Americans pride themselves on being ahead of the rest of the world when it comes to scientific and medical advances, but although the US market for botanicals and herbal medicines is rapidly growing, we’re a couple of centuries behind Europe and many centuries behind Asia.
Talk to a pediatrician about how supplements can complement your child’s healthy diet. Studies show that kids tend to consume too few essential fats (such as ALA, EPA, and DHA), which affect brain and eye development. Probiotic supplements support a healthy balance of bacteria in the gut, important for immune health. Experts recommend that everyone ages 1 to 18 take in between 600 and 1,000 IU of vitamin D daily.
There has always been a love-hate relationship with exercise: We know it’s good for us but have trouble sticking to it. To make your relationship with working out a long-lasting one, it is important to develop a routine that can turn into an everyday habit. Make your visit to the gym or yoga studio as easy as possible by packing your gym bag with everything you’ll need.
Family farms can go a long way toward addressing the global problems of food scarcity and natural resource depletion. Ironically, such small, locally owned agriculture businesses are endangered species themselves.
The list of health benefits associated with omega-3 fatty acids goes on and on, so it’s no wonder the market for omega-3 supplements has boomed in recent years. But what about the health of the planet? How can consumers be sure they’re purchasing omega-3 supplements that do no harm?
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.
Numerous studies point to the many benefits of these fats, which are known as essential fatty acids (EFAs). Even if you have the typical dieter’s fear of fat, it’s important to consume omega-rich fats as opposed to the trans fats found in refined foods and overly processed supermarket oils.
A healthy diet is the cornerstone of vitality: think lean proteins, whole grains, lots of fruits and vegetables. Incorporate foods that supercharge immunity, fight heart disease and prostate cancer, balance hormones, build muscle mass, and support overall health.
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