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The Effects of Stress on the Immune System

Homeostasis is the state of maintaining one’s internal environment to be constant in the face of a changing environment.1 Stress...

WholisticMatters • November 18, 2020 • 3 min read

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The Effects of Stress on the Immune System

Homeostasis is the state of maintaining one’s internal environment to be constant in the face of a changing environment.1 Stress...

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Volatile Oils in Herbs for the Winter

It’s hard to find anything as comforting as enjoying a warm cup of tea on a chilly winter’s day, and...

Article • November 7, 2020 • 3 min read BookmarkBookmark

Joint Health for Pets: Nutrition, Weight Management, and Joint Support Supplements

Osteoarthritis is a common issue for joint health for pets that can be derived from weight management issues, genetic predispositions,...

Article • November 2, 2020 • 4 min read BookmarkBookmark

Barley Grass for Inflammatory Balance

Many people are familiar with barley, an important cereal crop grown around the world. But many may not be as...

Article • October 31, 2020 • 3 min read BookmarkBookmark

Physical Activity, Stress, and Gut Health

Exercise and gut conditions have long been connected, and an estimated 20 to 50 percent of athletes suffer from gastrointestinal...

Article • October 24, 2020 • 3 min read BookmarkBookmark

Cat’s Claw: A Restorative Herb

Cat’s Claw is an herb native to the Amazon rainforest known for its action as a restorative herb for convalescence...

Article • October 10, 2020 • 1 min read BookmarkBookmark

Vitamin D for Immune Health

Known for its link to sunshine, vitamin D is a micronutrient associated with a variety of vital functions in the...

Article • October 9, 2020 • 2 min read BookmarkBookmark

Zinc for Immune Health

The function and integrity of the immune system depends on multiple nutrients and can be adversely affected during states of...

Article • October 9, 2020 • 1 min read BookmarkBookmark

Omega-3s for Pets

Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) named for their chemical structure.  The omega-3 fatty acids...

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Glucosamine and Physical Activity

High levels of physical activity may increase risk for joint injury due to repetitive movements of force and rotation. A...

Article • September 29, 2020 • 3 min read BookmarkBookmark

Sarcopenia in Aging Women and Protein Intake

The American population is growing and aging, and an increasing risk of sarcopenia often accompanies age, especially for women. Increased protein...

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Complementary Therapies for Menopause Symptoms

All women experience the menopausal transition near the end of their reproductive years, and complementary therapies can address symptom relief.

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Effects of 3 g of Soluble Fiber from Oats on Lipid Levels of Asian Indians—A Randomized Controlled, Parallel Arm Study

Dyslipidemia is a major factor in cardiovascular disease, and dietary patterns can affect the level of cholesterol in the blood. Choosing high...

Article • July 25, 2017 • 1 min read BookmarkBookmark

Association of Specific Dietary Fats with Total and Cause-Specific Mortality

What makes up a healthy diet for the average person? The view of fat, carbohydrates, and sugar has changed throughout the years.

Article • July 26, 2017 • 3 min read BookmarkBookmark

Vitamin D for Dogs Part 1: Vitamin D Deficiency in Dogs

It is well documented that people are deficient in vitamin D. The same holds true for dogs.

Article • August 1, 2017 • 2 min read BookmarkBookmark

Kidney Considerations in Cats

Kidney disease is a common health challenge in older cats. Here are some feeding tips to help improve the quality of life and longevity in cats.

Article • August 9, 2017 • 2 min read BookmarkBookmark

Vitamin D for Dogs Part 2: Recommended Vitamin D Supplementation in Dogs

Like humans, animals should get their nutrients, especially vitamins and minerals, from “real” food.

Article • August 9, 2017 • 2 min read BookmarkBookmark

The Versatile Benefits of Flavonoids in Food

Flavonoids are the plant pigments in foods associated with intake of antixoidants, compounds that prevent oxidation and eliminate free radicals.

Article • August 12, 2017 • 2 min read BookmarkBookmark

Infertility Management with Complementary Medicine

As the general population gains awareness of infertility and their fertility status, strategies to improve fertility are also growing in popularity.

Article • August 16, 2017 • 3 min read BookmarkBookmark

Buckwheat: A Gluten-Free Super Pseudograin

Buckwheat is a nutritious, gluten-free plant source of nutrients and phytonutrients with many health benefits supported by centuries of therapeutic...

Article • August 18, 2017 • 4 min read BookmarkBookmark

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