Four Studies Reveal New Vitamin D Benefits

Vitamin D. If you aren’t getting enough of the “sunshine vitamin,” then chances are your health could be suffering from your deficiency. These four studies explored further benefits to sufficient vitamin D levels and your best health. Diabetic retinopathy Poorly controlled glucose levels in diabetes can cause changes in the retina of the eye that…

A Sleep Hormone and So Much More

You may know of melatonin as the hormone your body makes to help you regulate sleep, but new research suggests this hormone may do much more, including influencing MS symptoms and improving body composition. Note that not everyone should be supplementing with over-the-counter melatonin. Our bodies only begin declining in melatonin production as we reach…

Melatonin: Your Need For Knowledge

I was standing in line at a major pharmacy recently when a young woman walked up to the counter and asked where the pharmacy kept its melatonin. “You know,” she said, “it’s a sleep aid.” I waited to hear the right questions from the pharmacy staff, who really should have corrected the young woman (in…

3 Things to Know About Your Immune Health

Earlier this week, we at Betsy’s Health Foods were honored to be visited by Dean Morris, a fifth generation Master Herbalist, who gave us some tips for how nutrients may help with general immune support.  Here are just three of the many things we learned that we think you will also find useful.   1….

An Holistic Approach: Our Conversation with Dr. Teitelbaum

Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, practicing holistic physician and author of more than a dozen books, including Fatigued to Fantastic, Real Causes/Real Cures, and Pain Free 1, 2, 3, honored our Fallbrook location Monday with a personal training for our staff.  Tonight, the rest of our staff will be hearing Dr. Teitelbaum speak to a group of natural foods…