Category Archives: Health

French women do know beauty

Why ask French women what they know about beauty? They keep it simple. What they know about moisturizing and protecting your skin makes sense.

The foundation for a basic beauty routine is preventing dryness. French women practice these few, simple habits to stay hydrated and minimize damage.

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Introducing Grape Seed Extract Plus Resveratrol

Take Grape Seed Extract with fish oil and a multivitamin for optimal wellness*

It’s raining free radicals.

And you need a powerful umbrella to help your body retain its cellular protection.*

When you take antioxidants, you’re shielding yourself from free radicals, environmental and oxidative stress that attack your body’s cells and can cause premature cellular aging.*

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The avocado nourishes healthy skin and hair

The avocado is a moisturizer made by nature—rich in healthy fats as well as vitamins A, D and E. Whether eaten or applied topically, the avocado soothes, moisturizes and nourishes healthy skin and hair. You can substitute it for cream in your favorite recipes.

We can’t wait to try this 15 Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta recipe.

Avocados and collagen team up for beautiful skin

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Healthy looking skin needs healthy food like mangoes

A glimpse at “mango nutrition” for your skin:

When you let food feed your skin, you eat well! Take the luscious mango. The nutrients in mango give you a facelift from the inside out. With so many beneficial vitamins and nutrients, it's no wonder the mango is in such high demand.

Silica helps plump skin, keeping it moisturized to reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles

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30-something hair? Keratin Enhance helps maintain its healthy shine*

Over 30 is younger than it ever was. But what a shock if you’re seeing your first gray hairs in your 30s. Your hair represents who you are to the world, how you want to look each day. You want nothing to interfere with your self-confidence.

So while you’re only getting better with age, you may be working harder to keep your hair looking shiny, healthy and free of gray—coloring your hair and tending to your roots regularly, maybe getting highlights, bleaching, or trying permanent waves.

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Read the label, lose weight

Losing weight may not be easy, but we’re determined to find and share all the ways you can break it down into easier steps. This might be the one that works for you: Have you tried reading nutrition labels?

If you want to lose about eight pounds, you can lower your average body mass index to 1.49 points lower than the BMI of women who don’t read labels. This is according to a 2012 study published in the Agricultural Economics Report.

So how do you read one of these and what are you supposed to look for? If sugar is the first ingredient, that’s your first red flag. Secondly, the more ingredients listed, the greater the potential for ingredients you don’t want. Isn’t it lovely to find a label with just three or four simple, natural ingredients you can understand? read more

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All About ResVitale™ Resveratrol

All About Resveratrol:

What is it?

Resveratrol is a naturally occurring antioxidant found in polygonum cuspidatum, red grapes, blueberries, chocolate, peanuts and other plant sources. Thought to serve as one explanation for the French Paradox – the French have remarkable cardiovascular health compared to Americans despite a diet rich in fatty foods – numerous scientific studies document the potential health benefits of Resveratrol.*

What’s it do?

  • Helps boost cellular energy production*
  • Supports ‘longevity gene’ activation*

Where to get it?

You can purchase ResVitale™ Resveratrol at your local GNC retailer or at GNC.com by clicking here. read more

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Defending ourselves against free radicals is not Mission Impossible (Part 3)

We’re on a mission to stay healthy. And our bodies are on our side. Our own bodies are so full of wisdom that the more we learn about staying healthy, the more we can support our natural, built-in protective systems.

First, we need to understand that our health and wellbeing rely entirely on our cellular health. Every lifestyle choice we make will have an impact on our health. And here’s the reason why: Our cells possess cellular memory. They remember what you’ve done and recompose themselves in the same pattern, be it beneficial or harmful. So we want to take care with our cells! read more

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Free radicals: wannabe gang members (Part 2)

What makes the free radical a menace? There’s a Free Radical Theory on Aging (FRTA)+ that suggests oxidative free radicals can cause extensive cellular damage brought on by excessive oxidative stress. The reason why some molecules go radical is not completely understood.  Free radicals are harmful, out of control and a bad influence on our good cells. Like wannabe gang members,  they join forces with other bad-doers brought on by harmful lifestyle choices such as excessive smoking, alcohol consumption, fat intake and high exposure to UV rays, only to be further aggravated by environmental factors such as food preservatives, herbicides, pesticides, pollution and more. All of which trigger a free radical reaction. read more

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What’s to dread about free radicals? (Part 1)

What are free radicals and how do they affect your health on a cellular level?

Trillions of cells are pulsing through your body, so as you can imagine, they are extremely small living organisms. Yet they are the foundation on which your health and wellbeing are built. Each has a designated function, one of which is converting nutrients into energy.

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