Memory Support: New Findings

The good news is, we are living longer. Along with longer lives, however, more of us will experience declines in cognitive function. The good news is many nutrients show promise in helping us retain our cognitive abilities. Here are some of the latest findings. Collagen hydrolysate increases brain nerve-signaling Earlier studies found the body quickly…

Get Heart Healthy–Know These Numbers

Heart health stays at the front of our minds this time of year.  Nine out of 10 of us have at least one risk factor for heart disease. Thankfully, 80 percent of premature heart disease can be prevented through healthy habits. By simply being aware of what heart-health numbers to watch for– and taking steps…

Three Good Reasons To Avoid Processed Foods

There’s a good reason experts advise you to shop the outside of the grocery store, where most of the fresh foods can be found. Packaged and processed foods have a tendency to be higher in salt and sugar. They also can have “hidden” trans fats. These extra ingredients may make food taste better, but they…

Longevity Watch: Muscle and Bone

Improving one’s diet, exercising, taking supplements to fill nutritional gaps, having a healthy social and spiritual life–all the steps we take to become and stay healthy are a part of any quest to live long and prosper. As we age, the wrinkles, the decrease in bone density and muscle strength, the brain fog and fading…

Digest This!: Tips For Your Digestive Health

Could some simple fixes like mindful eating and natural digestive aids help with bloating, gas, heartburn, and indigestion? Consider these tips for your digestive health. Try mindful eating Being more attentive while we eat can serve many purposes aside from avoiding digestive discomfort. It can help us appreciate and enjoy our food more and slow…

Embrace Non-Starchy Veggies

Small, achievable steps are the best way to reach major goals. One small step you can take to help improve your food choices is to increase your intake of non-starchy vegetables. Starchy vegetables are lower in fiber and nutrients, and they turn to sugar very quickly once you consume them, which increases the likelihood that…

Digital Detox for Your New Year

When was the last time you went a week—or even a day—without plugging into your phone, computer, or tablet? Chances are it’s been a while. While many of us require this technology for our jobs, our screen time often takes up far too much of our free time. Constant scrolling and swiping has been linked…

Blood Sugar Management Tips You Can Use

Follow these video tips to help you reach your blood sugar management goals. Then, consider these 9 sugar swaps to help you enjoy your food and reduce sugar intake at the same time! Instead of breakfast cereal, try a mix of coconut flakes, nuts and seeds. Nix the fruit juice. Instead, eat a piece of…

Omega Update

Healthy omega levels help support the body in a variety of ways.  The brain, including mood, the heart, the inflammation response and dry eyes all benefit from having the correct ratio of omegas. Because our typical Western diet is sorely lacking in omega-3, many of us are out of balance. In these studies, researchers looked…

Nutrients For Healthy Skin

The skin is our body’s largest organ. It provides a barrier to infection. When it absorbs the sun’s rays, it helps our body manufacture vitamin D. But the skin needs tender loving care. Besides internal nutrients, whatever we put on the skin is also important. Anything the skin absorbs bypasses the liver, meaning that toxins…

Diabetes Update

Want lentils with that? Researchers tried replacing half of rice and potato servings with lentils, bringing about surprising results. Antioxidants and omega-3s likewise proved helpful for better blood sugar management. Check out these recent findings. Control Blood Sugar Better with Lentils In this simple but revealing study, 48 healthy adults ate a dish of white…

Cholesterol Matters: Healthy Choices for Your Healthy Heart

Healthy cholesterol levels depend upon diet and lifestyle choices, as well as an element of genetic predispositions. We aim for lower LDL and triglyceride numbers, while shooting for higher HDL, the “good” cholesterol. Besides looking at total cholesterol, experts also evaluate very small particles known as VLDL, as well as comparing the ratio of LDL…