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​A Recipe Packed with Vision Health Nutrients

We can support healthy vision by eating a balanced diet high in fruits and vegetables. Here are some of the best foods we can eat for eye health:Spinach, kale, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts are high in lutein and zeaxanthin, powerful carotenoids found in our lens and macula that promote vision and retinal health.Eggs contain lutein and vitamin A, plus antioxidants to promote eye health and f…

​Protecting our Eyes from Blue Light Damage

Exposure to blue light can cause occasional eyestrain, fatigue, and headaches and can impact our vision long-term. We can protect our eyes from the effects of blue light with targeted nutrients, including lutein, zeaxanthin, and omega-3s. Attached to our DevicesAdults spend an average of 10 hours per day in front of media screens. Children spend between five and eight hours in front of scr…

Beyond the Basics: Immune Support Supplements

The basic immune support nutrients, including vitamins A, C, and D and minerals like magnesium, selenium, and zinc, are critical, but I also want to touch on other, lesser known nutrients that support healthy immune function.  Elderberry is rich in anthocyanins due to its blue-purple color. Anthocyanins are a type of flavonoid, which is a class of compounds with antioxidant…

​Added Sugar is Not Good for Health, Especially Now

We’re currently facing an unprecedented challenge to public health, and most of us are wondering how to stay healthy. Cutting back on added sugar is one lifestyle choice to pay close attention to right now. Here’s why… Added sugar has been vilified over the last few years and for good reason. Study after study shows added sugar, most often consumed in sugar sweetened beverages, contribu…

Essential Oils for Immunity

Our body doesn’t know the difference between “good” and “bad” stress, and it goes into “fight-or-flight” automatically. In this global pandemic situation, many people are thrown off their routines, schedules, eating habits, and sleeping patterns, which can put quite a bit of stress on our body and immune system. In addition to the basic supplements, like a multi; omega-3; probiotic; additi…

​How to Avoid Stress Eating

Stress is an everyday part of modern living, but with the current situation stress is at an all-time high. Our health, unemployment rates, the economy, and financial struggles are just a few things topping our list of worries. Isolation and being confined indoors can also lead to stress… and sometimes stress eating. Below are some foods to avoid and others that will help promote a healthy mood…