The list of health benefits associated with omega-3 fatty acids goes on and on, so it’s no wonder the market for omega-3 supplements has boomed in recent years. But what about the health of the planet? How can consumers be sure they’re purchasing omega-3 supplements that do no harm?
Family farms can go a long way toward addressing the global problems of food scarcity and natural resource depletion. Ironically, such small, locally owned agriculture businesses are endangered species themselves.
There has always been a love-hate relationship with exercise: We know it’s good for us but have trouble sticking to it. To make your relationship with working out a long-lasting one, it is important to develop a routine that can turn into an everyday habit. Make your visit to the gym or yoga studio as easy as possible by packing your gym bag with everything you’ll need.
Talk to a pediatrician about how supplements can complement your child’s healthy diet. Studies show that kids tend to consume too few essential fats (such as ALA, EPA, and DHA), which affect brain and eye development. Probiotic supplements support a healthy balance of bacteria in the gut, important for immune health. Experts recommend that everyone ages 1 to 18 take in between 600 and 1,000 IU of vitamin D daily.
Americans pride themselves on being ahead of the rest of the world when it comes to scientific and medical advances, but although the US market for botanicals and herbal medicines is rapidly growing, we’re a couple of centuries behind Europe and many centuries behind Asia.
For some of us, once the temps drop a few degrees we turn to herbal teas to sip throughout the day. Others of us may need a nudge to imbibe these health-promoting, warming beverages. Here are five plants that make a delicious cup of tea on their own or when blended with other herbs. You can easily find them in the boxed tea section at your local natural products store. Don’t forget to opt for organic, even with teas.