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My Heart Will Goji On

June 26th, 2018

As is usual in the world of scientific study and research, it appears that we may have found another superfood that has been consumed for ages, as early as 3rd century CE Asian cuisine. While studies and trials are still being conducted on the claims made about the positive effects of goji berries (also named [...]

Modern medicine has come a long way since the dark ages, but our fore-fathers knew some things about herbal treatments for illness. Rhinovirus (the common cold) and influenza (the flu) are no more common now than they were 200-500 years ago, but everyone knows when to prepare for the dreaded flu season. Our current 2017-2018 [...]

Winter is a good time to take a look at the strategies and supplements that help bolster our immune system and ward off or minimize the downside of low immunity, such as colds and flu, tiredness and lethargy. Many of us start out the New Year with health and fitness goals and the last thing [...]

In previous posts and all over the news, probiotics have been praised for their help with digestion, regularity and maintaining a solid immune system. Recently, some more articles have appeared that show probiotics can also help with milk allergies and their symptoms.

  Coenzyme Q-10, or CoQ-10 as it is commonly called, is no longer the antioxidant people know it to be. It has been supplemented for years, for a wide array of uses here in the US.  Although CoQ10 is produced naturally within the body, many factor’s decrease the levels we sustain (such as prescription medicine, increase in age, and [...]

Long before it’s talked about on the evening news or Oprah, the most interesting nutritional news and research first appears in peer-reviewed scientific journals; the ones nobody reads but doctors, scientists or grad students. So once a month, AllStarHealth summarizes some of the most promising new findings in our Nutrition News Roundup.

It wasn’t too long ago that Vitamin D was the quintessential “B-list vitamin”. Vitamin retailers never devoted much space to vitamin D supplements. Nutrition articles rarely covered it. Instructors never spent much time on it. No one was terribly interested in vitamin D.

By resupplying your body with “friendly” bacteria, Probiotics can be incredibly useful supplements to both keep you healthy and help you pull through a wide range of health problems. Probiotic supplements have been around for a long time, but recent high-profile ad campaigns for probiotics in yogurt as well as food poisoning outbreaks have really taken them prime time and renewed interest in these bacterial supplements. But although probiotics come in capsules and tablets just like vitamins, there are big differences between the two, you’ve got to regard them differently than inert vitamins. So we’ve put together a guide for buying, storing and using your probiotic supplements for the best possible results.

Holidays are supposed to be a time of reflection, companionship and joy. And they usually are, until you get sick. Yes, the Cold & Flu season is here again and waiting to pounce. But we’ve got you covered. Here’s how to whip that immune system into shape and keep it running at full power so you enjoy unwrapping presents instead of another box of Kleenex. You can do any or all of these things, but don’t wait too long to get started. Fall in, soldier!

Music soothes more than the soul. Study confirms real, physical health benefits from listening to music.