Tired? Run down? Burned out? Worn out? Exhausted? One of every four people admits to feeling tired much of the time. And a recent survey, conducted by the Hartman Group, which tracks consumer trends, found that one-third of Americans say they have less energy today compared with a year ago. Not surprisingly, fatigue is the most common complaint physicians hear from their patients.
A woman’s hormones are a beautiful thing… at least they should be, but too often we view our hormones as the enemy. After all, they are the reason some of us go on the warpath each month, causing our partners to run for cover; or they may turn you into an emotional basket case, causing you to breakdown if someone looks at you the wrong way.
Adopting a healthy diet and taking certain supplements can help preserve your eyesight
Whether you are an elite athlete, a gym rat, or a weekend warrior, you likely share a few common goals: strengthening your body, improving endurance, and increasing overall well being.
Strolling down the oil aisle can be daunting, confusing at best. Media attention and a dizzying array of choices has blurred our understanding of which oils are best—one day an oil is good, the next day it’s bad!
Inflammation is essential for maintaining health—it helps our bodies fight infections and also stimulates the healing process after we’ve been injured.
The World Health Organization defines probiotics as “live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.”
Fibromyalgia, which affects an estimated 10 million Americans, with 75 to 90 percent being women, commonly frustrates patients and physicians alike.
There are some nutrients that we all know are absolutely essential for life: the B vitamins, vitamins A, C, E, D, and K, for starters. In addition to these vitamins, there are also minerals, amino acids, and fatty acids that are essential for the proper functioning of the human body (there’s a reason they are called essential nutrients).
FODMAP is an acronym that stands for: Fermentable Oligosaccharides Disaccharides Monosaccharides and Polyols. FODMAPs are short-chain carbohydrates found in a wide variety of foods.
Gamma-linolenic acid, or GLA, is a polyunsaturated fat belonging to the omega-6 family of fatty acids. It is unique in this family because, while we normally consider the omega-6s to be pro-inflammatory, GLA actually helps to modulate inflammation and has been used for a wide variety of health conditions.
You probably don’t think a well-conditioned athlete and a seriously ill person have much in common. Well, maybe they don’t. But there is a supplement that can benefit them both.