Three Supplements Fido Will Love

Love me, love my pet. If you’re a supplement taker, you already know that certain nutrients go a long way toward alleviating or reducing common human ailments. Your dog can reap the same benefits with pet-specific supplements. Here are some top options to consider. Glucosamine + collagen  Achy joints, especially from hip dysplasia, are a…

May is for MOM at Betsy’s

A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. –Victor Hugo      Mom is the one who rises before the entire household, the one who wipes tired brows and mops up messes. She makes sure there is food in the refrigerator and clean, comfy sheets to wallow in while we…

Tummy Troubles? Consider These Supplements

Bloating, gas, constipation diarrhea.  These digestive and gut-health issues are not the easiest things to discuss and are even more uncomfortable to experience.  Yet, according to the National Institutes of Health, about one in five Americans suffers from digestive diseases, including GERD- style heartburn (65 million prescriptions per year), constipation (63 million cases), Irritable Bowel…

4 Nutrients to Feel in Your Bones

Whether you are nearing the age of menopause or just beginning to take on the world all by yourself, people of all ages have good reasons to pay attention to the nutrients that are important to bone health. For example, when it comes to how strong your bones can be, the amount and kinds of…

Preserve More Than Your Eyes With These Nutrients

Lutein and zeaxanthin have long been recognized for their support of eye and vision health, but recent studies have also shown promise with these nutrients when it comes to brain health. Discover some of the latest research on nutrients for cognitive health, as well as food sources of these nutrients, in this report. More efficient…

The Things We Worry About So That You Don’t Have To

Thirty years ago, if you had asked me to describe the health foods industry, I would have given you an answer couched in smoke and mirrors with a healthy dose of snake-oil salesman thrown in for good measure. I’d grown up eating ding dongs and drinking Dr Peppers on a regular basis. When my family…

6 Supplements for Better Sleep

Two of Americans’ biggest lifestyle concerns—energy and sleep—are closely related: If you don’t get enough sleep, you’re lacking energy the next day. Supplements work for some people—and a sleep supplement that doesn’t work for someone else may be just the snooze ticket for you. Discovering the best supplement for your best sleep may take some…

Making Betsy’s The Best For You: Our Expo West Show Experience

More than 85,000 people descended on Anaheim the second weekend of March to participate in this year’s Expo West, a health food industry convention that brings together suppliers, manufacturers, retailers and professionals in the natural products and wellness industry. Because this show gives us the opportunity to discover new products, visit directly with a variety…

Calm the Nerves with these 8 Breathing Techniques

Anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults in the United States.  A panic attack or anxiety episode can be scary and difficult to manage, but experts agree breathing techniques can help during those times. Even without suffering from anxiety disorder, most of us endure some levels of stress in the course of a normal week. Breathing…

Five Good Reasons To Consider Pre/Probiotics

The microorganisms that inhabit your large and small intestines play many important roles in your health.  We know that bad bacteria can cause us to be ill, but good bacteria actually help our intestines do some of their most important jobs, from breaking down and absorbing nutrients to making our immune system strong. Because toxins…

Protect Your Eyes With These Nutrient Superheroes

Computers, smartphones, e-readers, video games. We spend more and more time these days staring at screens. Even though these digital devices have transformed life, often for the better, in one apparent way they seem to be affecting us for the worse. Using digital devices can lead to eyestrain and fatigue, headaches, poor sleep quality and,…

Love Your Heart With These Wise Food Choices

Show your ticker some love by filling up with research-backed, heart-healthy foods and dodging a few others. EAT: NUTS According to 2016 research conducted by Norwegian scientists, eating just 1 ounce of peanuts and tree nuts—which include almonds, walnuts, cashews, hazelnuts, pistachios and more—per day is connected to a 20 percent reduced risk of heart…