Disease Prevention

Friendly bugs can help fight your cold

Friendly bugs can help fight your cold

The flu season is almost here and just in time comes a new interesting study linking the benefits of friendly bacteria “probiotics” and warding off colds. Probiotics are often called “friendly bugs.” Probiotic comes from the Greek word pro, meaning “promoting” and biotic, meaning “life.” There is some debate about […]

by October 9, 2012
The antioxidant effects of Omega-3s

The antioxidant effects of Omega-3s

If you research ­fish oil, you are bound to run into two very common myths. Myth 1: Fish oil acts as a very strong blood thinner, so strong that it diminishes that it impairs clotting ability in response to injury or surgery. This myth was dispelled by William Harris, Ph.D., and […]

by September 25, 2012
The relationship of Omega-3 intake and eye health

The relationship of Omega-3 intake and eye health

There is mounting evidence that fish and fish oil consumption are beneficial to eye health. Omega-3 fatty acids from fish are proven essential to human eye health and function. Scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI) within the National Institutes of Health say there is consistent evidence that omega-3s protect against damage to the blood […]

by September 18, 2012
Vital Choice Wild Seafood and Organics Dark Chocolate

Chocolate may reduce risk of stroke

Everyday we seem to read more and more about the many health benefits of  of dark chocolate.  Chocolate can help with weight loss, chocolate can be a brain booster, chocolate can be good for our heart. Enough chocolate?  Not just yet, now we hear that one bar of chocolate a week […]

by September 3, 2012
Top 10 cancer-fighting foods Credit: Monticello

Top 10 cancer-fighting foods

We are making vital choices that impact our health every time we go grocery shopping. Did you know? According to the American Cancer Society, “About 1,660,290 new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2013, and in 2013 about 580,350 Americans are projected to die of cancer, almost 1,600 people […]

by September 3, 2012