Fish Oil

No pain, just gain with supplements for joint health

How to help relieve pain in your joints

When it comes to taking care of your joints, you’ve got to be ... um ... flexible. Not only will you need a decent understanding of your condition but also a willingness to do something about it.

Of course, depending on your joints, that something includes the right kind of diet, rest and exercise. Hey, you might have to cut back on coffee, booze, moguls or mud wrestling. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves, we’re here to talk about which supplements can help the joints.

Did Whole Foods Blunder by Pulling Krill Oil?

Krill oil sustainability should not be an issue

Here’s the latest wrinkle that is making Whole Foods Market’s controversial decision to remove the powerful omega-3 dietary supplement krill oil from its shelves over concerns about the fishery’s sustainability seem even more odd.

Inflammation: Supplements Can Help

Inflammation is thought to be the core of all modern diseases

Itching, burning, tender, swollen and sore are all symptoms of inflammation, an immune response created by the body in reaction to a cut, scrape, burn or pathogen. In this sense, inflammation is a defense against invaders and a key component of tissue healing. But when inflammation becomes chronic, this natural healthy reaction can become unhealthy and cause problems such as atherosclerosis, irritable bowel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and a host of other diseases.

Heart health – you gotta love it

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Aging

Aging is not for sissies

No one really wants to grow old and unhealthy. 

Like many other trends in American society, the desire for healthy aging (some might say anti-aging) is being driven by baby boomers, who want nothing to do with the slow mental and physical decline they saw in their parents and grandparents. We want a longer health span. 

Brain Health (Cognitive)

Brain health is largely dependent on proper nutrients 

From a nutritional standpoint, it is important to understand that the brain is the center of your nervous system, and is the most energy hungry of all organs. It is nearly 60 percent fat. Almost all of the brain’s structures and functions are dependent on essential fatty acids, or EFAs. These include EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and ALA (a-linolenic acid), all omega-3s, which are abundant in such things krill oil, fish oil and algae.

No Safety Issues With Fish Oil, Trade Association Says

Andrew Shao, Ph.D., senior vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs, Council for Responsible Nutrition, said on Monday, “Fish oil supplements are among the safest, most beneficial health products on the market.  Today’s announcement of a lawsuit against companies manufacturing or selling popular products is just that—a lawsuit looking for media attention, not a public safety concern for consumers." Read more.

 

Men's Health

Real men pop pills

It’s become more than acceptable for men to take pills for sexual performance purposes. They also do it to protect their prostate (which is, of course, also related to that first item above). They also do it for weekend warrior purposes.

Skin Health

Natural nutrients add to your skin health

Skin health is very important to a lot of people, especially in the fashion and beauty industries. And these are  high-dollar enterprises. People pay exorbitant sums to maintain the appearance of beauty. There are three recent trends in natural personal care:

Women's Health

Women's health requires certain important nutrients 

What do women want? Well, after they fulfill their goddess role in giving life to a new generation of humans, they certainly do not want the “baby blues,” aka post-partum depression.

Diabetes

The rising tide of diabetes

About 1 out of 15 Americans has diabetes – 20 million of us. Worse, before you develop diabetes you get metabolic syndrome, which is a prediabetes condition that includes elevated blood-sugar levels, high blood pressure or a spare tire around your waist. One in six Americans have this, according to the American Diabetes Association.1

Being pre-diabetic means you’re certainly gunning for diabetes, but it also means you’re also cruising for a coronary. It also means you likely don’t have all the energy you could have.

Health Blog: Why we need omega-3s … and krill oil

Why should we take omega-3 supplements, especially if we are consuming a balanced and nutritious diet?

One major reason is because the nutritional value of our foods today has changed dramatically, largely as a result of how they are produced and distributed. Far from the ideal 1:1 ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fats, average diets today contain 6-20 times as much omega-6s as omega-3s. This poses serious health risks. In fact, omega-3 deficiency is so rampant that mainstream health media now considers the lack of omega-3 fats in diet as among society’s most pressing health issues.

Krill Oil

Read all about the health benefits of krill oil, a WellWise.org featured nutrient.

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AGING

Dietary Supplements: What You Should Know

Dietary supplements are ubiquitous in our time. More than 150 million Americans take dietary supplements as part of their ongoing health and wellness regimen.

A visit to any health food store or pharmacy presents a dizzying array of bottles with exotic-sounding ingredients on the labels. Nearly every day in the media one can find the results of new studies about dietary supplements and nutrients. Information about supplements abounds on the internet, but it is often inaccurate, incomplete or misleading.

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