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…

Be Heart Smart With These Promising Nutrients

Any time is a good time to turn our thoughts to heart health.  In recent studies, these nutrients showed promise in supporting three different aspects of heart health. Black Raspberry for Blood Pressure Black raspberry extract may lower blood pressure in those with elevated levels. In this study, 45 people with prehypertension took a placebo…

Supporting Kid Health

Fats make up to 60 percent of the brain and nerves in the body. But healthy fats are not the only nutrient to support a healthy lifestyle. These studies on omega-3s and probiotics look at the potential benefits for children’s health of these vital nutrients. Omega-3s help lactating moms and their infants Omega-3s are the…

Get Pollen Before Pollen Gets You

If your puffy eyes and runny nose haven’t already told you, the blanket of yellow pollen on your car and every other horizontal surface in the past few days has certainly signaled the season to be ready for the allergens that are everywhere. Here are some tips from Natural Insights for Well Being, to help…