Hemoglobin

Iron as a Nutrient

Iron is an essential nutrient for your body’s continued health. Your body needs iron in order to allow your red blood cells to carry oxygen to every part of your body. If your organs and tissues don’t get enoug...
Water Being Poured

What Does Water Do After You Drink It?

We’re all told that water is the best thing we can drink – and it definitely is. But what does water do that’s so valuable? Why do we need our eight glasses a day? Well, the truth is that water goes to work aft...
Chinese Medicine Book

Yin and Yang in Ancient Chinese Herbs

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) recognizes that a harmonious balance throughout the body is optimal for health. Rather than focusing only on relieving symptoms, TCM seeks to understand the underlying causes ...
Pantothenic acid

Pantothenic Acid: What Is It?

  Pantothenic acid is also known as vitamin B-5, and it may be one of the most crucial of all the B vitamins. This water-soluble vitamin is easily dissolved in water for quick use within cells and t...
Woman Lifting Weights

5 Benefits of Regular, Moderate Exercise

A few generations ago, most people didn’t have to carve out time to move their bodies. Farming, laborious jobs and tasks, walking to most destinations, and the daily activities of survival kept our ancestors ph...
vitamin B12 held in hand

Are Adults over 50 Able to Absorb B-12?

As you age, your body can become less capable of absorbing adequate amounts of some nutrients, including vitamin B-12. Studies indicate that about 40% of the U.S. population suffers from some sort of Vitamin B-...
Human Skeleton

8 Factors for Bone Health

How often do you think about whether or not your bones are healthy? Chances are, not often. It’s something we take for granted as far as our health is concerned, even though there are tons of different things t...
Phytosterols

What are Phytosterols?

While you may have heard of phytosterols as healthy for you, you may not be familiar with what they are and how they work in the body. Phytosterols have become a bit of a buzzword in the health and nutrition in...
Electrolytes

What are Electrolytes?

You’ve likely seen these touted as ingredients in health foods, sports drinks, and supplements – but what exactly is an electrolyte?  The truth is that electrolytes are very valuable in cultivating great ove...