Mental Health Nutrition Tips

The mind is a terrible thing to waste, especially when our own nutritional gaps might be contributing to whatever may be holding us back from our full brain potential. In these studies, discover nutrients which rendered positive results concerning mood (and sleep, too): Saffron reduced anxiety and depression in teens In the first study to…

Need A Brain Boost? Omega-3s To The Rescue!

For a long time now, we’ve known that our flavorful, fatty American diet contains the wrong kinds of fats (or imbalanced intake of fats) hanging out in the wrong places in our bodies, causing discomfort, foggy brain, sluggish circulation and so much more. In response to this knowledge, we have seen a wave of programs…

How to help kids embrace their natural curiosity and learn with joy

Children have a natural curiosity. They’re built to learn. We can help instill in our children a sense of confidence and satisfaction through a combination of psychological, behavioral, and nutritional approaches to create an optimal environment to facilitate learning. Learning strategies First, realize that you have the power to make learning fun and interesting starting…

Is Your Skin Stressed?–podcast

Listen to our Is Your Skin Stressed? Podcast. Or read the transcript below: Stress and hormone imbalance can wreak havoc on the skin, leaving acne, eczema, and wrinkles in their wake. Learn how to mitigate stress and strike a balance in your hormones to cultivate a happier reflection in the mirror. Skindications of overall health…

Ease anxiety in under 5 minutes with these 10 steps

While it comes on a sliding scale—from the occasional experience to ranging severities of anxiety disorders—we all deal with anxiety in our lives. When things get to be too much, taking just five minutes to try one of these 10 strategies could help calm you down and rise above the anxiety. 1. Acknowledge your anxiety…

Protect Your Brain At Any Age–and Start NOW

Memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease may seem like distant concerns. But taking care of your brain isn’t something you should put off. Is your brain in trouble? Dementia can impair your memory, thinking, and speech. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. “Dementia can sneak up on people because they don’t like to…

Nourish the “Second Brain” in Your Gut

Your brain and your digestive tract are not as independent as they seem. Here’s how you can change your diet and lifestyle to support your gut bugs and mental wellness. The gut-brain dialogue For the most part, the brain is “sealed off” from the rest of the body by the blood-brain barrier. But, in fact,…

Deep Dive: the Brain

This third quarter of 2022, we’re deep diving into the brain, discussing important topics like memory support, stress, mood, learning, and more. We hope you’ll join us through our blog posts, emails, podcasts, videos and in-store as we share tips and also talk about the nutrients we all need to best serve our hard-working minds….

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…