Studies have shown men are less likely than women to eat their vegetables. They’re also less likely to take supplements. And when health issues arise, they are more reluctant to get them checked out by a professional. Yet both groups have the same end-goal in mind: we all want to be well, and to live long, healthy lives. So why the differences in behavior?
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The month of February is typically associated with heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, red roses and sappy cards filled with poetry. It’s a time to remind your significant other how they have touched your heart.
But it’s also a good time to take care of your own heart. In honor of American Heart Month, I urge you to evaluate your daily habits: are they helping or hurting your heart?
Move over, fish oil. Not everyone can tolerate the taste, the smell or those less-than-attractive repeats that so many fish oil supplements can haunt you with. Even worse: some of you are downright allergic to the finned and shelled swimmers of the sea.
Sound familiar? If you’re a vegetarian, vegan or food-allergy-sufferer, you may not be getting adequate amounts of essential fatty acids. And you don’t want to miss the boat. Trust me when I say you’d fare better – and feel better – adding plant-based oils and seeds to your diet. Read more →
We’ve all been there—hunting for misplaced keys, trying to recall the name of a person we just met, walking into a room and wondering why we entered in the first place. Forgetfulness happens. It comes with being busy, stressed or tired. It also naturally picks up as we get older.
I get a lot of questions from customers, vendors and even employees here at Vitacost about what supplements and products I take every day. As the CEO of a health and wellness company, I certainly understand the curiosity.
Dieting is like learning to ride a bike. You may wobble. You may fall. You’ll certainly feel frustrated at times. But if you keep at it, eventually you’ll cruise—and oh, what a great feeling that is!
With the New Year upon us, millions of Americans are strapping on helmets and heading out on new weight-loss journeys. Motivation is high. Intentions are good. So how can you better your chances of this year’s resolution actually sticking—of finally shedding those extra pounds and reclaiming your health?
There’s no doubt that scent is a powerful trigger for feelings and memories. Smelling cinnamon might remind you of happy times baking with your grandmother as a child. Coconut might conjure up your favorite beach vacation. Peppermint and pine can put you in the mood for holiday festivities, even if it’s the middle of July.
If this hits home for you, you may be interested in aromatherapy. A natural health practice involving the use of essential oils to support well-being, aromatherapy is based on the power of scent to positively affect mind, body and spirit.
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