Your Metabolism Affects Much More Than Just Weight

Your Metabolism Affects Much More Than Just Weight

When we hear the term “good metabolism” in social situations, it's usually about somebody who seems to be able to eat and eat -- without gaining weight. But metabolic health entails much more than this. Although it’s true that your metabolic rate is the speed at which your body burns calories, your metabolism has more to do with health than just your weight.
When it Comes to Long-Term Health, Think Small

When it Comes to Long-Term Health, Think Small

All life has something in common -- cells. They are amazingly complex, performing countless specialized functions. When cellular systems are working correctly, they inspire awe in even the most seasoned scientists. But when they go wrong, any number of issues can result.
Recipe: Detox Kale Salad

Recipe: Detox Kale Salad

Ingredients For the dressing: 1/3 cup grapeseed oil 1/2 cup lemon juice, fresh 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and grated 2 teaspoons whole grain mustard 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup,…Read more
Top Immune Foods and Ingredients

Top Immune Foods and Ingredients

With cold and flu season around the corner, it's more important than ever to make sure your immune system is primed and ready to support optimal vitality. And a healthy diet packed with immune-friendly foods is one of the best ways to do just that.
Recipe: Honey Garlic Chicken

Recipe: Honey Garlic Chicken

Ingredients 8 pieces of chicken (thighs, wings and drumsticks work best) 3 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon molasses 4 garlic cloves, grated with a microplane or grated…Read more
Are You Doing Enough to Support Your Pet’s Health?

Are You Doing Enough to Support Your Pet’s Health?

Most of us have supplements and vitamins that we take every day to support our own health and wellbeing. Did you know that some of the supplements you already use can also benefit your furry friends? We want to support their health in any way we can. Here are a couple ways you might not have thought of.
Recipe: All Natural Pup Ice Pops

Recipe: All Natural Pup Ice Pops

Ingredients 1 large banana, frozen 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter, without salt or sugar added 2 tablespoons honey 17.6 ounce container plain Greek nonfat yogurt Plastic dog bones or sturdy…Read more
Healthy, Caffeine-Free Ways to Boost Energy

Healthy, Caffeine-Free Ways to Boost Energy

Make no mistake: We need our energy! But over-caffeinated, over-sweetened beverages aren’t good for health, or for vitality. Relying on these crash-and-burn stimulants seems to be the norm today, but related health consequences, like heart trouble, adrenal burn out, immune suppression and stress are skyrocketing. Learn about healthy ways to boost energy, sustainably.
Celebrating Two Decades of Modified Citrus Pectin!

Celebrating Two Decades of Modified Citrus Pectin!

Who would have thought so many amazing health benefits would have come from a citrus fruit! PectaSol-C Modified Citrus Pectin has become a leading natural supplement for supporting long-term wellness*. Health care professionals and health-minded individuals continue to find the benefits of using the only patented formula of Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) to support cellular health, healthy galectin-3 levels, immune function and detoxification*.
Why Dental Health Really Matters

Why Dental Health Really Matters

Even though tooth loss seems like a fact of aging, it’s not. You can keep every tooth in your mouth for the rest of your life – as long as you take proper care of them. For most of us, that means more than just brushing and flossing – we also need a healthy diet and targeted supplements. The good news is this: Supporting oral health with integrative approaches can have a significant impact on overall wellness, particularly in the areas of cellular and cardiovascular health.
The Ongoing Battle Against Toxins and What You Can Do About It

The Ongoing Battle Against Toxins and What You Can Do About It

It’s clear from the ever-growing body of research that toxins in our environments and bodies can impact numerous areas of health. Neurological, metabolic, cellular, cardiovascular health and more can all be affected by exposure to toxins. But there are things we can do about it.
Recipe: Green Mojito Smoothie

Recipe: Green Mojito Smoothie

This delicious recipe is from The Healthy Apple. Ingredients 1 cup (240ml) coconut water or water 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest 3 limes, peeled and quartered 1 cup (25g)…Read more
Improve Sleep with the Right Foods

Improve Sleep with the Right Foods

Are you satisfied with your sleep? Truly regenerating sleep means greater immune power, more energy and vitality, better brain function and much more. And research is showing that certain foods may help us achieve more restful sleep.
Hummus for a Better Night’s Sleep

Hummus for a Better Night’s Sleep

Vitamin B6 is important for producing melatonin, our master sleep hormone. Chickpeas, the main ingredient in this hummus, are a good source of B6. Combined with basil, a mild relaxer, this recipe makes a nice sleep enhancing snack.
The “Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen”: Research on Organic vs. Conventional Foods

The “Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen”: Research on Organic vs. Conventional Foods

Are organic foods more nutritious than conventional? A controversial Stanford study claimed that organic foods provide no added nutritional value. Needless to say, the study generated a great deal of uncertainty. People were confused about whether organics are worth the extra time, effort and of course, higher costs. It’s a valid question, so let’s try to sort these issues out.
Recipe: Ribbon Butternut Squash Salad

Recipe: Ribbon Butternut Squash Salad

Recipe and image from The Healthy Apple. Ingredients 1 (1.5 lb.) butternut squash, halved lengthwise and seeds removed 4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided, plus more for coating baking…Read more
Are Cell Phones and Tablets Safe?

Are Cell Phones and Tablets Safe?

Kids love iPads and cell phones. They’re bright, easy to use, tactile and fun. But there’s a question that’s beginning to dawn as more research is being conducted: How safe are they - for kids and adults?
Untie Your Knots: Natural Solutions to Muscle Tension

Untie Your Knots: Natural Solutions to Muscle Tension

Muscle tension has become more than a common health complaint – it’s practically a fixture of our modern lives. And there are many possible contributing factors. Luckily, there are also a number of natural approaches to increase muscle flexibility and reduce tension, while supporting other areas of health in the process.
Hot Weather and Toxin Exposure: The Perfect Storm

Hot Weather and Toxin Exposure: The Perfect Storm

The long, hot days of summer can offer ample opportunities for outdoor adventure and heightened physical activity. Just make sure you’re supporting your health against the increased toxin exposure. Even lead poisoning had been dubbed, "the summer disease."
Recipe: Basil Avocado Dip

Recipe: Basil Avocado Dip

This cooling dip featuring basil, avocado and probiotic-rich yogurt is so tasty, we could eat it on it's own!
Colorful Superfoods, ORAC Ratings and Powerful Health Protection

Colorful Superfoods, ORAC Ratings and Powerful Health Protection

Researchers recently demonstrated the remarkable brain-protecting benefits offered by two common berries, showing they help clear accumulated toxins from the brain. They were also shown to offer important protection against radiation damage. These results add to the growing body of data demonstrating that favorite berries from our backyards, and around the world, deliver powerful health benefits.