Seasonal Depression

During the long winter months, many begin to experience low energy, mood changes and even depression with shorter days. Many of these changes are contributed to seasonal depression, also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Typically, symptoms of seasonal depression become more apparent beginning in the fall and last throughout the winter, and they will Read More

Feeding the Mind

Nutrients for the brain are often overlooked in the discussion of health and wellness. It’s more likely to be concerned with fiber for digestive health or avoiding trans fats for cardiovascular health than to consider B vitamins for the nourishment of the brain. However, the brain requires vital nutrients to control the other biochemical processes Read More

Effects of Toxicity on Digestive Health

October is Non-GMO Awareness Month which brings to mind the harmful effects of not only genetically modified organisms but more importantly glyphosate.  Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the pesticide Round Up and is very harmful to our beneficial gut flora.  When our gut flora is out of balance, it is called gut dysbiosis and Read More

CBD Oil Benefits

What is CBD Oil? CBD stands for Cannabidiol and is a key compound in cannabis (hemp).  It is a different compound than tetrahydrocannabinol (THC – which is the active ingredient in marijuana) and does not have the psychoactive side effects that THC does (another words it does not get you high).  Unlike THC, CBD oil Read More

Health Benefits of Medicinal Mushrooms

Medicinal mushroom extracts have been used in Chinese Medicine for centuries with restoring immune competency and improving health from a variety of serious health conditions.  Some of the most commonly used medicinal mushrooms include:  Reishi, Cordyceps, Turkey Tail, and Chaga.  Clinical research shows that the best results come from mushroom supplements that are prepared using Read More