Best Supplements to Fight Fatigue [Infographic]

Get More Energy:  The Best Supplements to Fight Fatigue
Infographic from the Greatist
Fatigue is a common complaint in today's highly stressed living environment.  Fatigue is often seen, listed or experienced as a symptom of a medical condition or chronic disease.

Many wellness "experts" recommend various supplements to help boot energy levels and combat the effects of fatigue.

You might be tempted to try one or all of them.  But, before running out and spending a fortune on supplements, it is wise to first identify the root cause of your fatigue.

Are you tired from lack of sleep? From too much exercise?  From stress?  Or is your tiredness a symptom of a health or medical condition?

This infographic entitled "The Best Supplements to Stop Feeling So Tired" from the Greatist illustrates and summarizes supplements that are most often recommended by holistic health practitioners for three common root causes of fatigue.

Before taking any supplements, however, it is always strongly advised and recommended to seek the advise of a qualified healthcare professional, particularly if you suspect or have already been diagnosed with a medical condition, are pregnant, lactating or are otherwise at risk for a health condition.

Additionally, holistic and integrative health practitioners almost always recommend that, to the extent possible, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients should be derived from whole-food sources.

The Greatist article accompanying this infographic lists some food sources of these supplements as well as providing additional information for each one.  To read the article, to to:  Get More Energy: The Best Supplements to Fight Fatigue (Greatist)

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17 Science-Backed Sleeping Hacks to Boost Health [Infographic]

17 Science-Backed Sleeping Hacks to Boost Health and Aid in
Weight Loss - Infographic from Pillow Pancake
According to an article published on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website:

"Persons experiencing sleep insufficiency are also more likely to suffer from chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, depression, and obesity, as well as from cancer, increased mortality, and reduced quality of life and productivity."
 (Insufficient Sleep is a Public Health Problem, CDC)

Also according to another article found on the CDC website:

"Laboratory research has found that short sleep duration results in metabolic changes that may be linked to obesity. Epidemiologic studies conducted in the community have also revealed an association between short sleep duration and excess body weight." (Sleep and Chronic Disease, CDC)

The link between restorative sleep and excess body weight, belly fat, obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and a host of other chronic diseases and medical conditions is indisputable.

Yet, it is estimated that in the United States, 10-20% individuals suffer from insomnia, only about 35% sleep 8 hours or more per night during the workweek, and about 56% have one or more symptoms of insomnia a several nights or more during a week.

If you are one of these individuals who finds it difficult to fall asleep and/or stay asleep, you might find the science-backed sleeping hacks illustrated and explained in this Infographic helpful:

1.  Set a "go to bed" alarm
2.  No alcohol before bed
3.  Nap proactively
4.  Wear warm socks to fall asleep faster
5.  Keep your bedroom cool
6.  Avoid big meals late at night
7.  Keep your bedroom quiet
8.  Use a little white noise
9.  Don't skimp on your mattress
10.  Practice deep breathing
11.  Power down well before bedtime
12.  Use lavender
13.  Take a hot bath
14.  Ask your doctor about sleep Apnea
15.  Don't hit the snooze button
16.  Keep the bedroom very dark or try a sleeping mask
17.  Think about the today and tomorrow before going to bed

Infographic source and for more information about restorative sleep, visit 17 Science-Based Hacks to Sleep Better & Boost Your Health -

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Top 15 Nutrient Rich Foods [Infographic]

Top 15 Nutrient Rich Foods (Powerhouse Foods)
Infographic from
Eating a clean, whole food diet that includes dark, leafy greens is today's standard "prescription" for everything from losing weight to addressing a myriad of health conditions and chronic diseases including diabetes, cancer, autoimmunity and heart disease.

What's so special about leafy green vegetables?   Leafy greens are considered nutritional powerhouses because they are very nutrient dense.

Leafy greens are an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, phytochemicals and other nutrients that are essential to optimal health.  These include Vitamins A, C, E, K, Folate, Potassium, Iron and Calcium.

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For individuals who are trying to lose weight and burn fat, leafy greens are thought to help weight loss in several ways.  First, they are low in both calories and fat. Second, they supply dietary fiber.

The ingestion of soluble and insoluble fiber has been extensively studied for its role in weight and fat loss as well as digestive and metabolic health. Fiber helps make us feel full, thereby reducing or preventing overeating.  Fiber helps to regulate blood sugar levels.  Fiber acts as a sponge for toxins and clears them out of the body.  Fiber also helps regulate bowel movements and regular consumption generally prevents constipation.

Many weight loss experts generally recommend consuming 35-50 grams of fiber a day, together with plenty of pure, clean water.

A study of 47 fruits and vegetables sought to identify the most nutrient dense foods.  According to the study, the top 15 nutrient powerhouse fruits and vegetables (PFV) were all leafy greens as illustrated in this infographic.

Details of the study can be found here: Defining Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables: A Nutrient Density Approach (CDC)

Infographic source, article and further reading:  Move Over Kale, There's a New Top Veggie in Town -

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Vitamin B17 - Best Food Sources [Infographic]

Vitamin B-17 Best Food Sources
Infographic from Dr. Axe
If you do a Google search for "vitamin B17", you will come upon many articles and blog posts about this "vitamin" and its association to an alternative form cancer therapy or treatment.
What is Vitamin B17 (aka Laetril and Amygladlin)?  

"Laetrile is the patented drug made from the natural compound amygdalin, found in the seeds of many fruits, such as apricot, plum and peach pits, apple seeds, and quince, as well as in almonds. Laetrile is also known as Amigdalina B-17 or vitamin B17, although there is very little evidence it warrants classification as a vitamin.  Amygdalin contains glucose, benzaldehyde, and cyanide. Cyanide is believed to be the active cancer-toxic ingredient in Laetrile. However, cyanide is toxic to all cells, so Laetrile’s overall toxicity is a concern.  Some Laetrile proponents claim that it’s more toxic to cancer cells than to normal cells.4 Getting cyanide poisoning from apple seeds or almonds is extremely unlikely.    In 1924, Laetrile was synthesized from amygdalin and promoted as a cancer treatment. By 1978, it was estimated that more than 70,000 Americans had tried it—despite its being banned in the US since 1963."  (New Film "Second Opinion" Exposes the Truth About a 40-Year Long Cover-Up of Laetrile Cancer Treatment,

What are Vitamin B17's Potential Health Benefits?

According to Dr. Josh Axe, the author of this infographic, Vitamin B17's potential health benefits include protection against cancer, boosting immunity, reducing pain, and lowering high blood pressure.  Read the full article here:  Vitamin B17 Controversy:  Poison or Cancer Cure?

Supplements and Whole Food Sources

Although Laetrile extract (the synthetic form of B-17) can be given by injection, or taken orally as a pill, it is strongly advised that supplements, particularly controversial supplements, should only be taken by individuals under the care of and as directed by a qualified healthcare professional.

Amygdalin, on the other hand, is a naturally occurring compound found in various plant foods, including those listed in this infographic:

✿ Apricots (kernels/seeds)
✿ Fruit Seeds (from Apples, Cherries, Peaches, Prunes, Plums, Pears)
✿ Lima Beans
 Fava Beans
 Wheat Grass
✿  Almonds
✿ Strawberries
✿ Blackberries
 ✿ Blueberries
 ✿ Buckwheat
 ✿ Sorghum
 ✿ Barley
 ✿ Millet
 ✿ Cashews
 ✿ Macadamia Nuts
 ✿ Bean Sprouts
 ✿ Bamboo Shoots

Additional Resource:
'Vitamin' B-17:  Separating Myth from Reality,

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Heart Healthy Foods [Infographic]

Heart Healthy Foods - Foods High in Antioxidants and Dietary Fiber
Infographic from
From SunWarrior News, the source of this excellent infographic:

"These fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds are more than just good sources of vitamins and minerals. They are also low in calories, rich in dietary fiber, full of antioxidants, low in saturated fat, and naturally cholesterol free. The antioxidants in plant-based foods keep free radicals from damaging the blood vessels and the heart. Antioxidants also keep cholesterol and blood platelets from becoming sticky, preventing dangerous clots that can lead to heart attacks and strokes."

To read more and learn more about each of these heart healthy foods, please visit Heart Healthy Foods to Keep Your Ticker Beating Strong - SunWarrior News.

❤  Acorn Squash
❤  Almonds
❤  Asparagus
❤  Avocado
❤  Beans
❤  Broccoli
❤  Brown Rice
❤  Cantaloupe
❤  Carrots
❤  Chia
❤  Dark Chocolate
❤  Grapes
❤  Oatmeal
❤  Oranges
❤  Papaya
❤  Red Bell Pepper
❤  Spinach
❤  Sweet Potato
❤  Tomatoes
❤  Walnuts

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