Cancer and the Immune System, Plus Prevention Tips

Over the past 10 years, a new class of drugs has revolutionized cancer care. These medications, known as checkpoint inhibitors, unleash an individual’s own immune system on malignant cells, offering new hope to people with cancer. Before these treatments hit the mainstream, it’s helpful to learn more about the immune/cancer connection. Immunosurveillance Our immune systems…

Diabetes Update: Improve Diabetes Factors

According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 37 million children and adults in this country face the challenge of managing blood sugar in the wake of a diabetes diagnosis. 88 million of us have been diagnosed with prediabetes, putting them at greater risk to develop the disease. Below are findings from several studies on…

Vitamin D Benefits

Mothers’ low D promotes overweight kids Babies whose mothers are low in vitamin D while pregnant are more likely to have a higher body mass index (BMI) score and excess fat around the waist by age four to six years. In this study, doctors measured vitamin D levels in 370 pregnant women at week 14,…

Deep Dive With Us This 2022

Join us this 2022 as we pick a different health area each quarter to explore with a Deep Dive into current information and product highlights that will help you make even better choices for your overall health. In this first quarter of 2022, January through March, we will concentrate on immune support, an important area…

Vitamin D: A Vitamin Superhero

No matter how you slice it, vitamin D carries a heavy load when it comes to nutrient health. Maintaining healthy vitamin D levels in the body just makes sense. Here are several of the many reasons why: Vitamin D reduces urinary tract symptoms We now know that vitamin D is a hormone, with cell receptors…

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…

Vitamins K and D may improve COVID-19 outcomes

In these uncertain times, one thing we know for sure–the better care we take of our day-to-day health, the better. Here is some of the latest information on vitamin K and vitamin D and COVID-19 research: Vitamin K low in COVID-19 patients Vitamin K plays a role in regulating the blood clotting function, which can…

Inflammation Round-Up

Sometimes, inflammation is a good thing. When we get a cut, the first thing that happens is an inflammatory process to help reduce blood loss and trap “invaders.” However, when inflammation goes unchecked, becoming chronic, it can create more problems than it helps. Here are several studies on nutrients that showed promise in helping the…

Better Metabolism While Staying At Home

Staying home all day can lead to some unwanted side effects, including the kind of snacking that puts on pounds. We also may not be getting the kind of sun exposure we normally experience, which robs us of our daily dose of vitamin D. According to these studies, vitamin D helps support the body in…

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…

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…

You Can Prevent That: Improve Your Odds With These Do-Able Steps

“Up to 40 percent of annual deaths from each of five leading U.S. causes are preventable.” Centers for Disease Control Did you know that life expectancy actually declined in this country last year? In addition, it is estimated that one in two adults in the U.S. suffer from a chronic illness. Diet, exercise and lifestyle choices…