February 15, 2024

CRP: A Critical Marker of Inflammation

Have you ever wondered how you can know if you have inflammation in your body or not? Inflammation is a natural process in the body that’s critical to healing from a wound or illness but if left unchecked and chronically high due to irritation from a poor diet, lack of sleep, a sedentary lifestyle, underlying chronic disease, or high levels of emotional stress, the body can experience long-term, damaging inflammation. To determine if you may have systemic inflammation, a C-reactive protein (CRP) blood test is a simple way to see if you might have high levels of this protein that […]
February 13, 2024

TOP Supplements for Your HEART

February is not only a time to celebrate love and relationships but it is also American Hearth Month. This important theme helps to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease including stroke. The good news is, though heart disease affects many people and is the leading cause of death for Americans, that your risk can be lowered by up to 80 percent by making good diet and lifestyle choices. Important factors for heart health: Manage your stress Exercise regularly Focus on sleep Consume alcohol in moderation Meet with your doctor to discuss labs and testing to monitor your health Eat heart healthy […]
February 13, 2024

The Top 50 Foods To Eat for Your Heart

You have probably heard about “heart healthy” foods. So many whole foods are considered supportive of the cardiovascular system for a number of reasons ranging from fiber content to omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidant compounds. Because February is National Heart Month , we wanted to focus on foods that are good for your heart. Here is the ultimate FoodTrients list of the Top 50 foods we love for your heart. Mix and match these healthy whole foods to include them in your diet daily to support your heart. 1. Almonds Packed with healthful plant sterols, fiber, and heart-healthy fats, almonds may […]
February 13, 2024

Top 10 Anti-Viral Herbs To Curb Colds and Flu

As cold and flu season approaches again, ways to support the immune system are top of mind. Aside from healthy lifestyle habits, there is evidence that some herbal preparations can ward off viruses that commonly occur in winter months. Important factors for supporting the immune system and avoiding viruses this winter season: Exercise regularly Focus on sleep Manage your stress Consume alcohol in moderation Wash your hands often Eat a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains If you have the foundation of these healthy practices down, you may be wondering what else you can do to support […]
January 29, 2024

CBD: A Natural Remedy for Beauty & Health?

Though it’s long been used in ancient and traditional medicine, in recent years, cannabidiol (CBD) has become an increasingly popular natural remedy, attracting the attention of health and wellness experts in the U.S. and worldwide. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant, unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is psychoactive and causes the “high” associated with marijuana. See our new article on THC here! CBD is known for its potential health and beauty benefits, making it an appealing alternative to traditional treatments with chemical additives. It has been studied for its ability to reduce symptoms like anxiety, chronic pain, […]
January 17, 2024

Unlocking the Health Potential of THC

The Cannabis sativa plant produces different chemicals that might play a role in improving your health. Three of these chemicals stand out for their possible medical uses: terpenes, flavonoids, and cannabinoids. The two cannabinoids that scientists have studied the most are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) for health and beauty benefits. Unlike THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis, CBD doesn’t get you “high.” It’s become increasingly popular as a natural remedy for various health and wellness concerns. For more information on CBD, check out this article. THC is the more psychoactive — and perhaps controversial — compound, but it has […]
January 16, 2024

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 16, 2024

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 2, 2024

The Health Benefits of Peppermint

‘Tis the season for all things peppermint. From lattes to candy and baked goods, refreshing, sweet yet herbaceous peppermint takes the stage in the winter. A hybrid of spearmint and wild mint, peppermint boasts a rich history, valued by ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans for both culinary and medicinal purposes. Peppermint has also been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 2000 years. By the 18th century, it gained recognition in Western Europe, and in the 19th century became popular in the United States, particularly as peppermint oil. It’s easy to grow indoors, too, and after we discuss the great […]