Coming into fall, thoughts turn to family, and seasonal holiday recipes. This is the time of year when we celebrate at family gatherings with good food. And we mean lots of good food, as I am sure you all have come to notice after the Thanksgiving weekend! Using healthy kitchen alternatives in the face of [...]
Mushrooms have been used in folk medicine for thousands of years. Many believe that mushrooms may help promote good health and well-being. All Star Health has a variety of brands that carry supplements that have been extracted from different mushrooms. You can visit the site to see the full selection. Mushrooms used in supplements include [...]
The modern way of life has many benefits. We have highly advanced technology, communications and information systems. However, with these benefits come some downsides, one of which is the prevalence of anxiety disorders and feelings of stress that this ‘information overload’ and the fast pace of modern life can produce.
Nutrition can be a complex and confusing issue. For many years, nutritionists, doctors and health professionals were touting low fat diets as the most successful way to lose weight and lower the incidence of heart disease. And the worst fats of all? Saturated fats. However, in more recent years this approach has been more or [...]
We all know that we should limit the amount of sugars and sweeteners that we intake into our system to maintain a truly healthy body. However, most people crave a little bit of something sweet from time to time. So how can we ensure that when we do indulge our sweet side, we don’t send [...]
We have heard that the human body can produce Vitamin D through skin exposure to Ultra Violet light. However, the dangers of exposure to Ultra Violet light have also been well documented. Dermatologists and skin cancer experts suggest we avoid direct exposure to Ultra Violet light, use sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and avoid spending extended periods of time outside during the [...]
What is a microbiome and why do probiotics and digestive enzymes assist in keeping this army of essential microorganisms happy and functional?
Everyone is probably familiar to some degree with the good old beet root, but did you know that their rich red color hides a surprising secret? These ‘old fashioned’ root vegetables are just packed full of health benefits.
Many of us are familiar with Turmeric, the bright yellow culinary spice used primarily in western cooking dishes such as curry. Turmeric is derived from the underground stems of a plant called Curcuma Longa which is a member of the ginger family. Many people, especially those who love curry are familiar with Turmeric, but what [...]
I think it’s fair to say at some point in our lives that we all battle some sort of skin issue, ranging from annoying eye bags, sun spots, rough skin, or the occasional pimple. With so many products making amazing claims about resolving skins issues, how do you know if the ingredients are actually going to help your unwanted skin [...]