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New Findings On The Calcium Supplement Controversy

Calcium Tablets, Cheese & Milk If you've been taking calcium supplements as prevention against osteoporosis and then quit because of the concerning findings of previous studies – you may not have needed to, says a new Harvard study. In an earlier Healthy Answers newsletter article [Why You May Want to Stop taking Calcium Supplements, September 2012], I alerted my READ MORE

Relax! It’s Time for Lavender

lavender Most people agree that lavender smells lovely and aids in relaxation but did you know that it  has a long history of medicinal, relaxing and anxiety-relieving properties? With peak season occurring from June through August, it is important to review the medicinal, culinary, and modern uses for this calming herb. Read on to learn about the history and modern uses of everyone’s favorite fragrant plant. Dating back to READ MORE

Supplements You Need for Every Life Stage

Image-LifeStages We keep track of passing time by different means—presidential administrations, our children’s movement through grades, fashion eras, simple decades. Life has many eras of growth and health, and if you’re a doctor, like Colorado-based Integrative Practitioner, Robert Rountree, MD, you would focus on physiology: childhood, post-pubertal teens, young adults, middle-aged, elderly. “There are definite differences in nutritional needs that correspond to each of those phases,” says READ MORE

Fight Spring Allergies and Inflammation with Nettles

Nettle You may have noticed nettles growing alongside your hiking trails and avoided them because of their notorious stinging bite. But next time you’re out, think about bringing some gloves to collect them – nettles are a nutrition powerhouse! Stinging nettles are one of nature’s many superfoods so read on to learn about the nutritional and healing benefits of this medicinal plant. Growing naturally in many areas of the READ MORE

Power to the Protein! We’re Full of Beans and Lovin’ It!

Composition with variety of vegetarian food ingredients Beans are a wonderful, vegan source of protein. They are full of fiber—good for lowering cholesterol and pulling heavy metals out of the body—and lysine, an amino acid which repairs tissue. When made in a pressure cooker, beans provide a quick, easy homemade lunch or dinner. For even faster preparation, canned beans can be rinsed and used. Even if you are READ MORE

Alternative Flours Are Springing Up All Over

Kneading dough for baking among the ingredients, view from above The demand for alternative flours has never been greater, and food companies are delivering. As I see it, there are several reasons for this including the fact that many people are avoiding gluten, which is the protein in wheat flour. It can cause gastric distress in some individuals with celiac disease and many other people feel their energy READ MORE

The Beauty of Essential Oils: Here’s Our Guide to the Top 50

Aromatic Herbs With Mortar - Fresh Spices For Cooking Interested in how essentials oils could enhance your life? Whether you’re a seasoned essential oil user or a novice, these health-promoting aromas have gained a lot of recognition as people turn to them to treat a variety of ailments, mental health and sleep concerns, and to replace fragrances and conventional home and body care products. Essential oils are produced by READ MORE

Take the Strong Path To Aging Better

Woman stretching on a rocky beach What is sarcopenia? The term “sarcopenia” was invented recently by Irwin Rosenberg. In 1989, he first referred to loss of skeletal muscle mass and size as “sarcopenia,” by combining the Greek word for “flesh” (Sarx) with the Greek word for “loss” (penia).  At the time, it was thought that the degenerative process being described was led by the loss of lean READ MORE

Well-Traveled Salad Dressings and Marinades

Vegetables lettuce salad with tomatoes onion cheese and olives. Olive oil pouring into bowl of salad. I don’t know about you, but with the stay-safe-at-home directive cooking has become even more of a passion. Now that we’ve been baking and preparing all our favorite comfort foods, it’s time to look ahead toward the warm weather and lighter fare. To me, that means lots of vegetables and salads. This READ MORE

Why Your Skin May Be A Cause of Diabetes

Take care of it In the past few decades, more information has come to light about the role of viruses and bacteria in the development of certain diseases. Now researchers have been able to create type 2 diabetes (T2D) in lab animals just by exposing them to this skin superbug. If you, or a loved one, have type 2 diabetes, you’ll want to know about these new READ MORE
What Do FoodTrients Do?
Ai Anti- inflammatories
Reduce inflammatory process in cells, tissues, and blood vessels, helping to slow aging and reduce risk of long-term disease.
Ao Anti- oxidant
Prevents and repairs oxidative damage to cells caused by free radicals.
IB Immunity Boosters
Support the body’s resistance to infection and strengthen immune vigilance and response.
MB Mind
Improves mood, memory, and focus.
F Disease Prevention
Reduces risk factors for common degenerative and age-related diseases.