Breathe easier with these natural foods and herbs that will protect your lungs from harmful pollution and strengthen with anti-inflammatory properties.
Sneezing. Itching. Watery eyes. It’s not a commercial — it’s reality for more than 17 million adults and nearly 7 million kids hit by hay fever every spring, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). These commonly used supplements that have been found to be effective in easing symptoms of seasonal allergies.
With an estimated 10 million Americans suffering from seasonal affective disorder SAD, and with many feeling stressed by the demands of winter, we take a look at the nutrients and therapies that may help keep your happy face on through spring.
You’re feeling stronger than ever after a summer of sun and fun. But when you dive back into a busy fall schedule, your immune system automatically weakens. Chalk it up to stress, which leads to lost sleep, throwing hormones out of balance and compromising your body’s ability to fight off infection. By boosting your immunity naturally with certain nutrients, you can restore your strength and keep infectious invaders at bay.
It’s summertime and the living is easy, as is our access to fresh seafood. But sometimes, you just want to let the fish swim in the sea, or you’re so busy having fun, you forget your fish oil supplements. Here are some new ways to take in your all-important heart- and brain-strengthening omega 3s.
Just gazing at the selection of nut butters on the store shelves these days can drive you nutty with indecision. But if you’re looking for omega-3, almond butter is the one to toss into your cart, thanks to its naturally high levels of the fatty acid.
Swimsuit season is here once again, and this year’s your chance to focus not just on your hourglass figure, but also on how your figure actually feels once you dive into the pool or start splashing in the waves. These natural sources reduce belly bloat and give you a boost of energy for all-around wellness, no matter your body shape.
In nutritional circles, protein is the hot potato of the day. Everyone’s tossing it around, telling us we need extra protein to build strength and stave off hunger. But how much of the stuff do you really need? And where are the best and worst places to find protein? These steps should get you headed in the right direction.
Should you be taking calcium supplements — and how much?
Overwhelmed by the proliferation of news about probiotics? Here's what you need to know about them, and how you can take advantage of probiotics (and prebiotics) to improve digestion, fend off disease, and maximize nutrient absorption.
Take it from the Harvard Medical School: Beans and legumes can help control blood sugar, improve weight control and lower blood pressure. The Mediterranean region has long relied on beans and legumes for adding protein and fiber to soups and stews.
Fresh produce is packed with nutrients that nurture your heart while staving off stroke, cancer and the weight gain that can come from energy-dense foods, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Step away from the pantry and open your fridge instead (and get familiar with your local farmers’ market):
Sometimes stress is unavoidable, but the long-term effects can cause over-eating and poor heart health. Here are six ways to reduce the stress in your life.