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…

Breathe: Can vitamin D levels affect asthma attacks?

According to the National Institutes of Health, some 25 million people in the United States, 7 million of them children, suffer from the chronic lung disease known as asthma. In these studies, researchers investigated the role healthy vitamin D levels may play in supporting the health in those fighting the disease. Vitamin D reduces asthma…

Well-Being & Healthy Vitamin D Levels

Increasing evidence suggests that low vitamin D levels affect a wide variety of health concerns, from mood and bone health to increased risk of a variety of diseases.  In addition, our increased diligence in sunburn protection and a decrease in ability to convert to D naturally have led to a rise in lower vitamin D…

Studies Reveal Important Nutrients For Men’s Health

June is the month we take to honor Dad, and part of that celebration is considering ways to keep dad healthy. Some recent studies have looked at nutrients that may improve sexual function, as well as support prostate health. Fenugreek and sexual function India and North Africa have traditionally used fenugreek to treat sexual dysfunction…

3 Keys To Your Bone Health

Bone density is not just a woman’s issue. According to WebMD, about 20% of people with osteoporosis, or thinning of the bone, are actually men. Diet, exercise, hormone levels and genetics all can play a role in your bone’s health. In recent studies, these nutrients proved supportive of bone health. Nutrients reduce fractures and protect…

Vitamins and Minerals That Support Better Blood Sugar

Thanksgiving may be just around the corner, but that doesn’t mean that healthy eating goals have to take a holiday. Are you getting enough of these key nutrients in your life? Read on to discover what vitamins D and K and minerals calcium and magnesium may have to do with your healthy blood sugar. Nutrients…