Health Blog

  • To Diet or Not To Diet: 4 Popular Diets Compared

    After the decadence of the holidays, you may want to shift your focus to healthier eating habits. But with so many dietary options to choose from, where’s a person to start? To help you select the best diet for you, here’s an overview of the most popular diets, their pros and cons, and the exciting research that supports (or doesn’t support) their use.

    As always, before starting any new diet or taking any new supplement, check with your health care practitioner to ensure that it’s right for you.

  • Vitamin D Benefits

    Here are some of the latest benefits of vitamin D.
  • Gut Microbes: Immune Health and Weight Management Support

    Probiotics in the gut support the immune system. They help fight bad bacteria and encourage the production of certain antibodies that are important to immune health. They may also boost immune cells like T-cells. Because of stress, toxin exposure, and poor diets, most of us need probiotic support. A diet rich in fiber and fermented foods supports a healthy probiotic profile. Supplementing with probiotics may also help.

    New research shows that while the microbes in your digestive tract may not directly cause you to gain or lose weight, they are thought to influence your metabolism and serve as mediators between your lifestyle choices and your body weight.

  • Sports Nutrition For All

    Fueling your body with the right nutrition is critical for peak athletic performance. But what if you’re vegan? Or gluten intolerant? Or hitting some major age milestones? Read on to explore the foods and supplements you need to know for your unique needs.
  • Deep Dive: Immune Health

    In 2022, Betsy’s Health Foods is taking a deep dive each quarter into one area of health (and looking at how interconnected our human systems actually are). This first quarter, we’re deep diving into immune health.

    In this article, we discuss some of the specialty supplements, along with your standard ABCs of vitamins and minerals, that help support your best immune health.

  • Deep Dive With Us This 2022

    Join us this 2022 as we pick a different health area each quarter to explore with a Deep Dive into current information and product highlights that will help you make even better choices for your overall health.

    In this first quarter of 2022, January through March, we will concentrate on immune support, an important area of health all year round, especially as we are still facing pandemic conditions across the globe.

  • Tips For Improving Mental Health

    People with anxious, stressed minds make bad decisions and suffer the consequences. How do you protect your brain when the world feels dangerous and your life uncontrollable? Rest your brain and improve your mental health with these practical tips and tools.
  • How To Cope With Holiday Stressors

    Picture-perfect holiday activities are quite the antidote to stress: cozy days shared with loved ones, singing favorite tunes, eating nourishing foods from the harvest, and getting some exercise on the skating rink all contribute to mental well-being.

    But whose holidays are ever truly “perfect”? Here’s how to navigate four common holiday stressors so you can fully reap the seasonal joys and benefits.

  • Tips for helping the planet this holiday season

    Tough on the planet, tough on us: that’s how the holidays can be, especially since waste increases significantly during the holidays. Together, let’s discover new ways to enjoy the holidays and help the planet by reducing waste.
  • Beating PCOS: Nutrients for Women's Health

    Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormone imbalance—including excess male hormone levels—that changes menstruation, can impair fertility, and raises chances for metabolic syndrome and other physical and psychological conditions.
  • Saffron and Tryptophan for Mood

    The holidays aren’t necessarily the happiest of times for everyone. Everyday issues with mood and stress can be greatly exacerbated by the pressures of holiday preparations. It’s simply too easy to fall into the trap of trying to make everything so perfect that we forget to pause long enough to enjoy the moment.

    The end of the year just may be the most important time for you to pay attention to how you are supporting a healthy mood, as well as concern for your overall health. In these studies, saffron and tryptophan showed promise when it came to mood.

  • Blood Sugar Management Tips To Help Our Kids

    Type 2 diabetes was almost nonexistent among children three decades ago, affecting primarily adults 45 and older. Nowadays there is a worrying increase in cases among young people. What happened between then and now, and what can we do?