Omegas for Brain Health

Omegas for Brain Health

Omegas for Brain Health After what we’ve been through, just about everyone could use a brain boost right now. Kids have undergone a year or more of disrupted schooling, and many of them have fallen behind. Adults are experiencing pandemic-induced brain fog.[1] And seniors who’ve been especially diligent about staying home are experiencing the effects of loneliness on the brain.[2] It’s a lot. Thankfully, there’s omega-3 fatty acids. Ever heard that... Continue Reading

Peach, Lemon and Mānuka Tonic

Peach, Lemon and Mānuka Tonic

Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young, @eatyoungnutrition Persons: 2 Total Time:1 hour Ingredients 2 cups waterPinch of sea salt1/3 cup Flora Mānuka Honey (a variety with a high MGO+ factor is recommended)¼ cup apple cider vinegar3 ripe peaches, sliced1 lemon, slicedSparkling water, to serve Instructions Add water and salt to a pot and bring to a rolling boil. Remove from heat, then stir in Mānuka Honey until dissolved. Pour t... Continue Reading

Summer Skin Health

Summer Skin Health

Summer Skin Health Summer can do a number on your skin. The main culprit is sun exposure, which is responsible for the lion’s share of premature skin aging. But chlorine from the pool and salt water from the ocean can also suck the moisture from your skin, making it dry, rough, and scaly. What’s a summer lovin’ person to do? You know enough to protect yourself from the sun with sunscreen. And moisturizing from the outside with your favorite lotion ... Continue Reading

Collagen for Athletes: More Than Just a Beauty Supplement

Collagen for Athletes: More Than Just a Beauty Supplement

Collagen for Athletes: More Than Just a Beauty Supplement Collagen is hot. Celebrities and regular folks alike swear by it for healthy hair, skin, and nails. But collagen isn’t just a beauty supplement. It may also help you work out harder and recover more quickly. That probably sounds good whether you’re an elite athlete or just someone who’s trying to stay fit. Exercise: A Double-Edged Sword Exercise is good for you, but it can also be hard on te... Continue Reading

    Stress & Mental Health: What’s the Connection?

    Stress & Mental Health: What’s the Connection?

    Stress and Mental Health: What’s the Connection? The pandemic has shone a spotlight on the role situational stress plays on mental health. According to the American Psychological Association, more than two-thirds of adults say their stress levels rose during the pandemic and almost half experienced everyday tension and mood swings.[i] If you or someone you know got sick, if you were an essential worker, or if you balanced working at a desk wedged i... Continue Reading

      Where are You on the Mental Health Continuum?

      Where are You on the Mental Health Continuum?

      Mental health can easily be affected by stress. This year more people than ever are showing signs of stress-related health issues; high blood pressure, stress-fueled eating with associated weight gain, nausea, weight loss and hair loss from worry, and the list goes on. Our mental health status occurs on a spectrum or continuum, meaning we all move back and forth between doing excellently and doing not so great. We hope to spend the most time ‘in th... Continue Reading

      Road Trip Essentials: A Packing List to Make Your Road Trip Go Smoothly

      Road Trip Essentials: A Packing List to Make Your Road Trip Go Smoothly

      Summer’s in full swing and lots of folks are hearing the call of the open road. Whether you’re taking a trip you’ve been planning for months or escaping for a spur-of-the-moment weekend getaway, what you pack can make or break your trip. Depending on where you’re going, you may need a bathing suit, hiking boots, your bike helmet, or dressy clothes for a fancy restaurant. But no matter where you’re headed, these travel essentials will serve you w... Continue Reading

      Do You Even Science, Bro?

      Do You Even Science, Bro?

      Clinical Trials and Supplements Jokes aside, having research papers that support your dietary supplement’s health claims is a huge boon in most global markets. In many cases, it allows for product specific health claims that rise above generic ones. It gives extra confidence and reassurance to consumers that what they’re investing in for their health will actually work for them. There are many different kinds of research articles that might be whip... Continue Reading

      6 Ways to Help Keep Your Bones Strong & Healthy

      6 Ways to Help Keep Your Bones Strong & Healthy

      6 NUTRIENTS TO HELP KEEP YOUR BONES STRONG AND HEALTHY Did you know that all of our bones, pound for pound, are 4 times stronger than concrete, and inch for inch stronger than steel? Reaching peak bone density at around age 30, our bone strength can start to decline as we head toward middle-age. But keeping our bones strong and healthy is important no matter how old we are. In the United States alone, it’s estimated that about 8 million women and 2... Continue Reading

      7 Signs of Iron Deficiency

      7 Signs of Iron Deficiency

      The first sign of iron deficiency that most people notice is exhaustion. It's not the normal kind of exhausted—it's the deep-down, can barely function, whole body exhaustion. Still, while being tired can be a sign of iron deficiency, it's also a sign of many other health problems, making it difficult to narrow down. Iron deficiency is most common in women. In men, iron deficiency is generally caused by giving blood or long-distance running. But... Continue Reading

      Bone, Health, Collagen, & Mineralization

      Bone, Health, Collagen, & Mineralization

      Bone up on your Bone Knowledge Most people know that bone is made of minerals, like calcium. But despite well-intentioned folks taking huge calcium pills daily, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will have an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime. Fractures from osteoporosis are more common than heart attacks, strokes and breast cancer, combined! We clearly have not given our bones everything they need. In some cases, a terrible diet is to blame. Bu... Continue Reading

      Café Mocha Morning Smoothie with Udo's

      Café Mocha Morning Smoothie with Udo's

      Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young @eatyoungnutrition Serving Size: 1 cup Prep Time: 5 minutes Notes To make coffee ice cubes: brew one cup of coffee any way you like. Let it cool and pour into an ice cube tray. When the coffee is frozen store the ice cubes in a glass container in your freezer. Use decaf or a coffee substitute if you would prefer the smoothie without caffeine. Ingredients ½ cup steamed then frozen sweet p... Continue Reading

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