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Don’t Let Musculoskeletal Pain Dominate Your Life

pain MusculoskeletalIf you’re suffering from short-term or ongoing musculoskeletal pain, you know how all-encompassing it can be.

Every day, every position, everything can hurt.

It’s easy to let your whole world be controlled by the discomfort.

Decisions get made on what will hurt less.

Plans get cancelled because you just can’t risk it.

You know the routine, and you know it’s no way to live.

But you don’t have to. We promise… Continue reading…

What is Warm Water Therapy?

therapy warm waterEverybody loves an indulgence. And everybody loves an easy at home remedy that makes them feel better.

Now, there’s something that combines the two – warm water therapy.

In fairness, warm water therapy has been around for thousands of years, but we’re finally understanding how and why it actually works to ease stiffness, pain, and just about every other symptom of musculoskeletal conditions. Continue reading…

4 Healthy Pie Recipes That Are GOOD For You

Pie Recipes HealthyWho doesn’t love pie?

Especially this time of year, when it seems like holiday tables are sagging under the weight of desserts!

If only there were such a thing as a healthy pie…

Well, guess what? There is!

Not only are there healthy pie recipes, but there are ways to make your favorite pie recipes a little healthier without making many changes at all.

Read on for healthy pie tips AND healthy pie recipes. Continue reading…

Is SetraVida Safe to Use?

safe setravidaThe most important question you can ask when looking at a new supplement or medication, even before “does it work?”… is “is it safe?”

It’s the question we ask first, too!

After all, it really doesn’t matter if something works or not if it’s going to cause bigger problems than the ones you’re trying to solve.

So we respect the fact that you want to know if SetraVida is safe or not.

Being worried about your health and premature aging is enough.

You shouldn’t be worried about if the supplement you’re taking for it is safe, too.

We’re always happy to revisit the question with you. Continue reading…

SetraVida Benefits: Help Activate the Longevity Gene

benefits setravidaThe fountain of youth…

Methuselah from the Old Testament…

Dorian Gray and his portrait in the attic…

For as long as there have been people growing older, there have been people trying to stay young.

Longer, healthier lives has been the dream since the beginning of time.

And now – the dream is becoming a reality. Because researchers may have learned how to activate the gene that could keep you younger, longer.

That’s the SetraVida benefit we’re excited to share with you! Since researchers have learned this power, we’ve learned how to harness it.

That’s right – SetraVida actually helps activate the longevity gene. Continue reading…

Everyday Things You Can Do to Boost Your Libido

things everydayIf you listen to commercials, it seems like the only everyday thing you can do to boost your libido is to change your diet.

It’s enough to make a man decide to put up with a slow sex life instead.

Luckily, there are plenty of other everyday things you can do to boost your libido, without having to rely on something questionable or live with a lackluster love life! Continue reading…

Lumbar Spine Stretches and Exercises to Erase Your Lower Back Pain

stretches lumbar spineWhen your back hurts, all you want to do is stop and rest.

As counterintuitive as it seems, though, the key really is to get up and get moving.

Lumbar spine stretches and the right kind of exercise can be your first step back towards feeling good and living pain free.

The key is to choose your exercise and lumbar spine stretches wisely.

Because some of the most common stretches and exercises can do more harm than good.

When your back hurts, avoid toe touches, leg lifts, and sit ups.

Yes, they can help stretch and strengthen a healthy back – but one that’s already hurting will only make it worse!

So what are you supposed to do? Try these exercises and lumbar spine stretches, instead. And feel your pain melt away. Continue reading…

My Eyes Are Dry – Now What?

dry my eyesWhen your eyes are dry every day feels like an annoyance.

No, there’s nothing seriously wrong, but there’s certainly nothing right, either.

On bad days, life can become an itchy, scratchy irritation one just has to get through.

That’s no way to live life!

Luckily, just because your eyes are dry doesn’t mean you have to live with it.

Let’s take a closer look at dry eyes, and the natural ways you can manage them. Continue reading…

Men Over 60: How to Enjoy Sex for the Future

over 60 menMen over 60 have to learn how to deal with so many changes – to their health, to their bodies, and yes, to their sex drives.

But just because things are changing doesn’t mean things have to be bad.

Your sex life can be different, and still be fulfilling and sexy!

These tips can help men over 60 navigate the changes in the bedroom without ever missing a beat – Continue reading…

Don’t Ignore These 9 High Blood Pressure Warnings

warnings high blood pressureToo many people are unaware that high blood pressure comes with warnings.

They think that high blood pressure is something you can’t identify until you’re in the doctor’s office waiting for the cuff to release.

But that is a false and quite frankly dangerous misunderstanding of how high blood pressure works.

High blood pressure warnings do exist, and you can identify them. You just have to know what they are. Continue reading…

11 of the Best Herbs to Defeat Your Pain

herbs bestThere’s so many health-related things you can do naturally these days – so why are you still using scary drugs to relieve your pain?

Because there’s no need to! Not when there are herbs that work just as well at relieving your pain.

Look no further to find the best herbs for easing your pain.

Give up the NSAIDs and stick with your healthy lifestyle even when it comes to pain relief. Continue reading…

How to Enjoy Good Sugars this Halloween

sugars goodHere’s our secret – we haven’t eliminated sugar from our diets completely.

The occasional treat is simply too delicious for us to get rid of it completely.

After all, have you seen our BenVia Gold brownie recipe?

Have you tasted it? So no, we haven’t given up sugar completely.

The key, though, is that we use good sugars the majority of the time, and save traditional sugars for very occasional indulgences.

Which makes Halloween tough, because there are chocolates, candies, and desserts everywhere this time of year.

And none of those bags you see at the grocery store are sweetened with good sugars, you just know it.

We aren’t, however, willing to throw away our occasional taste of traditional sugar on the mass produced stuff that will fill trick or treat bags later this month.

Luckily, we don’t have to – and neither do you. Not with these good sugar desserts that taste just as good as anything made with traditional sugar! Continue reading…

8 Rules for Defeating Anxiety That Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You

anxiety defeatingAlthough defeating anxiety is one of the most important things you can do, it’s also one of the most intimidating.

After all, part of anxiety is the feeling that you can’t ever get better.

How are you supposed to defeat anxiety when the very fact that you have it makes you feel like you can never defeat it?

First, it’s vital that you lose the stigma about having anxiety.

Talk to your doctor. Admit you’re struggling with it. There are ways your doctor can help.

But your doctor isn’t the only one who can help with defeating anxiety.

You have a powerful ally where you might not expect it: yourself.

In spite of what the anxiety may have you believing, you really can help manage, control, and defeat it. Continue reading…

BP Complete 120 Ingredients: What’s in the BP Complete 120 Formula?

Ingredients BP Complete 120When you take your health seriously, you’re not willing to trade one unhealthy condition for another.

You’re not willing to trade worrisome blood pressure numbers for worrisome blood pressure remedies.

So instead of jumping blindly on the bandwagon of the next new thing, you do your research. You ask questions.

We get that. We respect it. Which is why now that we have a new blood pressure support supplement, we want to ask – and answer – your questions before you ever have to.

What are the BP Complete 120 ingredients? How do they help keep your blood pressure where you want it?

And what makes the formula so special? Continue reading…

14 Dull Skin Remedies Your Ancestors Used

remedies dull skinThere are commercials for wrinkle reducers and skin tighteners, but you rarely see dull skin remedies.

Which doesn’t make sense because wrinkles and sags aren’t the only skin issues you deal with as you age.

At some point, most people are going to look in the mirror and see something…different. It’s hard to identify what’s changed at first.

There are no new wrinkles. Nothing’s sagging more. But your skin seems duller. Gray. Flat. It’s not your imagination. Your skin does lose its glow the older you get.

And that’s why you need dull skin remedies, as well as wrinkle reducers and other anti-aging suggestions.

Luckily, there are dull skin remedies. Ways to counter the dullness and reclaim your youthful glow. And many of them have been around for centuries… Continue reading…