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How to Avoid Traveler’s Diarrhea  with Soil-Based Probiotics

Posted by Ian D. Ravensdale

October 6, 2017 at 10:55 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - How to Avoid Traveler’s Diarrhea  with Soil-Based Probiotics

Image credit: Tinkture dr SulcaBetween 12% to 50% of Canadian travellers who contract traveler’s diarrhea become incapacitated for part of their trip due to it, and another 5% to 10% of them are then at risk of developing post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome. 1  Traveler's Diarrhea, which is often referred to as "Montezuma's Revenge" after the Aztec ruler Moctezuma II, is one of the more common illnesses suffered by travelers visiting certain parts of the globe. It is usually caused by E COLI bacteria found in contaminated water and food, and is often due to improper food handling and storage, as well as poor sewage disposal.

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Topics: probiotic, Travel, recovery, diarrhea

Crustacean Comes First: Why Krill Oil is Better than Fish Oil as an Omega-3 Source

Posted by Ian D. Ravensdale

September 26, 2017 at 10:55 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - Crustacean Comes First: Why Krill Oil is Better than Fish Oil as an Omega-3 Source

Mothers have been forcing cod liver oil on their far-from-receptive children for generations now. While the taste is never going to be agreeable for anyone of any age, we usually come to bear it once we come to understand how fish liver oil is especially good for our health. The DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) omega-3 fatty acids are just what your brain needs to ensure nicely fluid and flexible neural network connections and efficient firing of your synapses.

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Topics: Vitamins and Minerals, Nutrition, Body, Cardiovascular Health, supplementation

Step to Your Heart’s Content; Vitamin C and Other Natural Remedies for Gout

Posted by Ian D. Ravensdale

September 22, 2017 at 10:55 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - Step to Your Heart’s Content; Vitamin C and Other Natural Remedies for Gout

Most people would say that pain can be ignored or overruled, especially if it’s necessary to persevere and complete whatever it is you need to do. Like the professional athlete who has one cortisone injection after another in his sprained ankle just so he can get out there and not let the team down. If you’ve ever had a high ankle sprain you’ll know that cortisone shots only numb the pain, and moderately at that. It still hurts like heck, but you’re able to wince and grimace through it and get on with what’s expected of you.

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Topics: Diet, Nutrition, Men's Health, Body, Joint Pain, recovery

Forget Cod; the Big-Time Disease Prevention Benefits of Squalene from Shark Liver Oil

Posted by Ian D. Ravensdale

September 19, 2017 at 10:55 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - Forget Cod; the Big-Time Disease Prevention Benefits of Squalene from Shark Liver Oil

Very few organisms that still roam the earth can claim to have their biological dateline stretching back to prehistoric times. Sharks are one of them. While their evolutionary hardiness likely comes from a whole host of different factors, there is one particular part of certain sharks’ biochemical makeup that seems to go a long way in ensuring their longevity. This substance has since been shown to have extensive disease-prevention capacities, along with being able to reduce the incidence and severity of lesser ailments as well.

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Topics: Women's Health, Men's Health, supplementation

Keeping Ends Together: The Stress-Busting Benefits of a Vitamin B Complex

Posted by Ian D. Ravensdale

August 29, 2017 at 11:24 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - Keeping Ends Together: The Stress-Busting Benefits of a Vitamin B Complex

The literal definition of ‘frayed ends’ is when the threads of rope or twine are caused to become separated from one another on each tip. For most of us living always ever-busier and resource demanding lives, we’ll relate more to the figurative definition – being less than your best due to unrelenting stress from any number of sources. Left unchecked, frayed ends can lead to an entire unravelling of that length of rope, and constant stress may have you feeling progressively more unraveled yourself.

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Topics: Stress, Adrenal Exhaustion, Body

Goes in, Gotta Go Out: Reasons Why Constipation Can Be More Than Just A Nuisance

Posted by Ian D. Ravensdale

August 25, 2017 at 10:55 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - Goes in, Gotta Go Out: Reasons Why Constipation Can Be More Than Just A Nuisance

Humans are biologically designed to be omnivores, and all of us are in fact beings that obtain our nutrition by eating a wide variety of foods, and digesting both plant and animal matter. The eating of them comes quite naturally, comfortably, and enjoyably for the majority of us, but when it comes to eliminating the waste that these foods become after digestion – we don’t all do so equally naturally or comfortably at all.

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Topics: Diet, Nutrition, Skincare, supplementation

Boosting Brain Power With Brain Octane Oil

Posted by Ian D. Ravensdale

August 21, 2017 at 11:42 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - Boosting Brain Power With Brain Octane Oil
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Topics: supplementation

A Question of Chromes: Supplement Choices for Diabetics

Posted by Ian D. Ravensdale

August 18, 2017 at 10:55 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - A Question of Chromes: Supplement Choices for Diabetics

As it is for so many of the systems, processes, and statuses inside our bodies, most of us give no thought at all to our blood sugar levels until they dip too low or surge too high. When they go high and don’t come back into balance, you begin to run the risk of developing diabetes. If you have the need to urinate frequently, have seemingly insatiable thirst, and your hunger is equally irresolvable then you may be diabetic.

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Topics: Vitamins and Minerals, supplementation

Discussing Dietary Plant-Based Sources of Vitamin D for Vegans

Posted by Ian D. Ravensdale

August 11, 2017 at 11:13 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - Discussing Dietary Plant-Based Sources of Vitamin D for Vegans

Choosing to adhere to a vegan diet is now widely accepted as coming with extensive health benefits, along with being an environmentally responsible choice given the staggeringly harmful effects of large scale livestock agriculture in the world today. Even if it’s not for you, we’d all do well to understand that you can get nearly all of the same necessary nutritional value from a vegan diet that you’d get from a standard one.

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Topics: Vitamins and Minerals, Diet, Nutrition, Organics, supplementation

Not Too Much, Not Too Little: Importance of Balanced Blood Sugar

Posted by Ian D. Ravensdale

August 8, 2017 at 10:59 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - Not Too Much, Not Too Little: Importance of Balanced Blood Sugar

A friend of mine who’s diabetic once joked ‘it’s a good thing mosquitoes don’t have anything in the way of a sweet tooth’, suggesting that if they did he’d be the preferential bite target during our regular backpack camping trips. Some of you may not get the joke, but diabetes is the result of having prolonged elevated blood sugar levels and, well – sugar is sweet. This condition is particularly common nowadays (a staggering 86 million people in the USA are diabetic) and that’s in large part a reflection of dietary choices along with a sedentary lifestyle.

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