Healthy Living

Sugar Linked to Liver Disease

Approximately one out of three Americans is affected by non-alcohol fatty liver disease, and the numbers are growing.1

Many of its victims don't even know they have it. If undetected, it can ultimately progress to inflammation and scarring of the liver (cirrhosis) and, in some cases, even liver failure.


Immune System & Zika

Before we launch into panic mode and go out to wipe off pharmacy shelves of mosquito repellents to fight Zika, we should perhaps take a step back and calmly scrutinize possible factors that may be putting us at higher risk of getting Zika.


5 Top Nutritional Supplement Myths Debunked

You’d be surprised at the number of "supplement myths" we hear about and respond to every day. It’s actually gotten so bad that we've decided to write a blog post on it. So, here we are.


Which Foods are the Most Nutrient Dense?

Nutrient dense foods can pack a seriously powerful health punch. And we’re not just talking about vitamins and minerals. These “super foods” are also loaded with antioxidants and other phytochemicals that are essential for optimal health and longevity. 


Can You Pass the Longevity Test?

No one can predict with certainty how long you’ll live, but there are certain factors that may provide an indication.

In fact, your ability to smell may actually give a hint, according to the results of a new study.

 


Supplements Just for Men

It’s a common misconception that men don’t care about their health as much as women do, but we don’t believe it for a second.

There are a lot of extremely dedicated men out there. Trust us, we hear from them all the time.

So, for that reason, we thought we’d focus this post on guys only. It’s about time, right?


Optimize Breast Health with Two Key Nutrients

A complex interplay of hormones causes breast tissue to develop, enlarge, and produce milk. Estrogen is the major hormone at play though, as it causes glandular tissue to grow and develop during different stages of the female menstrual cycle.

Estrogen is a powerful hormone that can inspire a rapid growth of cells. For this reason, women should focus on maintaining healthy estrogen metabolism to protect against unchecked cell growth, which can lead to tumors. 


Omega-3 Fats Lower the Risk of Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration is the number one cause of blindness in the Unites States for people over 60. 

In fact, as many as 11 million people in the United States have some form of age-related macular degeneration. This number is expected to double to nearly 22 million by 2050.1

 


Black Tea May Fight Osteoporosis

The health of your bones is not something to take lightly. About one-third of all women older than 50 (and one-fifth of men) will break a bone due to osteoporosis, and a significant portion of these fractures will result in death.4

According to a recent study, black tea may actually help to combat osteoporosis. The results were published in the journal, Nature Medicine. 


Immune-Boosting Herbs and Spices from Your Spice Rack

Just like us, plants have to fight off microorganisms. Most of the vegetables we enjoy, in particular herbs and spices, have natural infection-fighting properties. 

Cooking with herbs and spices not only helps with flavor, but also imparts immune-boosting effects. Let’s take a look at a few spices that are probably in your spice rack right now.


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