Don’t Let Allergies Stop You

The sun is shining, the temperature is perfect and you’d love nothing more than to be outside enjoying it.  But the pollen is also raging and your allergies have you feeling like your head is floating five feet above your body.  You could let your allergies stop you from enjoying the amazing weather, or you… Read more »

Proactive Pollen Protection

Nearly one in five Americans suffers from seasonal allergic rhinitis, more commonly known as hay fever. Hay fever occurs when a person’s immune system overreacts to an outdoor allergen such as pollen. As the pollen of insect-pollinated plants are too heavy to remain airborne for long, the most common culprits responsible for hay fever are… Read more »

Natural Antihistamines for Allergy Relief

Spring allergy season is here, and you may already be suffering those miserable symptoms. Allergy symptoms occur when your body’s immune system overreacts to substances in your environment, such as cat dander, dust, or pollen, and starts fighting them as if they were bacteria or viruses by releasing a biochemical called histamine.  People with allergies… Read more »

Lactose Intolerance

Approximately 65 percent of adults have a reduced ability to digest lactose. Lactose is a sugar in milk and milk products that is broken down by the enzyme lactase, which is produced in the small intestine. If the lactose is not broken down, it can produce a variety of gastrointestinal symptoms, including gas, bloating, cramping… Read more »

Important Health Benefits of Krill Oil

Over the past few decades, the research on krill oil has shown us time and again how important omega-3 fatty acids are to our health.  The significant impact of DHA and EPA is well documented for their role in the prevention of heart disease and reducing LDL (bad) cholesterol levels to healthy brain development in… Read more »

Weight Bearing Exercise for Bone Health

Osteoporosis is a bone-weakening disorder that can result in fractures most commonly of the hip and spine.  Of the estimated 10 million Americans with osteoporosis, about eight million or 80% are women. Protecting yourself and your bones later in life should be a priority.  Eating bone building foods and getting the right exercise can help… Read more »

The Best Nutrients for Bone Health

Osteoporosis and low bone mineral density affects millions of Americans. The majority of adults don’t get enough daily exercise and have insufficient intake of vitamin D and calcium. Many people are aware that vitamin D, calcium and exercise are essential for good bone health. However, many people are less likely to know that dietary insufficiencies… Read more »

Best Foods to Beat Allergies

If you’re suffering from seasonal allergies, chances are you’ve tried your fair share of over the counter and prescription medications in an attempt to find relief.  But no one likes walking around feeling like their head is disconnected from their body, as is often the case with those solutions.  There is something else you can… Read more »

The Impact of Stress on Seasonal Allergies

It’s been a stressful year to say the very least.  Unfortunately, all that stress can have a negative impact on your seasonal allergies.  According to a recent study published in the journal, Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, researchers found an association between higher perceived stress levels and allergy flare-ups. Allergies occur when your immune… Read more »

Little Ways to Lose Weight

Spring is here and we are spending more time outside.  If you’re like many of us, you may have put on a few extra pounds in the last year. There are ways to shed those pounds without making drastic lifestyle changes that are hard to stick with. Little tweaks to your every day routines can… Read more »