The use of multivitamins and supplements are becoming increasingly common among Americans, and have been since the 1940's when they were first introduced. However, in the past decade or so, there has been a new wave of weight loss based products: hormone supplements. Hormone supplements have been used for many things, but one of their biggest draws is the ability to lose weight at a faster rate, which has led to their increasing popularity.
Our bodies need exercise more than ever and walking is one of the easiest choices for a healthy activity—as a matter of fact, research suggests it just might be your best move.
Feeling hormonal? It's okay if you said yes. The truth is that the average individual over the age of 35 is experiencing some form of hormonal imbalance. Fortunately, hormonal imbalances…Read more
Biologically, men and women have some concrete differences. But those distinctions go beyond the obvious contrasts. It's important to recognize that our bodies function within subtle and not-so-subtle variations that…Read more
How long do you sit? Six hours a day? Longer? If you work in an office, chances are the first thing you do when you arrive is sit down and…Read more
As the days get shorter and the weather colder, most of us tend to need more sleep. Research shows how the right sleep is an essential requirement for health and healing, not just another indulgence. To optimize the rejuvenating power of sleep, we need to support healthy relaxation, melatonin production, and more.
Health discussions during cold and flu season are usually reserved for the topics of immunity, weight gain and vital energy. While these areas of healthcare are of extra concern during cold months, there’s another area of the body that also needs extra care and protection in the winter: your skin.
By ecoNugenics founder, Dr. Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc. Fascinating new research shows that feelings of gratitude help improve physiological well-being, reduce stress hormones and benefit other areas of health. Gratitude, simply put, encourages healing — and a more enjoyable way of life.
If we’re not careful, the holidays can quickly turn into a metabolic disaster. Luckily, there are simple, ways to protect yourself, and improve overall health in the process.
For most people, it can be difficult to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle once the last nice days of fall are gone. The daylight hours disappear quickly and the weather can be unpredictable. Outside activity becomes limited to weekends, competing with errands and social engagements. Here are a few tips to help maintain good health through the fall.
What did ancient Asian herbalists know about working in an office, or traveling in a crowded airplane? Probably not much, but what they did know is that combining beneficial mushrooms, herbs, and traditional wellness protocols could offer benefits for many areas of health, including things like occasional colds and flus. Led by holistic health pioneer Isaac Eliaz, MD, EcoNugenics research and development team has brought these ancient approaches and traditional botanical methods into the modern age. We've applied scientific research to identify the positive properties of mushrooms and further enhance them, creating a potent and unique blend of beneficial mushrooms for strong immune support.
Changing seasons and cold weather can take a toll on immunity, but there are natural and effective ways to help support against colds and flu. Check out our guide to utilizing some of nature’s best immune ingredients to help prime your system for the months ahead.
Boost immunity against the flu virus, support faster recovery and promote overall health with these simple, yet powerful, approaches.
Breathing is essential to life, but we rarely think about it. Because it’s automatic, we don’t have to focus on breathing like we do eating or exercising. Or do we?
If we could design the perfect exercise, what would it look like?
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.
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.
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?
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.
New research suggests we don’t need to workout regularly or suffer extreme measures to maintain cardiovascular and overall health. In fact, with all of the stress that workouts can place on the body, it’s becoming evident that strenuous exercise can speed up the aging process. Find out how to stay in shape without "exercising."
The culprit? Grilled meat. Luckily though, science is demonstrating how to avoid the risks of enjoying a great BBQ, simply by spicing things up - so you can have your (grass-fed) steak and eat it too!
Is hair loss a normal part of aging? Not necessarily. Find out what you can do to protect your hair -- and your vitality as well.
Summer is almost here! With endless outdoor activities to enjoy, this season can be the one of the most rewarding -- and we want to make the best of it. But as we increase our appetite for adventure, we also raise a few minor -- and major -- health risks. Here are some common summer health issues to look out for this coming season, along with simple solutions to help protect the whole family.
We’ve all been there. Whether we spent hours doing “gardening squats”, went a little too far on our morning jog, or pushed it to the limit on the new elliptical machine, we’ve all experienced the resulting muscle and joint stiffness afterwards. And sometimes it can last for days. Luckily, there are things we can do to alleviate this normal discomfort.
Recent reports suggest that many commercial sunscreens pose a risk to health. Luckily there are safer alternatives offering topical protection. But did you know you can also prevent sunburns with specific nutrients and foods?
For generations, medical professionals and researchers asserted that once your brain and nervous system are developed, you can’t re-grow lost neurons or repair damaged ones. This meant that once the destruction is done – be it from injury, aging, neurological disease, heavy metals or other neurotoxins, chronic stress, or other factors -- there’s no way to repair it. However, new research is turning this idea on its head.
Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) —even the name sounds creepy. More independent studies must be done to understand the long-term impacts of GMOs. In the meantime, there are ways to support health, despite their widespread prevalence.
We’re hearing more and more about the importance of good sleep countless areas of health including cellular and metabolic function, cardiovascular health, immunity and more. But we’re also learning what quality sleep really means. Essentially, sleep by itself is not enough.
A gentle, seasonal spring cleanse offers numerous health benefits, but as with any new program, it’s important start slowly and go easy on yourself. One common issue with many detox protocols is that they promise a “quick fix” using harsh ingredients that can send the body into a “detox crisis” with difficult reactions like headaches, digestive issues, lethargy, brain fog and more. However, there are easier, more comfortable and safer ways to remove toxins from the body and avoid unpleasant detox reactions
Spring is finally here, but for those with seasonal allergies, it’s hardly a time to celebrate. Pollen counts are packing yet another serious punch this year, causing people who suffer from allergies to endure itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, congestion, stuffiness and other uncomfortable symptoms. While over-the-counter anti-histamines and other anti-allergy drugs can provide some relief, they often come with side effects like drowsiness and brain fog.
A number of workouts and health practices gaining in popularity these days, such as yoga and Tai Chi, are dubbed “mind-body exercises.” But what does that mean exactly?
While it may not be the latest health movement, the raw food diet is one that continues to gain followers seeking to jump-start their health, beauty, detox and weight loss regimens. But how healthy is a raw food diet?
The foods on your plate can be an important part of your spring detox program. With the right diet and supportive detox supplements, a brighter, cleaner, more vibrant you can shine this year.
The renewed energetic awakenings of spring make this a great time to prepare our minds, bodies and environments for the brightening season ahead. It’s a perfect opportunity for a spring cleanse and the creation of a more vibrant, balanced sense of well-being.
It’s estimated that one in seven Americans experience some degree of seasonal allergies, triggered most often in the early spring when budding plants fill the air with pollen and other particulates. Luckily, there are a number of natural solutions to help address such seasonal discomforts.
The shift from winter to spring offers an ideal opportunity to clear accumulated toxins from the body. A gentle, nourishing spring cleanse allows us to reset our body’s natural detoxification processes, and reboot our energy, immunity and overall vitality.
Emphasizing nutrient dense, functional foods in your diet is the best way to improve health and well-being. Functional foods do just what they say: help your body function at its best. If you’re not emphasizing these high integrity, highly nutritious foods and ingredients, you may be starving your body of the building blocks it needs to not just function, but actually thrive.
Sea vegetables have earned a well-deserved reputation as an important category of superfoods. They’re packed with health-promoting nutrients, as well as natural compounds that help the body detoxify.
Learn which vision-friendly foods and nutrients can help keep your eyesight sharp.
In today’s world, full of health foods and organic options, it seems like it should be easier than ever to “eat clean.” But is it really? This week we discuss what factors can increase the difficulty of sticking to a healthy diet and what lifestyle changes we can make to boost our success rate.
Chances are you aren't drinking enough water on a day to day basis. Staying hydrated is the key to keeping our bodies functioning properly, and chronic dehydration can lead to a plethora of other health problems. Find out what health issues could be attributed to a lack of water.
By training your abilities in mindfulness, martial arts can protect your cardiovascular system, boost immunity and more. Here’s an inside look at the meditative tranquil awareness that can significantly improve your health.
Tibetan herbalism carries a rich and sophisticated history of traditional use. A Tibetan herbal formula often includes more than 20 unique ingredients, and sometimes more than 100! These ingredients can generally be grouped into three classes: 1. A major group of ingredients that target specific area(s) in the body 2. A secondary group that supports and sustains the effects of the first group 3. A third group that helps balance the first two groups
During the cold, short days of winter it’s all too easy to become vitamin D deficient. The lack of sunlight and increased time spent indoors attribute to lower vitamin D levels and can lead to increased risk for bone and cardiovascular damage. Find out what you can do to keep your vitamin D levels up and keep your body’s systems working for you all season.
In addition to regular exercise and a healthy diet, there are a number of specific foods, herbs and supplements that can help support proper blood flow and promote long-term cardiovascular health.
Most of us need extra immune support during the winter – this we know. But to reach optimal health this time of year, there are a number of additional steps we can take, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Greater vitality and overall wellness can be reached by following time-honored practices that align us with nature to deeply nourish body, mind and spirit.
Your heart works non-stop, but it's all too common to take it for granted. February is American Heart Health Month, so it's an excellent time to remind ourselves about the importance of cardiovascular health -- not just this month, but all year long.
Keeping your mind sharp requires more than just a daily Sudoku puzzle. New research shows that an active body is just as important for maintaining an active mind. This week’s article focuses on the top methods to maintaining mental longevity.
Spices do more than just boost flavor in food. They can also have a multitude of added health benefits. From cellular wellness to detoxification and heavy metal removal, find out which spices can assist wellbeing and how to maximize the results of these common botanicals.
Arsenic is everywhere, from its natural occurrence in soil and plants to pesticides, lumber and glass. It can infiltrate water supplies, particularly in rural areas. We can’t avoid it, but there are steps we can take to actively detoxify our bodies.