Category Archives: Skin Health

Why It’s So Important to Get Enough Vitamin D

The weather is warmer and the sun is setting later. This means that summer is finally here!   The gloomy winter days are a thing of the past (for now!) and when the sun is shining, your skin is exposed to solar UVB radiation, which is then converted to pre-vitamin D in your skin, and then […]

Signs of Bad Gut Health

When your gut is functioning properly, you have a healthy balance of beneficial bacteria, your body produces digestive enzymes, absorbs nutrients effectively, fights against bacteria and infections, and eliminates waste and unwanted substances efficiently. But what happens when your gut is not functioning as it should be and you have an imbalance of bacteria? Here […]

Trendy Turmeric

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 […]

Nothing Fishy about Flaxseed Oil

Looking to increase your intake of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids?  Most people automatically think of fish oil. But flaxseed oil is a great alternative to fish oil, particularly if you’re vegetarian or vegan. What is Flaxseed Oil? Flaxseed oil (also known as linseed oil)  is derived from the seeds of the plant Linium usitatissimum and contains over […]

Relief for Winter Skin

For those of us that live in the Northern parts of the US, we’re currently in the middle of a polar vortex, more commonly known as, winter. Along with the plummeting temperatures comes dry, scaly skin that is sometimes associated with eczema, accentuated fine lines, and acne (yikes)!  If you’re unable to head down south […]

What You Need to Know About Aging Skin

By Katreena Sarmiento   Dry and flaky skin, fine lines and wrinkles, blotchiness—these are some of the most visible signs of skin aging. Aging is an inevitable fact of life. From the very moment we are born, the hands of time will keep on turning and moving forward. The many biological changes that will happen […]

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 […]

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 […]

Skin Inflammation

Skin inflammation and acne is a common problem among teens and even some adults. Aside from nutrition and diet factors, other culprits include genetics, hormones, stress, environment, and medications. Our skin is a living organ that needs care and nourishment just like any other organ system.  Blemishes and breakouts can be due to many causes […]

Do You Look Tired? These 4 Nutrients May Help.

If you feel like you have darker undereye circles during the cold months, as compared to the warm months, you’re not alone.  The lack of sunlight during the fall and winter can disrupt your circadian rhythm – your normal physical and mental behaviors that follow a 24-hour cycle.  When this rhythm is disrupted, it may […]