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Organic Labels Defined

Consumers can buy USDA-certified organic products with confidence. When a product carries the organic label, this claim guarantees that it has been grown, handled, and processed according to strict...

Hypertension

Background Hypertension, which occurs when the blood pressure in your arteries is too high, can lead to blood vessel diseases such as strokes, heart attacks, and leg pain caused during walking. As...

Adaptogen Herbs for Stress

These herbs boost cognition, energy, immunity, and mood.

Nutrition Basics For School-Aged Kids

In addition to a diet of whole foods, a daily multivitamin/mineral supports your child’s growth and development. It’s “insurance to prevent nutrient deficiencies,” says Elson M. Haas, MD, and it...

Probiotics and Weight Loss

Looking to lose weight? It might be a good idea to consider probiotic bacteria.

Nutrients for Beauty

Vitamins are important for achieving a healthy glow that radiates from the inside out. You are what you eat! Eating healthy foods rich in nutrients and antioxidants will reflect a beautiful you in the mirror. If you cannot always eat a collagen-producing diet, supplements are another alternative.

Understanding the Basics

It’s easy to feel confused when you hear the terms: celiac disease, non-celiac wheat sensitivity, wheat allergy. What do they mean? What are the differences between them? A lot, it turns out. But the...

What Makes Kefir Cool?

A fermented dairy product, kefir is rich in antioxidants as well as lactobacilli and bifidus bacteria. These strains of good bacteria can help cure recurring Clostridium difficile infections (the...

Eat Up to Increase Fluids this Summer

Plenty of foods contain plenty of water—and that counts toward the fluids you need to stay hydrated this summer. Add some of these to your diet: Cucumber: 96 percent water Celery: 95.4 percent water...

Consider Collagen

Collagen is a long-chain amino acid, responsible for giving skin its elasticity, strengthening hair, and keeping connective tissue healthy. Collagen supplements are gaining in popularity, but what...

Safety in (SPF) Numbers

Sunscreens that offer protection against both UVA and UVB radiation can advertise “Broad Spectrum and SPF 15” (or higher) on their labels. Sunburn is caused primarily by UVB radiation. Both UVA and...

Summer Pet Care

We aren’t the only ones who love summer. Our pets enjoy the season’s long days and outdoor activities, too. A few simple steps can keep everyone healthy and happy. Cool Pets Start with drinking water...