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Natural Ways to Boost Your Immune System Health

Natural Ways to Boost Your Immune System Health

Your immune system is one of the most important parts of your body. It’s in charge of helping you fight off various illnesses and harmful bacteria. In 2020, it’s crucial that we all maintain excellent immunity as we try to collectively recover from COVID-19. However, many folks want to boost their immunity without taking extra drugs or synthetic supplements. Thankfully, there are plenty of natural ways you can boost your immunity w
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The 5 Best Vitamins for Gut Health

The 5 Best Vitamins for Gut Health

A healthy immune system starts with your gut, so make sure to take care of it! Hippocrates once said, “all disease starts in the gut” and this still rings true today. The microbiome of your digestive system is made up of trillions of microorganisms and their genetic material that live in your intestines. These microorganisms are involved in many bodily functions including digestion, metabolism, weight management, and immunity funct
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7 Best Vitamin Supplements to Help You Get a Good Night’s Sleep

7 Best Vitamin Supplements to Help You Get a Good Night’s Sleep

According to a new survey from Consumer Reports1, Americans aren't getting a good night’s rest. Based off the results, about 27% of adults are experiencing trouble either falling asleep or staying asleep. Meanwhile, 68% of Americans experience sleep trouble at least once a week – that is roughly 164 million Americans!  Of course, the constant hustle and bustle of our modern world means that we need our sleep more than ever. Th
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5 Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Seniors

5 Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Seniors

As we age, getting adequate nutrition can be a challenge. Our bodies change the way it absorbs nutrients which makes us more susceptible to vitamin deficiencies. Eating a healthy diet and exercising is extremely important as we get older, but sometimes we need an extra boost that comes from supplements. Below are the most common nutrient deficiencies among seniors according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics1: 1. P
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The 6 Best Vitamins and Supplements for Hair Growth

The 6 Best Vitamins and Supplements for Hair Growth

As women, we love our hair. Whether our hair is long or short, straight or curly, naturally thick or thin, it’s our crowning glory and we want to keep it healthy. While we normally associate hair loss with men, it’s an issue that affects women as well, and for a variety of reasons such as genetics, hormones, nutritional deficiencies, or oxidative stress. If you’re a woman and you’re beginning to experience hair loss, it can be
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The Best Vitamins and Supplements for Acne

The Best Vitamins and Supplements for Acne

Some of us are fortunate enough to leave acne behind in our teen years. For others, we still have to suffer the occasional breakout. This can be the absolute the worst, especially when we have something important lined up, like a business meeting, a job interview, or a first date. If you suffer from acne as an adult, you’re not alone. In fact, acne is actually something that afflicts 1 nearly 50 million men and women across t
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Vitamins and Minerals that May Help with Viral Infections

Vitamins and Minerals that May Help with Viral Infections

Despite everything you may have read on the internet, nothing has been proven to cure or prevent COVID-19. The best way to protect yourself from the Coronavirus is to practice social distancing1 and not come into contact with someone that has been infected. You should also make sure that you get enough sleep, exercise daily, eat healthy, and find ways to reduce stress. For the latest on COVID-19, we encourage you to use online res
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Spring into Health: What Vitamins You Should Be Taking This Season

Spring into Health: What Vitamins You Should Be Taking This Season

Spring is right around the corner, and quickly followed behind that will be summer. And if you’re like me and you live in a cold climate, then the thought of warmer weather has you as excited as Olaf the Snowman. However, rising temperatures actually mean that our bodies will start to lose important nutrients. More humidity and heat means that our bodies are facing more stress to work and function properly, meaning that our nut
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How to Avoid a Vitamin D Deficiency during the Winter

How to Avoid a Vitamin D Deficiency during the Winter

As children, we were always told to finish our milk because that’s what would help us build strong bones. And the reason is that it contains both calcium and Vitamin D1 – two essential ingredients linked to healthy bones. However, the unfortunate part is Vitamin D isn’t naturally occurring in many foods. One of the most natural ways to get enough Vitamin D is to expose bare skin to sunlight. When skin gets exposed to the sun, i
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5 Facts to Keep You Healthy This Winter

5 Facts to Keep You Healthy This Winter

From the time we are young, we hear advice from our parents about staying healthy and warm in the cold weather. Some of the advice is worth listening to but others are nothing more than a myth. It is easy to see how some myths may get started. A good example is about people catching more colds in the winter. A biologist at Rush University Medical Center, John Segreti, MD 1, says that the fact that people tend to get more cold
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Why Seniors Are at an Increased Risk for Vitamin D Deficiency during Winter

Why Seniors Are at an Increased Risk for Vitamin D Deficiency during Winter

Our body relies on vitamins and minerals to keep our health at optimal levels. This is true, regardless of our age but when we get older, our risk for deficiencies increases for a number of reasons. Perhaps the primary reason is an inability of the body to absorb the nutrients from the food we eat. Seniors may be at risk for illnesses, including heart disease, multiple sclerosis, asthma and osteoporosis. They may even be at a greater
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The Best Exercises to Keep Your Bones Healthy

The Best Exercises to Keep Your Bones Healthy

We exercise for a variety of reasons regardless of our age, but did you know that exercising regularly can both prevent and treat osteoporosis1? It can also do more than improve your bone health including coordination, balance, and muscle strength2. Why Is Exercise Important? We often think about our muscles when we exercise but bone is also living tissue and it will respond to exercise and become stronger. When young men
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What is the Difference Between Vitamin D and Vitamin D3?

What is the Difference Between Vitamin D and Vitamin D3?

An estimated 1 billion people, across all ethnicities and age groups, suffer from a vitamin D deficiency. This pandemic of "hypovitaminosis D" is mainly attributed to a person's lifestyle (for example, reduced outdoor activities) and environmental (for example, air pollution) factors that reduce exposure to sunlight, which is required for ultraviolet-B (UVB)-induced vitamin D production in the skin1. But what many people don't know is
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