You Are What You Eat

According to a recent exploratory study out of Clarkson University, researchers suggest microbes in our gut may play a role in certain personality traits.   The authors of the study published in the journal Nutrients said the purpose of the study was to “investigate the correlation between mental energy (ME), mental fatigue (MF), physical energy (PE),…

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Heal Wounds Faster

Raise your hand if you love blueberries! Us too! They taste great, are packed with vitamins, and have a very low glycemic impact. They’re a perfect sweet fix for just about everyone, no matter what your health challenges… but that’s not all! It seems those little blue superfood orbs of deliciousness may hold the key…

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The Cocoa Trials

It looks like chocolate may be the secret to stopping heart disease.  Well, kind of.  A new study has found that a key extract in cocoa significantly reduces the chances of dying from cardiovascular problems. Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that consuming cocoa flavanols lowered the risk of cardiovascular death by 27 percent. The findings…

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Sick Less

We’re in the thick of it — right smack dab in the middle of cold and flu (and, well, other viruses) season. It happens every year. We’re not surprised. And, of course, by now, we know the drill: Get plenty of rest.  Drink lots of fluids.  Load up on zinc, vitamin D3, and elderberry. But…

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Slowing the Decline

New research suggests that taking a daily multivitamin for three years is associated with a 60% slowdown in cognitive aging, with effects especially pronounced in cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients. In addition to testing the effect of a daily multivitamin on cognition, the COSMOS study also examined the effect of cocoa flavanols but did not show…

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More Than Masks

It’s autumn! Leaves are changing and we’re starting the annual negotiation over who is hosting Thanksgiving. Is that smell of pumpkin spice or allergens? With the changing of seasons comes the onslaught of allergies, sinus problems, and seasonal illnesses. There’s a lot more to staying healthy than wearing a mask and getting a shot or…

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Migraines & Omegas

Holy mackerel! One billion people around the world, including 12% of Americans, suffer from migraines. However, a new study may offer hope for those who suffer from migraines and are looking for dietary options that could provide relief.  We have known for a while that certain foods can trigger migraines. But, the study found that…

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100 Year Mystery

Researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) have cracked a 100-year-old mystery! We now know what activates magnesium ions in the cell.  This revelation is significant because scientists believe it to be a springboard for innovative drugs to treat cardiovascular disease, metabolic issues like diabetes, and…

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Order Extra Guac

If you’ve been with us for a while, you know that we’re really big on gut health around here. A happy gut leads to a happy, healthy immune system. And you know what makes your gut happy?  Avocados.  The Hass Avocado Board funded a new study at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where researchers found…

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Eat Your Fungus!

Why did the mushroom get invited to so many parties? Because he’s such a fun guy! *ahem* Do you like mushrooms? You may want to get to know them better after reading this.  A study published in Food Science & Nutrition found that adding just a half-cup of mushrooms to your diet can significantly increase…

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