Vitamin D, Selenium Linked to Better Covid-19 Outcomes

Filling nutritional gaps is more important than ever. If you consume the typical, Western diet, especially if you find yourself eating from the drive-thru, chances are you have vitamin and mineral gaps that would benefit from supplementation. In these COVID-19 studies, deficiencies in vitamin D and the mineral selenium both seem to be linked to…

Probiotic Benefits

Probiotics are the “good bacteria” that live in your gut, but they also live throughout the body, including on our skin. Good bacteria are important for our immune system, our mood, our digestion and more. Discover other benefits of probiotics in the study results discussed below. Probiotics Reduce Antibiotics Use People often insist on antibiotics…

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…

At-Home Activities For The Kids

If you’re trying to parent while working from home, you’re not alone. COVID-19 has thrown most of our summer plans out the window, and it hasn’t been easy. It can be challenging to try to balance everything, as well as create memorable experiences for your kids. And just when school begins again, we find ourselves…

Vitamins K and D may improve COVID-19 outcomes

In these uncertain times, one thing we know for sure–the better care we take of our day-to-day health, the better. Here is some of the latest information on vitamin K and vitamin D and COVID-19 research: Vitamin K low in COVID-19 patients Vitamin K plays a role in regulating the blood clotting function, which can…

Want To Improve Your Immunity? Get Better Sleep

Getting better sleep is probably the most underutilized strategy we can adopt for better health, and it’s never been more vital to tap into its power. Research scientists are spending many waking hours learning about the critical importance of sleep to our mental and physical health, including its role in immune health and fending off…

One Day At A Time–And Supplement, Too!

As summer reaches its blazing height, we all continue to face supreme challenges that call upon our best abilities to cope with stress, practice patience, and deal with each day as it comes, now more than ever. Consider these self-care tips: Practice healthy sleep habits Exercise to reduce stress–even a brisk, five-minute walk can make…

Self-Care Strategies for Your Best Life

There’s really no beating around the bush: times are tough these days. We’re facing a lot of challenges, and many of us are feeling stressed and tired. By engaging in meaningful self-care strategies, we can invest in ourselves so we can better take on challenges. And contrary to popular belief, it’s necessary, not indulgent. Wondering…

Ahead of the Curve: Early-Stage Discoveries Show Promise

Good results in the lab can lead to larger human trials. Here are some of the most promising recent findings. Mushroom boosts immunity In the lab, doctors tested individual mushroom extracts, alone and in combination, to measure the immune response. All extracts, alone or together, stimulated immune cells to excrete proteins, called cytokines, present in…

Tips For Family Time In A Pandemic World

Families are a source of companionship and gratification in the best of times. With the COVID-19 reality, families are the primary pillar of support as we try to navigate social distancing along with trying to get back to some kind of normal. In these seemingly worst of times, despite being mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausted,…

Don’t Skimp On Sleep

Sleep offers many important benefits. In addition to this video’s information about the positive aspects of good sleep and tips to help you improve your slumber, also consider the following studies on L-theanine and DHA. L-theanine and DHA promote restful sleep L-theanine for adult mind and rest “Our findings suggest that L-theanine has the potential…

For Men’s Health: Prevention Rules the Day

When we take a look at prescription medication data, it becomes clear there are three main reasons why men end up on prescription meds: high cholesterol or blood triglycerides high blood pressure stomach ulcer and/or acid reflux (known as GERD) And even though medication is meant to help, over-reliance on medication can lead to a…