4 Nutrients to Feel in Your Bones

Whether you are nearing the age of menopause or just beginning to take on the world all by yourself, people of all ages have good reasons to pay attention to the nutrients that are important to bone health. For example, when it comes to how strong your bones can be, the amount and kinds of…

Preserve More Than Your Eyes With These Nutrients

Lutein and zeaxanthin have long been recognized for their support of eye and vision health, but recent studies have also shown promise with these nutrients when it comes to brain health. Discover some of the latest research on nutrients for cognitive health, as well as food sources of these nutrients, in this report. More efficient…

The Things We Worry About So That You Don’t Have To

Thirty years ago, if you had asked me to describe the health foods industry, I would have given you an answer couched in smoke and mirrors with a healthy dose of snake-oil salesman thrown in for good measure. I’d grown up eating ding dongs and drinking Dr Peppers on a regular basis. When my family…

6 Supplements for Better Sleep

Two of Americans’ biggest lifestyle concerns—energy and sleep—are closely related: If you don’t get enough sleep, you’re lacking energy the next day. Supplements work for some people—and a sleep supplement that doesn’t work for someone else may be just the snooze ticket for you. Discovering the best supplement for your best sleep may take some…

Making Betsy’s The Best For You: Our Expo West Show Experience

More than 85,000 people descended on Anaheim the second weekend of March to participate in this year’s Expo West, a health food industry convention that brings together suppliers, manufacturers, retailers and professionals in the natural products and wellness industry. Because this show gives us the opportunity to discover new products, visit directly with a variety…

Calm the Nerves with these 8 Breathing Techniques

Anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults in the United States.  A panic attack or anxiety episode can be scary and difficult to manage, but experts agree breathing techniques can help during those times. Even without suffering from anxiety disorder, most of us endure some levels of stress in the course of a normal week. Breathing…

Five Good Reasons To Consider Pre/Probiotics

The microorganisms that inhabit your large and small intestines play many important roles in your health.  We know that bad bacteria can cause us to be ill, but good bacteria actually help our intestines do some of their most important jobs, from breaking down and absorbing nutrients to making our immune system strong. Because toxins…

Protect Your Eyes With These Nutrient Superheroes

Computers, smartphones, e-readers, video games. We spend more and more time these days staring at screens. Even though these digital devices have transformed life, often for the better, in one apparent way they seem to be affecting us for the worse. Using digital devices can lead to eyestrain and fatigue, headaches, poor sleep quality and,…

Love Your Heart With These Wise Food Choices

Show your ticker some love by filling up with research-backed, heart-healthy foods and dodging a few others. EAT: NUTS According to 2016 research conducted by Norwegian scientists, eating just 1 ounce of peanuts and tree nuts—which include almonds, walnuts, cashews, hazelnuts, pistachios and more—per day is connected to a 20 percent reduced risk of heart…

Four Nutrients For Your Best Lipid Health

When we talk about lipids, or fats, when it comes to our bodies, healthy is a relative term. We need a certain amount of cholesterol in our systems, for example, in order to maintain a good mood, produce sufficient bile, and create many of the hormones we depend on as essential for a normal life….

Heart-Smart Supplements

Heart attack. Stroke. High cholesterol. These words are the last ones we want to hear, but too many of us know them on an all-too-personal level. Sadly, the typical American’s heart is anything but healthy. Heart and other cardiovascular diseases are still the leading cause of death among Americans. According to a new study by…

Four Studies Reveal New Vitamin D Benefits

Vitamin D. If you aren’t getting enough of the “sunshine vitamin,” then chances are your health could be suffering from your deficiency. These four studies explored further benefits to sufficient vitamin D levels and your best health. Diabetic retinopathy Poorly controlled glucose levels in diabetes can cause changes in the retina of the eye that…