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Top Nutrients Probiotics Make for You

Top Nutrients Probiotics Make for You

One surprising skill probiotics excel at is manufacturing nutrients, which they then release for us to absorb and use for our own needs. It’s like having a little dietary supplement factory in your gut producing vitamins, antioxidants, amino acids, healthy fats and other nutrients. This helps explain many of the probiotic health benefits researchers have discovered. It’s a true symbiotic relationship, where you give them a home and, in turn, they help you survive. Learn which probiotic species produce different nutrients and how they support optimal health.

How Probiotics Boost Immunity

How Probiotics Boost Immunity

Your gut is one of the most densely populated ecosystems on the planet. Probiotics—our friendly bacteria—play an important role in keeping your gut healthy and supporting a healthy immune system. The assortment of all the microorganisms that dwell on and inside our body is collectively known as the human microbiome. The research into our microbiome has exploded over the last couple of decades and has revolutionized the approach to health. One undisputed area that the microbiome affects is our immune system. Microbiome research shows the important role probiotics play in supporting a healthy immune response.

Top Nutrients for Brain Health

Top Nutrients for Brain Health

Over the next two decades, 20% of all Americans will be over 65 years old. That’s 72 million people, and the majority of those folks will live well into their 90s. Chronic diseases increase with age, including heart disease, depression, osteoporosis, and cancer. But one of the scariest declines of all to contemplate is losing your mind. Forgetting names, faces, your loved ones, or even how to cook and take care of your basic needs. Fortunately, nutrients have been shown in clinical trials to promote the brain, including significantly improving memory and mood.

How to Safely Take Dietary Supplements

How to Safely Take Dietary Supplements

The popularity of dietary supplements has increased every year in America since the 1970s and today generates nearly $40 billion in annual sales. There’s no denying that supplements are mainstream, but research has shown that not all companies produce safe products. Learn how to safely choose and consume the highest quality supplements, how to correctly read labels, what dosages are optimal, and how to keep in mind which nutrients might be potentially toxic.

How Menopause Destroys Collagen

How Menopause Destroys Collagen

Collagen destruction is your visible sign of aging. As we age, our skin gradually loses elasticity and fullness. More wrinkles start to appear when you look in the mirror, skin becomes drier and thinner. Joints may start to creak, crackle, twinge and ache. Destructions of collagen is an underlying cause of all of this. And if you look in the mirror and see more wrinkles, you should assume that what’s happening on the outside is also happening on the inside. The amount of collagen in the skin declines in post-menopausal women at the same time as bone mineral density declines. Learn how menopause destroys collagen and what you can do about it.

The Devastating Impact of Stress on Collagen

The Devastating Impact of Stress on Collagen

People are frazzled, overwhelmed, and stressed. One devastating and overlooked impact is how stress destroys collagen—the protein responsible for providing strength, support, and integrity to tissues and organs throughout the body, including your skin and bones.

Top Natural Approaches for Stress

Top Natural Approaches for Stress

We’re living through incredibly stressful times that can make even the most stoic person stressed out—an uncertain economy, climate change, partisan politics, and a global pandemic. Add onto that kids, finances, and relationships and it’s enough to make anyone feel overwhelmed. Fortunately, there are natural ways to calm and rebalance your nervous system to help you feel better, think clearer, and enjoy your day more.

How Stress Damages Your Heart

How Stress Damages Your Heart

Anxiety is emerging as a significant influence on cardiovascular disease. And that’s important because, in the U.S., one-quarter of all Americans suffer from an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives. And in turn, cardiovascular diseases continue to be the leading cause of illness and death in the United States.

Turmeric for a Healthy Heart

Turmeric for a Healthy Heart

Turmeric (Cucuma longa) is in the Zingiberaceae family, which also includes ginger (Zingiber oficinalis) and cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum). Humans tend to use the roots of members in this family as spices and for their health benefits. Turmeric supports healthy...

Top Reasons to Take Nattokinase

Top Reasons to Take Nattokinase

Article at-a-glance: Nattokinase, an enzyme derived from the Japanese food natto, is a powerful support for optimal blood flow Nattokinase has been shown to mimic and enhance the activity of plasmin, an enzyme that supports healthy blood clotting.  Nattokinase...

Your Checklist for Better Sleep

Your Checklist for Better Sleep

  Sleep affects memory, mood, your energy levels and your ability to feel alert and fully engaged. As if that weren't enough to make sleep a priority, it's also important for supporting healthy blood pressure, blood sugar balance and maintaining strong bones. Use...

The Surprising Link Between Thyroid and Anxiety

The Surprising Link Between Thyroid and Anxiety

Article at-a-glance: Anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults in the United States One overlooked contributor to anxiety is thyroid imbalance, both overactive and underactive thyroid  Thyroid disease is often missed—nearly 60% of those with thyroid disease are...

Top Tips for Healthy Blood Vessels

Top Tips for Healthy Blood Vessels

Article at-a-glance: Blood pressure is controlled by a combination of blood vessel elasticity and blood viscosity. Maintaining healthy blood vessels is important for healthy blood pressure.  Fortunately, there are many natural approaches that can promote blood vessel...