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Ashwagandha: Fights Aging, Stress and Disease

By Ginger Hultin, MS, RDN, LDN Ashwagandha, a traditional Ayurvedic herb that is used for conditions ranging from arthritis and anxiety to liver disease and sleep issues, is trending strongly in the natural products market.  Known for its powers of helping the body adapt to stress in the environment, ashwagandha supports the immune system and may help reduce inflammation. Because of the ability to READ MORE

Weight Loss Products Part 6: Garcinia Plus Meratrim® Gold

By Ginger Hultin, MS, RDN, LDN Garcinia Plus Meratrim® Gold™ by NutriGold® is a combination of Super Citrimax® Garcinia Cambogia extract at 1500mg (60% Hydroxycitric Acid or HCA) in two caps combined with a proprietary blend of Meratrim® 400mg Sphaeranthus indicus extract and garcinia mangostana extract aiming to help with weight reduction and promote a healthy body weight. A low dose of READ MORE

Weight Loss Products Part 5: White Kidney Bean Carb Intercept

By Ginger Hultin, MS, RDN, LDN White Kidney Bean Carb Intercept® by Natrol® is a product that claims to work by controlling fat storage related to the ingestion of too many carbohydrates. It works by interfering with specific digestive enzymes and may be appropriate for a client looking for a supplement that is not a stimulant like so many products in the READ MORE

Do Natural Weight Loss Product Work? Part 4: Super Citrimax®

By Ginger Hultin, MS, RDN, LDN The Super Citrimax® product by NOW supplement brand aims to improve blood sugars while also promoting a healthy body weight. A low dose of calcium (100mg), iodine from kelp (300mcg) and naturally occurring sodium (15mg) accompany the ingredients that will likely be more active in accomplishing said benefits: ChromeMate® provides 200mcg chromium and the Super CitriMax READ MORE

Are Natural Weight Loss Products Safe? Part 3: Bitter Orange

By Ginger Hultin, MS, RDN, LDN The active component in Nature’s Way Bitter Orange product has been studied with interest for its role in weight loss, and despite much caution with regards to side effects, has proven relatively safe in some animal and human research. ­­­­The product has shown some efficacy for modest weight loss and has made its way onto the Generally READ MORE

New Products For Weight Loss: Part 2–Garden of Life Raw

By Ginger Hultin, MS, RDN, LDN Garden of Life Raw Fit is used for athletic performance as well as weight management as it is a protein-based product made from a blend of plant sources including brown rice, flax, amaranth READ MORE

Are Natural Weight Loss Supplements Safe?

By Ginger Hultin, MS, RDN, LDN Weight loss supplements are among the most utilized and misunderstood products out on the market. Studies estimate that one in three overweight or obese American adults are using these products and with a tainted history, it is important to approach weight loss supplements with vigilance. News articles abound with information on problematic supplements, most recently additive β-methylphenylethylamine (BMPEA) READ MORE

Are Probiotics Good For You?

Probiotics have formed a vital part of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern diets for thousands of years, in the form of fermented milk and vegetable products such as yogurt and pickles. They are credited, in part, for the relatively low rates of READ MORE

Make your Own Stir-Fry Sauce

Have you ever read the ingredients on a bottle of prepared sauce?  Full of corn syrup, caramel color and artificial flavoring, READ MORE

Bee Propolis: An Ancient Healer

Did you know that one of the oldest folk remedies is something that is probably in your pantry at this very moment? Naturally sweet honey has been used for centuries to soothe upset stomachs and treat wounds. READ MORE
What Do FoodTrients Do?
anti-inflamatory Anti-Inflammatory
Reduces inflammation process in cells, tissues, and blood vessels, helping to slow aging and reduce risk of long-term disease.
anti-oxidant Anti- oxidant
Prevents and repairs oxidative damage to cells caused by free radicals.
immunity-booster Immunity Boosters
Support the body’s resistance to infection and strengthen immune vigilance and response.
mind Mind
Enhancers encourage vibrant skin and hair and improve mood and mental agility.
disease-preventing Disease Prevention
Reduces risk factors for common degenerative and age-related diseases.