Monthly Archives: July 2017

Maintaining a Healthy Sleep Cycle: Why You Should Invest in Rest

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You might be one of millions of Americans who isn’t getting enough sleep on a regular basis.

The CDC reports that more than a third of U.S. adults is sleep deprived and it’s a statistic that doesn’t bode well for the state of national health.

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Acupuncture: a History

Acupuncture is an ancient art of healing, now practiced as one of the three main pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). But, contrary to many Westerners’ understanding, acupuncture wasn’t always accepted even in China as a method of healing.

In fact, the practice of acupuncture has a very long and varied history.

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Nature’s Sunshine Sharing Wellness – People Helping People

Since Gene and Kristine Hughes sat at their kitchen table filling gel caps with cayenne pepper, Nature’s Sunshine has always been about helping people find natural, top quality herbs and supplements to promote and optimize health.

We want to salute and honor the people who have shared our products with others for over 45 years.

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How the Nervous System Works and Affects Everything in the Body

The human nervous system is an amazing network of organs, nerve cells (neurons) and neurotransmitters, connecting the brain and spinal cord to the entire body.

The nervous truly helps regulate everything happening in your body, whether it’s occurring consciously or unconsciously.

  • Conscious/voluntary — controls perception,

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How Detoxing Helps Each Of Your Body’s Systems

There is a lot out there regarding detoxing and cleansing. If you’re like a lot of people, you may have a general idea of what detoxing your body means, but you don’t know how detoxing helps each of your body’s systems.

If done properly,

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Understanding and Strengthening Nervous System Health [Slideshow]


The health and function of the entire body is dependent on the health of the nervous system. A variety of factors, including diet, environmental toxins, stress and emotion can affect the nervous system.

Understanding the Nervous System

You are electric! Everything in your body is connected through nerve cells,

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Probiotics for Women and Children

Your body is full of bacteria – beneficial bacteria and bacteria that is harmful. Both types of bacteria are regularly eliminated from your body through the digestive process. The harmful bacteria is replaced by toxins that exist in your environment. The beneficial bacteria, or probiotics, are not as easily replaced.

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Probiotics: The Good Bacteria [Infographic]


A microorganism is something that is so small that it can’t be seen with the naked eye. Maybe it’s better that way, since there are tens of trillions of them living inside you. The small intestine houses many of those microorganisms but the large intestine houses more – much more.

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Metabolic Dysfunction and the Microbiome

We’ve come to think that our bodies are our own, but science has recently shown that our bodies are shared vessels with trillions of bacteria that call our bodies home.

This might come as a shock if you haven’t heard of the microbiome. The microbiome is the collective genes of 100 trillion bacteria that live inside us,

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Acidophilus: Have You Heard of This Probiotic?

If you’re like most average adults, chances are you experience some sort gastric distress on a regular basis. Unless you’re vigilant about consuming a very healthydiet, the different chemicals, preservatives, and other ingredients in fast-food and microwaveable meals don’t tend to sit well.

There are also instances when people,

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Meal Replacement Shakes for Women

Keeping your body fueled with high quality nutrition isn’t always easy, even if you know it’s the best thing for you. For those with the desire to lose weight, with hectic schedules, suffering low appetite due to medical conditions, or intestinal issues such as IBS, meal replacement shakes can be a great solution.

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Genetics Don’t Affect Your Immune System, But This Does

A general consensus was that your genes determined how strong or weak your immune system was. New research on twins dispels this notion, and claims that your immune system is not made, it’s born.

The Scientific American is quoted:

“In one of the most comprehensive analyses of immune function performed to date,

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