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Take Time for Your Ticker Easy ways to boost cardiovascular health.

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Dark Chocolate Treats Sweet treats to support mood, memory, and more.

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2019 Taste for Life Essential Supplements Awards Our top picks of exceptional products.

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Hot v. cold brew—which is better? • Foods that fight inflammation • Ginger extract for weight control • More

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Oral care options for a winning smile.

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Celebrating Twenty Years

Take Heart February is not always the most cheerful of months. The tail-end of winter can be dismal and dreary. We’re here to help. A little dark chocolate is good for your health—and your spirits. Try making the vegan, dairy-free, and glutenfree Chocolate Lovers Double-Fudge Cookies on page 20. Or maybe the Truffle Torte is more your style. February’s American Heart Month, and you can read about natural heart tonics in “Take Time for Your Ticker” on page 15 and the benefits of aged garlic extract on page 46. If you’re in the market for new supplements, don’t miss the winners of our Essential Supplements Awards on page 41. The chosen products address everything from mood issues to energy levels. If you’ve been hitting the chocolates too often lately, “A Burning Issue” on page 32 can help the scale move in the right direction. The article reveals how hot and cold therapies can lead to weight loss. As we celebrate 20 years in business, it was fun catching up with our first cover model, Holly Connell. She looked great in 1999, and still radiates a youthful glow two decades later! A picture is worth a thousand words, and this year’s cover tells me her approach to natural health and beauty works! Holly discusses her balanced lifestyle on page 37. For all of you desperate for spring, take heart, it’s right around the corner!

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COLD-BREWED OR HOT? Cold-brewed coffee has become highly popular in recent years. It’s said to be less acidic and thus less likely to cause heartburn. But a new study found a tradeoff: Hot-brewed coffee contains more substances that can lower the risks for diabetes, depression, and certain cancers. “Coffee has a lot of antioxidants,” said researcher Megan Fuller, PhD, of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. “If you drink it in moderation, research shows it can be pretty good for you. We found that hot brew has more antioxidant capacity.” SELECTED SOURCES “Acidity and antioxidant activity of cold brew coffee” by N.Z. Rao and M. Fuller, Scientific Reports, 10/30/18 n “Hot brew has higher levels of antioxidants than cold brew,” Thomas Jefferson University, 10/31/18

New TEA brewing? It may be a few years before it’s available commercially, but scientists have identified a wild tea plant in China that is very low in caffeine. It may also provide many of the same health benefits as regular tea. Standard tea (Camellia sinensis) is available in decaffeinated forms, of course, but the process of removing caffeine also reduces or destroys compounds that have been shown to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke. SOURCE “A newly discovered, naturally low-caffeine tea plant,” American Chemical Society, 11/8/18 www.tas teforl i fe.com

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MARIJUANA NOW LEGAL in 10 states Last November’s elections brought the number of states that have legalized recreational marijuana to 10. (It’s also legal in Washington, DC.) Michigan voters made their state the first in the Midwest to legalize. North Dakota residents voted down a similar measure. These states have legalized recreational marijuana use: n Alaska n California n Colorado n Massachusetts n Maine

n Michigan n Nevada n Oregon n Vermont n Washington

Utah and Missouri both voted to legalize medical marijuana, which is now legal in 33 states. SELECTED SOURCES “2018 election results: MI marijuana measure passes, ND’s fails” by Feroze Dhanoa, https://Patch.com, 11/7/18 n “Michigan is the 10th state to legalize recreational marijuana” by Jeremy Berke and Skye Gould, Business Insider, 11/7/18

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HEALTHY PREGNANCY

OMEGA 3s lower premature birth risk New research confirms that omega-3 essential fatty acids reduce the risk of premature birth. Longer pregnancies improve a baby’s health and lower the risk of death. “There are not many options for preventing premature birth, so these findings are very important for pregnant women, babies, and the health professionals who care for them,” said researcher Philippa Middleton, PhD. Dr. Middleton’s team analyzed 70 studies comparing omega 3s (from supplements or foods) during pregnancy with a placebo or no interventions. They focused on the omega 3s docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) from fatty fish or fish oil. The scientists concluded that for pregnant women, increasing the daily intake of omega 3s lowers the risk of having a premature baby (less than 37 weeks) by 11 percent; lowers the risk of having an early premature baby (less than 34 weeks) by 42 percent; and reduces the risk of having a small baby by 10 percent. The new review is an update of a 2006 review, which did not find enough evidence to support omega-3 supplementation. The updated review found high-quality evidence for supplementation. SELECTED SOURCES “New research finds omega-3 fatty acids reduce the risk of premature birth,” www.Cochrane.org, 11/18 n “Omega-3 fatty acid addition during pregnancy” by P. Middleton et al., Cochrane Systematic Review, 11/15/18

SUPPLEMENT CORNER

Ginger extract MAY CURB WEIGHT GAIN A ginger extract inhibited weight gain and lowered inflammation in subjects fed a highfat diet. Researchers attributed the effects to oils called gingerols and hogaols, which give ginger its distinct aroma. The trial lasted 10 weeks. Laboratory rats were fed a high-fat diet, with some also receiving one of two types of ginger extract. The authors concluded that a ginger extract produced via a low-temperature extraction method “may have beneficial effects on obesity and inflammation.” SELECTED SOURCES “Ginger extract ameliorates obesity and inflammation . . .” by S. Kim et al., Nutrients, 10/23/18 n “Ginger extract may inhibit obesity, inflammation, suggests study . . .” by Adi Menayang, www.NutraIngredients-USA.com, 10/29/18

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Take Time for Your Ticker Tips for TLC Your cardiovascular system (your heart and blood vessels) serves as an essential transport system for oxygen, hormones, and nutrients. The symbolic center of life, vitality, and emotion, your ticker demands TLC. Heart disease is both common and deadly, accounting for one in every four deaths in the United States. A healthy diet, good lifestyle habits, and key medicinal herbs and functional foods can help keep everything flowing smoothly.

Heart-Healthy Diet & Lifestyle: You can dramatically reduce your risk of heart disease with a healthy diet, regular exercise, stress management, and not smoking. A Mediterranean diet high in vegetables, fish and seafood, fruit, fiber-rich whole foods like beans, nuts, and whole grains, and healthy fats including olive oil and avocados helps decrease oxidative damage and inflammation in the cardiovascular system while providing important fats, minerals, and phytochemicals. Limit sodium (especially from processed, restaurant, and fast foods) and use animal products as flavor-enhancing condiments rather than a meal’s mainstay, opting for grass-fed, pasture-raised alternatives. Do your best to keep your blood sugar and body weight in check. www.tas teforl i fe.com

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Consider herbs. The following can be useful tonics for overall heart health and circulation. However, they may interact with some medications. Consult your healthcare practitioner. Hawthorn (Crataegus spp.) berries, leaves, and flowers act as a heart tonic when consumed in regular doses over time. Hawthorn decreases oxidative damage and inflammation, reduces blood pressure, modestly reduces cholesterol, dilates blood vessels, improves oxygen utilization, strengthens the structure and function of the heart, and reduces blood stickiness (also known as platelet aggregation). It also helps with healing from cardiovascular events, improves heart rhythm, reduces chest pain and angina, strengthens the heart in congestive heart failure, and helps achieve and maintain smooth blood vessel lining. Try it as a solid extract, standardized capsule, liquid extract, tea, or low/no-sugar jam. Gotu kola (Centella asiatica) leaf improves circulation as well as the integrity of blood vessel lining. Several studies support its ability to allay chronic venous insufficiency. Gotu kola also acts as an adaptogen, reducing the effects of stress, calming anxiety, and improving cognition and brain function. Look for organic products in pill, tea, liquid extract, juice, or food form. Garlic (Allium sativum) bulb modestly reduces blood pressure and cholesterol while acting as a general cardiovascular tonic. A classic “blood mover,” it helps reduce inflammation and increase circulation by thinning the blood and decreasing plaque formation and blood stickiness, clots, and coagulation. Eat one or more cloves daily or take it in pill form. If you detest garlic breath, you may want to try aged garlic extract or other odorfree forms. Blue-Red Pigments such as anthocyanidins, phenols, and flavonoids from berries, dark purple grapes (including juice and red wine), pomegranate, and hibiscus flower calyxes have a broad tonic effect on the cardiovascular system, fighting both inflammation and oxidative stress while improving the integrity and flexibility of the blood vessel lining. In studies, consuming several cups of hibiscus tea (using 10 to 20 grams of dried herb daily) lowered blood pressure as well as several common pharmaceuticals. Consume blue-red pigments regularly as food, pure juice (check ingredients to avoid sugary filler juices), tea, or supplements. TFL

Maria Noël Groves, RH (AHG), best-selling author of Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self Care and the new Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies, sees clients and teaches in New Hampshire. Learn about herbs, her books, distance consults, online classes, and more at www.WintergreenBotanicals.com.

SELECTED SOURCES “Effect of crataegus usage in cardiovascular disease prevention: An evidence-based approach” by J. Wang et al., 2/29/13; “A systematic review of the efficacy of Centella asiatica for improvement of the signs and symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency” by N.J. Chong and Z. Aziz, 2/21/13 Evid Based Complement Alternat Med, 12/29/13 n “Effect of sour tea (Hibiscus sabdariffa L.) on arterial hypertension: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials” by C. Serban et al., J Hypertens, 6/15 n “Effects of . . . Hibiscus sabdariffa on . . . mild to moderate essential hypertension: A comparative study with lisinopril” by D. Chukwu Nwachukwu et al., Indian J. Pharmacol, 9-10/15 n “Heart disease facts,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, www.CDC.gov n “Hibiscus sabdariffa L. in the treatment of hypertension and hyperlipidemia . . .” by A.L. Hopkins et al., Fitoterapia, 3/13 n “Molecular mechanism and health role of functional ingredients in blueberry for chronic disease in human beings” by L. Ma et al., Int J Mol Sci, 9/18 n “Pomegranate consumption and blood pressure . . .” by S. Asgary et al., Curr Pharm Des, 2017 n “Preventing heart disease,” Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, www.hsph.harvard.edu n “TECA (titrated extract of Centella asiatica): New microcirculatory, biomolecular, and vascular application in preventive and clinical medicine . . .” by G. Belcaro et al., Panminerva Med, 9/11 n “An umbrella review of garlic intake and risk of cardiovascular disease” by L. Schwingschakl et al., Phytomedicine, 10/15/16

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NATURAL BEAUTY B Y LY N N T R Y B A

SMILE! NATURAL TOOTHPASTES HAVE COME A LONG WAY IT SEEMS NICE SMILES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN IMPORTANT TO HUMAN BEINGS. BUT THE WAYS WE’VE TRIED TO ACHIEVE THEM MAY MAKE YOU WINCE!

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What’s old is new again

Around 5000 BC, Egyptians started making a version of toothpaste by mixing together pulverized pumice with the ashes of burned egg shells and ox hooves. Around 500 BC, people in China and India started experimenting with different concoctions to clean their teeth. The Chinese used ingredients such as ginseng, herbal mints, and salt. The ancient Greeks and Romans mixed charcoal with crushed animal bones and oyster shells, believing their abrasive qualities could better remove dental stains. Around 1000 AD, charcoal fell out of favor as people started mixing herbs with crushed snail shells. By the 1800s, toothpastes were typically made from soaps, sometimes mixed with crushed china and brick dust. Charcoal found its way back into toothpastes by the mid-1800s. Post 1945, soapy toothpastes were replaced with more modern ingredients able to create smooth pastes.

Activated charcoal toothpaste is again in vogue. Modern activated charcoal is made from materials like coconut shells. During a high-heat process, the material is transformed into a form of carbon that can remove stains and plaque as well as freshen breath. Be sure to check a toothpaste’s relative dentin abrasivity (RDA). The FDA recommends a score of 250 or below to protect enamel. Beneficial herbs, long used in traditional medicine, have made a comeback as well. Peppermint, aloe vera, calendula, and tea tree oil help relieve gum inflammation. Thyme, goldenseal, and aloe act as antimicrobial agents. The herbal product triphala inhibits biofilm formation and protects gums. Neem fights plaque, bacteria, and gum disease. Another key ingredient is the natural sugar xylitol, which protects against plaque. TFL

SELECTED SOURCES “Activated charcoal toothpaste . . .,” www.AsktheDentist.com, 12/17/18 n “Activated charcoal: What dentists and the ADA say” by Elliot Friar and Dr. Hariawala, www.GetQuip.com, 12/24/17 n “Comparative evaluation of the antimicrobial efficacy of aloe vera tooth gel and two popular commercial toothpastes” by D. George et al., General Dentistry, 2008 n “Effect of Thymus vulgaris extract on streptococci and mutans streptococci . . .” by E.A. Al-Timimi and M. Al-Casey, J Bagh College Dentistry, 2012 n “Emerging trends of herbal care in dentistry” by G. Kumar et al., J Clin Diagn Res, 8/13 n “History of toothbrushes and toothpastes,” www.Colgate.com n “The importance of measuring toothpaste abrasivity . . .” by G. Johannsen et al., Acta Odontol Scand, 5/13 n “Oral health topics,” American Dental Association, www.ADA.org

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B Y L I S A FA B I A N

The ancient Mayans treasured chocolate, consuming it as a bitter fermented beverage. Today, we most commonly enjoy chocolate in bar form. Not just a sweet treat, dark chocolate offers many health benefits. Rich in phytochemicals known as flavonoids that act as antioxidants, the dark variety also contains iron, zinc, magnesium, copper, and phosphorus. New research finds that dark chocolate comprised of at least 70 percent cacao offers positive effects on mood, memory, immunity, inflammation, and stress levels. This was the first time research has evaluated the effects of large amounts of cacao in doses as small as a standard-size chocolate bar consumed by humans over varying periods of time. Observational studies suggest a correlation between a high cocoa intake (6 grams or 1 to 2 small squares a day) and a reduction in the risk of heart disease and mortality. It’s believed this is due to a reduction in inflammation and blood pressure. For chocolate to be considered dark, it must contain between 50 and 90 percent cocoa solids. The higher the percentage of cocoa, the more bitter the product will taste. The following recipes highlight dark chocolate as the starring flavor in some delightful desserts for Valentine’s Day— or anytime at all. TFL SELECTED SOURCES “New studies show dark chocolate consumption reduces stress and inflammation,” Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center, https:// medicalxpress.com, 4/24/18 n “The nutrition source: dark chocolate,” Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, www.hsph.harvard.edu, 2018

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UP YOUR MOOD FEELING . . . DOWN IN THE DUMPS? CRABBY? GRUMPY? STRESSED OUT? ALL OF THE ABOVE?

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Vitamins To get your spirits on the upswing, think B, C, D—as in vitamins. The B vitamins can help beat the blues. B3, or niacin, helps the body make the neurotransmitter serotonin; a deficiency in serotonin is linked to depression. B6, or pyridoxine, is critical to nerve functioning. Too little B6 can bring on PMS and depression related to hormone imbalances. Birth control pills deplete B vitamins—so women taking them may need to supplement. Vitamin B9, more commonly known as folate or folic acid, can be involved in synthesizing serotonin. B12 helps with mood and energy levels. Vitamin C is linked to mood and, particularly in older people, to cognitive function. It’s water soluble so should be taken daily. In a study of hospitalized patients with C deficiency, twice-daily supplements of C decreased mood disturbances by 71 percent and psychological distress by 51 percent. The body needs vitamin D for many functions, but because people get it through exposure to the sun, many are deficient, especially those who live in colder climes. A 2017 study of women with Type 2 diabetes who had symptoms of depression found that six months of D supplementation led to a decrease in depression and anxiety.

Minerals Consider taking magnesium, which is key to the production of brain hormones, when you need to relax. Consider iron supplementation to address low energy, chronic fatigue, and mood swings.

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Omega 3s Omega-3 essential fatty acids work to reduce symptoms of depression and improve cognitive functioning and mood. Look for DHA—docosahexaenoic acid—and EPA— eicosapentaenoic acid. Japanese researchers, in a 2017 study of men aged 55 to 64, found that those who supplemented with fatty acids including DHA and EPA reported a more positive mood.

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Dopamine Boosters Another neurotransmitter, dopamine, can contribute to a flat mood. Signs of dopamine deficiency are loss of pleasure, motivation, and focus. Natural supplements can help. L-tyrosine, an amino acid, supports production of dopamine and can assist with mood, sleep, cognitive function, and emotional health, especially when under stress. Amino acid L-theanine, found in green tea and in supplement form, ups dopamine levels and reduces depression and anxiety. Rhodiola rosea, an herbal supplement, works on the central nervous system to stabilize dopamine, resulting in lowered depression, anxiety, and fatigue.

Saint John’s Wort A popular supplement to combat depression, Saint John’s wort works much like prescription antidepressants Prozac and Paxil do. Check with your healthcare practitioner before taking it; as with all new supplement regimes, it may interact with medications.

Probiotics There’s a lot of interest among researchers in the connection between gut health and brain health, and early studies indicate probiotics may provide psychological benefits, including reducing symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression.

The Low-down If you’re feeling down for an extended period of time, or if your symptoms seem overwhelming, see your physician or a mental healthcare practitioner right away. But for occasional times when your mood is off and you’re not quite feeling yourself, one or more of these natural remedies might provide the boost you need. TFL

SELECTED SOURCES “Acute mood but not cognitive improvements following administration of a single multivitamin and mineral supplement . . .” by H. Macpherson et al., Age (Dordr), 6/15 n “Dopamine supplements to improve depression symptoms, mood, and motivation” by Kathleen Jade, www.UniversityHealthNews.com, 6/21/18 n “Effects of four-week supplementation with a multi-vitamin/mineral on mood and blood biomarkers in young adults . . .” by D.J. White et al., Nutrients, 10/30/15 n “Effects of vitamin C and vitamin D administration on mood and distress in acutely hospitalized patients” by Y. Wang et al., Am J Clin Nutr, 9/13 n “Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation improves mood . . .” by H. Tokuda et al., J Oleo Sci., 7/17 n “Probiotic supplementation can positively affect anxiety and depressive symptoms: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials” by M. Pirbaglou et al., Nutr Res, 9/16 n “Probiotics and subclinical psychological symptoms in healthy participants . . .” by J. McKean et al., J Altern Complement Med, 4/17 n “Vitamin D supplementation improves mood in women with type 2 diabetes” by S. Penckofer et al., J Diabetes Res, 2017

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DIET TRENDS COME AND GO WITH SOME BEST LEFT IN THE PAST (REMEMBER THE GRAPEFRUIT DIET?). TODAY LOW-CARB EATING PLANS ARE SOARING IN POPULARITY FOR THOSE LOOKING TO LOSE WEIGHT. THE WHOLE30, SOUTH BEACH, ATKINS, KETO, AND PALEO ARE JUST A FEW ON THE SCENE. A low-carb diet limits carbohydrates (fruit, grains, and starchy vegetables). The amount and type of carbs allowed depends on the diet. In a healthy low-carb meal, three-quarters of the plate is filled with low-carbohydrate vegetables and the rest with 3 to 4 ounces of protein, according to David Perlmutter, MD, author of The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan ($28, Little, Brown and Company, 2016). Low-carb vegetables include Swiss chard, bok choy, asparagus, lettuce, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, green beans, kale, and mushrooms. Fats are obtained from natural sources such as butter, olive oil, nuts, and seeds. High-starch veggies are avoided (beets, peas, corn, potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams) as are all forms of processed carbs, sugar, and starch. How can low-carb intake benefit the body? Eating carbs stimulates the production of insulin. This leads to fat production and retention and a reduced ability to burn fat. When a person greatly reduces their carbohydrate intake and consumes more calories from fat, their body begins to burn stored fat as a source of energy—instead of using carbohydrates as its main fuel source.

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Eventually this results in weight loss. Certain studies indicate that weight reduction also occurs because the additional protein and fat being consumed keep a person feeling fuller longer, so overeating is less common. Beyond weight loss, low-carb diets are heralded for improving health conditions such as metabolic syndrome, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and high blood pressure. Through a reduced intake of carbs, the body’s insulin levels are lowered. In an online survey of an international social media group for those with Type 1 diabetes, it was found that children and adults who followed a very low-carbohydrate diet had exceptional glycemic control of their diabetes without high rates of acute complications. If confirmed by clinical trials, the results suggest that chronic complications of this disease might be prevented through diet. Those with cardiovascular risk may also benefit from low-carb eating plans. High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and triglyceride levels may improve slightly with low-carb diets versus moderate-carb diets. Large randomized controlled trials, which

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monitored individuals for at least six months, showed that restricting carbs improved lipid markers better than when low-fat diets were followed. Any diet can cause changes within the body— including low-carb plans. Some people find that constipation is common when reducing carbohydrates. Since most people get their dietary fiber from breads, pastas, and starchy vegetables, when these foods are reduced or eliminated, a person’s fiber intake can drop drastically and constipation results. A sudden and drastic cut of carbs may also cause bad breath, muscle cramps, skin rash, fatigue, and headaches. Some low-carb diets restrict carbohydrates in such great amounts that nutrient deficiencies, gastrointestinal difficulties, and bone loss may occur in the long term. Low-carb eating plans are not recommended for children, preteens, and teens as their developing bodies need the nutrition found in a variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. TFL

“ Beyond weight loss, low-carb diets are

heralded for improving dangerous health conditions such as metabolic syndrome, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and high blood pressure.”

SELECTED SOURCES “The down low on low-carb diets” by Colette Bouchez, www.WebMD.com, 2018 n “Effects of carbohydrate-restricted diets on low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels . . .” by T. Gjuladin-Hellon et al., Nutr Rev, 12/13/18 n The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan by David Perlmutter, MD ($28, Little, Brown and Company, 2016) n “Management of Type 1 diabetes with a very low-carbohydrate diet” by B.S. Lennerz et al., American Academy of Pediatrics, 5/18

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HEALTHY FAMILY BY C J P U OT I N E N

PET CARE IN 2019 WHAT’S TRENDING IN PET FOODS & SUPPLEMENTS IN 2018, AMERICANS SPENT NEARLY $33 BILLION ON PET FOODS AND TREATS, AN INCREASE OF 5 PERCENT ($1.5 BILLION) OVER THE PREVIOUS YEAR. According to pet health consultant Mary Straus, “The biggest trend in dog food for the last few years has been grain-free foods, which seem to have caught on like wildfire.” When grain-free foods were first introduced, most had higher protein, higher fat, and lower carbohydrate levels than traditional dog foods, Straus said. That is no longer the case, as many manufacturers now replace grains with other starchy carbohydrates such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, and tapioca. “When the grain-free trend started, the higher protein content came from meat,” Straus said. “Now companies pump up the protein in their grain-free foods with plant proteins, predominantly from legumes such as beans, chickpeas/garbanzo beans, lentils, peas, and pea protein.” For best results, Straus recommends rotating between two or three different brands of food containing different protein sources. Another trend in pet food is the feeding of home-prepared diets, either raw or cooked, containing ingredients labeled for human consumption. Popular books describing home-prepared diets for dogs and cats simplify the process, but only a few provide adequate amounts of calcium. For recommended titles, visit Straus’s website, www.DogAware.com.

Pet Supplements Glucosamine (sold alone or combined with chondroitin or other ingredients for joint health) is the best-selling supplement for dogs, followed by fish oil for cardiovascular health, osteoarthritis, and canine skin allergies. Probiotics (supplements containing live beneficial bacteria), prebiotics (foods that support those bacteria), and pet multivitamins and digestive enzymes are also popular. Thanks to changes in the legal status of cannabis, the fastest growing herbal supplement for dogs is CBD (cannabidiol) oil, which is made not from marijuana but from industrial hemp, which is very low in the psychoactive chemical tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. In a 2016 survey by the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, 631 pet owners who used CBD oil for their dogs reported that the animals experienced relief from pain, anxiety, seizures, muscle spasms, thunder phobia, skin conditions, and other symptoms. Because CBD oil is a relatively new product, experts recommend consulting with a knowledgeable veterinarian and using organically grown, lab-tested products that don’t contain additional ingredients. TFL SELECTED SOURCES “CBD Oil Buyer’s Guide,” Dogs Naturally Magazine, 2018 n Personal communication: Mary Straus n “Top 5 human food and pet food trends for 2019” by Debbie Phillips-Donaldson, www.PetFoodIndustry. com, 12/12/18 n “The top ten pet supplements: Do they work?” by Brennen McKenzie, https://ScienceBasedMedicine.org, 5/19/11

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WEIGHING IN B Y LY N N T R Y B A

A BURNING ISSUE WHEN IT COMES TO FAT LOSS, TEMPERATURE MODIFICATION CAN HELP IF YOU’RE LOOKING TO LOSE WEIGHT IN THE NEW YEAR, CONSIDER HOT AND COLD THERAPIES TO SUPPORT YOUR EFFORTS.

Hot, hot, hot! The use of saunas dates back at least 3,000 years to the Mayans. Many cultures have embraced heat to help purify their bodies, recover from sports or illness, or, simply, to relax. Modern dry saunas use wood or electricity to heat air as high as 190°F. Infrared saunas keep temps between 120°F and 140°F. Infrared heat penetrates fat and muscle about 3 to 4 centimeters. Because of this, people sweat more vigorously at lower temperatures than in traditional saunas, and the experience takes less of a toll on the cardiovascular system. Athletes such as boxers and wrestlers who need to hit certain weights have successfully used saunas to lose weight in short periods of time. For the rest of us, regular sauna use can keep us from feeling stiff or sore post workouts. What better way to stay motivated to exercise?

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In addition to improving flexibility, sauna bathing speeds the body’s excretion of metabolic waste, reduces oxidative stress post workout, and can improve performance in our next athletic session. Cortisol levels—often linked to weight gain—are also decreased after sauna sessions. Note: Heart patients should check in with their doctors before using saunas.

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Shivering is the body’s way of trying to stay warm. It increases our resting metabolic rate, and we burn more calories. But you don’t need to be freezing to boost metabolism. Regular exposure to cooler temps—but not so cold that you are shivering— increases calorie burn in a phenomenon called nonshivering thermogenesis (NST). According to the Netherlands’ Maastricht University, NST can boost calorie burn by between a few percent and 30 percent in healthy young and middle-aged people. One study found that middle-aged men who spent two hours a day for four weeks in a 62.6°F environment decreased their body fat. One very small study conducted by Maastricht University had eight overweight men in their late 50s with Type 2 diabetes sit in a 57°F room six hours a day for 10 straight days. At the end of the study, the men’s bodies metabolized glucose 43 times more efficiently than when the study began. Scientists have found that time in the cold activates and increases the brown fat in our body. Brown fat, the opposite of unhealthy white fat, burns calories to help generate heat. Adults carry tiny deposits of brown fat in the neck and upper backs. We lose brown fat as we age—men to a greater degree than women. Those with higher levels of brown fat have higher metabolic rates, greater insulin sensitivity, better blood sugar control, and tend to be slimmer. In one study, people who slept in rooms kept at 66°F increased their levels of brown fat, almost doubling it in four weeks.

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People are experimenting with ways to use cold therapy, or cryotherapy, to lose fat. CoolSculpting is a medical procedure in which fat deposits get frozen. The body naturally removes the dead cells over several months. Whole body cryotherapy (WBC) has scantily clad people stand in a deep-freeze tank, where they are exposed to subzero temperatures for a few minutes. People looking for cheaper forms of cryotherapy are adopting DIY methods. Some drape their necks with ice wraps to lower body temperature. Others end each shower with a blast of cold water to the back of the neck. Others go old school—getting outside to walk, ski, or skate. TFL SELECTED SOURCES “Activation and recruitment of brown adipose tissue as anti-obesity regimens in humans” by T. Yoneshiro and M. Saito, Ann Med, 3/15 n “Brown fat activation mediates cold-induced thermogenesis in adult humans in response to a mild decrease in ambient temperature” by K.Y. Chen et al., J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 7/13 n “Effect of post-exercise sauna bathing on the endurance performance of competitive male runners” by G.S. Scoon et al., J Sci Med Sport, 8/07 n “Effects of far-infrared sauna bathing on recovery from strength and endurance training . . .” by A. Mero et al., Springerplus, 7/7/15 n “Exposure to cold temperatures can help boost weight loss,” www.ScienceDaily.com, 1/22/14 n “Impact of age on the relationships of brown adipose tissue with sex and adiposity in humans” by C. Pfannenberg et al., 7/10; “Temperature-acclimated brown adipose tissue modulates insulin sensitivity in humans” by P. Lee et al., Diabetes, 11/14

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LIFE IN BALANCE

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS © DAVID GIBB PHOTOGRAPHY

AS TASTE FOR LIFE CELEBRATES ITS 20TH YEAR, WE THOUGHT WE’D CATCH UP WITH OUR FIRST COVER MODEL, HOLLY CONNELL. CONNELL WAS 33 WHEN SHE FIRST POSED FOR US. SHE’S CLEARLY DOING SOMETHING RIGHT! READ ON TO LEARN HER SECRETS. Q: A lot has changed since 1999. What’s changed with how you take care of yourself? A: I’ve tweaked my supplements to better fit what my body wants. Right now, high on my list is L-methylfolate (the active form of folic acid). During routine lab work, it was found I had higher cholesterol than expected considering my healthy diet. My doctor ordered homocysteine testing, which was elevated. Heart scans revealed zero plaque buildup, so it raised the question of what was causing the elevated homocysteine and cholesterol levels. I then tested positive for the MTHFR mutation. On my doctor’s advice, I started taking methylfolate. When I was retested a couple of months later, all my levels were normal. My energy level increased, and I felt like I had just had a tune-up! I also take vitamin D3, fish oil, probiotics, and, for seasonal allergies, stinging nettle and quercetin. I check in occasionally with a certified herbalist, and he gives me an easy-to-follow list I take to my local market. Q: How do you stay in shape? A: I enjoy walking, hiking, biking, cross-county skiing, ice skating, yoga, and Pilates. Most full moons, I arrange a twilight hike with my husband and a group of friends; we are often amazed by the full moon rising over the mountains. It is great for the soul to witness such natural beauty!

Q: What’s your skin care regimen? A: Years ago, I learned that skin absorbs about 64 percent of what’s applied to it. This led me to research products that are certified natural or organic and processed in such a way that I am getting the most benefits from vitamin C, bakuchiol (a plant-based retinol alternative), and plant stem cells. Q: What are some of your favorite foods? A: Recently, my local co-op was selling finger limes, also known as “citrus caviar,” so I was able to try those for the first time. I am always trying new foods, but my favorite go-tos are pumpkin seeds, beans, oatmeal, yogurt, fish, and green tea. I often whip up some kind of bread or cookies that I can never duplicate because I like to take a basic recipe and add chia seeds, hemp seeds, goji berries, applesauce, and whatever else I have in the pantry to make my food healthier. My recipes are rarely the same twice because I use what’s in season or what I have on hand. Q: What have you learned about health over the decades? A: I’ve learned so much more about the importance of organic foods, the benefits of supplements, and which activities work for me to stay healthy. I don’t believe in trendy diets. For me, eating well and keeping active has kept my weight in check. I will admit that I still have clothes that fit from my previous photoshoot with you 20 years ago! I look forward to another photoshoot in 20 more years! TFL

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BLOOD SUGAR & MORE Nutrex Hawaii BioAstin Hawaiian Astaxanthin supports joint, skin, eye, and heart health. Derived from farm-cultivated freshwater algae in Kona, Hawaii.

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Enzymedica Purify 10 Day Complete Body Cleanse was created by Dr. Michael Murray, author of more than 30 books about natural health. Easyto-use packets for morning and evening. Promotes regularity and liver detox.

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DIGESTIVE HEALTH Xlear Rescue Nasal Spray helps clear nasal passages, thanks to the antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory herb pau d’arco and oregano and eucalyptus essential oils.

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American Health Probiotic CD is a blend of 12 billion bioactive organisms from 10 probiotic cultures. Survives stomach acid and reaches the intestinal tract to support digestive, intestinal, and immune health.

Jarrow Formulas Jarro-Dophilus Probiotics Infant contains a clinically validated strain of Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis M-63, the only bacteria able to fully use oligosaccharides in human milk for intestinal, immunity, and brain development.

EuroPharma Terry Naturally Premium European Hemp Oil is harvested from Non-GMO plants cultivated to contain a full spectrum of phytonutrients to support the body’s endocannabinoid system.

Functional Remedies FullSpectrum Hemp Oil uses a lipid infusion process with low heat to deliver a whole-plant entourage effect.

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CV Sciences PlusCBD Oil Gummies provide 5 milligrams of the company’s Gold Formula hempderived cannabidiol. Available in Cherry Mango and Citrus Punch.

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Natural Factors BioCoenzymated Active B Complex offers full-spectrum coenzyme B vitamins—the most metabolically active form. Tested by Isura, Canada’s only independent, not-forprofit natural health product verification and certification organization.

IMMUNE SUPPORT Doctor’s Best Agaricus blazei with BioPerine supplies beta glucans for immune system support. BioPerine aids in absorption of this medicinal mushroom.

HEART HEALTH Bluebonnet CellularActive CoQ10 Ubiquinol is the active antioxidant form of CoQ10, which supports energy, especially in those over 40 and people affected by certain medical conditions.

INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE Nordic Naturals Curcumin Gummies support a healthy inflammatory response with a Longvida optimized formulation that enhances curcumin bioavailability 285 times. Mango flavor.

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Boiron Oscillococcinum (Oscillo) works to improve flu symptoms, such as fatigue, headache, body aches, chills, and fevers.

MEDICINAL MUSHROOM Pure Essence MyPure MYcoMune 4X Mushroom Nutrition uses hot water extraction to maximize the nutrient bioavailability of reishi, cordyceps, lion’s mane, maitake, shiitake, and chaga mushrooms.

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MULTIVITAMIN/MINERAL Phytocannabinoids are natural compounds found in various plants, not just cannabis. Emerald Health Bioceuticals Endo Bliss uses clove oil, black pepper, ginger, echinacea, peony, and marigold to support endocannabinoid health.

OMEGA FATTY ACIDS Flora Udo’s Choice Udo’s Oil 3•6•9 Blend provides a balanced 2:1:1 ratio of omega fatty acids. Made from organic flax, sesame, and sunflower seed oils.

Carlson Multi Gummies deliver A, B, C, D3, E, and K2 vitamins, along with minerals to support immunity and energy production. Natural raspberry flavor.

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SEXUAL HEALTH Essential Formulas Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics are fermented for three years, resulting in 12 shelf-stable probiotic strains. The formula contains prebiotics as well as postbiotics— nutrients such as short-chain fatty acids and polyphenols created during fermentation.

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SUPERGREENS RidgeCrest Herbals ClearLungs Sport supports respiratory health and athletic performance with traditional Chinese medicine herbs (such as schisandra, cordyceps, rhodiola, and eleuthero) that may increase energy and reduce oxidative stress.

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Aged garlic extract (AGE) is an odorless supplement created after the garlic has been aged 20 months. Although the process leaves the garlic without allicin, the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant compound produced when garlic is chopped or crushed, different compounds offer health benefits. Those benefits include blood pressure- and cholesterol-lowering effect for some people, as well as the ability to reduce inflammation in blood-vessel linings. In one small, 12-week, double-blind trial of people with uncontrolled hypertension, 1.2 grams daily of AGE reduced mean blood pressure by 5 points on average. Some people responded better than others, with “responders” ranging closer to an 11.5 drop in systolic and 6.3 drop in diastolic blood pressure compared to those who took a placebo. Garlic has various benefits for blood sugar and metabolic health. In one study of people with metabolic syndrome (a cluster of symptoms that includes obesity, hypertension, high blood sugar, and high cholesterol), AGE increased levels of adiponectin, a hormone that helps regulate blood sugar. In another study, 55 men ages 40 to 75 who had been diagnosed with metabolic syndrome took either a placebo or 2,400 milligrams of aged garlic extract daily. When a follow-up screening of the men took place a year later, the ones who took AGE showed plaque accumulation had slowed by 80 percent as compared to placebo. TFL SELECTED SOURCES “Aged garlic extract improves adiponectin levels in subjects with metabolic syndrome . . .” by D. Gomez-Arbelaez et al., Mediators of Inflammation, 2013 n “Beneficial effects of aged garlic extract and coenzyme Q10 on vascular elasticity and endothelial function . . .” by V.N. Larijani et al., Nutrition, 1/13 n “Chemical and biological properties of S-1-Propenyl-l-cysteine in aged garlic extract” by Y. Kodera et al., Molecules, 3/31/17n “The effect of aged garlic extract on blood pressure and other cardiovascular risk factors in uncontrolled hypertensives . . .” by K. Ried et al., Integr Blood Press Control, 1/27/16 n “Garlic and heart disease” by R. Varshney and M.J. Budoff, J Nutr, 2/16 n “New study shows aged garlic extract can reduce dangerous plaque buildup in arteries,” Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, www.ScienceDaily.com, 1/21/16

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