Ease anxiety in under 5 minutes with these 10 steps

While it comes on a sliding scale—from the occasional experience to ranging severities of anxiety disorders—we all deal with anxiety in our lives. When things get to be too much, taking just five minutes to try one of these 10 strategies could help calm you down and rise above the anxiety. 1. Acknowledge your anxiety…

Protect Your Brain At Any Age–and Start NOW

Memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease may seem like distant concerns. But taking care of your brain isn’t something you should put off. Is your brain in trouble? Dementia can impair your memory, thinking, and speech. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. “Dementia can sneak up on people because they don’t like to…

Nourish the “Second Brain” in Your Gut

Your brain and your digestive tract are not as independent as they seem. Here’s how you can change your diet and lifestyle to support your gut bugs and mental wellness. The gut-brain dialogue For the most part, the brain is “sealed off” from the rest of the body by the blood-brain barrier. But, in fact,…

Deep Dive: the Brain

This third quarter of 2022, we’re deep diving into the brain, discussing important topics like memory support, stress, mood, learning, and more. We hope you’ll join us through our blog posts, emails, podcasts, videos and in-store as we share tips and also talk about the nutrients we all need to best serve our hard-working minds….

How To Protect Your Prostate

Given a choice in a cheeky men’s health survey recently, 72 percent of men said they’d rather clean the toilet than go to the doctor. Most cited embarrassment or discomfort as reasons—especially when it came to “below-the-belt” issues. So … let’s talk—about something you can’t see—and likely don’t even think about, unless, of course, it’s…

SOS: Save Our Supplements

We’ve promised to keep you posted on the latest threats to our supplement freedoms. Unfortunately, this week, our efforts took a step backwards, meaning we must become even more diligent in our fight to save our supplements. Here is the latest from the Natural Products Association: Today, the United States Senate Health, Education, Labor, and…

Post-Exercise Nutrition Tips

You drank your pre-workout shake. You stayed hydrated as you sweated it out. But have you given any thought to what you’ll eat and drink when you’ve wiped that sweat off your brow? Your post-workout nutrition is just as important for your athletic performance. Why your post-workout meal matters When you exercise, your body undergoes…

We Can Do Something About Our Metabolism

Think your metabolism is slowing down? According to new research published in the journal Science, middle age may not be a good excuse for that weight gain. In fact, researchers discovered there was no real change in the metabolism of 6,500 participants during the age span of 20 to 60 years. And when some slowing…

Why Does High Blood Pressure Happen?

Normal blood pressure is about 120 over 80. The first (top) number indicates the pressure in your arteries when your heart beats, while the second (bottom) number indicates the pressure between beats. High blood pressure is known as hypertension, and it can play a role in the hardening of your arteries and increase your risk…

Save Our Supplements!

ACTION ALERT! SAVE OUR SUPPLEMENTS PODCAST LISTEN HERE Let’s not try to fix what isn’t broken. In this podcast, Betsy and Ramona Billingslea of Betsy’s Health Foods discuss the latest threat to our supplements, S. 4090 and Senator Durbin’s rider added to the 400-page Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) that must be reauthorized this…

Garlic: A Super Herb

Any quick search about garlic and metabolism brings up several articles concerning garlic as it pertains to weight loss support. In one 2011 study involving fat-induced mice, garlic increased thermogenesis and AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activity and decreased the activity of several genes involved in adipogenesis (which contributes to the increased adipose tissue mass of…

Create a Positive Mindset

Discover steps to a more positive mindset, including information about serotonin and supplements that support healthier responses to stress. Make your best mood a priority through healthy eating, positive self-talk, regular exercise and more.  LISTEN TO OUR LATEST PODCAST HERE And consider these additional steps to your best brain: Drink upDid you know that the…