Benefits of Zinc: How Zinc Boosts Immunity & Fights Infection
Zinc is one of the most important essential minerals, but it is also one that many people lack. Stress and unbalanced diets both contribute to widespread zinc-deficiency. Thankfully, it’s relatively easy to access the benefits of zinc via supplementation and dietary changesAlitura Naturals Revitalize Supplement is a safe and smart place to start! 
How to increase natural killer cells
How to increase natural killer cells Now that we’ve established the importance of natural killer cells to the immune system, let’s discuss some natural ways to support their production.  You can enhance natural cell function in a variety of ways....
The Ultimate Guide to Water Health: Cellular Hydration, Energy Metabolism, Detoxification & More
Optimal water intake is without a doubt one of the most vital factors in good health. In essence, we need the proper amount of water in our bodies for every cellular function. Even mild dehydration leads to fatigue, brain fog, headaches and dizziness. However, the subject of water and hydration also happens to be one of the most confusing topics - how much water we should drink? What’s the best type of water to drink; distilled, alkaline, spring, sparkling, still, or some other type? In this article, we will seek to answer these questions and then some. As we evolve this topic, there is something key to keep in mind; it’s not just about how much water you consume. More importantly in the world of hydration is that your cells actually utilize that water efficiently.
The Physical Effects of Meditation and Stress
Yoga and meditation may have become recent trends, but the history behind mindful practices is much deeper than a hashtag. The earliest records of meditation are from 1500 BC, and the practice has appeared in numerous forms all across Asia for millennia. (1) In the hustle and bustle of our modern lives, there are a couple of things we can learn from the ancient practice of taking a moment to go inwards.
New Year, Healthier You
Welcome to 2019! Today we are going to break down some of the best things you can do to become a healthier you this year, and provide some useful strategies for sticking to your goals.
Vacation Recovery Tips
Hey, we’re human, every now and then some of us cut loose from our diet or nutritional regimen and consume certain things we normally don’t. This can cause brain fog, fatigue and inflammation. Here are some of my favorite vacation recovery tips, to cleanse and detox the system after a vacation where I wasn’t exactly intermittent fasting or staying ketosis. Implementing many of these listed below helps me hit the ground running when I head back to work.
Andy Hnilo's Top-5 Health Tips
In an earlier post, we talked all about the damaging effects of stress hormone cortisol. In this post, we will focus on the harmful beauty effects of estrogen, another stress hormone.
Andy Hnilo visits Dave Asprey of Bulletproof to Plan the Future of Alitura
Late in Summer 2013 I reached out to Bulletproof Executive CEO, Dave Asprey, in hopes of landing a job with his company. I didn't know his email address so I found the general email in the Contact section of the Bulletproof site and troubleshooted it by coming up with as many different combinations as I could, based on his name. Of course they all bounced back with errors... except for one. What followed was a conference call which led to me becoming a Bulletproof Ambassador, which in turn led to our first podcast on Bulletproof. 
Ryan Kalish and Andy Hnilo Talk Gratitude & an Attitude of Resilience
Amazing day cruising around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. 2 time World Series Champion and Chicago Cubs Outfielder Ryan Kalish and I talk resilience and overcoming adversity in a podcast that we shot while soaking in a Hot Spring right along the Colorado River.
New Year’s Resolutions and Healthy Living
Welcome to the New Year! We’re nearly two weeks in and now is the time to revisit our goals. If you’ve set some New Year’s Resolutions you’re either well on your way, or the doubt is starting to keep in. If you’re not sure how to achieve your goals or have failed previously in the past, no worries, we have some fool-proof advice to help you achieve your goals with effortless effort. The truth is, there are simple reasons we achieve our goals or not. The real differences between between successful and unsuccessful people is: Successful people have clear intentions. Successful people set goals and purposes. Successful people understand cycles of action. Successful people make step-by-step plans. Successful people make decisions and stick to them. 
Andy Talks Intermittent Fasting & Fueling Up After an Intense Workout with Optimal Post-Workout Meals
Post-workout meals are extremely important to your recovery and gains. If you’re hitting the gym but struggling to see results, odds are your diet is to blame. Andy discusses the best way to fuel up after a workout.
Gut-Hormone Connection: The Link Between Poor Digestion, Estrogen & Skin Problems
Hormones play a key role in regulating the skin as an organ. When there is an imbalance and the body produces more stress hormones than adaptive hormones, the skin becomes compromised. Of the many hormones that can negatively affect the skin, estrogen is particularly damaging.
Foods for the Skin: Andy Hnilo’s Go-To Meal
Needless to say, diet plays a major part in skin health and can either make or break your path to great skin. This is why we should incorporate as many nutrient-dense 'foods for the skin' into our diet as we can. In the video below, Andy Hnilo cooks up his go-to 'skin food' meal. Made up sweet potatoes and beets, pastured eggs, and a nutrient-packed avocado mash, it is full of great foods for the skin!
Talking Health, Nutrition, and Perspective with World Series Champion, Ryan Kalish
Recently I had the opportunity to go to Colorado and meet up with good friend and 2-time World Series Champion (baseball) Ryan Kalish as he recovers from his 14th surgery. At 29 years old and with his past injuries being a burden on his playing career, it was refreshing to sit down and have a discussion about how health, wellness and nutrition have played a great part in his recovery but the most important tool he has gained through it all? Perspective. 
Want Beautiful Skin? Take Care of Your Liver

Do you desire youthful, healthy, glowing skin? If so, you’ve likely done a lot to get there. In the pursuit of better skin, it is common to seek out beauty salons, spas, specialists, lotions, serums and more. However, as the saying goes, beauty is found from within. I’m not talking about perspective either (beauty is in the eye of the beholder) but that actual physical beauty starts from within.

To be specific, our skin is an extension of the liver. In Chinese Medicine, ailments of the skin are regularly treated by remedying imbalances in the liver. That is because our liver is greatly responsible for two dominant functions that effect our skin health; digestion and detoxification.

Healthier Kidneys, Healthier Skin: The Kidney-Skin Connection
The kidney-skin connection isn't often discussed, however in reality, it turns out that healthier kidneys equal healthier skin. As taught in Chinese Medicine, the kidneys are one of the most important organs in the body and play a major role in determining skin health and beauty.
The Brain-Skin Connection: How Physiological Stress Ages Your Skin
The sophisticated relationship between stress and diseases of all sorts has been talked about since ancient times. Amongst the many imbalances that can arise from stress, undesirable, unhealthy and aged skin conditions are just one of them. In addition to early documentation, there are also recent clinical observations arise of the correlation between psychological stress and the intensification of numerous skin imbalances. Let us explore both the ancient and recent discoveries of this “Brain-Skin Connection”, and learn for ourselves how we can improve our psychology, endocrinology, immunity and ultimately improve our skin biology.
Emotions & Skin Health: How Dopamine Affects the Skin
You may have noticed your family and friends become more beautiful when struck by love. All of a sudden, their eyes shine and their skin begins to radiate. Our emotions actually produce visible changes in our behavior, physical appearance, and facial expressions on a daily basis. 
The Ultimate Post-Workout Meal
Had an INSANE workout up in high elevation so I need to replenish big time especially coming down on the tail end of my intermittent fast. Here is The Ultimate Post-Workout Meal.
Organ meats, Skincare Tips, and Friends
I had the opportunity to cook dinner for Michael Morelli Jr. of MorelliFit recently in Scottsdale, Arizona. Michael has an amazing story of recovery from depression and addiction and how he was able to beat it through exercise meditation and proper nutrition. I explained the importance of incorporating organ meats into our daily diet and how nutrient dense they can be. Meats such as Kidney, Liver and Heart are all loaded in crucial vitamins and minerals that we need to support our body and mind. 
Andy Hnilo's Pan-Seared Wild Sockeye Salmon Recipe

Enter Andy Hnilo's kitchen as he cooks up a functional, nutrient-dense seafood meal. The menu is made up of pan-seared wild sockeye salmon with steamed vegetables and a delicious, nutritious mash on the side. This makes for a great meal that is easy to make and tastes incredible, too.

Here is the complete step-by-step video loaded with facts and great tips! 

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