The Emerging Case for Herbal Medicine + Why You Should Care By Vital Plan Posted 06-29-2023
If you were to ask someone a thousand years ago why they take passionflower to help ease sleeplessness or ashwagandha to deal with stress, the answer would likely have been, “Because it works.” That explanation may have sufficed back then, but these days, we require much more background on the underlying mechanisms of any type (...) Read more
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The Great Debate: Krill Oil vs. Fish Oil
Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 06-29-2023
By now you’ve likely heard about the many health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, a type of dietary fat called polyunsaturated fatty acids that occur primarily in marine sources. Indeed, getting enough omega-3s has been linked with a reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, depression, and anxiety; it’s been shown to fight inflammation and decrease (...) Read more
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Beth Janes Posted 05-26-2023
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
How to Avoid Tick Bites + the Most Effective Tick Repellents for Lyme Season | Vital Plan
Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 05-10-2023
Article originally sourced from our sister site, RawlsMD. ​​It’s tick season again! And with the weather warming, vegetated areas are literally crawling with them! They’re all looking for a blood meal. Late spring and early summer is peak tick season. Female ticks lay about 2,000-3,000 eggs in spring, which take a month to hatch into (...) Read more
How to Prevent 6 Gut Issues That Get Worse with Age | Vital Plan
Beth Janes Posted 03-14-2023
“Listen to your gut” has always been sound advice when it comes to making decisions. But it’s also smart to take that advice literally — to pay attention to the physical signals your gastrointestinal (GI) system sends you, especially as you get older. Research suggests that as you age, you’re at a greater risk for (...) Read more
Jenny Menzel, H.C. Posted 03-03-2023
Stress has been a part of our human experience since the beginning of time. And while the types of stress have evolved throughout history, it’s clear that stress of some kind is here to stay. Luckily, our bodies have an innate system designed to keep us balanced in the face of stressful situations — the (...) Read more

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