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Joint Knowledge: The Spine

Your spine may be the second most important part of your anatomy, second only to the brain. The spine provides structure to our bodies, giving them shape and allowing them to withstand the forces of gravity. This is not the spine’s only job; it also protects the spinal cord, which connects the brain to the […]

The Top 6 Foods High in Omega-3s

Omega-3 fatty acids are big-time nutrients when it comes to several systems of the body working efficiently. To name a few: our musculoskeletal system (our joints, bones, muscles, and connective tissues) our nervous system (our nerves and brains) our cardiovascular system (our heart, arteries, and veins) We could go on, but the above body parts […]

What is Intermittent Fasting?

Today, it seems that people are willing to try any health trend that comes along, no matter how odd it sounds. From eating only plants to eating only meat, from juice cleanses to detoxes…it can seem like every diet promises to promote health, lose weight, and improve fitness.  Many dietary strategies, however, don’t focus on what you […]

The 5-Minute WFH Stretch Routine

If you’ve been working from home (WFH) and have noticed that your joints and muscles are a bit stiffer than usual, this 5-minute stretch routine can help you warm them up and get them moving.* This routine is also for you if you’ve been on a Netflix show marathon! 😉   Here’s what you’ll need: […]

The 6 Best Vegan Sources of Zinc

Zinc is a trace mineral that is essential for the proper functioning of our bodies.  From collagen to bone growth to immunity to cellular growth, zinc plays multiple roles in the body. One of the best sources for zinc is shellfish.  An ounce of oysters, for example, contains 50.8mg of zinc.  Compare that to an […]

Joint Knowledge: The Rotator Cuff

The shoulder is a remarkable joint!  It performs the upper body’s most powerful functions and allows for an intricate and complex range of motion. The muscles around the shoulder have been responsible, in part, for the rapid advance of primate evolution.   They are even important in human-to-human communication, helping convey frustration…   joy…   […]

Strontium vs. Calcium

Calcium is a mineral that is strongly associated with bone health. What’s the deal with strontium? In today’s article, we’re going to review both and dive a little deeper into why strontium is an ingredient of the Artic Flex formulation instead of calcium.   But first, a brief science review  Think back to your high […]

Memory, Aging, and How Sleep Can Help

There is a wealth of information supporting the notion that plenty of sleep (typically 7-8 hours each night) is necessary for proper brain function. But how much sleep do we really need? And why is sleep so important for brain activity and overall health?  Let’s take a look at how sleep supports brain health by examining… its […]

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