Collagen is the protein that forms connective fibers in tissues such as skin, ligaments, cartilage, bones and teeth. Collagen also acts as a kind of intracellular “glue” that gives support, shape and bulk to blood vessels, bones, and organs such as the heart, kidneys and liver. Collagen fibers keep bones and blood vessels strong, and help to anchor our teeth to our gums. The repair of blood vessels, bruises, and broken bones require the use of collagen. As the most abundant protein in the body, collagen accounts for more mass than all the other proteins put together. But, is collagen something that we should be concerned with having to replenish on a daily basis? Read on to learn why it’s important, and how you can have a leg-up to a little known health crisis that is becoming more common, every day.
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It happens to all of us. One day you wake up, look in the mirror, and realize that the once youthful skin you had has all but disappeared. Years of emotion – happiness, sadness, pure joy, tragedy, ecstasy – are all laid out on your face. And although those moments in life are reason to celebrate, sometimes you want something to help restore your face to the time when those memories were made. If you’re like most of us younger, middle-aged moms, we have fond memories of watching our mothers apply layers of “wrinkle cream” to their faces before climbing in to bed for the night. But science has evolved, ladies! Read on to learn about some top ingredients (and our favorite products) that will keep your skin looking youthful and refreshed – even though you may not always feel like it.
Have you been introduced yet to the new “health trend,” a cup of bone broth a day? Don’t roll your eyes quite yet! This trend has a lot of substance (and followers) behind it. You know that almost nothing beats a steaming bowl of chicken noodle soup when you’re sick—right? Well, the benefits of that homemade broth on its own has super health benefits that can not only restore you back to health, but help prevent illness, improve your skin, hair, and nails, digestion, reduce allergies, and some have suggested it might even help reduce cellulite! Read on for an easy bone broth recipe and to find out more about the benefits of bone broth.