Macular Degeneration and 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 […]

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 […]

Spotlight on Grapefruit

The tart taste of grapefruits may not be for everyone, however, the benefits of this super fruit are hard to beat.  Grapefruits are one of the lowest-calorie fruits, while at the same time rich in nutrients, fiber, and powerful super antioxidants.  Super antioxidants protect your cells from damage caused by free radicals that can damage […]

Listen To Your Body: 10 Signs You May Be Nutrient Deficient

Many of us strive to eat healthy every day but it can be hard to know how well we are really doing.  How do you know if you’re eating enough of certain nutrients?  Although we may associate nutrient deficiencies with developing nations, the typical American diet can also leave some big nutritional gaps. The truth […]

Fighting Free Radical Damage with Super Antioxidants

Our body’s cells are always under attack.  While we are all too familiar with the threat of viruses and infections, another threat is looming.  Free radical damage.  But what exactly are free radicals? Free radicals are unstable molecules that  if left unchecked can cause damage to our cells and DNA which is thought to not […]

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 […]

BPH and Men’s Prostate Health – Supplements that May Help

BPH and Men’s Prostate Health Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) — also called prostate gland enlargement — is a common condition in men (especially after age 50), which results in an enlarged prostate gland.  BPH can cause uncomfortable urinary symptoms, such as increased frequency of urination at night (nocturia).   How is BPH Treated? Conventional treatment of […]

What to Know About Saturated Fat and Heart Health

February is American Heart Month and when it comes to heart health, dietitians and doctors often recommend limiting your saturated fat intake.  This is because excess saturated fat may cause a buildup of cholesterol in your arteries, which may increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.  Interestingly, recent studies have blurred the line between […]