Tips for Menopause

Menopause and post-menopause are important times in a woman’s health. Changes in hormone levels lead to challenges in heart health, bone health, mood and more. Here are some tips to help manage menopause and make the most of life. Vitamin D, omega-3, hormones Estradiol, an estrogen hormone, is essential to reproductive, bone, heart, and kidney…

Men and Women Experience Heart Attacks Differently

A heart attack happens when blood flow to the heart muscle becomes blocked, restricting oxygen. Depending on how long blood supply is cut off, heart damage can occur, from mild to severe, and can sometimes be fatal. Did you know that men and women experience heart attacks in unique ways? These stories of two heart…

Supplements From The Sea

Vitamins, when not produced synthetically, come from things like oranges, potatoes and corn. You know, stuff that grows from the ground. Minerals come from rocks—literally, from the ground itself. But Earth is three-quarters water, so it’s natural that many nutritional ingredients come from the bounty of the waters, as well. Here are a few of…

Dad Rules This June At Betsy’s

Dad rules this June at Betsy’s! Buy any Bluebonnet product this June and be entered to win one of the product prizes provided by Bluebonnet Nutrition. We understand that men’s health covers a wide range of topics, from heart health and mood support to prostate and muscle recovery concerns. This month’s health articles highlight many…

Heart Health On Your Mind?: Vitamin D and Omega-3s to the Rescue!

We used to think that heart issues happened mainly to men, but today we realize that women are equally susceptible to the ravages of diet, lack of exercise, and stage-of-life issues that can lead to heart health concerns. Below is some of the latest research on the different ways Vitamin D and Omega-3s may help…

Top 6 Health Issues Men Can Avoid And Tips On How

From heart disease to suicide, the top causes of death claim more men than women every year—and women now live an average of five to ten years longer. But the men in your life don’t have to fall victim to a statistic.  Here are some small tweaks men can make today to ward off the…

Love Your Heart With These Wise Food Choices

Show your ticker some love by filling up with research-backed, heart-healthy foods and dodging a few others. EAT: NUTS According to 2016 research conducted by Norwegian scientists, eating just 1 ounce of peanuts and tree nuts—which include almonds, walnuts, cashews, hazelnuts, pistachios and more—per day is connected to a 20 percent reduced risk of heart…

Heart-Smart Supplements

Heart attack. Stroke. High cholesterol. These words are the last ones we want to hear, but too many of us know them on an all-too-personal level. Sadly, the typical American’s heart is anything but healthy. Heart and other cardiovascular diseases are still the leading cause of death among Americans. According to a new study by…

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…

Because Women Need Healthy Hearts, Too!

Even though heart health might not be the first thing that comes to mind when the topic of women’s health is brought up, women should be just as vigilant in supporting their heart health as they are when it comes to more distinctly feminine health issues. According to the American Heart Association, a woman dies…

4 Nutrients with Promise for Heart Health

Good results in the lab can lead to larger, pilot studies.  These findings about DHA, vitamin E, fish oil and CoQ10 pay particular attention to potential heart health benefits. Also, discover which nutrients showed promise for protecting the ear and supporting improved sperm counts. DHA, metabolism, and lipids Muscles need a constant supply of fats…

Be Ahead of the Curve with these Early-Stage Discoveries

Check out these early-stage discoveries about nutrients that just may lead to larger, more definitive studies.  Here are some of the most promising recent findings.  Plant extracts build bone Fruit and vegetable polyphenols may benefit bone. In this study, 46 healthy postmenopausal women took a combination of pomegranate and grape seed extracts or a combination…