Do you sometimes experience brain fog, memory issues or a lackluster mood? Researchers are working hard to figure out why this happens and what we can do to keep our brain functioning optimally. Wellness experts are using this information to develop new ways of enhancing brain health with nootropics, sometimes […]
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.
Founded in Arctic Norway in 1995, Nordic Naturals was one of the first companies on the market to produce quality fish oil supplements–without the fishy taste. Since then they have expanded their product line to include omega fatty acids from a variety of sources, in formulas for every member of the family.
The good news about turmeric just keeps growing. Besides giving food a spicy zing and bright yellow color (it’s one of the main ingredients in curry), turmeric’s active component, curcumin, offers substantial health benefits. Scientists tell us curcumin can keep us healthy by reducing inflammation and pain, fighting infections and […]
Here’s a snapshot of different multivitamin types and why they’re beneficial. Click to learn more about different types of multivitamins and how to choose the best one for you. Form Details Where you’ll find it USP Synthetic Vitamins Synthetic vitamins are made from isolated nutrients derived from natural sources like […]
Here’s a snapshot at different probiotic strains, when they’re useful and where to find them. Click to learn more about why we need probiotics. Probiotic species & strains Health benefits Where you’ll find it Bifidobacterium longum The most significant and important probiotics in the body, and among the first […]
Q. I’m taking an antibiotic and my doctor said I should be on a probiotic too. What do you recommend? A. The purpose of an antibiotic is to kill harmful bacteria. But antibiotics are not selective in the killing process—good gut bacteria (i.e. your intestinal flora) is often wiped out […]
Q. What supplements do you recommend most widely to your patients? A. Here are my top 5, in no particular order. A potent multivitamin, to ensure you’re meeting daily minimum requirements of vitamins and minerals. Things to look for in a multi: A formula that contains greens or is plant-based. […]
Taking a multivitamin is a great way to get essential nutrients that are hard to get through diet alone. But with so many different choices available, how do you choose the best one? We consulted with Nutritionist Elyssia Schaeffer at our Portland store about how to pick the best one […]
Our health and beauty practitioners are pros at recommending natural skin care remedies for customers. But what are the essentials they always keep on hand? We asked Sabrina Magno, certified nutritionist at our Pacific Palisades, about the Pharmaca products she can’t live without. Nature’s Way Raw Coconut “I love educating […]