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Explaining Low Toxicity

OPALS are how we define health and nutrition here at CarpeVITA. The acronym consists of Vital Oils (O), Smart Proteins (P), Antioxidants (A), Low Toxicity (L), and Slowly Absorbed Glucose (S). Low toxicity is an important goal for anyone trying to keep a diet that maintains his or her wellness. Toxins in our body can cause any number of issues, ranging from cloudy thinking and lethargy, all the way to cancer. Toxins tend to stay in our bodies for quite…

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Explaining Antioxidants

Explaining Antioxidants

OPALS are how we define health and nutrition here at CarpeVITA. The acronym consists of Vital Oils (O), Smart Proteins (P), Antioxidants (A), Low Toxicity (L), and Slowly Absorbed Glucose (S). Today’s topic on our OPALS journey is antioxidants! As a society, we’re inundated with labels and stickers that claim foods are a great source of antioxidants, but what exactly are they? Antioxidants are nutrients (vitamins and minerals) as well as enzymes (proteins in your body that assist in chemical…

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Explaining Smart Proteins

OPALS are how we define health and nutrition here at CarpeVITA. The acronym consists of Vital Oils (O), Smart Proteins (P), Antioxidants (A), Low Toxicity (L), and Slowly Absorbed Glucose (S). Today we’ll be looking at smart proteins! But what are proteins and how do they work within the body? Protein chains are made up of amino acids, which come in two varieties. One variety has a “y” structure that hooks together with other similar structures to form muscles. The…

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Explaining Vital Oils

OPALS are how we define health and nutrition here at CarpeVITA. The acronym consists of Vital Oils (O), Smart Proteins (P), Antioxidants (A), Low Toxicity (L), and Slowly Absorbed Glucose (S). Today we’ll be looking at vital oils, or the good fats in our diet. So what are they? Well, vital oils are made up of- Linoleic, which turns into gamma linoleic, which then turns into Arachdonic Linolenic, which turns into eicosapentaenoic (EPA), which then turns into docosahexaenoic (DHA, or…

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The CarpeVITA Healthy Diet

People are told to eat a healthy diet, but what constitutes a healthy diet? Conflicting information might be stirred around after some extensive and thorough research. At CarpeVita, we define nutrition and an achievable healthy diet with O.P.A.L.S. This acronym illustrates the five most important components of a healthy diet: Vital Oils (O) Smart Proteins (P) Antioxidants (A) Low Toxicity (L) Slowly Absorbed Glucose (S) Over the course of the next few weeks, we’ll delve into each component with a separate and extensive…

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Is Too Much Sitting Killing You?

Research has linked sitting too much with numerous health issues including obesity, metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, diabetes, and an increased risk of heart disease and cancer. Studies and doctors are so concerned with these risks that they have coined the term: “sitting disease.” You are sitting too much if you engage in sedentary activities for the majority of your waking hours, including things like having a desk job, working behind the wheel, watching TV,…

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Tips For Better Sleep

It’s no secret that getting proper sleep is necessary to lead a healthy life. The sad part is that it is also no secret that most adults are too stressed and busy to get the sleep they need. Here are some simple and easy tips you can use to begin increasing how much sleep you get each night: Don’t eat after dinnertime, especially sugary and caffeinated foods. It may seem obvious that you shouldn’t drink coffee at night, but don’t…

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Prevention Tips for Optimal Health

Prevention is the primary key to optimal health because when you can prevent an illness or disease, you don’t have to find a way to treat it. Treating a health condition may or may not work, whereas not getting a health condition in the first place ensures success. Prevention and wellness go hand-in-hand, and a wellness state is made possible by leading a life of healthy lifestyle habits. Here are our best prevention tips for optimal health: Prevention Starts With…

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How to Better Participate in Your Health

Gone are the days when people would go to the doctor only when they were sick and then simply take a prescription to feel better. More and more, people are beginning to participate in their health and they are making a better effort to engage in wellness and prevention strategies. Participation has never been so important as it is now, when it has to do with one’s health. That’s because P4 Health is transforming our healthcare system, and population health…

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Personalize Your Health For Best Results

Until recently, medicine was pretty much a one-size fits all approach, with treatments and medications being administered based on limited knowledge that centered on statistics of general populations instead of individual people. Even with the best advances in science, this was the best we could do. Recent developments in new science, however, have opened the medical industry up to a personalized approach to medicine and health care. It is based on more precise, predictable and beneficial medicine that is customized…

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How to Predict a Health Crisis

How to Predict a Health Crisis

With prediction comes the opportunity for prevention, and that can mean the difference between life and death, as well as quality of life. What could be more important than that? The science of today is quite incredible and we are now able to make predictions about health that we couldn’t just a few years ago. With the combination of your family history and a simple saliva test, you can gain access to insights about your health that are more personalized…

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P4 Health: The Change Our Healthcare System Needs

Healthcare challenges have never been so real, but it has never been so revolutionary either. A shift is taking place that is bringing health, wellness, science, technology, engineering and mathematics together to solve the challenges of global health. This shift is called P4 Health, otherwise known as P4 Medicine, and it will literally revolutionize the healthcare industry, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, diagnostics, healthcare technology, health insurance, therapy, prevention, wellness, nutrition, assessments of environmental toxicities, and academia and medical schools. What is P4…

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