When you wake up in the morning you may have been asleep, but your body wasn’t. While you were catching your much needed ZZZ’s, your body’s systems were hard at work cleaning up the metabolic debris of yesterday and preparing for the challenges of tomorrow. That activity consumes a lot of nutrients and often leaves us in a bit of nutritional debt that may set you up for all sorts of problems, from day-to-day fatigue to a fast track path to chronic disease. Science tells us a simple solution for avoiding this is to refuel each morning…. meaning eat your breakfast!Read More
Right at this moment, somewhere in the U.S., someone is taking some type of antacid for indigestion. Why? Because this multi-billion dollar industry has convinced consumers that the answer to indigestion is to use their products. But treating only the symptoms of indigestion isn’t the answer. Wouldn’t it be better to tackle the underlying causes of indigestion, and, in addition, support optimal digestion and nutrient absorption?Read More
Weight training is not the only way to build muscle. Resistance bands are a great alternative to lifting weights, because they can help you focus on both the positive and negative contractions of the muscles. They are light and compact, so you can pack them in your bag and take them anywhere– being that convenient you will have no excuse not to work out. So, grab your resistance bands and try this workout routine.
Written by Dr. Masís
In a previous blog about probiotics, we discussed the top things you need to do about these special microbes (or tiny forms of life such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi) that thrive in different parts of your body, particularly in your gut! To recap, probiotics are microbes that help support your intestinal microbial ecosystem and balance.1 So now that you know a little bit more about probiotics, you have no doubt also become aware of the term prebiotic and are probably thinking—yes there’s more to know than just probiotics! Prebiotics do differ from probiotics in many ways. Think of prebiotics as a fuel source for the beneficial bacteria in your gut.Read More
Resp-X is developed by world-class scientists and master herbalists. It delivers a synergistic blend of ten powerful herbs that have a long history of safe and effective use, without the side effects associated with chemical drugs. This powerful blend combines ancient herbal knowledge and leading edge science to support free, comfortable breathing and upper respiratory function of the nose mouth and throat. Guaranteed to be pure, potent, and consistent.Read More
As a new parent, making sure your newborn is getting the right nutrition is bound to be a priority—and that’s normal! Proper early stage nutrition is key to establishing a healthful pathway for your child. Omega-3s are essential for so many aspects of early growth and development, particularly for the brain, the eyes and the cardiovascular system where omega-3s are really concentrated.1 It is important that pregnant and breastfeeding mothers are consuming adequate amounts to help provide the most benefits to their newborn.Read More
Written by Dr. Shepherd
Over the last decades there have been over 400 articles reporting on research projects devoted to Vitamin D. Why such a number of research projects? It would appear from the list of reports that Vitamin D is being shown to be required for many other functions in the human body than was traditionally known. Why do we need Vitamin D and what are the consequences of its deficiency? To refresh our memories there are several reviews which describe why we need Vitamin D and its sources and the results of its deficiencies. Read More
At the height of the busy rugby season, Burger Odendaal made time to talk to NeoLife and tell us the amazing things that NeoLife is doing for him. Originally from Krugersdorp on the West Rand, the now Pretoria-based Burger climbed the ladder from playing against the “bulletjies” (little bulls) in the schools’ junior rugby leagues to proudly captaining the Vodacom Bulls for the past two years.Read More
“Our daughter, Chloe dreams of becoming a professional tennis player. She trains 3-4 hours everyday and competes in competitive tournaments on weekends. We began noticing that she didn’t have the strength and power needed in today’s tennis. She also had a small appetite so we were concerned that she wasn’t getting enough energy from her food or recovery from training.
What was your motivation for joining the 90-Day Challenge?
My motivation for joining the 90-Day Challenge was to lose the weight I had gained and to have more confidence in myself. I had found I had no motivation to dress up or look pretty because I didn’t like what I looked like. I was feeling sad and terrible about my weight and was just tired of feeling tired. I had quit drinking but was still feeling really bad health wise. I had aches in my feet and they hurt all the time. I had to get special inserts in my shoes to help with the pain. I had no energy to do much of anything. I would yell upstairs for my kids instead of walking to them. I never wanted to take them anywhere or go anywhere. I had no confidence in myself or in my marriage.
New science continues to demonstrate the importance of a restful, good night’s sleep to maintaining normal weight and metabolism. During the last decade, research efforts have continued to shed light on the established association between sleep quality and obesity.1 It appears that sleep deprivation alters various aspects of the hormonal control of metabolism. Read More
Just imagine you are consuming a colorful plate of food containing vegetables, a protein source, grains or dairy –it looks good, but also forms a delicious matrix of nutrients ready to be taken in by your body. Though there is an abundance and variety of amazing food in the world, there are some factors that may impact how well our body uses the foods that we eat—specifically, there are some food factors that may improve absorption of nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals, and there are some that may hinder absorption of nutrients. Read More
The foods and supplements we consume make up our diet. The diet is our body’s only source for raw materials it needs to perform its day-to-day functions. These cellular workings are complicated and continual. Fortunately, our cells perform their jobs automatically, without any forethought on our part. Our only responsibility to this intricate, dynamic system is to provide the high-quality nutrients the body needs to do a good job.Read More