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…

Inflammation Round-Up

Sometimes, inflammation is a good thing. When we get a cut, the first thing that happens is an inflammatory process to help reduce blood loss and trap “invaders.” However, when inflammation goes unchecked, becoming chronic, it can create more problems than it helps. Here are several studies on nutrients that showed promise in helping the…

Exercise Recovery: Curcumin and Quercetin

Heading to the gym again after weeks of having to exercise at home? Make the most of your exercise with supplements that have proven to support muscle recovery and more. Check out these studies on curcumin and quercetin. Curcumin reduces muscle damage, soreness In this study, 63 physically active, overweight men and women took a…

Bring Balance To Your Life

It’s a viscous cycle. Ongoing stress makes everything else your body tries to do harder, including providing immune support. But we needn’t give in to our circumstances or scary headlines without taking some simple steps to help combat stress. None of us can escape some stress, especially in times like these. But even small steps…

31 Relaxation Prompts for a Mellow May

Time to meditate! Setting aside time each day to focus on relaxing is a great way to help combat stress, which inevitably helps improve your attitude, your immune system, and more. Below, find 31 relaxation prompts to help you make May mellow. As you relax, try to breathe deeply enough so that your belly fills…

Burn-Out Is Real: Here Are Some Things To Do About It

Now, more than ever, we are facing a day-to-day reality wrought with challenges, many of which we’ve never actually faced before. Trying to stay healthy means making smart choices to avoid stress and its potential burnout. Types of burnout The symptoms of burnout can include physical and mental exhaustion, depression, cynicism, and professional inefficacy, yet…

Advantage Relaxation: Fight Stress and Improve Health

These days, stress is almost inescapable. Unfortunately, when we let stress get to us, our body pays the price. Increased cortisol levels make it harder to effectively metabolize calories and ultimately lower our immune system. In these studies, ashwagandha and astaxanthin provide some support for the body’s battle against stress. Ashwagandha improved sleep quality, anxiety…

Mind and Mood: Nutrients for Brain Health

A mind is a terrible thing to waste, especially when we have steps we can take to help keep our brains functioning as well as possible. A healthy diet, exercise, and stress management are just a few of the things we can do to help our brains. In these studies, certain nutrients also showed promise…

Better Metabolism While Staying At Home

Staying home all day can lead to some unwanted side effects, including the kind of snacking that puts on pounds. We also may not be getting the kind of sun exposure we normally experience, which robs us of our daily dose of vitamin D. According to these studies, vitamin D helps support the body in…