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 […]


Inflammation is your immune system’s reaction to irritation, injury, or infection. It’s a normal response (actually a good thing), and it’s a natural part of healing.  But when chronic inflammation occurs inside our bodies, which we cannot see, it can become a big problem.  Research has linked chronic inflammation to many serious health conditions such as […]

Dopamine – The Happy Hormone

Bad moods.  We all have them.  Even though something specific may happen to trigger a bad mood like a bad morning commute or missing lunch, sometimes we just wake up in a bad mood and we aren’t even sure why.  The triggers of a bad mood often depend on the people and the stresses in […]

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 […]

Dietary Supplements: FSA Bill

Millions of Americans take vitamins and supplements to support their overall health and wellness. However, unlike medications and other health care costs, dietary supplements have not been eligible for purchase with a flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA), an account that allows you to use pre-tax dollars to cover medical expenses.  Interestingly, a […]

New Research: The Relationship Between Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Lifespan

If you’re fishing for ways to live longer, you may want to start taking omega-3 fish oil supplements.  Although numerous studies have proven the positive benefits of omega-3 fatty acids on the heart, brain, eyes and joints, few studies have examined their possible effects on lifespan, until now.   A new research paper examining the relationship between the […]


Stress, we all have it.  The fact is, life is stressful and it’s almost impossible to avoid certain stressful situations.  Work deadlines, misplacing keys, financial woes, traffic jams, relationship problems, running late for an appointment… the list goes on and on.  A little bit of stress can be helpful at times, such as in an […]

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 […]

Back to School – Healthy Tips for Parents & Kids

It’s September, so you’re probably preparing for back to school, lunches, soccer practice, and repeat. We thought it timely to share with you our latest tips on how to keep your family healthy during the school year. Now, we’re certainly not against a treat every once in a while, but we simply want to encourage […]