Magnesium is Critical for Bone Health

While calcium is known as the bone health supplement, the medical community is now widely recognizing that a lack of magnesium, rather than a lack of calcium, is often the true culprit in age-related bone loss and other chronic health issues.  Magnesium is one of the most important minerals for the human body.  More than 325… Read more »

Avoid These Bad Breath Causing Culprits

What you eat can have a huge impact on your health and your breath.  All foods can impact your breath. When we eat, food debris can stick to our teeth and tongue, encouraging bacteria growth in our mouth. When bacteria feed on food, especially carbohydrates, they produce acids that give off an odor. On top of… Read more »

Signs Your Eating Habits Need to Change

Whether you’re consistently ordering take-out or can’t remember the last time you ate a vegetable, many of the signs that you should be eating better are obvious. However, how you feel before and after eating is an equally important part of the equation. From feeling sluggish throughout the day to aches and pains that just won’t go away,… Read more »

Four Benefits of Probiotics

You probably know that probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. You also likely know that our bodies are full of bacteria, both good and bad and that probiotics are often called “good” or “helpful” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy.  But here are four benefits… Read more »

Vitamin C as an Antihistamine

Allergy season is getting an early start this year.  Allergies are caused by an exaggerated immune response to triggers such as pollen, mold and dust.  And while avoiding the allergen is ideal, it’s not always possible or practical, especially in the spring when pollen is everywhere.  Instead of fighting back with antihistamines, a natural alternative is vitamin C. … Read more »

Hidden Sugar in “Healthy Foods”

You don’t need a degree in nutrition to know that cookies are full of sugar.  But what you might not realize is that the salad you had for lunch may have been packed with just as much sugar as your favorite sweet treat.  Sugar is lurking in all kinds of unexpected places, making it hard to avoid.  And… Read more »

Why Whey is Good for Your Heart

If high blood pressure runs in your family, you’re not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), nearly half of adults in the United States (108 million, or 45%) have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension.  Hypertension rarely presents with symptoms and is caused by factors like obesity, inactivity, smoking and high salt diets.  It’s often referred… Read more »

Exercise for High Blood Pressure

It’s true that any exercise is better than none when it comes to heart health, but how and when you do it can make a significant difference.  You can lower your blood pressure with low-impact exercise like walking, lightweight training and swimming, especially if you spread it throughout the day.   Exercise lowers blood pressure by altering… Read more »

Reduce Heart Disease Risk with Krill Oil

Diet and exercise are among the easiest ways to promote heart health.  Studies suggest that a diet rich in higher concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants may help prevent your risk of coronary heart disease and improve other risk factors, such as cholesterol levels, blood pressure levels, blood glucose levels and even stress. Krill oil… Read more »

Making Everyday Activities Heart Healthy

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), adults should get 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise a week.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines moderate aerobic activity as “anything that makes your heart beat faster.”  Using this logic, many of your daily activities can become heart healthy exercises if you do them faster or with more… Read more »