The Science of Supplements: Immunity

In recent years, scientists have been studying many natural products for their potential roles in supporting our immune systems, and preventing or treating illness. Here are some making headlines. As always, it’s crucial to chat with your health care practitioner before taking any new supplement, as not every product is right for every person. Echinacea…

Probiotic Benefits

Probiotics are the “good bacteria” that live in your gut, but they also live throughout the body, including on our skin. Good bacteria are important for our immune system, our mood, our digestion and more. Discover other benefits of probiotics in the study results discussed below. Probiotics Reduce Antibiotics Use People often insist on antibiotics…

Probiotics: Our Gut Champions

Probiotics play an important role in overall health. An unhealthy intestinal tract can interfere with the health of your immune system, heart, and brain. Learn more about how to get the most from probiotic support in this video, and check out some of the latest research findings on probiotics below: Less inflammation, insulin resistance People…

Tummy Troubles? Consider These Supplements

Bloating, gas, constipation diarrhea.  These digestive and gut-health issues are not the easiest things to discuss and are even more uncomfortable to experience.  Yet, according to the National Institutes of Health, about one in five Americans suffers from digestive diseases, including GERD- style heartburn (65 million prescriptions per year), constipation (63 million cases), Irritable Bowel…

Five Good Reasons To Consider Pre/Probiotics

The microorganisms that inhabit your large and small intestines play many important roles in your health.  We know that bad bacteria can cause us to be ill, but good bacteria actually help our intestines do some of their most important jobs, from breaking down and absorbing nutrients to making our immune system strong. Because toxins…

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…

Improve Your Post Workout With These “Winter-Season” Nutrients

Any person serious about getting the most from a workout knows that the nutrients you supply before, during, and after exercise can be vital to your meeting your exercise goals. In these studies, researchers looked at specific forms of probiotic and zinc, two nutrients often high on the list of must-haves for the winter season,…

Diabetes Update: Nutrients Improve and Slow Progression of Condition

According to the American Diabetes Association, “One-third of adults living with type 2 diabetes are not at their A1C goal. The Association recommends that people with diabetes have an individualized A1C goal. The goal for many adults with diabetes is less than 7 percent. A higher or lower goal may be appropriate for some people….

3 Ways To Think About Your Intestinal Health

If you smoothed them out and rolled them down the sidewalk, your large and small intestines combined would reach to a length of almost 28 feet! Whether you realize it or not, your body relies on your intestines for a wide variety of functions, from processing waste and absorbing nutrients to playing a role in…

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….

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…