Metabolic Health Versus Weight

by Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RDN, FAAP Despite more than a decade of intensive efforts to reverse the adult and childhood obesity crises, obesity remains widespread. Generally, the first treatment recommendation is to lose weight, but losing large amounts of weight and keeping it off is difficult, and possibly not even the best reflection[…]

Antioxidant and Immune Support

It’s always time for immune based illnesses. Strep throat, influenza, common cold, and sinus infections are all something we try to avoid at all costs. Let me give you some information on great immune boosting supplements by Biotics Research. Bio-FCTS™  Bio-Flavonoids/Vitamin C/Thymus/Spleen. This wonderful antioxidant bioflavonoid formula is one I keep on hand all through[…]

Are Sauna Sessions Heart Healthy?

Relaxing in a dry sauna may not only be relaxing, but research has shown that a 30-minute session may also benefit your heart and circulatory system.  TanjaninaLaukkanen, a researcher at the University of Eastern Finland, states that she is not clear why dry sauna heat provides the effects that humid heat does not.  The heat[…]

11 Best Ways to Lose Weight, According to Science (+12 Delicious Weight Loss Recipes)

You have probably come across many weight loss fads and trends that come and go, that might work for your co-worker’s neighbor’s daughter. But the most reliable ways to lose weight have to be backed by science. And that’s what this article is about – here are the 11 best ways to lose weight, according to[…]

Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Fast forward to 2015. The title of the latest DGA (Dietary Guidelines for Americans) reflect that they cover 5 years, not just one. That was a welcome change, as was the recommendation about coffee—you may be glad to know the DGAC concluded that moderate consumption can be part of a healthy diet. Low-calorie sweeteners, especially aspartame,[…]

The Latest Yoga Research

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA People are seeking yoga practice for health benefits, and science is documenting its effectiveness. In the United States, 9.5% of adults—about 21 million people—reported that they practiced yoga as a complementary health approach in 2012 (Clarke et al. 2015). Yoga practitioners noted greater health benefits than adults who tried other[…]

5 Reasons Why Tennis Is The Best Sport For Staying Healthy

What is the absolute best sport for staying healthy? Many people would say running, biking, swimming, or basketball. After all, these sports all involve high amounts of cardio sustained over long periods of time. Plus, these sports have a huge cultural presence and are the first things that come to mind when thinking of exercise.[…]

The Top Foods Contributing To Salt In Our Diet

April 10, 2017  By: Mike Francis To those who live for hamburgers and hot dogs: You’re not going to like this list. Same with you, bagel biters and pepperoni people. But it’s knowledge you should have.  You’re eating a lot of salt. And it’s coming from an assortment of foods that are very common in the[…]

20 Ways To Keep Kids Safe WhenThey Are Home Alone

Posted August 15, 2013, Little Rock, Arkansas  1. Post an emergency phone list where children can see it. Include 9-1-1, your work and cell numbers and the numbers for anyone else who is close and trusted such as a neighbor or friend. 2. Identify neighbors whose home your child can go to in case of[…]

Your New Favorite Type II Collagen Support

Collagen peptides. I can’t listen to a podcast, read a natural health blog, or go to a seminar without seeing advertisements for the latest and greatest bone broth and collagen powder. Yes, I completely understand the benefits of collagen. Amino acids create proteins, proteins make muscles, shiny hair, and healthy nails. I understand how collagen[…]