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Gluten Sensitivity and Vitamin D

If you shop the health food aisles of your local grocery store, you’re likely noticing more and more items labeled, “Gluten Free.” Gluten sensitivity is on the rise, almost reaching epidemic proportions. Research estimates that 18 million Americans suffer from non-celiac gluten sensitivity. According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearing House, that’s 1 in… Read more »

How Enzymes Combat Digestive Disorders

Your digestive difficulties can be a difficult topic of conversation, but that doesn’t mean you need to suffer in silence. Digestive enzymes can have a profound effect on your symptoms. Below is a list of common digestive symptoms and the enzymes that can help combat those embarrassing and often painful symptoms. Symptom – Flatulence, Bloating,… Read more »

The Five Worst Foods for Heartburn

Heartburn is a painful condition affecting roughly 20% of the population every week. The symptoms of heartburn are a tight, painful feeling through your chest. Heartburn is actually caused by acid reflux, which happens when stomach acid is released into the esophagus. The stomach acid eats away at the lining of the esophagus and can… Read more »

Energy Boosting Snacks

Instead of reaching for that afternoon coffee, trying one of these energy-boosting snacks instead.   They’ll provide a quick pick-me-up, without the caffeine slump a few hours later. Apple or Banana with Peanut Butter – You don’t even need to keep a whole jar in your desk anymore. There are single serving containers of peanut butter… Read more »

Five Reasons to Skip Energy Drinks

Across the country, students are preparing to return to school.  Long hours of homework await and students often reach for a quick pick-me-up to get the job done.  Hence the rise of the energy drink industry. But before you or your student reach for that Red Bull, consider this. Energy drinks are usually packaged like… Read more »

Energy Bars are Glorified Cookies

While an energy bar may sound like a great pre-workout snack, many of them are nothing more than glorified cookies. Many of these bars can pack a staggering 300-plus calories, far more than the ones you’re probably about to burn off. When energy bars first appeared in grocery stores in the late 1980s, they were marketed… Read more »

Summer Sun Benefits Psoriasis Sufferers

According to the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF), roughly 7.5 million Americans suffer from the painful, often embarrassing symptoms associated with Psoriasis. Fortunately, there is some relief during the summer months, thanks in part to the vitamin D provided by sunlight. Vitamin D reduces inflammation. The NPF suggests that the combination of vitamin D and UV… Read more »

Probiotics for Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a condition in which skin cells build up forming scales and itchy, dry patches. It is thought to be an autoimmune system disease that can be triggered by infections, stress and cold temperatures. There is no cure for Psoriasis and doctors are still struggling to understand the disorder in depth. Recent research has… Read more »

What is Psoriasis?

August is National Psoriasis Awareness Month. But, what is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that causes painful scaling, itching and inflammation. It happens when skill cells grow too quickly. Normally, our skin cells grow slowly and flake off every four weeks allowing room for new skin cells to take their place. However, those… Read more »

Why You Should Take Krill Oil

Krill are tiny shrimp-like animals with an abundance of healthy omega-3 fatty acids necessary for proper cellular function. Here are six reasons you should be taking Krill Oil. It’s Easier to Absorb – The omega-3 fatty acids in krill oil are stored as phospholipids, which have a simpler digestive process than other forms of fatty… Read more »