At-Home Activities For The Kids

If you’re trying to parent while working from home, you’re not alone. COVID-19 has thrown most of our summer plans out the window, and it hasn’t been easy. It can be challenging to try to balance everything, as well as create memorable experiences for your kids. And just when school begins again, we find ourselves…

Vitamins K and D may improve COVID-19 outcomes

In these uncertain times, one thing we know for sure–the better care we take of our day-to-day health, the better. Here is some of the latest information on vitamin K and vitamin D and COVID-19 research: Vitamin K low in COVID-19 patients Vitamin K plays a role in regulating the blood clotting function, which can…

Want To Improve Your Immunity? Get Better Sleep

Getting better sleep is probably the most underutilized strategy we can adopt for better health, and it’s never been more vital to tap into its power. Research scientists are spending many waking hours learning about the critical importance of sleep to our mental and physical health, including its role in immune health and fending off…

One Day At A Time–And Supplement, Too!

As summer reaches its blazing height, we all continue to face supreme challenges that call upon our best abilities to cope with stress, practice patience, and deal with each day as it comes, now more than ever. Consider these self-care tips: Practice healthy sleep habits Exercise to reduce stress–even a brisk, five-minute walk can make…

Self-Care Strategies for Your Best Life

There’s really no beating around the bush: times are tough these days. We’re facing a lot of challenges, and many of us are feeling stressed and tired. By engaging in meaningful self-care strategies, we can invest in ourselves so we can better take on challenges. And contrary to popular belief, it’s necessary, not indulgent. Wondering…

Ahead of the Curve: Early-Stage Discoveries Show Promise

Good results in the lab can lead to larger human trials. Here are some of the most promising recent findings. Mushroom boosts immunity In the lab, doctors tested individual mushroom extracts, alone and in combination, to measure the immune response. All extracts, alone or together, stimulated immune cells to excrete proteins, called cytokines, present in…

Tips For Family Time In A Pandemic World

Families are a source of companionship and gratification in the best of times. With the COVID-19 reality, families are the primary pillar of support as we try to navigate social distancing along with trying to get back to some kind of normal. In these seemingly worst of times, despite being mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausted,…

Don’t Skimp On Sleep

Sleep offers many important benefits. In addition to this video’s information about the positive aspects of good sleep and tips to help you improve your slumber, also consider the following studies on L-theanine and DHA. L-theanine and DHA promote restful sleep L-theanine for adult mind and rest “Our findings suggest that L-theanine has the potential…

For Men’s Health: Prevention Rules the Day

When we take a look at prescription medication data, it becomes clear there are three main reasons why men end up on prescription meds: high cholesterol or blood triglycerides high blood pressure stomach ulcer and/or acid reflux (known as GERD) And even though medication is meant to help, over-reliance on medication can lead to a…

Inflammation Round-Up

Sometimes, inflammation is a good thing. When we get a cut, the first thing that happens is an inflammatory process to help reduce blood loss and trap “invaders.” However, when inflammation goes unchecked, becoming chronic, it can create more problems than it helps. Here are several studies on nutrients that showed promise in helping the…

Exercise Recovery: Curcumin and Quercetin

Heading to the gym again after weeks of having to exercise at home? Make the most of your exercise with supplements that have proven to support muscle recovery and more. Check out these studies on curcumin and quercetin. Curcumin reduces muscle damage, soreness In this study, 63 physically active, overweight men and women took a…

Bring Balance To Your Life

It’s a viscous cycle. Ongoing stress makes everything else your body tries to do harder, including providing immune support. But we needn’t give in to our circumstances or scary headlines without taking some simple steps to help combat stress. None of us can escape some stress, especially in times like these. But even small steps…