February 2, 2023

How To Feel Better Faster During Colds & Flu

Human studies show that elderberry, zinc, and vitamin C, taken in the early stages of a cold or flu, can activate the body’s immune functions and shorten the duration. Colds and flu can make anyone miserable. They pose a particular risk to older adults, who have reduced immune responses.1,2 Human studies show that three nutrients, taken in the early stages of a cold or flu, can activate immune functions to change the course of the illness.3-6 These nutrients can reduce duration and severity, making people feel better faster and decreasing the danger to older adults. Protection Against Colds and Flu Over one billion colds occur in the U.S. each year,7 typically lasting about seven days.8 Up to 20% of Americans contract the flu each […]
January 30, 2023

The Essential Guide to Oils and Aromatherapy

Looking for books on essential oils and aromatherapy? Completely updated, the best book on the topic available anywhere has just gotten better. The new edition of The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy contains more than 800 easy-to-follow recipes for essential oil treatments from author Valerie Ann Worwood, a consultant and international expert on the clinical uses of essential oils. Explore the multitude of benefits of essential oils and aromatherapy. In her clear and positive voice, Worwood provides tools to address a variety of health issues, including specific advice for children, women, men, and seniors. This aromatherapy book also […]
January 30, 2023

The Top 50 Foods for Beautiful, Healthy Skin

As winter continues, dry, red, flaky skin abounds in the cold weather. The good news is that diet plays a major role in supporting your skin health. Foods that are good for your skin help to hydrate and guard from environmental damage. Beneficial foods contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties in addition to being hydrating and supporting wound healing. Here is the ultimate FoodTrients® list of the top 50 foods for your skin with a holistic view of the many factors that support our largest organ. 1. Arugula This bitter veggie contains nutrients critical for the skin. Arugula is actually a […]
January 30, 2023

Stay Well with These Super Flu-Fighting Foods

This winter we need to be particularly careful to avoid colds and flu. I am just too busy to get sick, so I pay special attention to what I eat. My father was a doctor in Southeast Asia and he always said that if you are in general good health, get plenty of sleep, drink lots of water and wash your hands frequently, you’re doing a lot to prevent a nasty case of the flu. Now, as we fight a pandemic, we need to wear masks in public to protect ourselves and others. Here are some immune-boosting foods that are […]
January 30, 2023

What Can You Eat To Beat Disease?

Forget everything you think you know about your body and food and discover the new science of how the body heals itself. Learn how to identify the strategies and the dosages for using food to transform your resilience and health in Eat to Beat Disease: The Body’s Five Defense Systems & the Foods That Could Save Your Life by William Li, M.D. We have radically underestimated our body’s power to transform and restore our health. Pioneering physician scientist, Dr. Li, empowers readers by showing them the evidence behind over 200 health-boosting foods that can starve cancer, reduce your risk of […]
January 30, 2023

5 Yoga Poses to Relieve Stress & Tension

Try these Yoga Poses to Relieve Stress and Tension While “feeling stressed” holds a negative connotation, some stress is actually good stress. If your neighbor’s mean dog starts chasing you, for example, your body releases hormones like adrenaline to help you run away. This type of brief, acute stress helps you manage potentially dangerous situations. It’s the long-term, chronic stress that is linked to dangerous diseases like high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes. The following simple yoga poses, suitable for novice yogis, aid in targeted stress relief. “These are amazing poses for calming the mind and helping reboot the immune […]
January 25, 2023

Feeling Down? It May Not Be Just The Winter Blues…

If you are feeling blue, fatigued or having trouble remembering things and you think it’s just winter doldrums – think  again. It is just possible you might not be getting enough vitamin B12, and you have a deficiency that can cause serious problems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The many body systems affected by vitamin B12 deficiency underscore the vitamin’s importance in their proper functioning. “The deficiency of the vitamin appears to mimic symptoms of seriously degenerative diseases, and often is not diagnosed ,” said Sally Pacholok, a registered nurse who was diagnosed with a B12 […]
January 20, 2023

The Forgotten Longevity Benefits of Taurine

The Japanese have a life expectancy that is among the highest in the world. In fact, , Japan’s famous “Island of Longevity,” likely has the world’s highest percentage of people over 100 years old. Undoubtedly, there are many factors that play into the life spans of the longest-living populations, but evidence shows that they all have one thing in common: high dietary intake of an amino acid called taurine. The connection between taurine and a long life is so strong that researchers have dubbed taurine, “The nutritional factor for the longevity of the Japanese.” Taurine promotes cardiovascular health, insulin sensitivity, electrolyte balance, […]
January 14, 2023

Gluten-Free Bread That Tastes Like Real Thing?

I’m going to tell you all something that you probably already know. Regardless of the plethora of gluten-free breads and baked goods out there, one thing continues to remain certain: none of them taste all that good. But you may want to start to get excited, because it looks like that may be about to change. Thanks to Italian food scientist duo Virna Cerne and Ombretta Polenghi, your gluten-free bread may soon get a major upgrade. Cerne and Polenghi, partners at Italian-based food company Dr. Schar, have come up with a quality gluten substitute that closely mimicks the real thing. […]
January 14, 2023

The Top 5 Teas for Fighting Colds and Flu

It’s clear that nutrition plays a key role in keeping your immune system healthy. You may be familiar with the classic immune-boosting recommendations of eating more citrus fruits, garlic and ginger, but have you ever considered the power of tea? Drinking tea on a daily basis has been proven to help boost certain aspects of your immune system which is so important as we head into cold and flu season. If you are already practicing healthy lifestyle habits such as exercise, adequate sleep, eating a balanced diet, staying home when sick and washing your hands often, incorporating tea into your […]
January 14, 2023

Six Steps to a Healthier Diet in 2023

As sure as there will be another year, there will be New Year’s resolutions. They usually go something like this: Pay off all debt. Finally quit smoking. Shed those pesky 25 pounds that don’t seem to budge. Despite the wide array of ways we can feel, look and live better, one thing rings true. Most of these resolutions are so extreme that they have very little staying power. “People easily become discouraged when they set big goals because they are too overwhelming,” said Sarah Zangerle, registered dietitian at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Comprehensive Weight Loss Center. “In […]
January 14, 2023

10 Top Herbs To Support Your Liver

Liver disease is more common than you may realize and has many negative health effects to be aware of. In the United States, about 4.5 million adults live with chronic liver disease including hepatitis, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), alcoholic liver disease, liver cancer, cirrhosis, and liver failure. Having high blood pressure, uncontrolled blood sugar, a high body mass index (BMI), and excessive alcohol intake can all increase your risk but the good news is — there’s a lot you can do to support your liver, too. Herbs and foods that support or protect the liver do so mainly by […]
January 14, 2023

How To Age Backwards: Look and Feel Younger

With the scientific breakthroughs of the last decade, we now have a choice as to how we age. We have the ability to prevent and reverse many of the signs of aging, such as stiffness, chronic pain, arthritis, and sluggishness. A 30-day anti-aging program for rapid results using the fundamental movements and principles of author Miranda Esmonde-White’s bestselling Aging Backwards, featuring an accelerated program for turning back the clock. In Aging Backwards: The Fast Track, 6 Ways In 30 Days to Look and Feel Younger, Esmonde-White offers readers systematic workouts to supplement and accelerate the original program, along with new […]