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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If you are from the south, you have most likely enjoyed a Muscadine grape wine or juice. If you’re not from the south, you’re missing out! With its soft aroma and a sweet flavor, it’s a favorite amongst those in the hot, humid states of the southeast. And while the taste is usually what attracts people the most, it’s the crazy number of health benefits that keeps people coming back. That’s why we love Paulk’s Pride, the premier producer of Muscadine juices, jellies, and supplements.
They’ve become one of the most coveted holiday gifts this year — boasting major health benefits for those in their presence. We’re talking about salt lamps! From cleansing the air to increasing energy, we’ve turned to the Himalayan Salt Lamp from Lamps Plus to not only get us through cold and flu season, but also the rush of the holiday season.
Garlic is a potent and smelly superfood that can add a little ‘oomph’ to almost any dish. But, did you know that garlic is also one of the most powerful natural remedies out there? For hundreds of years, garlic has been used medicinally, warding off infection, inflammation, and even cancer! Today, science is confirming this seemingly endless list of benefits that garlic has.
While cooking garlic with meals can greatly improve your health, nothing can compare to raw garlic. Adding heat to garlic has been known to reduce some of its healing properties; but letting it stand for about 10 minutes after crushing can preserve some components, even if heat is added. The biggest secret to garlic’s benefits lie in the compound allicin, and today we’ll discuss 4 reasons why you should be eating more garlic.
Our culture is a little obsessed with cleanliness, especially when it comes to our children. Everywhere we go, we are reminded to wash our hands or cover our mouths when we cough. We’re quick to call the doctor and the number of vaccines we give our children is at an all time high. All kids seem to do it, so it’s no wonder that we all cringe when we see our child with their finger up their nose. In fact, you’ve probably found yourself discouraging your own child on more than one occasion. But, we’ve got to ask: is picking your nose (and eating it) really that unsanitary or just gross?
Today’s post questions if there are any real health benefits to picking your nose.
With technology booming these days we are utilizing our hands in tedious, repetitious motions now more than ever. Whether it be spending countless hours on the computer, phone, or any repetitive task we perform with our hands that is often job related. As busy moms we often put our health and needs on the back burner, however, in order to live a happy healthy life everyone (including ourselves) needs to be cared for properly. Luckily some health matters, such as stretching much needed joints, are simple and can be done without “setting aside” precious time away from our family. Ready to learn a few quick and simple stretches to alleviate hand and wrist pain?
Maybe you already have a bottle of apple cider vinegar stashed away in your cupboard for the occasional salad dressing or marinade, but have you ever thought to use it daily to aid in your appearance and overall health? If not, apple cider vinegar has long been touted for its amazing health and beauty benefits.