Category Archives: Nutritional Supplements

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 […]

COVID-19 and Alcohol Use

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us in one way or another-  from job loss and financial stress to extreme social isolation.  And now researchers say there is another alarming consequence to be concerned about.  It seems many Americans have turned to alcohol to cope with the stress, anxiety, isolation and uncertainty of the […]

Plant-Based Diets & Bone Health – Is There a Risk?

If you’re one of the many Americans who has decided to go vegetarian or vegan for health benefits (e.g., lower blood pressure, reduced risk for heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, just to name a few!), there’s one possible negative consequence you may not be aware of.  A recent study found that people on plant-based diets, […]

Prebiotics & Probiotics – Is There a Difference?

In our digestive tract, there are billions of bacterial organisms floating around. However, not all of them are harmful. Probiotics are friendly bacteria that live in your intestines and support your body’s immunity to defend against disease. They function by controlling the growth of disease-causing bacteria. Prebiotics, on the other hand, are indigestible carbohydrates, or […]

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 […]