Blood Sugar Management Nutrient Tips

The holiday season is upon us, complete with all the temptations of sugar cookies and pumpkin pie and creamy sauces–all chock full of tasty goodness and sugars and carbs that make your body work overtime to keep your blood sugar in balance. In these recent studies, four nutrients showed promise for supporting blood sugar management…

Better Minded For The Holidays and Any Season

The holidays can be a harder time than usual for our moods for a variety of reasons. We might be stressed by the increased activity of the season or sad because of those who are not around to celebrate this year. In addition, the challenges to a healthy diet that the holidays represent can also…

Supplement Buying Made Easy

What is the difference between turmeric and curcuminoids? Which bottle among the thirty in the relaxation section of the health aisles will actually do what it promises on the label? How do I tell the difference between marketing hype and actual science? When you strive to make the best of your health by utilizing nutritional…

Ahead of the Curve: Early-Stage Studies Show Promise

Herbs may have a long-standing history of traditional uses, but what happens when you place them under the microscope, so to speak? These studies of various promising supplements show the potential for further exploration, as well as the growing body of evidence for the efficacy of proper nutrition and health.  In fact, good results in…

Immune Health Is Important All Year Round

Every day is a good day to take your immune health seriously. Did you know that your body attacks invaders, including abnormal cells, all the time to help you stay healthy? Here are a few tips to remember to keep your immune health humming throughout the year and especially as we head into the cold…

Give Your Kidneys Some Love

Your kidneys work hard every minute of every day to process through waste and extra water, which through extensive chemical processes eventually become urine that flows to the bladder to be eliminated. The kinds of foods you eat, the medicines you take, the liquids you drink, all play a role in the battering or nurturing…

SuperCharge Your Supplements With Help From Betsy’s Health Foods

Supplements are not magic beans that solve all life’s problems, but they are nutrients you are putting in your body. That simple truth means you want to know that what you are paying to put in your body meets some pretty straight-forward and very important criteria: You want supplements that contain exactly what the label…

Tea Up: Benefits and Teas Vs. Supplements

You may be chugging trendy bone broths and tasty nut milks in your quest for better health. But one well-known drink, cultivated for millennia, also deserves a place in your health regimen: tea. Just like fruits and vegetables, teas from the Camellia sinensis plant are loaded with micronutrients—so much so that some teas are sold…

Happiness Is . . . Within Your Grasp

Because happiness is difficult to measure, modern studies tend to focus less on what happiness is and more on how happiness can be increased and sustained in our lives. Sonja Lyubomirsky, PhD, a psychology professor at University of California–Riverside, conducts most of her research in a relatively new field called “positive psychology,” which she explains…

We Know Supplements

We take vitamins seriously. That’s why, when we get the opportunity to tour the manufacturing facilities of the products we carry, we take advantage. My recent tour of the farms and plants where Natural Factors makes products marked my tenth such experience and was our team’s twentieth or more such tour throughout our 25+ years…

Get The Most From Your Supplements

When you take your supplements can be as important as the supplements you choose to take. Let Betsy’s help you get the most from your supplements, every day! Check out this informative video to help you get started on your supplement savvy journey.

Beat Stress In 5 Minutes Or Less

Feeling stressed? In this fast-paced world, stress is almost as much a part of life as breathing. But, taking time to practice easy stress soothers can make a world of difference.  You’ll find you can alleviate the symptoms of stress and anxiety in simple ways that take five minutes or less. Breathe Deep Most of…