Pumpkins May Love Autumn, But Your Immune System Does Not

The connection between temperature and one’s immune system is about more than just your body signaling sickness with a fever. With autumn’s arrival and winter’s approach, the cooler temperatures and shorter days increase the time spent indoors. And since poorly ventilated indoor areas set the perfect landscape for infectious diseases to spread, it makes sense that as people spend more time indoors, their opportunity to experience an attack on their immune system increases.

In addition to autumn signaling the start to more indoor time, it also ushers in cooler and sometimes more humid weather, making it easier for disease to spread. On top of the weather, autumn’s shorter days often result in less exercise, less vitamin D from the sun, and a sleep schedule that’s out of whack–the perfect storm for a weakened immune system.

A Natural Way To Strengthen Your Immune System: Olive Leaf Extract (Even Better Than Vitamin C!)

But have no fear, Truehope OLE (Olive Leaf Extract) is near. 

There is a natural way to strengthen your immune system that not enough people talk about each year. Olive Leaf Extract is a natural extract made directly from fresh olive leaves.



The American Diet Is Even Worse Than You May Think

It’s a stereotype that we often hear, but it’s also very true: Americans aren’t a very healthy group of people. Over one in three people in the United States are considered obese, and there are only eleven countries in the world that have a higher percentage of obese adults than the USA.

What’s even more shocking (and I use that term loosely) is that a new study was recently published by the Mayo Clinic Proceedings that found that less than 3 percent of Americans live a “healthy lifestyle.”

The standard American day has become one that is built on speed and convenience.



Feeling Higher Levels of Anxiety? It’s Time To Check Your Gut

If you’re feeling more anxious lately, you’re not alone. Reported symptoms of anxiety and depression rose over 5 percent during the 2020 pandemic, and it’s estimated that nearly one in  three adults in the U.S. will experience some sort of anxiety disorder in their lifetime. 

With those numbers, not many people will be too surprised to note an increase in pharmaceutical prescriptions as well; anti-anxiety drugs along with antidepressants have seen a significant increase in prescription rates over the last year,



Your Body Needs These 6 Nutrients & Here’s How To Get Them

By definition, the word essential means absolutely necessary. Unfortunately, though, the world thinks of nutrients, even those deemed essential, as optional.

From money spent to time invested, the food receiving the majority of attention and consumption are those laden with fat, sodium, sugar, and so many preservatives that experts find a hard time calling much of what the U.S. eats food.

Decode “Essential” Nutrition, One Essential Nutrient at a Time

There are six essential nutrients that your body can’t make in the quantity it needs.



Control Your Attitude & Brain One Nutrient at a Time

We are a nation in pain with over 264 million people of all ages suffering from depression. For many, a conversation on poor nutrition conjures photos of someone standing on a bathroom scale and staring helplessly at the numbers as they climb higher and higher. But how many people realize the connection between poor nutrition and the brain?

Poor Nutrition Affects More Than Just Your Waistline

Your brain is part of your body, which means that poor nutrition affects it just as much as it affects your waistline.


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Change Your Perspective on Aging By Changing Your Diet

September is Healthy Aging Month, and it focuses on the positive aspects of aging. In a world that often treats every new wrinkle and every grey hair as a valid reason to panic, it’s refreshing to hear aging embraced as the beautiful and wisdom-fueled journey that it is for so many–and can be for so many more.

Perspective, Mood, & Diet: Their Connection is Undeniable

Aging ushers in experiences, good and bad, that can heighten your perspective of yourself, others,



To Lunch, or Not to Lunch: This Isn’t a Question or a Debate

The third Friday of June is National Take Back the Lunch Day. Why do you need a national holiday to spotlight the importance of a lunch break, you ask? Consider the following facts:

  • “… employees who take lunch breaks are more likely to report being efficient at work and satisfied with their jobs…”
  • “… nearly 90 percent of employees consider the ability to take a lunch break critical when accepting a new job…”
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A Fight With Your Fork Ends Up Stabbing You in Your Health

Starting each day with a nutritional supplement, like EMPowerplus Advanced, is fantastic, but a vitamin alone won’t save you from the mountain of processed food and sugary beverages you consume.

You’ve Already Learned the Secret

You’ve likely heard one or more of the following common phrases:

“You are what you eat.”
“Abs are made in the kitchen.”
“Losing weight is 80% diet and 20% exercise.”
“You can’t outrun your fork.”

These phrases are common for a reason;



Dental Damage or Dental Health: Only One Choice Away

One of my most popular pieces remains Gummy Vitamins: Less Yabba Dabba Doo, More Yabba Dabba Don’t. As I ask myself why it was more popular than others, I arrive at one conclusion: That piece exposed the fact that an accepted truth is false. Yes, those delicious gummy vitamins that include the adorable Flintstone ones are one of dentists’ worst nightmares.

It’s no wonder that as soon as I realized National Dental Care Month popped up in May that my previous ‘Yabba Dabba’ piece jumped to the forefront of my mind.



Iodine Can’t Be An I-Owe-You. Give Your Body What It Craves.

Many articles and experts discuss iodine. It’s a mineral your body needs for your thyroid gland, but one that your body doesn’t produce. But what does an iodine deficiency look and feel like? Why should you care whether or not your body has this essential mineral?

The Face of Iodine Deficiency

Healthline shares the following 10 signs and symptoms of an iodine deficiency:

  1. Swelling in the Neck
    • “Swelling in the front of the neck, or a goiter is a common symptom of an iodine deficiency.