The B Vitamin Breakdown

The B Vitamin Breakdown

Know that you need B vitamins, but not sure which ones you need (or why?). Here’s a breakdown of different types of B vitamins often found in B complexes, and why they’re important. Follow the links to learn more about dosage recommendations, dietary sources and supplement suggestions.   B1 – Thiamine Vitamin B1 plays an...

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Easy Switches for Naturally Healthy Teeth & Gums

July 22, 2014
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Easy Switches for Naturally Healthy Teeth & Gums

You know the drill (or how to avoid one!) for good dental care: Brush, floss, rinse. But ingredients like fluoride or alcohol in many dental care products are potentially harmful. Here are a few natural ways to take care of your teeth and gums—and keep you smiling! No to: Fluoride Yes to: Xylitol Fluoride...

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Get Your Electrolytes the Natural Way: Two Recipes

Get Your Electrolytes the Natural Way: Two Recipes

From our friends at WishGarden Herbs With summer at its peak and the sun at its zenith, it’s a great time to do a little thinking about electrolytes. These naturally occurring substances – minerals such as sodium, potassium and chloride – are present in all our body fluids; they are also called ions because...

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5 Healthy Reasons to Eat More Nuts

July 11, 2014
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5 Healthy Reasons to Eat More Nuts

Isn’t it great when one of our favorite snacks turns out to be good for us? Here’s why eating a handful of nuts every day isn’t such a bad idea. 1.     Nuts are heart healthy. Studies have shown that eating a small portion of nuts each day helps lower LDL cholesterol levels. Almonds and...

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Plant-Based Antioxidants and Their Benefits

July 8, 2014
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You may know why antioxidants are good for the body—they fight free radicals and slow the signs of aging. Here, Dr. Tori Hudson talks about how plant-based antioxidants can help prevent inflammation and oxidative damage. Look for them in brightly colored fruits and veggies, or through dietary supplements such as green tea, ginkgo and...

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Why Sugar and Glycation May Be Keeping You From Youthful Skin

July 5, 2014
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Why Sugar and Glycation May Be Keeping You From Youthful Skin

We’ve heard rumblings about the dangers of refined sugar for awhile now. It’s linked to increased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It’s addictive, has no nutritional value and might make us fat. Need one more reason to avoid the stuff? Glycation: The process by which sugar can cause wrinkles and...

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