How to Make Sure Your Body is Getting What it Needs

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Are you always on the run? Do you often skip breakfast and turn to fast food for lunch? If so, your body probably isn’t getting the nutrients it needs.
Are you always on the run? Do you often skip breakfast and turn to fast food for lunch? If so, your body probably isn’t getting the nutrients it needs. The USDA just updated its food guidelines to recommend 9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. The food guidelines are designed to help Americans get adequate levels of vitamins, nutrients and minerals. They call for the average adult, with a 2,000 calorie per day diet, to eat 6 ounces of grains, 2-and-a-half cups of vegetables, 2 cups of fruits, 5-and-a-half ounces of meat and beans, 3 cups of milk and 6 tablespoons of oils every day (mypyramid.com). For most people, the advice is hard to follow. It seems in today’s society, people have so much going on, they forget, or don’t have time to eat right. So what can you do? These days, more and more people are adding nutritional supplements to their diet to get the vitamins and minerals their bodies need. In recent years, thousands of supplements have come on the market, so how do you know you’re choosing the nutrient and level that’s right for you? Do your research or turn to the experts that do the research for you. One brand that’s been getting a lot of positive attention lately is Isomers, available through Shop NBC. Isomers Laboratories president and chemist Manuela Marcheggiani and her husband created a full line of skincare products and nutritional supplements that not only nurture the skin, but the body and mind as well. The Science of Total-Beauty. The supplement line starts with the daily multivitamin tablet products, called the Core. Unique to Isomers is a drinkable Effervescent Multivitamin, a refreshing way to get your daily dose of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They come in single serving packets you can take with you on the go. “A lot of people avoid taking vitamins because they don’t like swallowing pills. This supplement comes in powder form that quickly dissolves in water, and has a great tasting fruit punch flavor,” says Marcheggiani. In addition to being rich in vitamins and minerals, the Effervescent Multivitamins also contain antioxidants and standardized phytonutrients (plant-derived components that are intimately involved in helping fight free-radical damage). Isomers also offers a healthy alternative to coffee and soda for people in need of a little pick-me-up during the day. The Berry Blast Energy Drink helps you revitalize your body and mind with B vitamins, amino acids and caffeine. The drink also awakens the senses, revitalizes the body and mind and activates metabolism. “Of course women want to look and feel great, but we’re busy. My goal was to create a line of supplements that combined health and convenience,” say Marcheggiani. “Your face tells the world your story. Whether you have been getting enough sleep and good nutrition is there to see. Good nutrient supplements can help you and your body look and feel your best.” Isomers nutritional supplements are sold exclusively through Shop NBC. To learn more about their health benefits, log on to www.shopnbc.com and click on the link at the top that says “Health and Fitness.” Courtesy of ARA Content
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Pittsfield Continues Tax Classification Hearing Over Free Cash

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff

Mayor Linda Tyer says she wants to focus on building reserves. 
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City Council on Tuesday continued the tax classification hearing after clashing with the mayor over how much free cash should be used to offset the tax rate.
 
At the end of a nearly three-hour meeting, councilors and Mayor Linda Tyer were at a stalemate with the majority of the council unsatisfied with Tyer's $750,000 compromise.
 
"We are taking this out of the pockets of our taxpayers and putting it into the city coffers," Ward 5 Councilor Donna Todd Rivers said. "I know that's how it works but at this moment we can afford to give some of that savings back."
 
The original proposal was a residential tax rate of $19.99 per $1,000 valuation and a commercial rate of $39.96 per $1,000 valuation, which holds the residential rate to a 57 cent increase and the commercial rate to a 2 cent increase.
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