How To Protect Your Prostate

Given a choice in a cheeky men’s health survey recently, 72 percent of men said they’d rather clean the toilet than go to the doctor. Most cited embarrassment or discomfort as reasons—especially when it came to “below-the-belt” issues. So … let’s talk—about something you can’t see—and likely don’t even think about, unless, of course, it’s…

SOS: Save Our Supplements

We’ve promised to keep you posted on the latest threats to our supplement freedoms. Unfortunately, this week, our efforts took a step backwards, meaning we must become even more diligent in our fight to save our supplements. Here is the latest from the Natural Products Association: Today, the United States Senate Health, Education, Labor, and…

Post-Exercise Nutrition Tips

You drank your pre-workout shake. You stayed hydrated as you sweated it out. But have you given any thought to what you’ll eat and drink when you’ve wiped that sweat off your brow? Your post-workout nutrition is just as important for your athletic performance. Why your post-workout meal matters When you exercise, your body undergoes…

We Can Do Something About Our Metabolism

Think your metabolism is slowing down? According to new research published in the journal Science, middle age may not be a good excuse for that weight gain. In fact, researchers discovered there was no real change in the metabolism of 6,500 participants during the age span of 20 to 60 years. And when some slowing…

Why Does High Blood Pressure Happen?

Normal blood pressure is about 120 over 80. The first (top) number indicates the pressure in your arteries when your heart beats, while the second (bottom) number indicates the pressure between beats. High blood pressure is known as hypertension, and it can play a role in the hardening of your arteries and increase your risk…

Save Our Supplements!

ACTION ALERT! SAVE OUR SUPPLEMENTS PODCAST LISTEN HERE Let’s not try to fix what isn’t broken. In this podcast, Betsy and Ramona Billingslea of Betsy’s Health Foods discuss the latest threat to our supplements, S. 4090 and Senator Durbin’s rider added to the 400-page Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) that must be reauthorized this…

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…