TYH'S HEALTHY EXCHANGE
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Be well informed and well educated. Every one who knows TyH is aware that we are all about being pro-active to be healthier and reduce your risk of disease. What’s new, tried and what works? Share your experience. Learn from others. Join the exchange.

Will Anti-Aging Supplements Work for You?

Longevity. Anti-Aging. Buzz words of our times for good reason as the workforce extends into the 70s and life beyond age 75. So the question is, will supplements help in your quest to stay as healthy as possible and slow that ticking clock?

If you stick around long enough, are you an antique? One of the definitions for antique is “a work of art that has high value because of its considerable age”. Never thought of yourself as a work of art? According to a recent study, getting enough of this mineral helps longevity by influencing factors related to aging. And it’s not the first supplement to be in the news as having anti-aging benefits.

Before we alert you on the newest longevity boost, can nutrients really make you younger? Yes and no… Continue reading

Fibromyalgia, A Tarnished Reputation?

I remember when the first drug was approved by the FDA in 2007 (Lyrica or pregabalin) specifically for the treatment of fibromyalgia (FM). Everywhere there was a hope that this action could only mean that FM was officially “real”. I did not share in the enthusiasm. My husband, David, has fibromyalgia and we started the first support group in Scottsdale to help those with this painful disorder find answers and help. More than 1000 people attended our support group over the course of three years and it took an average of 10 years to get a diagnosis. Having FM was a medical stigma and many health care professionals had the attitude that it was a psychosomatic disease, meaning, all in the patient’s head.

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Why Gluten Free Supplements & Skin Care?

Ever get questioned why you are gluten free?

I get asked a lot, often accompanied by a look that suggests I am being health obsessive when I won’t eat a salad with “only a few” croutons crowning the lettuce. People have no idea how I would love to eat that crouton! Unfortunately for me, it’s a medical necessity to avoid gluten as I was diagnosed celiac several years ago. And I’ve been sleuthing out gluten ever since. What I put in my mouth and what I put on my skin makes all the difference to my health.

There’s no shortage of gluten free (GF) labeled foods; they are the fastest growing segment of the food industry. Some see GF as just another health fad, like going vegan or eating low carb. True, a few Hollywood celebrities add to the media buzz by admitting that going gluten free makes them shed a few pounds and feel so much better. But should you be gluten free if you are not celiac? And if you are celiac, how do you find real GF products? Continue reading

Lutein & Zeaxanthin: Visions of Being Brainy

It seems these two colorful carotenoids are more than just eye “candy”!

Carotenoids are pigments found in fruits and veggies that give them their bright colors. When your parents said carrots were good for your eyes, they were right! Carrots provide quite a bit of carotenoids, mainly as lutein and zeaxanthin (zee-uh-zan-thin). Lutein and zeaxanthin are renowned for eye health. People supplement to ease computer eye strain and also as a preventative against age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) as these two are needed abundantly in the retina, the area where images are formed into what you see. You cannot make these colorful pigments so you’ll need a diet high in fruits and veggies and/or supplement to keep your peepers healthy. So what’s all this have to do with the brain? Continue reading