Are Protein Bars Good for You?

Are your protein bars really good for you, or are they filled with junk ingredients?I read a blog post recently that listed a handful of food products that we generally believe are good for us, but many times are actually bad. Protein bars was one of them, so I decided to compare three of them.

The first bar is the Fiber One Oats & Chocolate Chewy Bar. It is readily available. I usually buy the Mega Pack with 15 bars at Walmart.

The second bar is the Dark Chocolate Walnut Kit’s Organic Fruit & Nut Bar from Clif Bar & Company.

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Do You Really Need a Multivitamin?

Ideally we get all of the nutrition we need from our diet. Many people don't, so we have multivitamins to help.It’s easy to get confused about whether you need to be taking a multivitamin, or any other nutritional supplements. On one hand you have people who say that everyone should be taking one, and on the other hand you have people who say there’s no need what so ever. Which is right? Of course, the answer is somewhere in the middle and depends completely upon you and your diet.

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What I Learned About How to Lose Weight

There are some very simple things that you can do to help you lose weight.I’ve been wanting to lose some weight for the past few years and not doing very well at it. Well I learned a couple things during the past week about how to lose weight that so far have really turned things around.

What I’m Not Doing

First, let me share some things that I’m not doing to lose weight. I’m not going to the gym. I have enough on my plate without having to add something else. The idea of going to the gym just does not appeal to me. Movement for the sake of movement seems really boring to me. The whole time I would be thinking about all of the other things I could be doing. And, there aren’t any gyms anywhere close to me, so that isn’t an option anyway.

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How Important Is It to Get Enough Sleep?

How important is it to get enough sleep? Sleep is when the body relaxes, heals, and recharges for the next day.The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults aged 18 to 64 years old get seven to nine hours every night while adults 65 and over need seven to eight hours at night. School-aged kids from 6 to 13 years old need nine to eleven hours of sleep and teens from 14 to 17 years old need eight to ten hours of sleep at night.

What happens if you don’t get enough sleep at night?

Looking at the just the obvious effects should be enough to convince you to get enough sleep. When you don’t get enough sleep you often wake up more tired than when you went to bed. If this goes on for very long, you’re going to burn out.

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How Does the PiMag Waterfall Compare to the Turapur

The Nikken PiMag Waterfall reduces many contaminants, like chlorine, chloramine and leadOne of my customers emailed me yesterday asking me to compare Nikken’s PiMag Waterfall with the Turapur countertop water filter from Laissez Faire’s Living Well. I’m always interested to see what else is out there, so I decided to go ahead and take a look.

First, she assumed that I would say that Nikken’s PiMag water filtration systems are better just because I am a Nikken distributor. I have never just said that Nikken’s products are better without comparing the data and I’m not about to now. I’m not blindly loyal to any company whether I earn my income from them or not.

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How to Keep Strong Bones

There are many factors to building and maintaining strong bones.Last week I wrote a post about lactoferrin, a protein that does many things in the body including helping maintain healthy bones. Donna Merrill, one of the bloggers that I follow regularly, said that the bone benefit was what appealed to her about that post, so I thought I should share what else I know about how to keep strong bones.

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Lactoferrin: What Is It? What Does It Do? Where Do You Get It?

Lactoferrin is an essential protein found in milk. What are the benefits of lactoferrin?I’m amazed by all of the questions that I see asking about lactoferrin.

  • What is lactoferrin?
  • What is lactoferrin for?
  • What are the benefits of taking lactoferrin?
  • Is lactoferrin good for you?
  • Where do you get lactoferrin?

I’m going to spend a few minutes explaining what lactoferrin is and answer each of these questions.

What Is Lactoferrin?

Lactoferrin is a protein that is found in most of the fluids in the human body – milk, tears, and saliva for example. It’s primary function there is as part of the immune system. Lactoferrin has antimicrobial abilities. It can help to fight off bacteria and fungi and prevent them from entering the body.

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Can Magnets Help You Sleep?

Sleeping on a magnetic mattress pad with a magnetic blanket helps you sleep betterI get a lot of questions about using magnets to help your body. In this post I want to answer some of the questions that I receive about using magnets to help you sleep. There are several companies that sell magnetic mattress pads, blankets and pillows. People want to know how to use them, what benefits you can expect, are they safe?

I have been sleeping with a magnetic mattress pad, blanket and pillow for ten years, so I will share from my own experience.

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Are Magnets Just a Placebo?

Are magnets truly effective or are they just a placebo?This is a question that I get a lot. You might think that I would get tired of it eventually, but I don’t. I really love this question because there is so much tied up in it.

  • What is a placebo?
  • Is a placebo really a bad thing?
  • Do magnets work?
  • What do magnets do for the body?
  • Are magnets safe for the body?
  • Are magnets just a placebo?

I’m going to look at these questions, give you my take on them, and then you can decide what you think.

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Do You Know Where Your Drinking Water Comes From?

Your drinking water can come from many places, not all of them good. What can you do about it?I think by now everyone knows how important it is to drink water every day. Water plays a significant role in just about every process that takes place in your body. Staying properly hydrated is necessary for delivering nutrition to the cells in your body and carrying away the waste, for your muscles to contract properly, and for you to be able to think clearly.

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