Health Blog

  • Environmental Detox: take in the good and clear out the bad

    Daily exposure to environmental toxins affects our health, but by taking some practical steps we can reduce our toxic load and support our bodies’ natural detoxification processes.
  • Fuel Your Immune System Knowledge With These Essential Dos and Don'ts

    Prevention is the most important weapon against illness. That’s why we’re looking under the hood at some common miscues and misunderstandings surrounding immune health. Here are some essential dos and don’ts to keep your immune system revved up for optimal performance in the face of microbial challenges.
  • Natural Beauty Strategies To Try Today

    The privilege of growing older comes with some compromises, including having an exterior that may not match what we’d like to see in the mirror. Instead of throwing in the non-abrasive, organic cotton towel, there are simple strategies you can use to support your timeless beauty.
  • Reclaim Health For The Long Haul Post-COVID

    It’s been more than a year since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The good news is that even among the most at-risk populations, the vast majority recover from the acute illness. But that bright cloud sports a dark underbelly, which we’re seeing with the rise of the oftentimes debilitating “long-haulers syndrome.”

    This post-viral illness lingers long after the acute infection resolves and can present with myriad symptoms ranging from joint pain to fatigue. While long-term data is still in its infancy, we are beginning to understand how the SARS-CoV-2 virus impacts the body and what we can do to support recovery.

  • Osteoarthritis Update

    Osteoarthritis, often called "wear and tear" arthritis, is the most common form of arthritis. In these studies, CoQ10 and garlic showed promise in supporting the health concerns of those dealing with this issue.
  • Six Steps For Emotional Agility

    The world has changed dramatically in the past year, and many of us are fighting to remain positive and hopeful during these trying times. According to experts, it’s not positivity, but emotional agility that’s the key to resiliency and greater happiness overall.
  • Blood Glucose and Cardiovascular Health

    For decades, cholesterol has been vilified as the key factor driving heart attacks and strokes. While new drugs can drastically reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol, studies suggest that lives are not being saved by this approach. A paradigm shift is underway, and refined carbohydrates, sugar, and insulin resistance are emerging as key threats to heart health.
  • Men and Women Experience Heart Attacks Differently

    A heart attack happens when blood flow to the heart muscle becomes blocked, restricting oxygen. Depending on how long blood supply is cut off, heart damage can occur, from mild to severe, and can sometimes be fatal.

    Did you know that men and women experience heart attacks in unique ways? These stories of two heart attack survivors demonstrate just how different the experience can be and why paying attention to what our bodies are telling us is so important.

  • Blood Sugar Management Tips

    According to the CDC, there are several things one can do to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet plan. Keep your weight at a healthy level. Get regular physical activity, which can be as simple as walking.  Avoid skipping meals and try to eat at regular times. Choose water over juice or sodas, even diet sodas. More from the CDC here.
    Below are several studies on nutrients which may help support blood sugar management support efforts.
  • Eye Health Update

    Our eyes have no protection from damaging light rays, including the blue light that emits from our computer and cell phone screens. We wear sunglasses outside, and there are glasses and screens that purport to reduce the fatigue of blue light on the eyes. But we can add to our eyes' protection by providing them with the nutrients that keep them healthy. In these studies, researchers looked at the effects of antioxidants, carotenoids and more on eye health.
  • Take Care of Your Brain

    Brain health begins in the womb. Providing the right nutrients throughout life is also important for your best brain.  In these studies, researchers looked at the benefits of folic acid, flavonoids, carotenoids and fish oil on brain health.
  • Migraine Support Update

    Unlike a common tension headache, where blood vessels contract, in migraine, doctors believe blood vessels dilate, often causing visual aura effects in addition to throbbing pain.

    Symptoms can last for hours and up to days, and may include extreme sensitivity to light and sound, nausea and vomiting. Those who experience 14 or fewer episodes per month have “episodic” migraine, while those with 15 or more have “chronic” migraine.