Category Archives: Nutritional Supplements

Nutrients and Foods that Support Your Mood

If you’ve ever found yourself in a bad mood (and who hasn’t?), you may have attributed it to a poor night’s sleep, the weather, stress, hormones or just having a bad day. And while it’s true, our moods can be influenced by many factors, a growing body of evidence says that poor nutrition may also be to […]

Investing in Your Bone “Bank”

A new study has found that calcium supplements in people under 35 could significantly improve bone mass. Their analysis included more than 7,300 participants across 43 studies. The researchers found that both dietary sources of calcium and calcium supplementation had positive effects on overall bone mineral density, but bone mineral density measurements of the femoral […]

Nutrients That May Help Boost Your Immune System During Flu Season

Fall is here. The leaves are changing, the air is chilly and the days are getting shorter. It is also (unfortunately) the start of cold and flu season. If you’re starting to notice everyone around you coughing and sneezing, you may be wondering if getting sick is inevitable or if there’s any way you can […]

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month – Are You Taking Charge of Your Lung Health?

November is Lung Cancer awareness month, so it’s a good time to think about the health of our lungs. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. We all know not smoking and avoiding exposure to pollutants can help protect our lungs, but sometimes we take our lungs for granted. […]

That Halloween Sugar Rush and Your Body

With Halloween right around the corner, it’s almost impossible to escape all that sugar-laden candy, so it’s a good time to think about sugar and its effects on our bodies.  We all know that eating too much sugar isn’t good for us. Sugar contains no nutrients, it only contains calories that can lead to a […]

Fighting Fall Allergies- The Natural Way

Most people associate allergies with the onset of spring, but for many people, fall culprits such as pollen, ragweed, and mold can also trigger the dreaded sneezing, watery eyes, runny noses, and coughing.  Medication such as antihistamines can be helpful but may cause unwanted side effects.   Fortunately, there are some natural ways that may help […]

Breast Cancer and Diet

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While breast cancer is a complex disease with many contributing factors that cannot be controlled, there are some things you can control, which research shows may significantly reduce your risk: Maintain a healthy weight: Excess body weight and postmenopausal weight gain are associated with breast cancer. Exercise: Women […]

Natural Ways to Manage High Cholesterol

September is National Cholesterol Education Awareness Month.  As you are probably already aware, high cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for heart disease, which according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is the number one killer in the U.S. Treatment for high cholesterol usually includes a cholesterol-lowering diet, changes in levels of […]

Midlife and beyond. The health issues facing women.

Whether it’s unwanted weight gain, the loss of lean muscle, bone health concerns, or other issues, there are many challenges facing women during the years leading up to menopause and beyond. Weight Gain Hormonal changes increase the rate at which women store fat and diminish their ability to burn fat. It also causes changes in […]

The Best Supplements for Women

Both men and women require many essential vitamins and minerals for health. While your diet should in theory provide you with all the nutrients you need, there are many reasons why it may not. Stress, poor diet, processed and convenience food, activity level, and genetics can all affect nutrient levels. In addition, variables like alcohol […]