Category Archives: Women

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 […]

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 […]

Macular Degeneration & Diet

Macular degeneration (also known as age-related macular degeneration, or AMD) is a disease associated with aging and is the most common cause of visual impairment and irreversible blindness in elderly Americans.  AMD affects the macula, the part of the eye that allows you to see fine detail and controls your ability to read, drive a […]

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 […]

Nutritional Supplements & Migraine Headaches

Are migraines caused by what you eat? In some people, diet can affect the frequency and severity of headaches, particularly those who experience migraines.  Although migraine sufferers are often sensitive to what they eat, foods that may trigger attacks in one person may not affect others at all. Why do some foods seem to cause […]

5 Foods for Your Best Beach Body

In order to achieve a beach body that you’re comfortable with, a healthy diet, along with regular exercise is key. However, it can be difficult to keep yourself in check, as there are so many tempting summer treats.  To combat those cravings, here are some of our favorite healthy (and delicious!) foods to help you […]

Get the Most out of Your Workout

Nutrition plays a vital role both before and after physical activity. An active body requires carbohydrate and fat for fuel, protein for recovery and repair, vitamins and minerals to maintain energy metabolism and water to hydrate and prevent fatigue.  It’s important your body gets the right amount of nutrients before your activity begins, but then […]

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 […]

Nuts About Heart Health

February is American Heart Month. Sadly, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. While following a heart-healthy diet can help reduce your risk of heart disease, one particularly beneficial food item is nuts!  In fact, research shows that people who regularly eat nuts are less likely to have heart […]