With all the fresh produce available during the spring and summer, it’s a great time to get your diet in shape. Good nutrition supports all the summer activities you love, from hiking and swimming to just sitting outside sipping coffee. Just don’t forget to get plenty of omega-3 fatty acids to support your heart and brain!

If you’re not getting fish regularly in your diet (and possibly for good reason, from concerns about price, mercury and other contaminants, sustainability, or just local freshness and availability) make sure you’re getting some omega-3s with a supplement like Deep Ocean Krill Oil. It’s sustainably harvested from pure ocean waters from one of the most abundant and quickly replenished food sources: krill! And in addition to being free of contaminants and a sustainable choice, it’s easier to digest than fish oil, so you get better nutrient absorption and fewer gastrointestinal troubles (including fishy burps).

Omega-3 fatty acids help the body fight inflammation, support heart health, helps support and protect the brain, supports joints, eyes, and may even naturally support mood.

Deep Ocean Krill Oil has Astaxanthin. As a powerful antioxidant, Astaxanthin helps keep krill oil fresh, so no additives/preservatives are required. It also helps support stomach health.

Help support your body head to toe for going out and about this summer, or just get support for while you relax. Either way, make sure krill oil is in your diet everyday with Deep Ocean Krill Oil. A daily supplement is a safety net to ensure the nutrients you need are in your diet everyday from a quality source.

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For years now, America’s lead problem has dominated headlines. Flint, MI, has had spot number one, but every city east of the Mississippi likely has a lead in water problem, as do many in the west. But research is indicating that lead might be a more widespread problem.

Guns and shooting ranges, for instance, are a good source of lead (especially if they’re poorly ventilated). Those who frequent shooting ranges are at a high risk for accumulating lead in their bodies thanks to the lead particles that come off every shot. Most people wouldn’t consider it a risk, but there have been incidents of lead poisoning related to gun range employees, as well as high lead blood levels among people who work with firearms.

One important factor here that shouldn’t be overlooked: the standard for blood levels of lead is getting better, which means that magic number is getting lower. So what constitutes a severe risk is a smaller amount, but experts on the effects of lead are saying that in some cases it may not be low enough.

Another unexpected source: food (especially fruit and vegetables) imported from developing countries with high levels of airborne pollution. They are covered with lead, and rumor is that elites in those countries are even avoiding them and finding food grown elsewhere.

And don’t forget the well-known sources: if you have an older house, have it inspected for lead paint and other fixtures with lead. If you like antiques, make sure they’re not covered in lead paint when you bring them into your home.

If you want to detox lead and other toxins from your body, try a safer cleanse with Zeolite. Unlike fasting cleanses and other crazy detoxes, it’s something you can add to your diet to pull large metals out. Formed from volcanic ash and ground water, Zeolite has a cage like structure that “catches” and removes toxins. It pairs well with Humic and Fulvic acid, which puts the good large particles like calcium back.

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nless you’re younger, or sick, then you need more!). There are ways you can work summer days in your favor, and you can always use natural sleep support for better sleep.

Start by looking at the glass as half full: there are lots of ways that summer can help you get more sleep, if you’ll let it. Time in the sun (especially if you’re moving) boosts your health while tiring you out. Sunscreen is always a must, a little more Vitamin D helps with mood, immune system function, and more.

And while late night sunshine might stir you awake, those early morning sunrays help with telling your circadian rhythm it’s time to wake up and kick into action for the day. Sleeping at consistent times and stepping into sunlight in the morning is a good way to help your circadian rhythm to be healthy and naturally trigger sleep.

Then, take charge of your evenings. Light, natural or artificial, tells your brain to stay up and will slow the production of melatonin, which helps induce and maintain sleep (among many other things). Unplugging from glowing screens helps year round, and when it comes to late evening sunlight, put some blackout curtains up and close them an hour or two before bed.

If you’re prone to feeling high energy before bed, workout in the morning. If you get restless and sore before bed, then workout in the evenings instead. Either way, it will boost your health and help support sleep.

Still stuck? Get some natural support. While more conventional sleeping pills will mess up your tomorrow (while never giving you true sleep) a true sleep aid like Nite MGR will offer natural help for real sleep.

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Summer Pool Safety

May 22, 2017

You’ve got your sunscreen, towel, and the lifeguard’s on duty. But don’t hop in the pool without immune support! Cryptosporidium has tripled over the last few years.

From hundreds of cases per year to thousands, cryptosporidium (crypto) is spreading. It’s hard to kill (it takes 10 days in a properly maintained pool) and is spreading through water sources and even to food. Read more about pool safety…

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Burning, frequent urination, a need to go that won’t go away almost always indicate a bladder infection, according to new research.

It may seem obvious, but 20% (1 in 5) people with symptoms of a bladder infection test negative when for bacteria when they visit the doctor. In an attempt to answer what’s causing bladder infection symptoms in that 20%, researchers compared the common UTI test (dipping agar in a urine sample and then culturing it) with a more sensitive one, and found that those 20% were getting false negatives with the simpler test. One interesting thing to note: the false positive rate was pretty close for both test types (about 10%). Read more about UTIs…

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