Vitamin E Benefits the Skin, Hair, Eyes, and Heart

What if I told you there was a vitamin that plays a role in increasing antioxidant status, preventing free radical damage, and naturally slowing aging? I’m talking about vitamin E, and believe it or not, vitamin E benefits don’t end there. Most people aren’t aware that “vitamin E” is a collective description for eight compounds, four tocopherols, and four tocotrienols. It is […]

Is Dried Fruit Healthy? Pros, Cons & More

If you have a sweet tooth or rely on easy, portable snacks when you’re out and about, dried fruit (like raisins, apricots, and prunes, for example) is probably pretty appealing to you. Is dried fruit healthy? The truth is depending on how it’s made, dried fruit can either be a good addition to your diet in small amounts or a […]

Broccoli Nutrition Helps Battle Cancer, Osteoporosis & Weight Gain

Is broccoli the healthiest vegetable? It’s certainly near the top of the list thanks to all that broccoli nutrition provides. Ask any nutritionist, medical doctor, neuropathy,y or nutrition researcher for his or her personal list of the most nutrient-dense foods, and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli are sure to show up on all of them. Broccoli is technically an edible green plant in the cabbage […]

Smoking Cigarettes at All-Time Low (Plus Tips to Quit)

Bad news abounds, but here’s a major positive: Cigarette smoking in the U.S. dropped to an all-time low in 2020, with only 1 in 8 adults saying they were current smokers, according to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study. So while the pandemic witnessed more folks drinking more alcohol than usual (and that continues today), the rate of […]

Hay Fever: Natural Ways to Treat Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

What makes spring so beautiful for many people leads to misery for those who suffer from seasonal allergy symptoms. Fresh-cut grass, blooming trees and flowers, and weeds release pollen, causing seasonal allergies (also known as hay fever) in an estimated 40 million to 60 million people each year, or up to 20 percent of people living in certain countries. Surveys have shown […]

Diet Quality in Pregnancy and the Risk of Fetal Growth Restriction

Pregnancy products: Pillow support Soft Slippers  Breast Pads Bio-Oil While a fetus is developing within a mother’s womb, it’s possible for his/her growth to be stunted (or “restricted”) due to a number of factors, including the mom’s health and genetic abnormalities. Fetal growth restriction (FGR) is a condition in which an unborn baby is smaller than expected based on the point in […]

Kamut: The High-Energy, High-Nutrient Ancient Grain

Kamut® (pronounced ka-moot) is a trademarked name given to Khorasan wheat. The grain had been all but forgotten, but recently it is making a comeback. This is most likely because of its enjoyable taste, texture, nutritional value, and hypoallergenic properties. Want to mix up your grain options? Add Kamut to your pantry, and use it for better digestion, brain function, […]

Selenium Benefits for Health, Plus Dosage Recommendations

Selenium is a vital mineral for the human body that has numerous roles. What is selenium used for? It increases immunity, takes part in antioxidant activity, defends against free radical damage and inflammation, and plays a key role in maintaining a healthy metabolism. According to studies, consuming foods with selenium — such as Brazil nuts, eggs, liver, tuna, cod, and sunflower seeds — and/or […]