Condition Spotlight

Recent research has demonstrated that diet alone may not be sufficient to supply the nutrients necessary for overall good health. While most experts agree that nutritional supplements are vital for a variety of illnesses, injuries, and age-related problems, vitamin and mineral supplements can also help to maintain optimal physical and psychological health, and promote longevity and chronic disease prevention.

Ever since the term vitamin was coined almost 100 years ago to describe the discovery of the essential life substances in foods, scientists have debated the issue of nutritional adequacy. Medical science has long held that healthy adults do not need supplementation if they consume a healthful, varied diet. Until recently, it was widely believed that supplements were only considered necessary if a person had an outright or “severe” nutrient deficiency, usually manifested by overt illness.

Iron Deficiency and Heart Failure

Research shows around 30% of the world’s population is deficient in iron. Iron is an essential nutrient, but deficiency isn’t just a nutritional issue. It’s of critical concern for heart health–especially in middle age.  Read Read More

Easy Easter Eats

Even if Easter hosting duties fell on your plate this year and added one more thing to your holiday to-do list, that doesn’t mean it has to be difficult. After all, Easter is a time Read More

Chicken, Spinach, and Grape Pita

As a nutritious food to include on your grocery list, grapes contain more than 1,600 natural plant compounds such as antioxidants and other polyphenols. They also contain about 82% water, so they provide important fluids Read More

Can a Plant-based Diet Improve Health?

One of the most powerful steps you can take to improve your health, boost energy levels, and prevent chronic diseases is to move to a plant-based diet. There’s excellent scientific evidence that many chronic diseases Read More

Best Tomato Soup Ever

Tomato soup is a great addition for building immunity. Use as many fresh ingredients as possible, and a batch of this soup can stay for about a week if you want to do advance meal Read More

Rosemary and Garlic Roasted Almonds

Almonds are a perfect mix of tasty and healthy besides being versatile enough to make irresistible snacks with. Here is a simple almond snack recipe you can  prepare at home. This simple recipe will help Read More

Chopped Chickpea Salad

Delicious, filling salads don’t require a recipe so much as a smart template and plenty of fresh inspiration and ingredients, which is precisely how this chopped chickpea salad comes together. Chickpeas: Canned chickpeas are our Read More

1 2 3 4 14

Nutrition has become an important segment in the natural and holistic healthcare practices. Due to current FDA labeling regulations for nutritional supplements and herbs, health food stores and/or pharmacies are not allowed to present information regarding dosage or treatment of health conditions, regardless of scientific support.

In addition to disease control, nutritional supplements can help people cope with specific lifestyle, environmental, and emotional/psychological factors. Today, an estimated 80% of adult Americans take nutritional supplements, many on a daily basis. It is no longer just a fad, but part of a growing trend as people start to take a proactive approach to their own health. Although researchers are learning more every day about the connection between nutrition and health, there is still no definitive scientific “how-to guide” for this very complex issue, especially since each individual’s needs are different.

While it is always recommended that a person try to obtain as many nutrients as possible through the consumption of a variety of nutrient-dense foods, this can be unrealistic for many, due to the following reasons: reduced calorie intake; the dislike of certain foods; loss of nutrients in cooking; the variable quality of food supply; lack of knowledge, motivation, or time to plan and prepare balanced meals; and nutrient depletion caused by stress, lifestyle, and certain medications. This is where nutritional supplements can play an important role in filling any nutrient gaps.