Lutein vs. Zeaxanthin

Lutein and zeaxanthin are to your eyes what glucosamine and chondroitin are to your joints. Both are naturally occurring compounds found within your body. Both are difficult to pronounce (and spell)....

8 Digestive Enzymes + Where to Find Them

There’s a saying that goes something like “the secret to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” While that old cliché is geared more towards romance than physical health and well-being, there’s...

Vitamin K2: Types, Benefits and Food Sources

Discovered in the 1920s, vitamin K is similar to vitamin B in that it is more a family of nutrients than a single compound. Vitamin K1, for example, is a nutrient found naturally in leafy green...

Our Guide to Natural Sleep Aids and Remedies

According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 25% of the U.S. population does not get enough sleep. For those who struggle with sleep, there’s nothing more...

Melatonin vs. Valerian Root: Comparing Two Top Natural Sleep Supplements

Twenty-four-hour news cycles of political drama, war and natural disasters. Smartphones that are always on and attached to your hip, connecting you to the world of work and entertainment....

Do I Really Need a Multivitamin?

According to the University of California, Berkeley, multivitamins are the most widely used dietary supplement in the U.S. It makes sense—many of us grew up with a morning regimen of peanut butter...

Melatonin Safety: What Are the Side Effects?

As popular as melatonin is today, it’s hard to believe this natural hormone produced in your pineal gland was only discovered in the 1950s. Even more surprising, melatonin supplements...

14 Foods That Support Healthy Blood Pressure

Diet, exercise and healthy lifestyle choices, such as avoiding tobacco and limiting alcohol consumption, are the main factors that contribute to heart health (or ill health, as the case may be). They...

Too Much Screen Time: Top Tips for Protecting Your Vision

We’re now living in an ultra-connected, on-demand world dominated by screens. Everywhere you look there’s a TV or computer or cell phone staring back at you, and all that electronic light exposure,...

How Much Protein Do I Need?

To give you an idea of how important protein is to the human body, consider the word’s origin: protos. That’s Greek for “first,” as in top, or of foremost importance. Protein is responsible for the...

Top Reasons to Add Psyllium Husk Fiber to Your Diet

  What Are the Benefits of Psyllium Husk Fiber? For anyone who doesn’t get enough fiber from their daily diet, psyllium husk fiber supplements are becoming increasingly popular way to boost fiber intake...

Storing Produce: How to Keep Fruits & Vegetables Garden Fresh

With CSA’s (community supported agriculture) and farmers’ markets hitting full swing, now is a good time for a little refresher on the proper ways to store all that fresh produce to keep it from...

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