Can Vitamin D Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

Can Vitamin D – specifically D3 (cholecalciferol) prevent or delay type 2 diabetes in adults aged 30 or older with prediabetes? The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is setting out to find out.  In NIH’s multi-year D2d study they will include about 2,500 people with prediabetes who have blood glucose levels that are higher than… Read more »

OmegaKrill and Glucosamine Supplements Help Manage Osteoarthritis

If you or someone you love is consumed with pain associated with osteoarthritis, there is hope.  The latest research suggests that glucosamine alone isn’t enough.  But glucosamine paired with powerful omega 3 fatty acids might just be a winning combination. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), osteoarthritis (OA) is a disease characterized by… Read more »

Are Multivitamins Good for You? Or are They the Root of All Health Evil?

A multivitamin is one of the most commonly recommended supplements today for both men and women. This has many of us stopping regularly at our local drug store and picking up whatever may be on sale. However as the supplement industry continues to increase and offers variety of formulations, we need to consciously consider what… Read more »

Without Licaps® Technology, Krill Oil Capsules May be Rancid

When it’s fresh, krill oil is an excellent source of Omega 3 fatty acids.  However, krill oil has a chemical structure that makes it highly susceptible to spoiling or oxidation. The oxidation process begins as soon as the oil is exposed to oxygen, heat or light.  The antioxidant found in krill oil, astaxanthin, can act… Read more »

Are Doctor’s Ignoring Guidelines for Back Pain Treatment?

Despite recommendations to treat back pain conservatively, the number of people being prescribed powerful pain killers or referred for surgery and other expensive care has increased in recent years, according to a new study. “This is kind of concerning,” said Dr. Steven Cohen, an anesthesiologist and critical care doctor at the Johns Hopkins School of… Read more »

The Three R’s of Arthritis

Did you know that over 16,500 Americans die unnecessarily annually from arthritis medications? Although these medications can sometimes be helpful, natural remedies and supplements have been shown to be more effective — and very safe. In addition, they help heal your joints, as opposed to medications which may actually accelerate arthritis. Arthritis, a universal disease,… Read more »

Short-term Back Pain Today,
Life-Long Pain and Disability Tomorrow?

We’ve all suffered from occasional back pain.  Perhaps a day of yard work or heavy lifting has left you wincing in pain.   However, a new study published in The Journal of Pain suggests that the short-term back pain you feel now could be a precursor to long-term pain and disability. The study followed roughly 500…

Krill Oil – The Superior Omega-3 Supplement

Your doctor probably told you to take a fish oil supplement. Why? Because fish oils contain Omega-3s, which have proven benefits for your brain, joints, cardiovascular system and just about every part of your body? Our bodies can’t produce omega-3s so we have to get them from foods. But many fish sources contain toxins. Krill… Read more »

Fish Oil Versus Krill Oil – Is There a Difference?

Extensive research indicates that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation, helping to prevent inflammatory diseases like heart disease and arthritis. In addition to warding off inflammation, omega-3s are also essential to the brain, impacting behavior and cognitive function, and are especially important during fetal development. There are three types of fatty acids that are collectively referred… Read more »

Exposure to sunlight may be a benefit to people with rheumatoid arthritis

While overexposure to sunlight can be hazardous to skin health, it may be a plus for older women at risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers from the Harvard University School of Public Health believe ultraviolet B rays, or UV-B, in sunlight may have a beneficial effect regarding RA. The study team considered long-term data on 235,000… Read more »