Supplements

Ear (hearing) Health

Nutrients that can affect hearing problems

If you needed yet another reason to be taking an omega-3 supplement (fish oil, krill oil, algae oil, etc.), the Australian Blue Mounta

Getting down with supplements that help depression

Can supplements affect depression?

What is this mysterious condition called depression?

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.

Health Blog: Can We Blame Weight Gain on the Environment?

Weight gain is on the rise

According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, the latest studies indicate that, in the past 20 years, overweight and obesity rates have more than doubled for adults and tripled for children.[i] So why the sudden expansion (pun intended)?

Seniors: Like Your Supplements? Keep an Eye on Your Senators

Just got word that the Senate Special Committee on Aging is holding a hearing. Our suspicion here at WellWise.org is that they likely are up to no good. Titled “Dietary Supplements: What Seniors Need to Know,” the hearing will be webcast live at 2 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time tomorrow, May 26. You can watch at https://www.aging.senate.gov/.

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.

Health Blog: Does Excess Stress Relate to Your Waistline?

Stress plays havoc with your system

Let’s face it, everyone is stressed these days. According to Kenneth Pelletier PhD, author of Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer and scientific board member of the American Institute of Stress, between 80–90 percent of all illnesses are linked to stress and 75–90 percent of all visits to the doctor are for stress and anxiety-related concerns.[i]

Weight Management

Supplements can aid in weight loss

Dieting – it's Americans' real national pastime

Managing our weight is becoming so important that First Lady Michelle Obama has made it a crusade. 

Is Krill Oil Sustainable?

Clearing up the muddy waters 

By James Townsend

Finding factual science-based information about krill oil on the Internet can be a challenge. Most of what the seeker finds is opinion based on some marketer’s desire to sell either his krill-oil product or his competitor’s desire to sell a competing omega-3 product.

Health Blog: Muscle Your Way to a Longer Life

The body fat-disease-aging link

Everybody wants to live a long and healthy life. But, if you carry excess body fat on your frame, then you may be setting yourself up for a shorter lifespan than the one you were aiming for.

Heart health – you gotta love it

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Pledge shakes salt from packaged and restaurant foods

 

Pass the ketchup but hold the salt.

On April 26, 2010 Heinz and 15 other companies joined a national campaign started by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to cut sodium levels in their products. Bloomberg's National Salt Reduction Initiative aims to reduce salt in restaurant and packaged foods by 25 percent over five years.

Health Blog: The Importance of Clean Air

Fresh air impoverishes the doctor. 

– Danish Proverb

For the first time in the history of the world, every human being is now subjected to contact with dangerous chemicals, from the moment of conception until death. 

– Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, 1962 

I think we can all agree that clean air is clearly one of the keys to optimum health.

Health Blog: How Too Little Sleep Weakens Immunity

We may have underestimated the impact of sleep on our immune defenses.  A growing body of research suggests that sleep deprivation may weaken our barrier defenses ­­– the first line of defense against bacteria. 

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