If you have arthritis—or know someone who does—you know how painful it can be. And for many people, dealing with sore, swollen joints is a daily reality. Arthritis is simply inflammation of a joint, usually accompanied by swelling, stiffness, and pain. It can be caused by a variety of things, including infection, degenerative changes, trauma, injury, or metabolic … [Read more...] about Arthritis: 5 Helpful Supplements for Pain Relief
Every year, I write at least one column listing my top supplements for heart health. I try to do this without looking back at what I've written before. But when I finally do reread what I wrote the previous year, I'm always amused to find that the list doesn't change that much. So here's this year's list of superstar heart supplements. A good supplement plan isn't the only … [Read more...] about 9 Supplements for Heart Health
Nutrients are gender-neutral—they don’t discriminate. But because the male and female incarnations of our species are not identical, nutritional benefits can differ somewhat between the sexes. There are some supplements for men that stand above the others. Among the dozens of supplement choices, these 10 offer some clear perks for men. 1. Multivitamins The contents … [Read more...] about Top 10 Important Supplements for Men
Q: I have been hearing a lot about magnesium lately. Why is it so important and how much should I take? – Kim V., Goleta, GA Lower Magnesium in American Diet A: Magnesium intake in the average American diet has declined dramatically in the past 100 years. Boiling vegetables causes a 50-percent magnesium content loss. Brown rice loses 80 percent of its magnesium … [Read more...] about Magnesium: How Much do I Need?
Magnesium: This unsung gem of the supplement world might just be the workhorse of your medicine cabinet. Find out how. Last spring, I met with a nutritionist friend to chat about what dietary changes might alleviate stress, improve sleep and maintain stable blood sugar levels. Her number one suggestion? Magnesium. And in the months since I’ve upped my intake through natural … [Read more...] about Is Magnesium the Miracle Mineral?
As women, we tend to be more aware of the need to take care of our bodies and consider the best vitamins or supplements for women's health needs. Face it, we don't have a choice. Mother Nature's blueprint isn't exactly high-tech, and no matter what sophisticated gadgets we use, certain age-old processes are going to continue, both monthly and over the course of a woman's … [Read more...] about 3 Experts Weigh In On The Best Supplements for Women
What beauty nutrients exist to help maintain healthy skin, hair and nails? The latest in trendy beauty nutrients combines the best of nature and science for noticeable results. Collagen, keratin, and ceramides—either in the form of youth-enhancing supplements or as key ingredients in topical serums, lotions, and creams—deliver smoother healthy skin, thicker hair, and … [Read more...] about 3 Beauty Nutrients for Healthy Skin, Hair, and Nails