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Functional Fitness What is functional fitness? The easiest way to describe Functional Fitness would be an all-encompassing way to exercise that will prepare the body for real world events.  In simpler terms, training for life.  Every day, we as humans are challenged to move our bodies in many different ways.  It can be during work, …

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Taurine Essential for Cats IS YOUR CAT GETTING ENOUGH TAURINE?  WHAT IS TAURINE?  Amino acids are the building blocks of all proteins, taurine is an amino acid found exclusively in animal proteins. Many amino acids can be produced within the body of humans and animals, while some can only be obtained through food, these are …

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Amino Acids An essential amino acid cannot be synthesized newly by the organism at a rate equal to its demand. This means that the required amino acids must come from the proper diet, which gives the body its necessary nutrients. There are 21 amino acids that are common to all living creatures. However, there are …

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Bio-Individuality BIO-INDIVIDUALITY My journey all starts with Copper Toxicity.  So, if you have researched the abundance of bio-unavailable copper in the body, then you may know a little, or a lot, about Copper Toxicity.  The build up of copper causes a cascade of events in the body, including adrenal insufficiency, iron anemia, magnesium deficiency symptoms, …

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Boron – The Small but Mighty Mineral The trace mineral boron might be the most overlooked, yet essential, micronutrient no one is talking about, with vitally important roles in plant metabolism and in human health. Most significantly in bone health and wound healing. Be prepared to be amazed at what this mighty mineral can do. …

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Get into the swing of it Ever want to build more strength or up your endurance game?  Now that everyone is working out from home, or most of us, having mobile equipment that we can use to do multi-faceted exercises is a great outlet! The eye-opening true diversity of kettlebell exercises can be overwhelming at …

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Tap Water and Your Dog’s Health DO YOU GIVE YOUR DOG WATER FROM THE TAP?  Hydration of course is very important, not only for us but for our furry family members.  So when we started chatting with clients about what their dog’s drank, the consensus was tap water……..so we had to share. First off, consider …

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The Truth About Calcium Article written by: Kim Heintz, FDN-P, hTMAP,Vykon Coach.  Follow Kim on social media@kim.heintz. Learn more about her at Kim Heintz. GET TESTED! Why you should be careful with calcium supplements Have you ever read that women especially need to take calcium because we lose bone density as we age? We all …

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What’s TMG Anyways? TRIMETHYLGLYCINE (aka TMG or BETAINE) Trimethylglycine is an active metabolite of choline and a component of beetroot [1].  One of the main mechanisms of betaine is that it acts as a powerful methylator alongside folate, B6 and B12.  Some studies have shown that TMG supplementation will support the reduction of homocysteine levels …

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Gut Health is Critical, for Animals too! A horse’s story with Vykon’s Performance Probiotic I walked out into the field one Fall afternoon about three and a half years ago with a friend to be introduced to Jade. He stood like the handsome Canadian gelding that he is, and let me talk to him, pat …

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