Category Archives: Immune System

Staying Healthy During the Holidays

With family gatherings, and lots of indulgent food surrounding us, it’s very easy to unintentionally pack on a few extra pounds during the holiday season. Since the year is coming to an end, many people are starting to think about goals that they look forward to accomplishing next year. We’re here to help you with […]

Mushrooms and Mental Health

Mushrooms have traditionally been used in eastern cultures for thousands of years.  They are a rich source of vitamins and minerals (such as vitamin B12, selenium & copper), bioactive compounds (such as beta glucans), and potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds.   While the fabulous fungi are known for their many health benefits such as immune health, […]


Inflammation is your immune system’s reaction to irritation, injury, or infection. It’s a normal response (actually a good thing), and it’s a natural part of healing.  But when chronic inflammation occurs inside our bodies, which we cannot see, it can become a big problem.  Research has linked chronic inflammation to many serious health conditions such as […]

Dopamine – The Happy Hormone

Bad moods.  We all have them.  Even though something specific may happen to trigger a bad mood like a bad morning commute or missing lunch, sometimes we just wake up in a bad mood and we aren’t even sure why.  The triggers of a bad mood often depend on the people and the stresses in […]

Pumpkin Season

It’s pumpkin season again! Not only do pumpkins taste irresistible, but they’re also packed with essential vitamins and minerals. Below is a list of nutrients that can be found in the famous, fall favorite. Vitamin A and Beta-Carotene are both responsible for giving the pumpkin its distinctive bright orange color.  But what role do these […]


Stress, we all have it.  The fact is, life is stressful and it’s almost impossible to avoid certain stressful situations.  Work deadlines, misplacing keys, financial woes, traffic jams, relationship problems, running late for an appointment… the list goes on and on.  A little bit of stress can be helpful at times, such as in an […]

Healthy Aging

Healthy Aging Tips

September is Healthy Aging Month.  Getting older is a natural part of life, but it doesn’t mean we have to succumb to poor health.  As we age, lean body mass and metabolic rate decrease, which in turn, can affect our ability to effectively absorb certain minerals and vitamins.   Although older adults need less calories overall, they […]

Back to School – Healthy Tips for Parents & Kids

It’s September, so you’re probably preparing for back to school, lunches, soccer practice, and repeat. We thought it timely to share with you our latest tips on how to keep your family healthy during the school year. Now, we’re certainly not against a treat every once in a while, but we simply want to encourage […]

Trendy Turmeric

Tumeric Root Health Benefits

You may have heard the recent buzz around turmeric root and its health benefits.  Well, it’s true; this stuff is seriously good for you! Although you may be familiar with turmeric as a popular Indian spice, this nutrient goes well beyond the kitchen.  It not only packs a serious punch of flavor, but also scores […]

Post-Pandemic Health Tips

As COVID-19 vaccinations continue to roll out across the country and life slowly starts to return to normal, many have found themselves feeling pressured to lose weight in anticipation of post-pandemic life.   The average weight gain during the COVID-19 pandemic has been 3 to 15 pounds, mainly due to less movement, more snacking and convenience foods, more stress (which […]