For years, we’ve seen advertisements for fish-oil. Most of them promote the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. But what exactly are they? And what is fish oil’s effect on the heart?
Many people follow low-carb diets for certain benefits such as weight-loss and the improvement of certain conditions such as metabolic syndrome, diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease. Lately, there have been a lot of health and nutrition articles about the effects of low-carb diets during pregnancy. A recent study showed a suggested correlation between low-carb diets and the risk of birth defects. And health journalists took those findings and ran with them. But is it the lack of carbs increasing these risks or something else entirely? How many carbs do women actually need during pregnancy?
Anxiety seemed to be the buzzword of 2018. It became less stigmatized as more and more people began talking about it. Anxiety (and depression) are often treated with antidepressants. But the side effects aren’t always manageable. More and more people are looking for more safe and natural ways to treat anxiety. Tea is often used as a coping tool during stressful situations. Green tea has been used as a restorative medicine in traditional Chinese medicine for ages. And now research is showing there’s a correlation between L-theanine and anxiety. Researchers have found that the calming effects of L-theanine compensate for the stimulating effects of caffeine found in teas like green tea and black tea.
Winter has said hello. Many of us think that we need an immunity boost as the changeable weather brings new germs and viruses. Especially as we tend to push the season with our clothing selections. What can you do to boost your immunity this winter? Why don’t you give immunity-boosting through supplementation a try?
Everyday tips to reduce inflammation. Inflammation is a part of the body’s natural defense. When a cut swells up and turns red, that’s your body starting the process of healing. But sometimes, our natural response goes into overdrive. This overdrive is caused by a number of factors such as poor diet, obesity, and smoking. This can cause a lot of health problems including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and arthritis. However, there are a number of everyday steps you can take to minimize inflammation in the body. If you suffer from symptoms such as joint pain, stiffness, and swelling, try these tips!
The benefits of juicing. Let’s be honest. Sometimes being healthy is really hard. Not all of us can be kale loving yogis who only drink water and green tea. Enter the juicing craze. New Juice bars are popping up on every corner. More and more people are buying juicers to make concoctions on their own. Fresh-squeezed and freshly bottled juices have become a popular way to get the health benefits of fruits and vegetables. They are also favored by dieters looking to “cleanse” their way to weight loss. But what other benefits does juicing have?
Experts recommend at least 6 to 8 servings of vegetables a day. If that sounds like too many veggies, juicing can help fill that void. For regular folks like you and me, we all struggle to get enough greens and fruits in our diets. How does juicing help us? Well…
Boosting your immune system. Uh oh. A germ invades your body successfully. And as result, you get sick. Is it possible to intervene in this process? Is there something you can do even before you get sick to boost your immune system? What if you improve your diet? Take certain vitamins or herbal preparations? Or make other lifestyle changes?
Fish oil is one of the most commonly consumed dietary supplements today. It’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These acids are pretty crucial in aiding in optimal health. Most importantly, omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients that are important in preventing and managing heart disease. However, they provide a number of other benefits as well. If you don’t eat a lot of oily fish, taking a fish oil supplement could help you get enough omega-3 fatty acids.
What is Arthritis?
First of all, did you know that arthritis is one of America’s most common diseases? It is also one of the most misunderstood diseases. Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints. This inflammation can cause pain. It can also cause discomfort and stiffness throughout joints and the body. Common symptoms of arthritis and joint inflammation include swelling, joint pain and stiffness and decreased range of motion. These symptoms typically worsen with age. However, there is evidence to support that chiropractic care for arthritis can ease this pain and discomfort!
The big importance of sleep. Wonderful, wonderful sleep. We often think as sleep as our time to shut down and reboot. But did you know that it is during sleep that we are extremely active? It is during sleep that a lot of important processing, restoration, and strengthening occurs. We still aren’t sure why our bodies are programmed to need such a long period of sleep. But researchers do understand some of the critical functions of sleep. And why we need it for optimal health and wellbeing.