Vitamin D Benefits

Mothers’ low D promotes overweight kids Babies whose mothers are low in vitamin D while pregnant are more likely to have a higher body mass index (BMI) score and excess fat around the waist by age four to six years. In this study, doctors measured vitamin D levels in 370 pregnant women at week 14,…

Gut Microbes: Immune Health and Weight Management Support

Probiotics in the gut support the immune system. They help fight bad bacteria and encourage the production of certain antibodies that are important to immune health. They may also boost immune cells like T-cells. Because of stress, toxin exposure, and poor diets, most of us need probiotic support. A diet rich in fiber and fermented…

Sports Nutrition For All

Fueling your body with the right nutrition is critical for peak athletic performance. But what if you’re vegan? Or gluten intolerant? Or hitting some major age milestones? Read on to explore the foods and supplements you need to know for your unique needs. Fuel for everybody and every body Most athletes need three main nutrients:…

Deep Dive: Immune Health

In 2022, Betsy’s Health Foods is taking a deep dive each quarter into one area of health (and looking at how interconnected our human systems actually are). This first quarter, we’re deep diving into immune health. In this article, we discuss some of the specialty supplements, along with your standard ABCs of vitamins and minerals,…

Deep Dive With Us This 2022

Join us this 2022 as we pick a different health area each quarter to explore with a Deep Dive into current information and product highlights that will help you make even better choices for your overall health. In this first quarter of 2022, January through March, we will concentrate on immune support, an important area…

Tips for Improving Mental Health

People with anxious, stressed minds make bad decisions and suffer the consequences. How do you protect your brain when the world feels dangerous and your life uncontrollable? Rest your brain and improve your mental health with these practical tips and tools. When your plans change unexpectedly, send your brain out for coffee Research shows that…

How To Cope With Holiday Stressors

Picture-perfect holiday activities are quite the antidote to stress: cozy days shared with loved ones, singing favorite tunes, eating nourishing foods from the harvest, and getting some exercise on the skating rink all contribute to mental well-being. But whose holidays are ever truly “perfect”? Here’s how to navigate four common holiday stressors so you can…

Tips for helping the planet this holiday season

Tough on the planet, tough on us: that’s how the holidays can be, especially since waste increases significantly during the holidays. Together, let’s discover new ways to enjoy the holidays and help the planet by reducing waste. 1. Rethink gift giving Save your busy trips to the mall. Buy local Buying from a local store…

Beating PCOS: Nutrients for Women’s Health

Vitamin D and omega-3 improve PCOS What is PCOS? Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormone imbalance—including excess male hormone levels—that changes menstruation, can impair fertility, and raises chances for metabolic syndrome and other physical and psychological conditions. Vitamin D In this study, 40 women with PCOS took a placebo or 3,200 IU of vitamin D…

Saffron and Tryptophan for Mood

The holidays aren’t necessarily the happiest of times for everyone. Everyday issues with mood and stress can be greatly exacerbated by the pressures of holiday preparations. It’s simply too easy to fall into the trap of trying to make everything so perfect that we forget to pause long enough to enjoy the moment. The end…

Diabetes and COVID-19

Diabetes and COVID-19 are related in some very meaningful ways. Find out how—and what it means for you! The diabetes-COVID relationship Although our knowledge of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (and COVID-19, the disease it causes) epidemiology is still uncertain in many areas, one of the strongest associations to emerge thus far is the link between diabetes mellitus…

Blood Sugar Management Tips To Help Our Kids

Type 2 diabetes was almost nonexistent among children three decades ago, affecting primarily adults 45 and older. Nowadays there is a worrying increase in cases among young people. What happened between then and now, and what can we do? Understand the insulin connection Every time we eat, our bodies get an influx of sugar which,…