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To Boldly Go Where No Nutrition Has Gone Before!

Since the induction of the United States Space Program in 1961, NASA had many questions to answer. The biggest questioned involved the safety and health of their astronauts. Nasa did the best they could to ensure the spacecrafts functioned properly, had enough air supply, and had enough food. These concerns are now magnified because the trips are longer. The moon missions took about week, and now the extended space missions last months. As the mission lengths have extended, the issue of food for astronauts has increased.

The weightlessness astronauts experience in space negatively affects nearly every part of the body. Some of the issues linked with weightlessness are:

  • Bone and muscle atrophy
  • Hormone disruptions
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Cardiovascular problems

Weightlessness heavily effects the body. One of the only ways to combat weightlessness is through the consumption of vitamin and minerals. Yet, astronauts are deprived of several key nutrients while in space, including vitamin D.

Many of the types of foods astronauts have access to need to be rehydrated. When the foods are originally dehydrated, they lose some of their nutritional value. Another problem is the confined area of space vehicles. Trash from packaged foods need to be able to take up the least amount of area possible. Also, crumbs are not allowed. They could block air vents or float into an astronaut’s eye, neither of which would be good. These are all problems space programs need to consider when deciding how best to provide much need nutrients to their astronauts.To combat these issues, NASA is constantly studying the biochemicals in astronauts to determine how and if they are getting all the nutrients they need.

Space programs have discovered many helpful ways to combat the physical hardships of space in their studies. Some of these improvements are:

  • Increasing calorie intake
  • Staying well hydrated
  • Calcium rich foods
  • Exercise

Increasing calorie intake helps the body have enough energy to function. The increasing calories directly combats muscle atrophy, just as calcium rich foods combat bone atrophy. Also, staying hydrated is always important. Staying hydrated will help the body preserve nutrients and flush out unnecessary or bad toxin. These are only a few of the ways NASA have found to keep their astronauts healthy.

If I were to recommend a food for space travel, the Youngevity GoFoods product line is it.  Many of the GoFoods products, like Sausage-Flavored Pasta or the Baked Potato Cheese Soup, can easily be made by adding water and heating. All of the GoFoods products are made with our Plant Derived Minerals, thus providing a healthy, nutrient filled meal for a brave astronaut. For more information on nutrition for the space age visit: Truth About Nutrition .


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ASAP: The Quick Fix Slim-Down

Slim down ASAP with ASAP

Being a mom is a full-time job. Between school-time, activity-time, play-time, and food-time, it’s unlikely you have room in your schedule for you-time.


At Nature’s Fix, we understand that even with the little you-time you might get, it’s practically impossible to stay fit and healthy. That’s why Nature’s Fix has created ASAP: As Slim As Possible, a dietary supplement that contains a patented blend of protein fractions and amino acids that allow your body to burn adipose fat as fuel.


Adipose tissue, more commonly known as body fat, is loose connective tissue composed of lipocytes and fat cells called adipoctyes. The main role of adipose tissue is to store energy in the form of lipids and is recognized as a major endocrine (gland) organ that produces valuable hormones.


The effective blend of protein fractions and amino acids targets adipose fat stores and converts it into fuel for your body. By simply taking .75 ml of ASAP three times a day, your body easily converts adipose fat to energizing fuel that helps you loose weight and provides you with sufficient energy. Though you should avoid eating or drinking for at least 15 minutes before and after taking the drops, ASAP should be taken along with a healthy diet.


The makers of ASAP are exited to give hard-working mothers the chance to stay healthy and fit so they can enjoy the little personal time they have. Get your ASAP today! At just $90 per bottle, losing weight as soon as possible is now as easy as A.S.A.P. Visit Nature’s Fix today for more information and to shop our vast selection of affordable, effective dietary supplements.



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10 Reasons Why Stretching Needs to Be a Daily Routine


Stretching is an important part of exercise, but it is also an important habit to incorporate in your daily life. At Nature’s Fix, we want to help you develop a habit of daily stretching, and here are ten reasons why!

1. Stretching Helps Us Recover from Repetitive Activities

When we do the same activities repetitively (like type at a computer), it can lead to pain and muscle spasms. By stretching everyday, you can actually reduce these symptoms.

2. Stretching Can Keep Us Safe

Without stretching, we are prone to injury during exercise (and even play). So use stretching to make your exercise and play time safer!

3. Stretching Helps Us De-stress

When you stretch, your muscles literally lose tension. This makes us feel less stress and be ready to take on life’s adventures.

4. Stretching Makes Us Flexible

When we stretch, we are able to loosen muscles and become more flexible. And flexibility is an essential part of daily life.  No matter what you do, flexibility can help you be more successful.

5. Stretching Improves Balance

Did you know that stretching more will actually help you balance? With daily stretching, you can gain the balance that your body currently lacks!

 6. Stretching Decreases Soreness in Muscles

When you stretch regularly, you are helping nutrients move into your muscle, which actually makes you less prone to muscle soreness.

7. Stretching Brings Serenity

Stretching gives you a chance to unwind and become calm. This gives presence of mind and serenity.

8. Stretching Improves Posture

Poor posture can lead to back pain and other complications. But with daily stretching you can improve your posture and make things a little easier on your neck and back.

9. Stretching Energizes Us

After stretching, you will find that your energy is renewed. This means you can do a lot more with your day!

10. Stretching Is Fun

Let’s face it, the most important reason to stretch is that it is really fun. Pick up stretching today and see the improvements it makes on your life! Make sure to keep reading the Nature’s Fix blog for more great tips.


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Dr. Wallach’s Good Food/Bad Food List!


Getting your 90 nutrients is key to a healthy life, but just as important is making sure you stay AWAY from foods that will inhibit your body’s ability to absorb the nutrients!

Then, eat away at the good foods. Only good can come from it. :)





Oats, oatmeal – even if it says that it is Gluten Free.

Fried Food

Oils—cooking or salad. Yes, this includes Olive Oil!!! (use butter instead)

Well done meat (rare or medium-rare is ok)

Deli Meat, any nitrates added to meat – tell your butcher NO NITRATES

Soda (any carbonation)

Skin of a baked potato (or yam, or sweet potato). If you boil a potato, you can eat the skins.

Excess caffeine

Processed sugars or artificial sweeteners


Eggs—soft scrambled in butter, soft boiled, poached

Butter (don’t let it turn brown with too much heat)

Salt (yes, you won’t get high blood pressure and heart disease from too much salt… in fact, the opposite will occur!)






Beef—rare/medium rare



Mixed, Salted Nuts—no peanuts

Nut Butters—no extra sugar



Pure Buckwheat (Isn’t wheat).


Couscous (made from pearl millet only).


Corn (non-GMO only)

4-8, 8oz glasses of filtered water each day. Avoid soft plastic bottles.

Lard! (the real stuff)

20,000 ORAC points of antioxidants daily – Do a Google search for “ORAC foodvalues” and figure out which foods to eat to get to this number. Examples are like 1 handful of blueberries has about 6000 ORAC points

Any carbohydrate (except oatmeal -see below) that is “Gluten Free” is OK.

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10 of the Finest Mood Boosting Foods

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We’ve all been there; low energy, poor mood, and lethargic attitude. Not only is this a drag on your day, but it can be a day-damager for those around you too. Thankfully there is a solution. In fact, there are 10 solutions, all which can be found in your neighborhood grocery store.


These 10 foods are packed full of vitamins, minerals and fatty acids that will help you stay healthy and fit while also boosting happiness, lessening depression and soothing anxiety.


  • Walnuts, Flax Seeds and Pistachios

Raw nuts and seeds are rich in alpha-linolenic acid, an acid that has proven to reduce women’s chances of suffering from depression. This acid also boosts feelings of joy and serotonin.


  • Oysters and Clams

What aren’t these sea critters good for? They are low in calories, decrease inflammation, and increase circulation in your body and much more. These heart-healthy foods are high in fatty acids and, of course, are also aphrodisiacs.


  • Coffee

Is your caffeine craving your body’s way of begging for a mood booster? It’s possible! Women who drink two to three cups of coffee each day are 15% less likely to suffer from depression. Because caffeine is a psychoactive drug, it works as a happy-booster by increasing dopamine and serotonin in the brain.


  • Kale and Other Leafy Greens

Leafy greens are typically packed full of calcium, an important mineral for maintaining strong bones and healthy blood vessels and reducing the risk of diabetes. When paired with vitamin D, calcium regulates mood fluctuation, especially during PMS.


  • Pomegranate

When consumed every day for two weeks, this juicy, seedy fruit is proven to lower blood pressure, anxiety and depression. It’s also loaded with antioxidants.


  • Yogurt and Kefir

Cultured dairy products help promote healthy bacteria called probiotics that help reduce stress, even in tense situations. Be sure to buy products with
“contains live and active cultures” on the label.


  • Radishes

Though they may not be the most popular food on the grocery store shelves, radishes deliver a spicy, crunchy punch that elevates mood by encouraging your brain to release it’s happy-drugs, dopamine and norepinephrine.


  • Apricots

Packed with vitamin B6, these furry fruits help reduce depression and contain the healthy antioxidants beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin which help elevate moods.


  • Chocolate

Saving the best for last: chocolate, especially dark chocolate, is loaded with polyphenols that help boost moods while also helping eaters feel calm and content. Indulge to your heart’s delight!


To learn more about foods that boost your mood and hundreds of other ways to stay healthy and fit, visit Nature’s Fix today. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for daily tips, advices and much more!