Mastic Gum Soothes the Tummy

As a result of poor eating habits, many of us have turned to mastic gum to support healthy digestive function. It's a natural resin produced by the leaves of the Pistacia lentiscus tree, grown for centuries on the Greek island of Chios. Mastic gu ...

Lutein Supports Eye Health

Lutein is a member of the carotenoid family of nutrients and may support eye health ”“ not just in the old, though, but in younger individuals as well. Responsible for the color of vegetables such as carrots, sweet potat ...

Keep the Body Iron Strong

Of all the things your body can do without – iron isn't one of them. Iron is essential to nearly every body function. How do you know if you're getting enough iron? The best way to find out is with a simple blood test conducted by ...

Gluten-Free Foods Good For All

In the past, a gluten-free diet was said one only to be for people prone to genetic gluten intolerance. Gluten is the sticky stuff in dough and comprises the protein components of wheat, rye, barley and triticale (a grain hybrid). It's diff ...

Think you’re getting Enough Fiber?

You may not be. And you wouldn't happen to know the difference between soluble and insoluble fiber would you? It's time to get your fiber facts straight. There are six nutrient groups the body needs to promote good health, one of which ...

Cod Liver Oil

The omega-3 fatty acids DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) found in cod liver oil may support heart health, as well as immune and cognitive function. Because cod is a deep, coldwater fish, the fish oil extracted fr ...

Coconut Oil Benefits: Fact or Fiction?

"Is coconut oil really good for me?" is a popular question these days. "Or, is it just better than other oils for cooking and frying?" – Yes and no on all counts. Coconut oil is a vegetable oil, of which all types contain pl ...