Category Archives: Nutritional Supplements

The Nutrient Thieves

Everyone knows that prescription drugs can come with side effects, from minor annoyances to very serious complications.  But what you may not know is that many commonly prescribed medications (and over the counter, as well) can deplete your body of essential nutrients.  And as with side effects, the longer you take them, the worse they […]

6 Eating Habits That May Be Zapping Your Energy

Do you feel tired all the time, even after a full night’s sleep?   If so, you may want to take a closer look at your eating habits.  What and how you eat can affect your energy level throughout the day. Here are six eating habits that could be making you tired:   Skipping meals, especially […]

Collagen Supplements – Are They Worth the Hype?

Collagen supplements are all the rage these days.  They claim to do everything from reduce wrinkles to help joint pain to prevent bone loss and to even help you lose weight.  But do they work?   Let’s start with the basics.  What is collagen?  Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and one of […]

5 Nutrients for Beautiful Skin

In the age of Botox, filler, and plastic surgery, it’s safe to say that we’re obsessed with looking younger and more beautiful.  While there’s no doubt that some of these more drastic measures may provide you with instant results, keeping up with a regular healthy diet, chalk full of nutrients and hydrating foods, will provide […]

3 Supplements That May Ease Constipation

Constipation is one of the most common health conditions in the United States, but out of embarrassment, or the sheer risk of divulging too much personal information, it should come as no surprise that it’s rarely discussed in social settings. However, it’s so common, that approximately 14% of American adults suffer from it, which accounts […]

Eat Your Broccoli

Why do parents force their kids to eat broccoli? Well, everybody knows that broccoli is considered one of those healthy, “dark, leafy green” vegetables, that have an abundance of vitamins and minerals, but is there something more to this familiar green? While broccoli is considered a rich source of vitamins K and C, it is […]

Vitamin D and Multiple Sclerosis

If you or someone you know suffers from multiple sclerosis (MS), you probably know how unpredictable life can be.  Some may go long periods with mild or no symptoms at all, while others can experience frequent symptoms such as blurred vision, fatigue and unsteadiness.  Unfortunately, some with severe cases can eventually lose the ability to […]

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

The inflammatory response is a complex cascade of biochemical reactions that recognize and respond to sites of injury. While we know that acute inflammation is a normal, protective process following pain or injury, chronic inflammation, on the other hand, is when the body has persistent, systemic inflammation causing damage to its own healthy tissue, rather […]

Rosacea: The Gut-Skin Connection

Rosacea is a common, inflammatory skin condition that is characterized by redness, swelling, and general roughness of the skin. Typical symptoms include: Flushing Small red blood vessels that appear under your skin Eye issues such as itchiness, burning, and sensitivity to light Although there is currently no cure for rosacea, diet and lifestyle, and certain […]

You’re Only as Healthy as Your Gut!

One of the general truths revealed from naturopathic medicine is this:  “death begins in the colon”.  As alarming as that may sound, it emphasizes the fact that an unhealthy gut is a reflection of someone’s overall health.  At a recent conference of leading physicians and nutritionists, the takeaway message to all practitioners was, when in […]