Omega Update

Healthy omega levels help support the body in a variety of ways.  The brain, including mood, the heart, the inflammation response and dry eyes all benefit from having the correct ratio of omegas. Because our typical Western diet is sorely lacking in omega-3, many of us are out of balance. In these studies, researchers looked…

Diabetes Update

Want lentils with that? Researchers tried replacing half of rice and potato servings with lentils, bringing about surprising results. Antioxidants and omega-3s likewise proved helpful for better blood sugar management. Check out these recent findings. Control Blood Sugar Better with Lentils In this simple but revealing study, 48 healthy adults ate a dish of white…

Take This To Heart: Nutrients For A Healthy Ticker

For many reasons, omega health is closely tied to the fitness of the heart. Besides being important to the health of our cell walls and the viscosity of our blood, omegas play some surprising roles when it comes to heart health. Here are some of the latest studies: Fish oil protects against air pollution Airborne…

The Eyes Have It: Tips For Eye Health

Eye health—don’t wait for your eyes to give you trouble before you start concerning yourself with giving them the nutrients they need to thrive. Because the only protection eyes have from UV rays are sunglasses, antioxidants that help fight free radicals are important to eye health. Good blood flow in the body also plays a…

Better Minded For The Holidays and Any Season

The holidays can be a harder time than usual for our moods for a variety of reasons. We might be stressed by the increased activity of the season or sad because of those who are not around to celebrate this year. In addition, the challenges to a healthy diet that the holidays represent can also…

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…

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…

Four Fabulous Stress Fighters

This article from the time when Houston faced the challenges of recovering from Harvey offers important stress-fighting tips for another time when stress threatens our best health. “Stress generates anxiety, and anxiety keeps our minds in motion,” says Mark Stengler, NMD, of Encinitas, California. Meditation, soft music and disconnecting from the stresses of life (at…

5 Top Posts From 2016

Our blog, Health to Heart Matters, is filled with the latest nutrient information, as well as tips for healthy living. Here are five of our top posts from 2016 that you don’t want to miss: How Motivations Can Keep You Exercising Have resolutions that involve improving your workout consistency? Check out these tips to help you…

3 Things To Make Your School Year Healthy

The school year is just around the corner. As you scurry for supplies like pencils and spiral notebooks and find yourself in the midst of piles of discarded outfits searching for the perfect back-to-school look, don’t neglect one of the key components of a successful school year: a smart nutrition plan for your young scholars….

Give Your Breasts A Fighting Chance

Breast health may just be at the top of any woman’s better-health list. After all, according to the website Cancer.gov, about 12.4% of women born today will experience breast cancer during their lifetimes.  Lifestyle choices, including regular exercise and a healthy diet, are at the top of the list when it comes to striving for…

Improving Athletic Performance

Whether you are a hard-core athlete or weekend warrior, you want to get the most out of the effort you put into your workouts.  These recent studies explored how omega-3s and arginine may affect athletic performance. Nutrients improve performance in elite athletes Omega-3s boost elite cyclists In this study, 13 elite cyclists took 1,300 mg…