As with so many herbs and natural remedies that have been known and used for ages in the East, the Western world has only recently learned the benefits of a Schisandra red berry known as “limonnik” to the Russians. It has a distinctly lemony flavor and was used by Russian Nanai hunters to handle thirst . . . read more.
Have you ever gotten to that point of a long day, where your mentally and physically crashing, so you reach for some form of caffeine to get you through the rest of it? It is common these days to feel that you need an extra energy boost. But are all caffeinated energy products created equal? . . . read more.
Golden Root, also known as Arctic Root or by the scientific name Rhodiola Rosea, is a plant that grows in cold regions and at high altitudes. It is a perennial whose root is used for medicinal purposes or as an adaptogen. What is an adaptogen, you ask? Well, adaptogens are herbs that help the body . . . read more.
Coffee (and the caffeine in it) seems like just a part of life these days. If you’re like most of us, you have a favorite brand of java and know exactly where the best local coffee shop is. Who are we kidding – you can probably drive there easily in your pre-coffee fog. Chances are, . . . read more.
In our “secrets to” series, we’re going to put a spotlight on stress. Not just the impact of stress on the body (covered elsewhere), but some key tips for dealing with stress…potentially lessening the impact of that stress on YOU. True, we can’t wave a magic wand and make all concerns and stressors disappear, but . . . read more.
When you take something, it’s nice to know if it is working. But then, it’s also difficult to know if something is working. Testing a product for effectiveness isn’t exactly like taking a lab measurement. It’s not that a supplement can’t make a difference on a lab test, it’s that it would be really difficult . . . read more.
Supplements are great… there are so many reasons to pack in extra vitamins and nutrients! Maybe you are active, or just want to maintain health and wellness, maybe you are recovering or improving your health from a non-optimum condition. Whatever the reason, you know that taking daily vitamins is good for you. But not all . . . read more.
Ginseng is an herb – one of the most popular in herbal medicine, one of the oldest herbs, one used to treat a wide variety of ailments around the world. Here are five of our favorite benefits of ginseng… Brain Health Alertness, memory, behavior, mood, and other benefits of a healthy brain–even the treatment of . . . read more.
While modern life comes with many conveniences (computers! automobiles! cell phones!), it also comes with many frustrations (traffic! interruptions! busy, busy, busy!). Finding work/life balance is a hot topic for anyone, but particularly so for parents. How do you take care of yourself, your partner, and your children, without getting stressed out? (And then projecting . . . read more.
What Is Metabolism? Metabolism is your body use of energy at the cellular level; it converts the fuel in the food you eat into the energy needed to power everything you do. Basically, every time you eat food, your body works hard to process the nutrients you’ve swallowed. Long after the food is digested, the . . . read more.