Collagen Peptides Health Benefits Tom Nikkola

Collagen Peptides: Health Benefits and How to Supplement

Judging by its recent popularity, you might think the health benefits of collagen are new discoveries. However, an original “girl boss” named Hildegard of Bingen first wrote of its pain-relieving effects in 1175. Living in medieval Germany, St. Hildegard was a Benedictine abbess and polymath. She was a writer, composer, … Keep reading…

Adaptogens Health Benefits Tom Nikkola

The Best Adaptogens For Health and Fitness

What are adaptogens? How do you use them? Do they actually work? They are a standard part of traditional medicine. However, in North America, they often get dismissed as a useful tool for supporting your health. In this article, I explain what they are, how they work, and review some … Keep reading…

Hydroxytyrosol Health Benefits and the Mediterranean Diet

Hydroxytyrosol Health Benefits

Hydroxytyrosol is one of the key healthy-promoting compounds of the Mediterranean diet. Based on the research I reviewed, I feel like this nutraceutical hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves. In this article, I’ll answer the following questions: The Mediterranean Diet Paradox Long before the Keto craze, or the vegan agenda, … Keep reading…

Peppermint Essential Oil: Health and Fitness Benefits

Peppermint essential oil. From Peppermint Patties to muscle rubs, and cigarettes to the gum you chew to get rid of the nasty breath, peppermint oil is ubiquitous in food, drink, and personal care and household products. Of course, peppermint flavor isn’t the same as therapeutic peppermint essential oil, though people … Keep reading…

Probiotics Health Benefits Tom Nikkola

Health Benefits of Probiotics: Your Guide

There are fewer solid answers about probiotics than almost any other type of supplement I’ve written or read about. The evidence points to probiotics being good for you, but once you start getting deeper into the details, things get a little fuzzy. Probiotics clearly provide health benefits, but when it … Keep reading…

Glutathione Health Benefits Tom Nikkola

Glutathione: Health Benefits And How To Raise Your Levels

Glutathione is often referred to as “the body’s master antioxidant.” But that description doesn’t do justice to the health benefits of glutathione and how it affects your wellbeing and longevity. In this article, I’ll address the following. To jump to a specific section, click on the link. What Is Glutathione? … Keep reading…

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The Diseases of Low Vitamin D and How to Avoid Them

Do you supplement with 2000-5000 International Units (IU) of vitamin D each day? Or, do you use your lunch hour to lie in the sun in just a loincloth? If not, you’re likely low in vitamin D. More than half of the world’s population is deficient in vitamin D, and … Keep reading…

Health Benefits of Fish Oil Tom Nikkola

Do You Take Fish Oil? If Not, You’re Missing Out!

Though most people know fish oil is an important supplement to use each day, surprisingly, few people take it consistently. I’ve even been surprised by how few of my nutrition coaching clients use it regularly when we connect for our first session. It is often advertised for its heart health benefits, but … Keep reading…

Best Muscle Building Supplements List Tom Nikkola

The Best Muscle-Building Supplements

Amidst all the supplements that are just marketing hype, are there some that actually help you build muscle? What is the best muscle-building, strength-supporting supplement? The supplement industry is filled with bunk products, empty promises, and companies hoping to find the next sucker looking for a shortcut. Inevitably, those products get … Keep reading…

What You Need to Know About Digestive Enzymes | Tom Nikkola

Digestive Enzymes: Health, Fitness, and Aging Well

Digestive enzymes might be the most overlooked, underappreciated part of a good nutrition plan. Even the healthiest diet does little if you don’t have good digestive health.  Unfortunately, most people don’t think about using them unless they have issues with their gut health. As you’ll see, they’re essential for more … Keep reading…