Help Dad Combat Stress

Due to stigma, many men are hesitant to seek professional help for mental health concerns, and it can have tragic long-term effects. Here’s how we can fight back. Feeling mentally well Mental well-being isn’t simply feeling upbeat, says Rick Ezekiel, Director of Equitable Learning, Health and Wellness at Centennial College. “It also includes adaptive emotions…

New! Whole Food Supplement Suite at BetsyHealth

Our new, Whole Food Supplements are Organic, Non-GMO, and Vegan, and crafted to emulate the way nutrients are found in nature.  This podcast discusses our new suite of whole food supplements. Read the full transcript here: Hello, I’m Ramona Billingslea, educator for Betsy’s Health Foods, and on today’s episode, I’m going to discuss a new…

Age Gracefully

It’s never too late to improve one’s approach to a healthier future. Diet and exercise choices become even more important every day we age. Simple changes, like adding a brisk walk to your daily routine, can make surprising differences to the way you feel and look, especially if you have been under a lot of…

Muscle Matters: Important at Any Age

Sarcopenia, age-related muscle loss, happens to everyone. We lose 3% to 5% of our muscle power every decade after our 30s. This reality of aging makes it all that more important to pay attention to muscle health at any age. Besides important proteins which provide crucial amino acids, other nutrients help with muscle health. For…

Intuitive Eating: Gut Matters

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…

Stress Matters

Stress is a part of life, but it doesn’t have to take the life out of living. A healthy diet, regular exercise and meditation or relaxation, plus supplements to help support the body back into balance can help you beat stress. At Betsy’s Health Foods, we’re ready to answer your product questions and help you with…

Probiotics Make a Difference

The good bacteria that can be found all over the body, probiotics make a big difference in a healthy gut, brain, and even heart. Each person’s probiotic profile is a little different, based on genetics, diet, medical history, and even where you live in the world! A good probiotic supplement understands the demands on good…

Be Fabulous At Every Age

Nearing 50 can be our “second act,” redefining our relationships, careers, and health. We’re living better than ever, and we want to look as good as we feel. For real wisdom on beauty and aging, here’s some advice from women in their fifties and sixties, and tips for aging with happiness and health. Taking control…

7 Caregiving Tips When Your Loved One Has Cancer

A cancer diagnosis can leave friends and family unsure of how best to support a loved one. Are there topics that shouldn’t be broached? What if the wrong thing is said? These suggestions may help you to help a loved one through a cancer diagnosis. 1. Listen This simple—but powerful—suggestion underpins any other piece of…

Tips for Menopause

Menopause and post-menopause are important times in a woman’s health. Changes in hormone levels lead to challenges in heart health, bone health, mood and more. Here are some tips to help manage menopause and make the most of life. Vitamin D, omega-3, hormones Estradiol, an estrogen hormone, is essential to reproductive, bone, heart, and kidney…

Vitamin D: A Vitamin Superhero

No matter how you slice it, vitamin D carries a heavy load when it comes to nutrient health. Maintaining healthy vitamin D levels in the body just makes sense. Here are several of the many reasons why: Vitamin D reduces urinary tract symptoms We now know that vitamin D is a hormone, with cell receptors…

Environmental Detox: take in the good and clear out the bad

Daily exposure to environmental toxins affects our health, but by taking some practical steps we can reduce our toxic load and support our bodies’ natural detoxification processes. What’s an environmental toxin? Environmental toxins are chemicals or other factors that may cause adverse health effects in the people exposed to them. These toxins can be found…