Vitamins & Supplements

Natural supplements are growing in popularity, and formulas are becoming more effective. If you are searching for natural ways to stay healthy or manage medical conditions, natural supplements are a great alternative to prescription drugs.

The dangers of taking prescription drugs are becoming more widely known, and people are trending more toward using natural solutions like vitamins and supplements.

The most popular supplements today include curcumin as an anti-inflammatory and improve your overall health, omega-3s (fish oil) to keep your heart healthy, melatonin to help with sleep issues, CoQ10 for brain health and memory enhancement and vitamin D for healthy bones.

There are even effective natural supplements like Prelox® to help treat ED in men.

Are You Wasting Money on Turmeric?

If you’re a fan of Indian food, you’re probably quite familiar with turmeric. A member of the ginger family, this brilliant yellow-orange spice is used frequently to make curry—a staple in Indian and other Asian cuisines. But turmeric is far more than a culinary staple; it’s a centuries-old medicine too. One of its most active […]

Fight Periodontal Disease with CoQ10

Coenzyme Q10 (or CoQ10 for short) is a vitamin-like antioxidant naturally produced by your body. It mainly resides in mitochondria—organelles in each and every cell responsible for breaking down nutrients and turning them into energy. This energy is especially important for the heart: the hardest-working muscle in the body. Because the heart beats 24/7 without […]

Go Crazy for Kombucha

Kombucha is a popular beverage made by fermenting green or black tea. While it has only just recently become everyone’s favorite “trendy” health drink, kombucha has been around for millennia. Kombucha originated in the Far East, with the first recorded use coming from China in 221 BC. Back then, it was called the Tea of […]

Omega-3s and Multiple Sclerosis

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the nervous system where the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys myelin. Myelin is a protective sheath that acts in the same way that plastic covers protect electrical cords…except myelin covers your nerve fibers. As the myelin is destroyed, it causes miscommunications between the brain and the rest […]

Omega-3s and Anxiety

Anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges have grown to epidemic levels worldwide. But they’re more prevalent in the US than in any other country in the world. Both genetics and environmental factors undoubtedly are involved in this complicated issue, but the modern Western diet is another big factor. Elements of this diet not only […]

Curcumin’s Heart Health Benefits

Recent research has pulled away the curtain on a little-appreciated group of cells that line the inside of your heart, veins and arteries—they’re called endothelial cells. These cells are largely responsible for raising and lowering your blood pressure as needed. So, if they’re damaged, it can really wreak havoc on blood pressure levels. Exercise is one of the best ways to protect your endothelial cells, but exciting research shows that this golden nutrient is just as effective as exercise!

What are Essential Nutrients? How do you know if you’re getting enough?

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In America, we have an abundant food supply. And a lot of people take full advantage—which has led to an obesity rate of 35%. Yet despite being well fed—even overfed—most Americans are undernourished and don’t get nearly the amount of essential nutrients they need to stay healthy and prevent disease. Even if you’re eating a truly healthy diet, chances are you’re not getting enough of these essential nutrients…and here’s why.

Risks and Benefits of Coronary Calcium Test

As you know, calcium is essential for healthy teeth, bones, and other body parts. But, what few people realize is that calcium can be extremely dangerous when we’re talking heart health? Under normal circumstances, your body makes good use of calcium fortifying your bones and keeping them strong. What you may not know is that […]

Probiotics and Cancer Prevention

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You may have heard that the human body contains more bacteria than cells…and it’s true! Our bodies are home to a vast, amazing ecosystem of bacteria—tens of trillions of teeny tiny microbes that are involved in nearly every aspect of our health. These beneficial bacteria—better known as probiotics—prevent gastrointestinal issues and improve overall digestive function; […]

Nutrient Overload: How to count your food and supplement intake and prevent danger

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Today let’s do inventory, checking how much of which nutrients you’re getting, from both your diet and any supplements you may be taking. This is not just an interesting diversion. It’s a way to ensure you don’t suffer nutrient overload, which can be dangerous. Notice I say overload, and not overdose.  Good supplements are by […]
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