Cope With Stress As You Age

What fears and worries keep you up at night? Each generation—from kids to seniors—have unique stressors. Understanding this can help us all find a bit more peace for ourselves and those we love. Children and young adults According to mental health educator Rebecca Higgins, climate change is one of the top things contributing to children’s…

Tips For Your Best Sleep At Every Age

It’s as essential to our very survival as water, food, and shelter, yet sleep tends to be pushed aside when it comes to priorities, considered an afterthought or even an inconvenience amid our busy schedules. Blissful, sufficient sleep doesn’t have to be the stuff of dreams, however. Here’s how to get a good night’s sleep….

Health Updates You Can Use: Immune Support

Almost thirty years have passed since we opened our family-owned supplement store. Since then, we’ve been working hard to know our products as well as our customers. At Betsy’s Health Foods, we strive to answer your product questions and help you meet your health goals, which these days center more than ever on immune health….

Brain Up With These Tips

Imagine being 90 (or 100) and having the sharp memory and cognitive skills of your younger self. It’s possible with a few lifestyle tweaks, some of which involve your taste buds. Yes, you can literally eat your way to a healthy brain. Genes and lifestyle Faulty genes can increase the risk of cognitive decline and…

Get Out There: Boost Your Mood With Some Time In Nature

Just in time for the three weeks of “just right” weather we’re likely to get, Houston, here are some good reasons to spend some time outdoors. Step outside. How wild is the landscape you’re in? It could be a garden patch or the canopy of trees you walk under if you live in the city,…

Tips for Living Long and Well

We’re living longer, healthier lives. The “third age” (between retirement and the onset of age-induced physical, emotional, and cognitive limitations) is a time of personal fulfillment for many, but longevity also comes with challenges—physical, social, and economic. Read on for how to best prepare for the golden years. What is the “longevity dividend”? In researching…

Make Gratitude a Daily Habit

More than simply a glass-half-full attitude, the impacts of gratitude are rich and far-reaching. Read on to learn about the range of benefits of consciously cultivating more gratitude, and how to make it part of your day. Give thanks Researchers phrase gratefulness as a broad and positive orientation toward recognizing and appreciating what’s good in…

Natural Supports To Keep Your Kids Healthy and Happy

Navigating uncertain times is no small feat, especially for parents who are concerned about how to keep their kids happy and safe. Measures such as school shutdowns, frequent handwashing, and physical distancing that were (and, in some cases, may still be) in place to protect against COVID-19 have also contributed to a fair bit of…

7 Historical Herbal Defenders To The Rescue

Have you ever wondered how our ancestors fended off dreaded seasonal viruses? It’s time to find out! We’re delving into the past to bring you seven historical herbal helpers. Modern virus: meet ancient wisdom. As a reminder, always check with your health care practitioner before trying a new supplement. Echinacea Echinacea purpurea A well-known herb…

A healthy gut microbiome may be your best immune defense

Cold and flu season is on its way, so we’re going to have our probiotics at the ready! We’re covering our bases when it comes to prevention and treatment by gearing up our guts. What does gut health have to do with anything? The World Health Organization defines probiotics as “live microorganisms that, when administered…

Prepared For Anything

As summer rapidly bounds towards its close, we turn our minds to the next phase of our year: the start of school, the beginning preparations for the parade of holidays as the earth changes seasons, slowly turning from the oppressive heat of this height of summer to the cold, brisk temperatures of winter. These changes…

The Truth About Sugar And Your Kids’ Health

Consumption of junk food and added sugars might just change your child’s future. Learn why kids need to get the right kind of sugar to help their growing bodies. And why some of our kids are changing their brains with too much junk food. What’s the deal with sugar? Why do children love sugar so…