Collagen is a hot topic these days. Because we know that our ability to produce collagen—vital to healthy skin, bones, joints and tendons—starts diminishing as early as 21, supplemental collagen and collagen builders are gaining popularity for their help in reducing pain and making skin glow. But age isn’t the only thing that can affect our collagen levels.
The buzz about turmeric and curcumin? It’s real. Studies continue to show that the health benefits from curcumin are wide ranging. But traditional curcumin supplements aren’t always as bioavailable as they need to be. That’s why researchers at Natural Factors developed their powerful Theracurmin formulations.
Just as there has been an explosion of positive science about the importance of vitamin D3, another nutrient, vitamin K, is showing tremendous promise in the treatment and prevention of a wide range of health conditions.
Q. My doctor recommended glucosamine for my joints, but there are so many choices! What is chondroitin? What about MSM? Which one should I pick? A. It’s true, there are many choices when shopping for glucosamine. We’ll unravel the differences between glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM, but first, let’s talk about […]
Many people suffer from back pain—the good news is that there are a variety of natural solutions and strategies that can offer relief. Here Dr. Brad Jacobs talks about stress and posture, topical homeopathic remedies, acupuncture and herbs such as curcumin or boswellia, and their role in back pain relief.
Stiff, achy joints and brittle bones don’t have to be an inevitable part of aging. Natural supplements and nutrients can help keep us strong, explains Dr. Matt Murphy, a chiropractor and practitioner at our Napa store. These remedies, along with vitamin-rich foods and exercise, can go a long way in […]
Joint comfort is a key issue for many mature men and women. Pure Encapsulations’ high quality nutritional supplements offer support for healthy joint, connective tissue and cartilage through a number of mechanisms. Functional ingredients for joint mobility and comfort include building blocks to support cartilage composition and herbal extracts to […]
By Dr. Tori Hudson, ND Dr. Hudson is a member of Pharmaca’s Integrative Health Advisory Board and Medical Director of A Woman’s Time Clinic in Portland, Ore. In my women’s health practice, we frequently see cases of miscellaneous joint aches, injury-related pains, swelling of the bursa (called bursitis), and bona […]
We get questions nearly every day via Ask a Practitioner from people with a variety of health concerns. Our practitioners take turns answering these questions, offering advice based on their experience and expertise. Each week we’ll be posting some of these questions with the hopes that our practitioners’ advice can […]