Get Out There: Boost Your Mood With Some Time In Nature

Just in time for the three weeks of “just right” weather we’re likely to get, Houston, here are some good reasons to spend some time outdoors. Step outside. How wild is the landscape you’re in? It could be a garden patch or the canopy of trees you walk under if you live in the city,…

Tips for Living Long and Well

We’re living longer, healthier lives. The “third age” (between retirement and the onset of age-induced physical, emotional, and cognitive limitations) is a time of personal fulfillment for many, but longevity also comes with challenges—physical, social, and economic. Read on for how to best prepare for the golden years. What is the “longevity dividend”? In researching…

Make Gratitude a Daily Habit

More than simply a glass-half-full attitude, the impacts of gratitude are rich and far-reaching. Read on to learn about the range of benefits of consciously cultivating more gratitude, and how to make it part of your day. Give thanks Researchers phrase gratefulness as a broad and positive orientation toward recognizing and appreciating what’s good in…

Natural Supports To Keep Your Kids Healthy and Happy

Navigating uncertain times is no small feat, especially for parents who are concerned about how to keep their kids happy and safe. Measures such as school shutdowns, frequent handwashing, and physical distancing that were (and, in some cases, may still be) in place to protect against COVID-19 have also contributed to a fair bit of…

7 Historical Herbal Defenders To The Rescue

Have you ever wondered how our ancestors fended off dreaded seasonal viruses? It’s time to find out! We’re delving into the past to bring you seven historical herbal helpers. Modern virus: meet ancient wisdom. As a reminder, always check with your health care practitioner before trying a new supplement. Echinacea Echinacea purpurea A well-known herb…

A healthy gut microbiome may be your best immune defense

Cold and flu season is on its way, so we’re going to have our probiotics at the ready! We’re covering our bases when it comes to prevention and treatment by gearing up our guts. What does gut health have to do with anything? The World Health Organization defines probiotics as “live microorganisms that, when administered…

Prepared For Anything

As summer rapidly bounds towards its close, we turn our minds to the next phase of our year: the start of school, the beginning preparations for the parade of holidays as the earth changes seasons, slowly turning from the oppressive heat of this height of summer to the cold, brisk temperatures of winter. These changes…

The Truth About Sugar And Your Kids’ Health

Consumption of junk food and added sugars might just change your child’s future. Learn why kids need to get the right kind of sugar to help their growing bodies. And why some of our kids are changing their brains with too much junk food. What’s the deal with sugar? Why do children love sugar so…

Aromatherapy to Enhance Learning

This back-to-school season, don’t just stock up on books and other supplies; consider adding essential oils to help enhance your learning experience!  What is aromatherapy? When we talk about aromatherapy, we’re talking about the therapeutic use of natural oils that are extracted from flowers, plants, trees, resins, and other botanical elements in nature. Essential oils…

Enhance Exercise and Improve Recovery

A variety of antioxidants and super foods show promise to help get the most from exercise efforts and to also support improved recovery from exercise in the below studies. CoQ10 boosted soccer performance Professional soccer players often damage muscle. In this study over two soccer seasons, doctors measured CoQ10—ubiquinol—levels in 49 players in the Spanish…

5 Skin Care Tips For Summer

It’s summertime, and the livin’ is easy—or it should be. Here are some simple strategies to enjoy the sunshine and keep your skin safe and beautiful. 1. Eat for skin health Studies show that antioxidant micronutrients in food increase skin’s defense against UV radiation, support longer-term protection, and promote repair. In other words, the right foods can…

Find Your Peace By Putting Stress On Silent

From the second your alarm clock jars you into consciousness, your brain processes the sights, sounds, thoughts, and stressors you experience throughout your day. Exposure to a constant barrage of email notifications and the endless to-do list running the monologue of the mind makes up just a smidgen of what the brain has to process….