While we all may be breathing a collective sigh of relief that 2020 is now behind us, we are still facing many of the same challenges as we enter the new year – the COVID-19 pandemic, economic and social inequality, intense political division, and the climate crisis. While hope may be on the horizon, our mental, emotional and physical health are feeling the weight of these enormous stressors. Continue reading “5 Strategies for Supporting Mental Wellness”
Your liver is an organ crucial to life, and that means keeping it functioning and healthy is extremely important. Liver detox supplements can be helpful in supporting optimal liver function.
Impressively, the liver performs more than 500 essential tasks. One of its vital roles is to remove toxins, but its ability to do so becomes limited if it is damaged by or clogged with impurities. Continue reading “8 Best Liver Detox Supplements”
Poor gut health could put you at risk of more severe outcomes if you have COVID-19, according to a new scientific review. The review, published this week in mBio, found that those who had more serious cases of COVID-19 tended to also have gastrointestinal symptoms. It theorizes that an altered gut microbiome could allow COVID-19 to spread to more organs faster, and could be an underlying factor in known risk factors, such as chronic disease. Continue reading “New Research: Poor Gut Health Linked to More Severe Outcomes in COVID-19”
Oregano can be a tasty addition to a pizza or any Italian dish, but did you know that the oil of oregano that is extracted from this herb can have positive effects on your immune system, too?
In ancient Greece, Hippocrates used oregano as an antiseptic and as a cure for stomach and respiratory ailments. Current healthcare practitioners use oregano extract for its antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. Continue reading “4 Reasons to Take Immune Supporting Oil of Oregano”
Although The Physicians Committee believes that the newly released 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans should be retracted and reworked to delete dairy promotion, avoid equating “protein” with meat, and increase emphasis on plant-based foods, there are a few recommendations in the guidelines that Americans should follow to help promote good health.
1. Dietary Guidelines:
Continue reading “5 Good Takeaways from the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans”