Category Archives: Nutritional Supplements

Protect Yourself From UV Rays

July is UV safety awareness month and while you probably already know the importance of protecting your skin from the sun’s UV rays, you may not have considered the effect of the sun’s harmful rays on your eyes.  Research shows that UV-A and UV-B rays can result in long-term vision problems and damage to your […]

How to Manage Hypothyroidism

Do you frequently feel cold, tired, have trouble losing weight, along with other unexplained symptoms such as hair loss?   Although common, these symptoms could indicate an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), which means the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormones.  Hypothyroidism slows your metabolism and is increasingly common with age.  If left untreated, it can not […]

Estrogen Dominance – How to Reduce Your Risk The Natural Way

Estrogen is an important hormone that is present in both males and females, albeit in different ratios.  In women, it forms the reproductive organs and is an important factor in regulating the menstrual cycle.  As women age (especially near menopause), their hormone levels change resulting in a decrease in both estrogen and progesterone.  Although both […]

Is Inflammation Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Goals?

We all know losing weight is a simple equation.  Burn off more calories than you consume, and you’ll lose weight.  Right?  Turns out this may not always be the case.  Research has found there is something that may be lurking in your body that can sabotage your best efforts to lose weight, no matter how […]

Broccoli and Mental Health

May is mental health awareness month, so we thought it fitting to dig into the research behind a common food that has long been hailed as a brain boosting superstar – broccoli.   Not only is it packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber, but it has certain bioactive compounds, including a sulfur-containing chemical called sulforaphane, […]

How to Manage Seasonal Allergies

Did you wake up this morning with itchy, watery eyes? How about consecutive sneezes? Sore throat? Runny nose? This could very well mean that you have seasonal allergies, also known as allergic rhinitis/hay fever. You’re surely not alone because 26 million Americans are affected by seasonal allergies. When spring allergens such as pollen from oak, […]

Blueberries vs. Bilberries

Blueberries vs. bilberries – is there a difference? We’ve all more than likely seen and eaten the humble blueberry, but bilberries are a little less familiar, at least in North America. Bilberry is a European relative of the blueberry and looks very similar in shape and size. One main difference however is the flesh  – […]

The Ketogenic Diet – Helpful or Harmful?

With over 70% of Americans considered to be overweight or obese, there’s no surprise that the diet and weight loss market has exploded into a multi-billion-dollar industry. Because of that, we’re left with a variety of diet programs available to us that can be overwhelming, confusing and sometimes conflicting.  One particular program that has gained […]

Let Food Be Thy Medicine

“Let food be thy medicine…” is a profound ancient quote that continues to prove true over and over again in recent scientific studies.  Despite what the science says, and with modern medicine at our fingertips, we sometimes feel more comfortable taking drugs rather than adjusting our diets.  Of course, in many cases, prescription medication is […]

Anxiety

In today’s world, stress and anxiety are all too common.  Anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults in the United States (18.1% of the population).  High stress lifestyles, poor dietary habits, reduced sleep, health issues and genetics are all contributing factors.  Unfortunately, the current coronavirus outbreak has triggered even more anxiety, even among those of us […]