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​The Most Antioxidant-Rich Foods

Antioxidants play an important role in promoting overall health and are especially important for combatting free radicals. Free radicals break down cells, which can lead to numerous health issues. The FRAP (ferric reducing ability of plasma) test measures the antioxidant levels in foods. The following foods have been shown to have the highest level of antioxidants. Blueberries are rich in…

​The Importance of Omega-3s for Women’s Health

We hear a lot about omega-3s, the healthy fats mainly found in cold-water fish. Many women wonder why these fats in particular are so good for us, especially if we’ve been avoiding other fats for years. Here are a few reasons. Scientists are discovering that omega-3 fatty acids can have a positive impact on our cardiovascular system, joint health, cognitive function, vision health, a…

​Supplements and Lifestyle Changes to Support Breast Health

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I feel it’s vital to highlight the importance of breast health. Proper nutrition, supplementation, and lifestyle factors all play a huge part in supporting overall breast wellness. The Mediterranean Diet has long been recommended as the guidepost for healthy eating. This eating plan is filled with fresh veggies and fruits, olive oil, fish, nut…

​Foods That Strengthen Our Immune System

As we start heading into fall, it's a great time to support our immune system for the winter season. We can start with our diet and add supplements as needed. Here are some foods that are packed with antioxidants and important nutrients. When we think about foods rich in vitamin C, we think about citrus. But 1 cup of chopped bell peppers delivers almost 300% of our daily value…

​The Ultimate Immune Support Guide

Growing up we had a chest my family used for staying healthy that had various supplements and homeopathic remedies. Today, my house has a cupboard in our kitchen with all of our health needs. When it hits September around our home, beyond our daily multi and omega-3s, we make sure to increase our intake of certain basic vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, along with adding in extra s…

​What to Look for in a Skin Care Product

Many factors affect skin health, including our environment. Overexposure to the sun's UV rays is especially harmful to our skin. Smoking, air pollution, and automobile exhaust are also an issue. Even items in our diet like trans fats and sugar can damage our skin and accelerate aging. To keep our skin looking healthy and youthful, we should incorporate antioxidants such as vitamins A and E. &…