Be A Brainiac With These Nutrients

Even sitting still, your brain uses up around twenty percent of the calories your body burns. Healthy neurons need healthy cell walls and good blood flow to help the brain function at its best. The nutrients you give your brain through diet and supplements can make a big difference in how how well your memory…

Take This To Heart: Nutrients For A Healthy Ticker

For many reasons, omega health is closely tied to the fitness of the heart. Besides being important to the health of our cell walls and the viscosity of our blood, omegas play some surprising roles when it comes to heart health. Here are some of the latest studies: Fish oil protects against air pollution Airborne…

The Eyes Have It: Tips For Eye Health

Eye health—don’t wait for your eyes to give you trouble before you start concerning yourself with giving them the nutrients they need to thrive. Because the only protection eyes have from UV rays are sunglasses, antioxidants that help fight free radicals are important to eye health. Good blood flow in the body also plays a…

10 Ways To Start Your Day Right

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. –Lao Tzu Now is the time to take control of 2019, before the hustle and bustle causes you to fall back into the trap of letting a busy schedule take over your life. Mindfulness, the act of staying in the moment no matter what you are up…

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…

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…

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…

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…