Zinc and Vitamin D Linked To Better COVID Outcomes

Many nutrients play key roles in immune function, including zinc and vitamin D. In these studies, each nutrient has showed some promise in helping those combatting COVID. Find out more. Zinc and hospitalizations Between March 15, 2020, and April 30, 2020, doctors measured fasting levels of zinc in 249 Covid patients admitted to a university…

Weigh In On This Weight Update

From antioxidants and greens to digestive support, these studies reveal some of the latest findings on nutrients to support your healthiest weight. Astaxanthin burned fat, improved performance In this study, 12 recreationally trained male cyclists took a placebo or 12 mg of astaxanthin per day, in two alternating seven-day phases, with a 14-day break between…

Supplements From The Sea

Vitamins, when not produced synthetically, come from things like oranges, potatoes and corn. You know, stuff that grows from the ground. Minerals come from rocks—literally, from the ground itself. But Earth is three-quarters water, so it’s natural that many nutritional ingredients come from the bounty of the waters, as well. Here are a few of…

Tips To Improve Your Mood And A Whole New Reason To Prioritize Sleep

You can tap into the power of serotonin to transform your mood, motivation levels, and overall well-being. Who couldn’t benefit from that these days? Serotonin is a feel-good hormone, known as a neurotransmitter, that helps ensure we’re motivated, have balanced moods, and feel good about life. Boosting low serotonin levels is one of the keys…

Purify Indoor Air With These Plants

Plants are magical. Well technically, it’s science, but either way, they’re pretty incredible. With winter fast approaching, we will be spending more and more time indoors. This is a perfect time to consider some indoor plants to help keep the air clear of toxins—perhaps at your workstation? Torpedoing toxins Of course, houseplants aren’t the only…

Dream A Little Dream With These Sleep Tips

Are you awake more often than you would like, especially during these stressful times? Here are tips to help you decide if you’re doing everything right to get your best night’s sleep, as well as the latest on supplements for dreamland. Make Sleep A Priority Organizations have developed numerous sleep hygiene tips to help you…

Live–and age–with purpose

Does it feel like life is zooming by? Instead of focusing on living longer, let’s take a closer look at living purposefully. Research shows that engaging purposefully as one ages can elongate one’s life and may lower the risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s. Purpose is a preventive health measure! For insight, four 60+ folks shared…

Is This Mobile Life A Pain In Your Neck?

Never before in history have we looked down toward our feet with such frequency and duration. “Text neck” and other back problems are serious health concerns that result directly from continuously staring down with a flexed neck, curved spine, and rounded shoulders as we communicate and play games via mobile devices. The hidden cost of…

The Science of Supplements: Immunity

In recent years, scientists have been studying many natural products for their potential roles in supporting our immune systems, and preventing or treating illness. Here are some making headlines. As always, it’s crucial to chat with your health care practitioner before taking any new supplement, as not every product is right for every person. Echinacea…

Kids’ Health Round-Up

Our kids are back into the swing of school, and keeping them healthy is a top priority. Check out these findings on kids’ health when it comes to the brain, behavior, weight and immunity. Brain EPA improved cognition in ADHD A new study finds the omega-3 EPA may be as, or more, beneficial than drugs…

Know Your Vitamin D

Some of the latest COVID-related research has shown that having a healthy level of vitamin D in the body may be one of the important elements for those who successfully manage the disease. Here are some other important advantages to vitamin D. Also, read about the key link between vitamin D function and the levels…

Protect Your Health With These Tips

While the world is focused on the rapid spread of COVID-19, the global public health community echoes what the natural health community already knows: prevention is the most important weapon against illness. Here, we’re offering a refresher course on the best practices for protecting yourself—and supporting your immune system—against viruses and infection. Sidestep stress You…