Did you have all kinds of fun soaking in the sun and getting a nice tan when you were young? It was no big deal…until you later started to see the effects of aging skin: wrinkles forming, skin becoming patchy, rough, less firm and a little saggy.  Chronic exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation leads to […]

Omega-3 fatty acids have received a lot of press coverage lately, including a new article about how they may impair chemotherapy treatment. Before you write off omega-3 fatty acids entirely, however, learn more about the benefits of the acids. 1. They could make you happier! If you’re one of the 14.8 million Americans who are […]

Vitamin K to the rescue for prevention of heart disease! Vitamin K is a group of fat-soluble vitamins that plays a major role in blood clotting and normal bone formation and function.  Of the subgroups of vitamin K, vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) is synthesized by plants and algae, while vitamin K2 (menaquinone) found in milk, cheese, […]

vitamin E

Are you at risk for developing cardiovascular disease or of having a heart attack? Considering that more than 1 million Americans suffer heart attacks each year, I’m guessing some are saying, “Yes.” And there is one nutrient that can assist in lowering that risk: Vitamin E. A recent review focusing on a particular type of […]

Who would have ever thought that we would have to make a choice between saving our bones and saving our hearts?  For most, taking a calcium and vitamin D supplement seems reasonable to prevent osteoporosis, but according to a recent study, the calcium supplements we take may increase our cardiovascular risks. A new analysis of […]

Beyonce is pregnant as we all heard straight from the source at last night’s MTV Video Music Awards red carpet in Los Angeles. Beyonce and husband Jay-Z are expecting their first child together and there’s no doubt that’s going to be one talented kid. Beyonce happily strutted her stuff performing her hit “Love on Top,” […]

Rice supplements may lower cholesterol

Lowering cholesterol may seem like a difficult feat, but a recent study found that a rice-based supplement could help to lower your LDL-cholesterol level by nearly 25 percent. The supplement, derived from red yeast rice, also appears to help fend off heart disease. What is red yeast rice? It’s the fermented product of red yeast […]

Calcium is an important nutrient for all people, especially as we age. But Americans continue to struggle to get enough calcium, even with the help of dietary supplements. Researchers examined data of close to 9,500 individuals (aged 19 and up) from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and found that for all age groups, […]