Category Archives: Nutritional Supplements

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 […]

7 Nutrients That May Help to Boost Your Immune System

The flu season is in full swing and for many of us that means being struck down with a sore throat, runny nose, or worse yet, body aches and respiratory issues.  In particular, many people are concerned over the global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). If everyone around you is coughing and sneezing, you may be […]

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 […]