Garlic: A Super Herb

Any quick search about garlic and metabolism brings up several articles concerning garlic as it pertains to weight loss support. In one 2011 study involving fat-induced mice, garlic increased thermogenesis and AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activity and decreased the activity of several genes involved in adipogenesis (which contributes to the increased adipose tissue mass of…

Create a Positive Mindset

Discover steps to a more positive mindset, including information about serotonin and supplements that support healthier responses to stress. Make your best mood a priority through healthy eating, positive self-talk, regular exercise and more.  LISTEN TO OUR LATEST PODCAST HERE And consider these additional steps to your best brain: Drink upDid you know that the…

Lifestyle Strategies to Survive Allergy Season

Hiding under a blanket of tissues through allergy season is no way to spend springtime! With simple tweaks to your food, supplements, and lifestyle, you can keep your symptoms at bay so your quality of life is fit for all seasons. What causes seasonal allergies? Seasonal allergies are triggered by inhaling aeroallergens from the outdoor…

Circulation: Keys to a Healthier Metabolism

When we think of the concept metabolism, we mostly picture how quickly we burn calories, or how well our thyroid functions. But many other mechanisms in our bodies are responsible for our overall metabolic health. One of the key components of healthy metabolism is blood circulation. Healthy blood circulation improves heart health, brain health, eye…

10 surprising facts about calcium and your body

You may associate calcium with your daily glass of milk or serving of yogurt to help support strong bones. However, there’s much more to this important mineral than eating your dairy and maintaining healthy bones. 1. Calcium keeps your heart ticking on time Calcium assists in muscle contraction throughout your body, including your most important…

Our Education Session With Trace Minerals

“We’re only as healthy as our soil is fertile.” This statement is how Dr. Darrin Starkey, N. D., of Trace Minerals Corporation began his in-person training of our staff this past Tuesday. Here are a few of the most important insights we gained from that education session. We’re only as healthy as our soil is…

Achieve a healthier you with better diet goals

Congratulations! You’ve decided to clean up your diet to buoy energy, banish fatigue, possibly lose a few pounds and achieve greater general health. But if your goal is simply to “eat better,” chances are you’ll fall short. Broad objectives are difficult to maintain because there is no metric of success—does “eating better” mean choosing a…

Low On Energy? Digestion Matters

If there’s anything more uncomfortable to discuss than digestive and gut-health issues, it’s the astounding numbers of Americans these issues affect. According to the National Institutes of Health, about one in five Americans suffers from digestive diseases, including GERD- style heartburn (65 million prescriptions per year), constipation (63 million cases), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (15 million…

Deep Dive Into Successful Dieting

Research has shown that restrictive diets don’t lead to long-term healthy weight. While this may, in part, be because reducing food intake is not sustainable over the long term, unresolved unhealthy relationships with food may also be involved. For example, subconscious childhood messages to “clean our plates” of food we didn’t put there and enforced…

Deep Dive: Metabolic For Life

When a person has increased blood pressure, high glucose levels, too much weight around the waist, and high cholesterol or triglyceride levels, he/she is said to have metabolic syndrome, increasing that person’s risk of stroke, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes, a trifecta of diseases with their own set of challenges and potential harm. Metabolism…

Cancer and the Immune System, Plus Prevention Tips

Over the past 10 years, a new class of drugs has revolutionized cancer care. These medications, known as checkpoint inhibitors, unleash an individual’s own immune system on malignant cells, offering new hope to people with cancer. Before these treatments hit the mainstream, it’s helpful to learn more about the immune/cancer connection. Immunosurveillance Our immune systems…