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Everyday Toxins

Some things in life are inevitable—like stress, aging, and toxins. Toxin exposure can come from many different sources. Everyday products that seem harmless in plain sight can damage our health unknowingly. Some effects can be immediate, while others leave a dent in...

The Health Risks of Unmindful Vitamin Use

You know that vitamins and minerals are important, but do you know the right supplements to take? There’s no single formula for all because we each have a unique biochemistry. Every nutritional need is different, and how one reacts to certain nutrients are not...

Nutrition Month: Stomach Ills & Overall Health

The abdomen is often referred to as the ‘core’ because many functional movements are highly dependent on it. This part of the body also houses the gut, which happens to be the core of our overall health. A great deal of our health relies on the gut. Some...

Health Risks and Nutritional Needs of Men

Men, regardless of age and race, are less likely to seek help than women for any kind of problem, including mental and physical health issues. Society conditions men to emulate a strong, independent persona, which leads to reluctance and unwillingness to reach out—a...

Health Risks and Nutritional Needs of Women

Every stage in life has its challenges. The same goes for health—our nutritional needs change as we move through life.Getting good health is gender-neutral. But for women, some vitamins and minerals are crucial to certain age groups or conditions, while some remain...

How Stress Affects Nutrition & Health

Stress can be both good and bad. It’s part of our sympathetic nervous system—one that ensures survival through a built-in fight-or-flight mechanism. We are hard-wired to respond mentally and physically to the demands of life. A good kind of stress (or eustress)...

Is Your Immunity Ready for a COVID-19 Vaccine?

News about COVID-19 vaccination seems like light at the end of the tunnel for some of us. While note everyone is keen on getting a dose immediately, all of us should understand that getting a vaccination requires some preparation and follow through. When viruses are...

Gut Love: The Way to a Healthy Heart

The old adage “the fastest way to one’s heart is through the stomach” may actually hold true. A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that probiotics and prebiotics can be beneficial to many aspects of your health, including the heart, by...

Top 5 Fails in Storing Vitamins

Supplementation is crucial for optimal health, that’s why keeping the optimal freshness of your vitamins is very important. Knowing how to properly store them can help make your daily health regimen more effective. Rule of thumb: trust the label. Read and follow...

Fat Facts: At the Heart of Cholesterol

Fat and cholesterol used to carry a bad rap, until science resolved recently that high-cholesterol foods do not cause heart disease and clogged arteries (refined sugars and carbohydrates do). Great! But don’t overstock on bacon just yet. Fat and cholesterol...

Practical Tips for Better Gut and Overall Health

Our gut is sometimes called our second brain. That gut feeling—an urge or inkling that something feels wrong in your body—is a signal asking you to mind and take action.Our gut plays a pivotal role in overall health, that’s why recurring symptoms shouldn’t...

Fighting Viruses: The 3 Most Essential Nutrients

If fighting disease and infection were a contest, it would be a team sport. Our immune system consists of players that are trained for specific roles, and to perform effectively, they need constant nourishment from certain micronutrients.Teamwork wins the game. But...