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New Year's resolutions are so 1990's. That's why we are asking you to consider what your intentions and not your resolutions are, in February, rather than in January. This way you cannot be led down a road of guilt when you do not achieve all...

Living and celebrating more consciously does not have to be a bore – in fact living lightly makes you feel happier and more in love with your life. You are using more of your power as an individual to live the way you really want...

It should not be expensive to put your "best foot" forward. Here are some easy, inexpensive and EARTH friendly recipes for homemade foot treatments. Making home-made foot treatments is a wonderful thing to learn. You can be sure that you are only using the best...

The primary ingredient in this delicious smoothie is coconut, and if you have not yet jumped on the healthy coconut train, it's time to get reading - we have two great articles on the benefits and wonders of cooking with and using coconut oil. 1 to...

Nothing beats that feeling of the warm sun on your back, children laughing in the distance, waves crashing yonder, the coconut smell of sunscreen and a cool breeze playing in your hair, nothing that is until the reality of your sunburn starts to kick in...

You want to keep it simple this year. And Green. And Cost effective. But… you also want to spoil your loved ones and impress them with your style, by giving them gifts that give a little more than the surprise of opening them on the...

Babywearing has been practiced for centuries. In ancient civilizations, mom needed to have baby close while tending to everyday chores, such as tending crops. Babywearing was born out of necessity for baby's survival and mom's ability to work. Fabric weaving and rough terrain delayed the...

New Chapter was the first company in the world to produce a full line of whole food complexed vitamins and supplements certified to be made with organic ingredients. The company was founded with the belief that the natural purity of organic ingredients is better for people and better for the environment.

And while the company always look to Nature, first, to guide them in the formulation of their products, they rely just as heavily on modern science to validate their effectiveness and to seek out even greater discoveries in natural nourishment and health.

There is no doubt that you should be taking your multi-vitamins each day. Due to the decreasing quality of our soils and the increasing amount of pollutants, we are eating plenty but we are still starving and multivitamin supplements can be a great way to get the extra vitamins and minerals that are lacking in everyday foods. The good news is that given proper natural nutrition, the human body has an amazing ability to heal itself. However before you reach for your supplements, bear in mind that not all multivitamins are derived from natural nutritive sources like plants, fruits and vegetables. Many are synthetically-derived, laboratory simulations of real vitamins, including some common ones like vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and vitamin E (dl-tocopheryl acetate). These are the same types of "vitamins" used to enrich many processed foods, and they simply do not assimilate well into the body because they are not truly natural. Real vitamins are the living ones derived from whole foods and that are maintained in their natural states. These contain the necessary cofactors and enzymes which help the body to process and use them, and they provide the most benefit to the body.

What You Need to Know About Isolated Compounds vs. Whole Food Supplements In a Nutshell

Supplements made with isolated nutrients are probably the least effective way to present the body with what it needs. A multivitamin with many isolated ingredients crammed into a capsule is no better. It may be tempting to think that the supplement that is best is the one that delivers the highest milligram amount of a nutrient. But the reality is that a small amount of a nutrient in whole food form is many times more effective than a large dose in isolated form. As food forms of nutrients are slowly digested and absorbed, nutrients become available to be utilized over a period of several hours. Much of the large dose of an isolated nutrient is wasted because the body can only use a small amount at one time.

Although there are many opinions on the types of food we should be eating, and the ideal ratio of these foods, everyone from all corners of the diet and nutrition world seems to agree on one thing: No matter which foods we choose and in what ratios we eat them, whole foods are better for you than refined foods.