Every day, your immune system helps your body fight off foreign invaders like bacteria, viruses, fungi and toxins to keep you healthy. But during cold and flu season or other times when infection rates are high, your immune system could likely use a little extra nutritional love. To be clear, food cannot replace medicine. Food … Continue reading Foods that may help boost your immune system
Getting the flu vaccine is your first (and most obvious step) in preventing a nasty bout of flu this season, but after you’ve crossed that off your to-do list, your work isn’t over. There are other steps you can take to help keep you and your family healthy all flu season long. Haven’t gotten your … Continue reading 5 ways to boost your immune system for flu season
Have you ever heard of thiamine? Chances are, your answer was “no.” As it turns out, this often ignored — but crucial — vitamin plays a very important role in your health. What is thiamine? Thiamine, or vitamin B1, is a crucial vitamin that helps us use the main form of carbohydrate in the body, … Continue reading 12 signs you might have a thiamine deficiency
Collagen products have become widely popular recently, making it one of the trendiest supplements currently on the market. Global Market Reports noted that in 2018 alone, the Collagen Peptide Industry brought in around $2950 million in revenue and that number is expected to grow to $4150 million by 2025. There are many collagen products out … Continue reading What is collagen and can it boost your fitness?
We make decisions every day about the food we eat to fuel our body. Sometimes we look for short-cut solutions and think it will make a difference in our overall health. Although there are some beneficial vitamins that can supplement a healthy diet, it is no substitute for the food we eat. Most of what … Continue reading Vitamins can’t replace healthy eating
A recent study in Britain followed 5400 men and women for 24 years, and studied the type of diet they ate and how “well they aged.” The study defined ideal aging as being free of chronic disease and having high scores on both mental and physical tests at about age 75. The study provided further … Continue reading How the Western Diet Impacts Aging
Chances are you have probably heard of or seen gluten-free foods on the news or at a local grocery store or restaurant. Although likely genetic, it seems that more individuals are opting for gluten-free food options because they are alerted to a risk of having celiac disease. Celiac disease (also called celiac sprue) is a dietary … Continue reading Should You Go Gluten-Free?
When it comes to eating healthy, sometimes we want shortcuts. We want things fast and easy and may look for quick solutions to get a balanced diet. Vitamins are compounds that our body can’t manufacture by ourselves. We need these nutrients from an outside source, whether it be food or pill form. Vitamins may be … Continue reading Do I need to take vitamins?