Iron deficiency is common among Americans. But certain groups are more at risk for it than others, like women, children, vegetarians, and people who give blood frequently. Not getting enough iron can set your body back. That is because iron helps create blood, transport oxygen, fight infections, and produces energy. How do you know if…

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If you’re like me, you probably worry about whether or not you’re doing enough for your brain health. After all, most of us have known someone whose family has been devastated by an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. That’s why many of us take supplements to keep our brain functioning optimally, play memory games, do crossword puzzles, and…

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Medicinal mushrooms are among the most potent botanicals known to man, but this is not news. Mushrooms have been used in Eastern societies for thousands of years to aid in treating all kinds of health issues. Today, a growing body of scientific research confirms the immune-boosting benefits of fungi, especially the Asian mushrooms, including maitake,…

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The first day of school is here and along with it comes new clothes and shoes, school supplies and unfortunately this year, new viruses. It has become a fact of life that when your child returns to school, they can’t avoid gatherings of lots of people together indoors day after day and not be exposed…

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It often seems like there’s no escaping from the stress of day to day living, and with the coronavirus pandemic, it’s only gotten worse for most of us. Unfortunately, stress does far more than affect your mental state. It can also damage your health. Here are five ways stress affects your body. Stress Makes You…

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What if someone told you that there’s a supplement that helps boost brain function, reduce stress, protect your heart, and improve athletic performance? And what if you were told that this same supplement not only enhances immune function but can promote increased neurological function in those with autism and reduce the number of seizures in…

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At least 7-8 hours. That seems to be the perfect dose your body needs every night to fend off seasonal cold and flu viruses. That’s because sleep is the ultimate immune-booster, and the best way to keep yourself cold and flu-free is to put on your pajamas, tuck yourself into bed, and sleep for at…

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