Health Guides

Chronic Headaches / Migraines

A Common Issue Amongst Americans The myriad of causes of headaches and migraines, usually of nutrition or environmental relation, can leave one not knowing where to begin. Often nutritious eating can help headache and/or migraine symptoms enormously. Still, many cases require additional supplementation to reduce occurrence. Having bloodwork done at your doctor’s office or hair analysis at an independent lab can tell you more specifically what nutrients you may be lacking, or even high in. Common supplement recommendations, which are available here at Cost Plus Nutrition, are including but not
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Stress / Sleep

Stress is a huge buzzword these days. With our busy lifestyles, environmental changes and society’s pervasive demand for the use of electronics, stress can affect all aspects of body processes & health. Our adrenal glands are impacted heavily by stress and one of the many issues people experience is sleep problems. Stress triggers the adrenal glands to produce excess Cortisol, causing our bodies to be in a constant state of fight or flight. This greatly interferes with sleep among other things. Once sleep is affected, this can yield a sort
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Pain / Inflamation

Many of us experience inflammatory pain on a regular basis. Whether it be from an injury, new or old, or an immune related condition (i.e. Rheumatoid Arthritis), or something we may not have identified. What most of us don’t realize is how interconnected pain and inflammation are. As inflammation generally precedes pain, it is prudent to address inflammation as an underlying antagonist to not only pain, but many health-related issues. The most common cause of inflammatory pain is intricate nutritional imbalances (vitamin & mineral deficiencies, excess refined carbohydrate consumption, sulfur
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Allergies

We South Texans know all about allergies. Whether you are in South Texas or somewhere else, environmental allergies and the discomforts associated are experienced everywhere. There are many subtle symptoms of environmental allergies that many do not connect to pollens or air pollutants. These include headaches, upset stomach, fatigue, rashy skin, watering eyes, etc. As mentioned in the Pain Health Guide, inflammation is a sneaky culprit brought on by these allergens, which may lead to more critical concerns if not addressed. Here at Cost Plus Nutrition, we have several successful
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Weight Loss / Fitness / Recovery

This is an expansive category, with weight loss probably being the most discussed concern. Not that diet is not always pivotal with all health related goals, but in this case we could suggest that it is an immediate impactor. Understanding how basic diet changes (i.e. macros) can produce major changes in your body composition, as well as your ability to recover and accelerate your fitness level, will save a lot of time, money and energy in terms of meeting your various goals. Please visit us and consult with our Staff
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CBD Oil

CBD Oil: Ten Important Applications with Serious Health Implications compiled by purecbdvapors.com Among the cannabinoids in cannabis, the main psychoactive compound, THC, often outshines the one that provides a natural anti-anxiety, anti-epileptic and antipsychotic effect. Cannabidiol, or CBD, lacks the colorful high commonly associated with your traditional marijuana high and doesn’t have much of a noticeable effect when isolated. When combined with THC, the relaxing effect combats any feelings of paranoia or panic that can sometimes be felt under the influence. While lauded for it’s effect on epilepsy, recent cannabis
The Truth About CBD - Read This Before Using!
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The Truth About CBD – Read This Before Using!

  Most likely, you already noticed that the popularity of cannabidiol (CBD) is growing by the day. It’s almost anecdotal, really, as everyone around you either takes CBD, sells it, or plans on joining one of these two categories. CBD gummy bears, lavender-CBD lattes, CBD capsules, tinctures, vape cartridges, lotions, gels… It’s literally everywhere! Of course, you have a lot of questions on the matter. Let’s answer each of them, one at a time! Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about CBD, starting with the basics and moving on
Vitamin D And Its Role In Depression
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Vitamin D And Its Role In Depression

Vitamin D and brain health Depression is a severe condition that affects millions of lives all over the world. Vitamin D has been related to depression over the years, and this connection keeps being researched. Currently, the treatment for depression consists of antidepressants. Treatment with antidepressants seems to be only partially effective and come with side effects that challenge the patients. Treatments are still being researched, but meanwhile, therapists look into alternative solutions for people with depression. Only recent findings concluded that nutrition has a significant role in our brain
The Best Supplements To Grow Gorgeous Hair!
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The Best Supplements To Grow Gorgeous Hair!

  If you have terrible hair, that breaks and never seems to grow then you might want to consider more than just what you put on it. Beauty products like shampoos, hair masks, and other hair treatments have their role, but they only work from the outside. Healthy hair starts within. Hair loss, thin hair and scalp problems are often caused by a lack of certain vitamins. Before you buy that next shampoo or conditioner, make sure that you’re giving your hair the building blocks it needs to grow into
Got Gas? Here's Why- And How You Can Stop it.
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Got Gas? Here’s Why- And How You Can Stop it.

  Gas, belching, flatulence and bloating are normal reactions of the body, but sometimes they occur excessively and become uncomfortable. Here are some factors that contribute to the worsening of these symptoms. Belching – excessive gastric air The air we swallow during our meals along with carbonated drinks like soda or beer can generate excessive gastric air. Also, we can ingest excessive air due to gum chewing or poorly fitting dentures. The accumulation of excessive air in the stomach and small bowel will lead to bloating and flatulence. Then, the