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Breathe Easy
Five remedies that promote lung health and protect against colds and flu. Reach for these at the first sign of illness.

Good Skin From Within
Five beauty boosters to leave you glowing

Celebrating Menopause
Supplements for a harmonious transition

Get Your Green On
Not getting enough green foods in your diet? Try these potent powders

Beyond Yogurt
It's not enough to simply eat yogurt. Learn why a daily probiotic supplement is vital to healthy digestion, immunity, and more

Alpha Lipoic Acid
This versatile antioxidant can help boost energy, lower blood sugar, spur weight loss, and more

Unlimited Energy With Carnitine
Although our bodies make carnitine they often don't produce enough Find out how supplements can fill in the gaps for better health and energy

Unique Ubiquinol
This active antioxidant form of CoQ10 is easier for your body to absorb and utilize

Lift Your Mood
L-tryptophan and 5-HTP are natural antidepressants that also help promote sleep and mental clarity

Good Fat
Just how important are essential fatty acids? Maybe even more valuable than a daily multi.

Bee Foods
Propolis, royal jelly, and honey offer a swarm of health benefits

Licorice Twist
This versatile herb has a variety of proven health benefits

Vitamin C: More than Just Immunity
Warding off colds and flu is just the tip of the iceberg for this powerful nutrient

B12: Essential for Aging Well
This "anti-aging" vitamin protects against Alzheimer's, stroke, and gene damage

Glutathione: The Master Antioxidant
How this mighty molecule helps repair the damage caused by living in the modern world

Great Greens
Delicious ways to go green from the inside out

Perchance to Dream
A synergistic combination of three nutrients can help you get the sleep you need

Vitamin D Update
Vitamin D is changing from the "sunshine vitamin" to the "all-year vitamin."

Vitamin A
It enhances resistance to infection—and so much more
The Powerful Probiotic
The genus Lactobacillus contains more than 125 species, and is commonly found in yogurt, cider, wine, sauerkraut, cheese, chocolate, and other fermented foods.

Turmeric and Curcumin
Among the estimated 50,000 plants used as medicines around the world, a few enjoy superstar status for their broad healing benefits—one of these is the herb turmeric.

Snack Smarter
You’ll never go hungry with this guide to good-for-you snacks (perfect for back to school!). Also: how to turn snacks into...

Lecithin
Lecithin has been promoted for preventing or treating Alzheimer’s disease, gallstones, high cholesterol, liver disease, and multiple sclerosis, and enhancing weight loss

A Saintly Herb
St. John's wort can alleviate depression, help detoxify the liver, reduce scarring, and more

Better Together
How carnitine, alpha-lipoic acid, and CoQ10 work synergistically to increase energy, lower blood sugar, and strengthen your heart and circulation.

Going Green
Learn how green tea can help stave off heart disease and cancer, and keep you feeling younger

Trace Magnifique
Trace minerals, including iron and zinc, are vital for immune health, energy, and blood sugar control

Quercetin: More Energy, Fewer Allergies
This powerful antioxidant can boost stamina and reduce blood pressure

CoQ10: Energy Boost in a Bottle
Discover how this amazing little nutrient can help with blood pressure, fatigue, and more

Sulfur-Rich Nutrients
What do garlic, glutathione, glucosamine, NAC, alpha-lipoic acid, chondroitin, and MSM have in common? Sulfur—a compound that helps the body heal in a variety of ways.

The Soluble Fiber Solution
It’s not always easy to get enough roughage from our diets. Learn how soluble fiber supplements can help.

The Magic Missing Piece
How wonder compounds known as flavonoids can help crush your chances of getting diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and more.

Be Well with Vitamin B3
Learn why niacin, or vitamin B3, is not only good for your heart, but also vital for mental health, including Alzheimer’s prevention.

The Sunshine Vitamin
Vitamin D improves health in so many ways that you’ll want to jump for joy.

Be Well with Vitamin B
B-complex vitamins are essential for myriad physical and mental functions. Find out just how much you need.

Special K
Find out why vitamin K is key for treating osteoporosis, controlling blood sugar, and maybe even preventing cancer.

Vitamin E: Your Key to Vibrant Health
Learn why this somewhat controversial vitamin is essential for heart health and more.

Super Silymarin
Love your liver, lower blood sugar, and much more with this compound from milk thistle.

About the Columnist:
Jack Challem is a personal nutrition coach and one of America's most trusted nutrition and health writers. He is the author or coauthor of more than 20 books, including Stop Prediabetes Now, The Food-Mood Solution, Feed Your Genes Right, The Inflammation Syndrome, and the lead author of the best-selling Syndrome X. Jack writes The Nutrition Reporter™ newsletter and has written for many magazines, including Alternative Medicine, Better Nutrition, Body & Soul, and Experience Life, Functional Foods, Natural Foods Merchandiser, and Natural Products News. His scientific articles have appeared in Free Radical Biology & Medicine, Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, Medical Hypotheses, and other journals. Jack is also a columnist for Alternative & Complementary Therapies. He frequently speaks to consumer, medical, trade, and international nutrition organizations. Free, downloadable excerpts from his books, and sample issues of his newsletter are available at www.nutritionreporter.com.