Top 4 GI Healers: Get your gut in working order

When digestion works seamlessly, we hardly give it a thought. Unfortunately, trouble can start brewing as soon as a mouthful of your favorite dish is swallowed. Faulty digestion causes a lot of unnecessary discomfort due to indigestion, gas, constipation, and diarrhea. These digestion-related conditions exert a considerable toll on comfort, health, and quality of life. … Read more

Weatherproof Your Skin with Collagen

The skin takes a lot of abuse during the cooler months, when air moisture levels drop dramatically. The lack of humidity can leave the skin dry, chapped, and cracked. Collagen can help keep your skin soft and supple, no matter the weather. Collagen is a key component of the skin’s structure, responsible for keeping it … Read more

Nutrition Basics For School-Aged Kids

In addition to a diet of whole foods, a daily multivitamin/mineral supports your child’s growth and development. It’s “insurance to prevent nutrient deficiencies,” says Elson M. Haas, MD, and it supports learning and mood too. Research suggests that kids who take a multi accomplish school tasks more quickly and concentrate longer than kids taking a placebo. Zinc, … Read more

Sea Buckthorn for Heart & Liver Health

A traditional Indian and Tibetan medicine, sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) has a long history of use in treating circulatory disorders, ischemic heart disease (damage to the heart from decreased blood flow, usually from atherosclerosis), liver damage, and cancer. This plant grows in a severely cold region of southwest China, where its yellow-orange berry is used … Read more

Five Ways to Support Immunity

Today we live in a world threatened by new and dangerous disease possibilities, ranging from the bird flu to biological warfare. Rising healthcare costs, the ever-present shadow of cancer, and many other hazards make it important to support our immune systems. Powerful Medicine Medicinal mushrooms not only enhance cellular immune responses but also support the … Read more

Fight the Flu with Elderberry

Try this herbal immunity booster. Elderberry has a lot going for it–and for you–during cold and flu season. Its dense antioxidant levels may keep you from getting sick. If you do succumb, it can help relieve symptoms. One recent study showed that patients with flu symptoms who took elderberry lozenges for two days showed statistically … Read more