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 […]

Nutritional Supplements and Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a type of inflammatory bowel disease causing inflammation and ulcers on the inner lining of your large intestine.  Common symptoms include abdominal pain, bloody stools, diarrhea, fever, rectal pain, weight loss and malnutrition.  Researchers believe it is caused by an overreaction of the immune system, however genes, other immune disorders, the […]

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 […]

Prenatal Care

Staying healthy is very important overall; however, it requires even greater attention when you are pregnant. Prenatal care should not be overlooked because the growth and development of a healthy baby requires a lot of care, attention, and adequate nutrition. To prevent risks and unwanted health concerns for both the mother and the baby, early […]

Bleeding Gums – Is It a Vitamin C Deficiency?

Bleeding gums have long been thought to be a sign of gingivitis (a mild form of gum disease) caused by a buildup of plaque at your gum line.  If you’ve ever experienced this, then you were probably told you need to brush and floss more often.  But a new study has found another possible cause […]

The Truth About Fad Diets

Have you ever heard your friends brag about being on an amazing weight loss diet?  Maybe you felt out of the loop, wondering what these “miracle” diets are all about, and why you’re missing out on the perceived benefits.  Fret not! We’re here to reveal the truth behind these diets and whether or not they […]

The New Dietary Guidelines for Americans Include Nutritional Supplements

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have just released the latest 2020-2025 dietary guidelines for Americans, something they have done every 5 years since 1980.   Although the overall benchmarks of healthy eating have largely remained the same, the latest edition recognizes the use of dietary […]

How to Protect Your Eyes

January is National Glaucoma Awareness month and a perfect time to think about protecting this most precious organ.  Glaucoma damages your eye’s optic nerve (which sends images to your brain) due to a buildup of pressure inside your eye.  The symptoms of glaucoma can start so slowly that you may not notice them but if left undetected or untreated, glaucoma can lead to irreversible […]

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 […]

Winter Health Tips

Winter is here and as the temperature drops, many people find it increasingly difficult to maintain a healthy diet. The combination of holiday eating, lack of sunlight, less physical activity, more comfort foods, deficiencies in essential vitamins and minerals, and more hibernation can not only lead to weight gain, but also wreak havoc on your […]