Move Over Muscles: Surprising Amino Acid Benefits

Amino acids. Strands of these molecules form the building blocks of protein. When you digest protein, your body breaks it down into individual amino acids and then reconstitutes them as needed. And amino acids are needed for a variety of functions in the body, in part because your body needs protein to build cells as…

Don’t Let the Skeeters Get You: DIY Insect Repellent

If you live in East Texas, you know that mosquitoes are a threat almost all the year round.  With viruses like Zika and West Nile, protecting yourself against these blood-thirsty critters is more important than ever. But, chemical-based insect repellents come with their own set of potentially negative side effects. Learn more about chemical-based repellents…

5 Keys To Your Healthy Spring Cleanse

The birds are singing. The flowers are blooming. And your closet is overflowing with clutter that you just can’t stand anymore. Unfortunately, more than your closets may be overflowing with clutter. Toxins from the air we breathe, the foods we eat, and the stress we feel make constant demands on our bodies’ detoxifying organs. The…

Reduce Stress with Your Breath

Stress. In our fast-paced, ever-changing world, it’s hard not to make it through the day without feeling the effects of this ubiquitous emotion. We tighten our shoulders, cringe up our eyes and shorten our breath without even realizing it, heightening the damage to our bodies that chronic stress ultimately brings. But, we don’t have to…

Staying Young, With A Mouth To Match

A Mediterranean Diet has many health benefits, including potentially lengthening the life span of cells.  Because a Mediterranean diet is also an adequate source of vitamin E¹, it may also be a benefit for your dental health. Find out more below. Mediterranean Diet of Youth? Each time a cell replicates, the protective caps at each…

Ashwagandha: Wisdom from India

What is ashwagandha? Ashwagandha, Sanskrit for “the smell of a horse”—meaning to impart the vigor and strength of a horse—is one of the most powerful herbs in Ayurvedic medicine. The herb contains many compounds with medicinal benefits including support for the immune system, high antioxidant properties, and as an “adaptogen,” which helps the body adjust…

Your Heart Needs These Nutrients—Here’s Why

The heart is the body’s hardest working muscle, and it deserves the best treatment you can give it.  Regular exercise, a healthy diet, effective stress management, sufficient, quality sleep and regular checkups to ensure your blood pressure and heartbeat are healthy all play a role in keeping your heart pumping as it should. Here are…

5 Need-To-Know Things About Your Bone Health

Bones are serious business. Besides helping us stay upright, these hard-working parts of us also play a key role in the production of red and white blood cells and platelets. They protect vital organs like our brains and lungs. They give shape to our face and ensure our nerve-communication highway, a.k.a. the spinal cord, stays safe….

Better Fitness, More Strength: Tips For Your Muscles

Fitness and proper weight management are at the top of most healthy living lists. In these studies, researchers looked at how pycnogenol, tart cherry and walnuts might effect athletic performance. Find out what they discovered: Pycnogenol® improved muscle mass and fitness  Nutrient reduced symptoms of fatigue After age 50, the body begins to lose muscle mass…