Health Blog

  • A healthy gut microbiome may be your best immune defense

    Cold and flu season is on its way, so we’re going to have our probiotics at the ready! We’re covering our bases when it comes to prevention and treatment by gearing up our guts.
  • Prepared for Anything

    As summer rapidly bounds towards its close, we turn our minds to the next phase of our year: the start of school, the beginning preparations for the parade of holidays as the earth changes seasons, slowly turning from the oppressive heat of this height of summer to the cold, brisk temperatures of winter. These changes in seasons can cause added stress to already busy lives, as our day planners begin to fill with activities when there are only so many hours in a day.

    At BetsyHealth, we believe that you can be prepared for anything, from concurrent soccer games for your high schooler and eighth grader to that holiday dinner when 24 people crowd your dining room table and every chair in the house, including the lopsided cane back that little Joey used to prove his hacksaw could cut through anything, spreads out before you in an odd mixture of blessing and embarrassment.

  • The Truth About Sugar And Your Kids’ Health

    Consumption of junk food and added sugars might just change your child’s future. Learn why kids need to get the right kind of sugar to help the...
  • Aromatherapy to Enhance Learning

    This back-to-school season, don’t just stock up on books and other supplies; consider adding essential oils to help enhance your learning experience! 

    What is aromatherapy?

    When we talk about aromatherapy, we’re talking about the therapeutic use of natural oils that are extracted from flowers, plants, trees, resins, and other botanical elements in nature.

  • Enhance Exercise and Improve Recovery

    A variety of antioxidants and super foods show promise to help get the most from exercise efforts and to also support improved recovery from exercise in the below studies.
  • 5 Skin Care Tips For Summer

    It’s summertime, and the livin’ is easy—or it should be. Here are some simple strategies to enjoy the sunshine and keep your skin safe and beautiful.
  • Find Your Peace By Putting Stress On Silent

    From the second your alarm clock jars you into consciousness, your brain processes the sights, sounds, thoughts, and stressors you experience throughout your day. Exposure to a constant barrage of email notifications and the endless to-do list running the monologue of the mind makes up just a smidgen of what the brain has to process. And considering the increase of stress and anxiety since the onset of the pandemic, we all need some serious R&R.

    A logical solution to overstimulation is to reduce stimulation, and one such way is to practice silence. Researchers now acknowledge that silence plays a significant role in healthy human physiology, well-being, and spirituality.

    While escaping to the woods for a seven-day silent retreat would likely work wonders to calm the mind, it’s just not feasible (or desirable) for most of us to live in silence for the rest of our lives just to keep stress at bay.

    But you can find moments throughout your day to create a special retreat from the many stressors constantly surrounding you by practicing intermittent silence.

  • 10 Natural Ways to Transform Your Brain Health

    When we think of staying healthy, most of us consider the importance of keeping our bodies fit, but we may not give our brain a second thought. Fortunately, there are plenty of simple things you can do to give your brain and mental faculties a boost.

  • Omega-3s and Brain Health

    A diet high on fried foods, fast foods, high carbs, etc. and low on fish, leafy greens, vegetables, fruits, and complex carbs rich in fiber can lead to an imbalance of fats in the body, making the body high in bad fats and low in the fats that help the body with healthy inflammation response, heart health and more. In these studies, omega-3 fats show promise in supporting brain health.
  • Energy Tips For Everyday Living

    We all know that stress can zap our energy stores, both physically and mentally. When we’re letting stress get the best of us, we don’t sleep well, we eat fatty and sugary foods to comfort ourselves, we get achy and immobile as we let stress continue to control us.

    But we don’t have to let stress take control. Some simple steps can help us get back the energy we are losing to the demands of everyday living. Watch this video for a snapshot view of our energy tips. Or listen to the full podcast to learn about lifestyle choices and supplements that can help you support good energy.

  • Help Dad Combat Stress

    Due to stigma, many men are hesitant to seek professional help for mental health concerns, and it can have tragic long-term effects. Here’s how we can fight back.

    Plus, Energy Tips Podcast!

  • New! Whole Food Supplement Suite at BetsyHealth

    Our new, Whole Food Supplements are Organic, Non-GMO, and Vegan, and crafted to emulate the way nutrients are found in nature. 

    This podcast discusses our new suite of whole food supplements.