 2/22/2018 to Diet and Nutrition

Our Graphic Designer Markus Bryant went vegetarian for the month of January! I sat down with him to see how his meat-free challenge went.

Heart Healthy Exercises

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 2/20/2018 to Exercise

February is all about heart health, so I have come up with a list of heart-pumping exercises that keep your cardiovascular system in tip-top shape.

7 Tips for Optimal Muscle Recovery After a Workout

Posted by Natural Factors on 2/15/2018 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Are you sore from working out in beast mode? That’s fantastic.

The aches and pains that you’re feeling mean that your muscles are stressed and rebuilding to become even stronger. Scientifically speaking, this is called delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).
Try these seven tactics to ease soreness and optimize muscle recovery after your workout.

Hawthorne Berry for Your Heart

Posted by Ricky Seda on 2/14/2018 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Want to keep your heart strong? Give Hawthorn Berry a try!!

Hawthorn Berries have a long history of use for heart health, dating back to ancient Greece and various parts of Asia. Hawthorn Berries have been shown to help 

Shattering the Myths on Multis

Posted by Mt. Angel on 2/13/2018 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

If you take a walk down the aisles of your local Vitamin Discount Center store or other supplement shop, there are tons of bright, bold, fascinating products jumping out at you from the shelves. "Hair Growth!" "Fat Burner!" "Energy Support!" "Fast-building Creatine!" 

Oiy. Where do we even begin? 

Unfortunately, one of the best supplements you can take for your body--that serves numerous purposes, offers full-body support, and contains many potent ingredients in only one bottle--is one of the only products NOT surrounded by bright flashy advertising and edgy slogans...

Breathing Easy with Respir-Essence

Posted by Flora on 2/8/2018 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Breathing. It’s a vital reflex, yet one many of us take for granted. If you suffer from respiratory issues, or just need a little extra help breathing during the cold season, there is a natural solution that can help you breathe easier.

Women and Men February Giveaway

Posted by on 2/6/2018

Enter to win these two giveaways!

Eat your Heart out this Valentine’s Day with Heart Healthy Foods

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 2/6/2018 to Heart Health

Show your heart some extra love this Valentine’s Day by consuming foods that will treat your cardiovascular system right! Through healthy diet and lifestyle choices, heart-related issues are preventable.  Junk foods and beverages such as soda, sugar, baked goods, hot dogs, and bacon can lead to a higher risk of heart disease, clogged arteries, hypertension, stroke, inflammation, and increased blood sugar.

Check out this list for heart-healthy meals, whether you are dining solo, with friends, or your significant other this holiday.

Healthy Super Bowl Snacks

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 2/2/2018 to Diet and Nutrition

The Super Bowl is one of the biggest sports of the year. Whether you are into football or not, many of us attend watch parties to hang out with friends, yell at the television, and load up on Super Bowl snacks.

Unfortunately, game day dishes tend to be filled with lots of sodium, sugar, and processed foods.  To avoid the sluggish, guilt-ridden food coma, opt to tweak your plates so they are packed with whole foods that nourish your body with from the inside out.

Check out these recipes for inspiration!

Here's Why We Should All Drink More Water

Posted by Ricky Seda on 1/30/2018 to Diet and Nutrition

Water! The most abundant element on planet Earth. It also makes up 60% of our body composition. You need it, can’t live without it! 
Here are some reasons why it’s important that we need to drink more water:

Stay Hydrated Bundle Giveaway

Posted by on 1/30/2018
Enter to win our Stay Hydrated bundle!

How to Stay Fit- from Morning to Evening

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 1/23/2018 to Exercise

Prioritizing our health tends to take a backseat in today’s society. In a nation that runs on junk food, stress, and sedentary jobs, staying fit can be a challenge for most people.

When we start and end our day with our health in mind, our physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing bring us into balance, allowing us to feel centered, well-rested, calm, and strong. Below are some tips on how to stay healthy through both activity and rest. 

Tips for Self-care

Posted by Ricky Seda on 1/16/2018 to Stress Management

Happy mid-January everyone! As we continue to set our goals for the next eleven and a half months, there is something most of us fail to consider. I am at fault of this myself so you are not alone on this. But have you ever thought of ways you can take better care of yourself? Self-care goes beyond eating better and starting a new gym routine. Self-care means making the necessary changes in life to make sure you are a healthy, fully functional and happy human being. Here are some helpful tips to better your self-care.

Self-Care Bundle Giveaway

Posted by on 1/15/2018
Enter to win this self-care bundle from us!

When is the best time to work out?

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 1/9/2018 to Exercise

Do you prefer your sweat session in the a.m. or in the evenings? Now that many of us are back in the gym, it’s important to find the right time that works best for you. I personally prefer working out in the mornings so I have my evenings free, but I also like to sleep in and stay active after work, especially since I’m at my desk all day.

Whether you are an early bird or night owl, here are the advantages to both:

New Years Goals

Posted by Ricky Seda on 1/2/2018 to Community

We are only a few days away from the start of a brand new year! With the coming of the new year, there’s always lots of talk about “New Year’s Resolutions.” Many people want to make positive changes to their lifestyle, but sticking to their resolutions can be challenging...

Post Holiday Blues? Get Back on Track with these Three Supplements

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 12/26/2017 to Stress Management

Feeling sluggish, hungover and exhausted post-holiday? This tricky time of year makes it easy to overindulge, whether it’s eggnog, ham, or pecan pie. With all of the heavy foods on top of the stress of cooking, gifts and family members, we tend to burn out quite quickly. However, the holidays don’t have to end this way!

Essential Oil Holiday Blends

Posted by Ricky Seda on 12/19/2017 to Stress Management

We hear it on the radio, and almost every store we walk in. We all hear that Christmas time is the “Most wonderful time of the year!” But in reality, it’s also the most stressful time of the year for many of us... 

DIY Peppermint Bath Salts

Posted by Candace Kaw on 12/18/2017 to Stress Management
Looking for a last minute gift idea? Try this easy DIY Peppermint Bath Salts made with NOW Foods Peppermint Oil.

Protein Hot Chocolate Recipe

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 12/12/2017 to Diet and Nutrition

It’s that time of year for hot cocoa! While store bought hot chocolate can be filled with artificial ingredients and sweeteners, you can easily make your own hot chocolate with simple, healthy ingredients.

You can customize this recipe to your own liking (by adding stevia, marshmallows, no-sugar added chocolate chips, or a dash of cinnamon)