Deep Dive, Vitality: Extending Life

Zinc, selenium, and CoQ10 support healthy aging Zinc and selenium linked to anemia Being low in iron is not the only cause of anemia. In this study, doctors measured zinc, selenium, and iron levels in 285 nursing home residents. Although fewer than 2 percent were low or deficient in iron, 31.6 percent had anemia. Doctors…

Deep Dive Vitality: Omega-3s and Selenium Extend Life

According to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, omega-3 fats are part of cell membranes throughout the body. They affect the health of the receptors on cell walls that make it possible for cells to communicate with each other. “They provide the starting point for making hormones that regulate blood clotting, contraction and…

Deep Dive: Immune Health

In 2022, Betsy’s Health Foods is taking a deep dive each quarter into one area of health (and looking at how interconnected our human systems actually are). This first quarter, we’re deep diving into immune health. In this article, we discuss some of the specialty supplements, along with your standard ABCs of vitamins and minerals,…

Ahead of the Curve: Early-Stage Studies Show Promise

Herbs may have a long-standing history of traditional uses, but what happens when you place them under the microscope, so to speak? These studies of various promising supplements show the potential for further exploration, as well as the growing body of evidence for the efficacy of proper nutrition and health.  In fact, good results in…

May is for MOM at Betsy’s

A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. –Victor Hugo      Mom is the one who rises before the entire household, the one who wipes tired brows and mops up messes. She makes sure there is food in the refrigerator and clean, comfy sheets to wallow in while we…

Nutrients Improve Metabolism in Women

These studies prove the importance of balanced nutrition year round, not just during swimsuit season! Zinc and selenium improve thyroid function Zinc and selenium help the body produce thyroid hormone, and doctors wanted to see if taking supplements would help women with low thyroid function, or hypothyroidism, where the metabolism slows, leading to weight gain…