Nutrition Tips That May Decrease Your Risk of Colon Cancer

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.  Colon cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among American adults.  Early detection is key.  From the time the first abnormal cells start to grow into polyps, it usually takes about 10 to 15 years for them to develop into cancer. […]

Heart Health

February is American Heart Month, and since Valentine’s Day so appropriately falls in February as well, we found it fitting to direct our attention to the organ that works so hard every second of every day… our heart! The heart is one of the five vital organs that is essential for human survival. Throughout the […]

How to Relieve Eczema Prone Skin

Are you part of the 23% of the world’s population who has some form of eczema? If you’re not, then it is likely you know someone who is. Surely, if you were a lifeguard in a summer day camp, then you definitely saw eczema on campers’ skin. Before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s start […]

How to Manage Gout – The Natural Way

If you’ve ever woken up at night to a sudden attack of pain in your big toe (ankle, knee, wrist, or fingers) then you are probably already familiar with the intense and unforgiving pain of gout.  The intense joint pain is usually accompanied by swelling, redness and tenderness, and sends many people to the emergency […]

Can Probiotics Improve Your Mood?

Have you ever felt nervous about a certain situation and gotten “butterflies” in your stomach?  Or been under stress and felt stomach cramps or an upset stomach?  There’s a reason for this.  Your brain and gastrointestinal tract are intimately connected.  Your thoughts and emotions have a direct effect on your stomach and intestines.  Even the […]

Do You Suffer From Premenstrual Anxiety?

If you have ever found yourself anxious, paranoid or nervous right before your period, then you may be suffering with premenstrual anxiety. Premenstrual anxiety happens as a result of hormonal changes in the ovaries that occur in the premenstrual phase of the menstrual cycle, specifically the changing levels of estrogen and progesterone. The good news […]

Nail Fungus – Is There a Natural Solution?

Onychomycosis, better known as a fungal nail infection, is characterized by discoloration, coupled with thickening, ridging or even detachment of the nail from the nailbed.  If you suffer from a persistent nail fungus, you’re not alone.  In fact, it is estimated that 1 in 25 people will be affected by some sort of nail fungus […]

The Supplement That May Improve Your Memory

Phosphatidylserine (PS) is a mouthful to say, but when it comes to keeping your mind and memory sharp, you may want to remember that name.  PS is a fatty substance called a phospholipid which covers and protects every cell in your body and is particularly important for proper functioning of nerve cells within the brain.   […]

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

Many of us strive to eat healthy everyday but it can be hard to know how well you are really doing.  How do you know if you’re eating enough of certain nutrients?  Is there really any way to know for sure?  Luckily, your body has a way of communicating potential nutrient deficiencies.  Learning to listen […]

Nutritional Supplements That May Provide Relief From Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders, affecting twice as many women as men.  Symptoms vary but can include abdominal pain and discomfort, alternating bouts of diarrhea and constipation, gas, cramping and bloating. Although the exact cause is unknown, triggers can include food intolerances, stress and hormones.  Some people can […]