Bone Health Beyond Calcium

As we age, we lose bone.  Getting the proper nutrients for strong, healthy bones is critical.  Calcium is a crucial building block of bone tissue.  Vitamin D helps the body absorb and process calcium.  The two nutrients work together to maintain bone health and strength.  However, in looking beyond calcium, there are other lesser-known nutrients important to maintaining bone health. …

Bone Building Foods Without Dairy

Calcium is crucial for bone health, but it also ensures that your muscles, cells, and nerves function properly.  We all know that dairy is brimming with calcium, but what if you’re lactose intolerant, allergic, are vegan or just don’t like the taste of dairy products?   You’re in luck.  There are lots of foods without dairy that are loaded…

Fresh Low Impact Fitness Ideas

Exercise can increase energy, elevate mood, and improve quality of life. There are many different types of exercise, but low impact fitness has its own benefits. Building strength and flexibility can even prevent future injuries, while regular physical activity can lower the risk and progression of chronic conditions such as osteoporosis. Low impact fitness is… Read more »

Warm Weather Weight Management

Warmer weather is here.  Many of us put on some unwanted pounds during the long winter season. But thoughts of swimming, beaches and summer sun have us wanting to get back in shape and shed those pounds. Warm weather weight management strategies can be simple to incorporate into your daily routine. Start with small lifestyle adjustments….

The Connection Between Stress and Heartburn

When you experience stress – either chronic stress or ongoing tension from life’s little stressors – your digestive health is impacted. Psychological stress can impair contraction of the GI tract, induce inflammation and even increase your susceptibility to infection.  The connection between stress and heartburn is so strong that researchers have found that patients seeking therapy… Read more »

Guys – You Need These Four Foods

Most guys are aware that a healthy diet is necessary for good health. But they may not be eating enough of the specific foods needed to combat common men’s health concerns. Erectile dysfunction, muscle recovery after exercise, depression, cognitive impairment and more — can be improved with proper nutrition.  Start by trying these four foods:

The Allergic Response to Pollen

Millions of people suffer from seasonal allergies caused by pollen.  But what is pollen and how does something so small cause such miserable symptoms?  Here is everything you need to know about the allergic response to pollen. While pollen might make you miserable, it actually does have a purpose and that is to reproduce.  These tiny particles are…

Warm Weather Weight Management

Summer is just around the corner, and you might be trying to shed a few pounds to look and feel your best.  But now that the warm weather is here and the days are longer, who wants to exercise in the gym?  You can still achieve your weight loss goals. You need to burn more calories than…

Digestive Enzymes and Probiotics Together

Many people with gastrointestinal disorders have found comfort in taking digestive enzymes and probiotics together.  Friendly bacteria (probiotics) and enzymes are both located in the digestive tract. In fact, healthy bacteria in our bodies actually produce certain enzymes to assist with digestion. Often, supplementation of both enzymes and probiotics are needed to provide optimal digestion and intestinal…

Do You Have Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea affects the way you breathe when you’re sleeping. When untreated, breathing is briefly interrupted or becomes very shallow during sleep. These breaks in breathing typically last between 10 to 20 seconds and can occur up to hundreds of times a night, causing major interruptions to your natural sleep rhythm. As a consequence, you… Read more »