By Beth Janes Posted 07-19-2019
Toxins are everywhere in our modern world. They’re in the air we breathe outdoors from cars and mining and industrial processes, plus the air inside our homes from cleaning products, gasses emitted from things like carpet and paint, and dust and mold particles. We also ingest toxic substances that hitch a ride in food and (...) Read more
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How to Eat Healthy On the Go — Fast Food Included
Beth Janes Posted 07-05-2019
Summer is a boon time for healthy food. Freshly harvested, local produce and other good-for-you eats are available not only at farmer’s markets, but also regular grocery stores. But summer is also a super busy time. With trips to the beach or park, vacations and road trips, and kids’ camp and sports schedules, you probably (...) Read more
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Beth Janes Posted 06-21-2019
See if this scenario sounds familiar: There’s some aspect of your life that you want to make healthier — whether it’s eating less junk, getting more exercise or sleep, managing stress more effectively, or all of the above — so you set out to do exactly that by adopting better habits. But sooner rather than (...) Read more
Highlights from the Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium
Tim Yarborough Posted 06-07-2019
Last weekend, members of the Vital Plan team retreated to the Appalachian mountains for the annual Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium held in Black Mountain, North Carolina. Having attended several times over the past 15 years, our medical director Dr. Bill Rawls started bringing members of the Vital Plan team in recent years for (...) Read more
The Best Foods & Herbs for Heart Health
Beth Janes Posted 06-06-2019
You already know the heart is an incredible organ. But dig a little deeper and you discover just how truly miraculous it is. For example, a typical heart beats more than 100,000 times a day and pumps 1.5 gallons of blood each minute. It’s also largely responsible for getting all that blood — which delivers (...) Read more
How to Evaporate Brain Fog: The Best Foods and Natural Remedies
Beth Janes Posted 05-23-2019
If you’ve ever forgotten the name of an everyday item or found yourself easily distracted, it’s easy to blame it on brain fog, especially since mental fogginess seems to be an increasingly common complaint these days. But true brain fog isn’t actually a condition or diagnosis at all — it’s a multifaceted symptom, and a (...) Read more
best natural sun protection sunscreens
Beth Janes Posted 05-10-2019
Now that the weather is warming and drying up, you probably can’t wait to spend more time outside. But the summer sun is a classic double-edged sword. On the one hand, it feels amazing and helps your body produce essential vitamin D. “Plus, everyone feels better on sunny days — and we need that effect,” (...) Read more
What You Need to Know About the Medicinal Mushroom Boom
Beth Janes Posted 04-26-2019
If you’ve been seeing or hearing a lot about mushrooms lately, it’s not just you. Fungi have sprouted into a full-on trend, and the number of products featuring ’shrooms of some sort — foods, beverages (even cocktails), nutritional products and supplements — are, well, mushrooming all over the place. But despite the recency of our (...) Read more

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