Vitamins & Diabetes

Whether you’re looking to reach your recommended daily intake of vitamins and minerals or hoping to remedy diabetes complications, there’s a world of supplements to consider—along with potential drug interactions, conflicting information, and safety issues. Whether or not a supplement has clinical evidence to suggest it helps with diabetes or related complications, the bigger question […]

What to Know About Multivitamins for Seniors

Your nutritional needs change through each stage in life. When you’re a senior, it’s even more important to make sure you’re getting the right balance of vitamins and minerals. With so many senior multivitamins on the market, how do you know which one is right for you? Understanding Multivitamins Your goal is to eat a well-balanced […]

The Truth About Herbal Supplements for Stress

Many herbs and natural substances are marketed as remedies for stress, but such products are unlikely to be the answer to life’s tensions, experts say. There’s little evidence that any of these products work well over the long term, said Thomas Lenz, an associate professor of pharmacy practice at Creighton University in Nebraska. And some […]

Tips for Choosing a Children’s Multivitamin

While it can be tempting to pick up those colorful, character-shaped children’s vitamins at your local big box store, it’s important to remember that part of what makes many of them so irresistibly attractive to the kid set and tuber affordable for parents is a concoction of superfluous ingredients and cheap synthetic vitamins. And although many parents, […]

Is ashwagandha safe? Who should not take it?

Ashwagandha (also called “Indian ginseng” or “winter cherry”) is traditionally used in alternative medicine, like Indian Ayurvedic medicine. This medicinal plant is an adaptogen, meaning it may help your body adapt to physical, mental, and emotional stressors. Ashwagandha is generally considered safe and has been used for stress, anxiety, low testosterone, and other medical conditions. […]

What You Should Know Before Taking Liver Supplements

What are liver supplements? Your liver is one of your largest and most important organs. In addition to storing and releasing energy from foods, it acts as your body’s natural filter. Your liver catches the “gunk” in your blood, removing toxins and wastes from your system. Given how important this organ is to your health, it’s no […]

The Truth About Supplements: 5 Things You Should Know

What Do Supplements Do? Whether they’re spilling out of your medicine cabinet or filling your bathroom countertop, you’re not alone if you’re one of the millions of Americans who take a vitamin or supplement each day. You may be trying to combat a vitamin deficiency or lower your risk of certain diseases —- or you […]

Healthy Eating for a Healthy Weight

An eating plan that helps manage your weight includes a variety of healthy foods. Add an array of colors to your plate and think of it as eating the rainbow. Dark, leafy greens, oranges, and tomatoes—even fresh herbs—are loaded with vitamins, fiber, and minerals. Adding frozen peppers, broccoli, or onions to stews and omelets gives […]

The Definitive Guide to Healthy Eating in Real Life

Depending on whom you ask, “healthy eating” may take any number of forms. It seems that everyone, including healthcare professionals, wellness influencers, coworkers, and family members, has an opinion on the healthiest way to eat. Plus, nutrition articles that you read online can be downright confusing with their contradictory — and often unfounded — suggestions […]

The Benefits Of Omega-3 Supplements, According To Experts

You’ve probably heard someone, somewhere rave about the benefits of omega-3 supplements. They’re supposed to be good for your brain, good for your heart, and even good for your skin. But if you’re wondering why, exactly, omega-3s are so good for you, then you’ve come to the right place. In short, omega-3 is an “essential” […]