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DHA: Critical at Any Age
As a society, we are starving our children. Yet this newest generation to the planet is so obese that children are developing Type 2 diabetes in unprecedented numbers at younger and younger ages. The fast, tasty, easy processed foods that bedeck our glittering food emporia are mostly empty calories that fatten our children while robbing their brains, nervous systems, eyes, and very spirits of the nourishment they need to flourish. And yet, in our fat-phobic obsession to be thin and have slender children, we have labeled all fats as the enemy.

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Boost Energy and Vitality
In order to be truly healthy, you must be energetic. Having energy and vitality means having the ability to engage in our daily activities with strength and enthusiasm. As children, most of us jumped out of bed each morning with energy to burn. Imagine how it would feel to have even half that level of energy!

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Arthritis and Obesity Trouble In Older Women
Women may live longer than men, but we're more likely to suffer from disabilities related to obesity and arthritis during our senior years. Among nearly 6,000 men and women over the age of 65 enrolled in the Cardiovascular Health Study, women experienced up to two-and-a- half times more disabilities than men of the same age. Up to 48 percent of the gender gap can be attributed to higher rates of obesity and arthritis among the women. "This is important because it suggests that women's tendency to pack on extra pounds in their child-bearing and perimenopausal years translates into loss of independence in their old age," says researcher Heather Whitson, MD. "The findings of our study are more troubling when you consider the increasing rates of obesity among women," adds the study's lead investigator Harvey Jay Cohen, MD. "We need to help women make better decisions earlier in life." A healthy, balanced diet and exercise obviously go a long way toward maintaining a healthy weight. But if you're trying to lose weight, a variety of nutritional supplements can offer support.

  • Essential Fatty Acids: Help control appetite
  • Chromium: Reduces sugar cravings by stabilizing the metabolism of simple sugars
  • Vitamin C: Speeds up a slow metabolism
  • Calcium: Involved in activating lipase, which breaks down fats
  • CoQ10: Essential for energy
  • Amino Acids (L-Arginine, L-Carnitine, L-Glutamine, etc.—look for a blend)Help decrease body fat, reduce cravings, and aid weight loss in many other ways.

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