Nutrients For Healthy Skin

The skin is our body’s largest organ. It provides a barrier to infection. When it absorbs the sun’s rays, it helps our body manufacture vitamin D. But the skin needs tender loving care. Besides internal nutrients, whatever we put on the skin is also important. Anything the skin absorbs bypasses the liver, meaning that toxins…

Diabetes Update

Want lentils with that? Researchers tried replacing half of rice and potato servings with lentils, bringing about surprising results. Antioxidants and omega-3s likewise proved helpful for better blood sugar management. Check out these recent findings. Control Blood Sugar Better with Lentils In this simple but revealing study, 48 healthy adults ate a dish of white…

Cholesterol Matters: Healthy Choices for Your Healthy Heart

Healthy cholesterol levels depend upon diet and lifestyle choices, as well as an element of genetic predispositions. We aim for lower LDL and triglyceride numbers, while shooting for higher HDL, the “good” cholesterol. Besides looking at total cholesterol, experts also evaluate very small particles known as VLDL, as well as comparing the ratio of LDL…

Exercise for Your Eyes

The eyes have it–a challenging job staying healthy. Because they have no natural protection from the sun’s rays or the blue rays emitted by electronics like our smartphones and computers, they are subject to large amounts of oxidative stress. The blood flow and health of the neurons connected to the eyes also play a big…

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…