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Walking through the health supplements aisle for the first or fiftieth time can be confusing and overwhelming. Even if you eat a healthy diet it can be difficult to get the recommended daily amount of some nutrients. Investing in a strong nutritional foundation supported with quality supplements is part of a preventative medicine plan to stay healthy and vibrant. Following are the top three supplements worth your hard earned dollars for daily support of your health and wellness:

Number 1:  A good multivitamin with minerals:  The purpose of the multi-vitamin/multi-mineral supplement is to protect our bodies from everyday wear and tear and to help support our metabolism. Ideally, we are getting much of what we need from food that is varied in its selection of vegetables, grains, beans, nuts and lean meats. When making a multivitamin selection, look for vitamins A, D, K and E as well as folate and the trace minerals such as zinc, selenium and chromium.

Number 2:  Probiotics are another good foundation supplement. Ever heard the saying, ‘Constipation is illegal’?  For so many reasons this is true. A good probiotic (emphasis on good) muscles out the bad bacteria and in doing so improves bowel movements and aids in digestion. Good gut bacteria can help us lose weight, decrease pain associated with inflammation as well as makes some nutrients and vitamins that we need.

Number 3:  A supplement high in omega-3 fatty acids:  This includes fish oil, green mussel oil extracts, calamari oils and plant-based sources. Many benefits such as improved heart health, thinking and memory can be received from…

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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The image of the butterfly has come to define the many expressions of the feminine black consciousness and for a good reason. The butterfly is the perfect articulation of the exquisite beauty of nature. Whether tiny or large, brightly colored or more subdued, the butterfly’s allure is undeniable. Each one displays its own unique patterns and hues, and no one species outshines any other.

Similarly, there is no one ideal image of a black woman -- each is gorgeous in her right. All African-Americans share a glorious history of struggle and perseverance that has funneled into the modern black renaissance. And, like the graceful butterfly, the awakened black woman exemplifies the dazzling beauty of that cultural evolution.

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