Category Archives: Horseman’s Health

Horseman’s Health: The Importance of Hydration

by guest contributor Barb Swanson We Know We Need It… For years, people have heard they need to get enough water. It is an accepted fact that 64 ounces, or 1/2 gallon, daily, is a good amount for most people. And people are now drinking bottled water in record-setting quantities. So why are 75 million … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Is Your Algae Safe?

We have received many inquiries over the last month as to the safety of our bluegreen algae products since there had been numerous news stories warning of bluegreen algae toxicity causing death in animals, particularly a number of dogs swimming in ponds. We did a short version of this article in our last newsletter to … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: How Important are Proteolytic Enzymes?

You may be familiar with digestive enzymes and how they help with breaking down foods into components the body can use, but did you know there are actually 3,000 enzymes in your body that provide a variety of functions? These metabolic enzymes are largely made up of proteolytic enzymes or proteases which regulate just about … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Getting Full Spectrum Nutrition

In order for the human body to stay healthy and productive, a wide variety of nutrients is required. Macronutrients and micronutrients are both needed to maintain all the body’s functions. Macronutrients include carbohydrates, fats and cholesterol, proteins, and amino acids. Micronutrients that the body needs in lesser amounts include vitamins, minerals, and trace minerals. There … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: All About Chronic Inflammation

by guest contributor Barbara Swanson Healthy Tips: Chronic Inflammation INFLAMMATION! It’s nearly impossible to scan health headlines without seeing this buzzword–but what is inflammation, really? First, it is important to realize there are two different types of inflammation. Acute inflammation is an essential part of the healing process. It signals our immune system that we … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Spotlight on Algae – Essential Fatty Acids

by guest contributor Barbara Swanson Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are what makes a fat either a ‘good fat’ or a ‘bad fat’. They are the micronutrient building block of nerve function, brain tissue, hormones and much more. Today, many people believe they must use an essential fatty acid supplement to be healthy. Many people believe … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: The Love Molecule

by guest contributor Barbara Swanson Phenylethylamine (PEA) is a natural mood enhancer. When you enjoy euphoria with your lover or when you’re extremely happy and excited, your brain produces an amino acid called “The Love Molecule”. PEA is found in the highest concentration of any food in our wild AFA Klamath Lake freshwater Algae! The … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: 4 New Year Resolutions Combining Health and Wealth

Top of the list of most popular new year resolutions seem to always be some type of health goal, losing weight, or increasing finances goal. This year think about having it all with your resolution goal. There are many ways that improving your physical health can also improve your financial health. Here are a few … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Managing Stress for the Holidays

As if life isn’t stressful enough juggling family, work, and social commitments, the holidays are here to bring a whole new level of stress. Sure the holidays can be a fun and joyous time, but there’s no denying they also bring on stress with preparing for celebrations, travel, and possibly having more people in your … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Algae for the Holidays

Holiday time can be lots of fun, but it can also be stressful. Add to that the overeating that can occur with family dinners, parties, and eating on the run during travel or just being rushed decorating or shopping, and you have the perfect conditions for weight gain, heartburn, stomach cramps, diarrhea, constipation, and bloating … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Pumpkin – Good For More Than Just a Fall Decoration

October is the month we see lots of pumpkins around, but they are so much more than just a pretty fall decoration or good for making jack-o-lanterns. What’s In Pumpkin That is So Healthy? First, pumpkin is a great source of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that the body turns into Vitamin A. This particular antioxidant which … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: About Chlorophyll

Guest article by Barbara Swanson and with thanks to Mark Segars The green blood of plants becomes the red blood of animals and humans! Certain of our body’s unique nutrients have an eerie relationship to pigments found in blue green algae. We are going to discuss one of the most important: Chlorophyll. Chlorophyll Chlorophyll is … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Extra Energy for Summer Fun

Have you found yourself starting to drag this summer and without enough energy to keep going through the day? With the extra work of getting ready for vacations, kids home from school, grandkids visiting and all the extra sports and daylight hours that summer brings, it can be hard to keep your energy level high. … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Summer Skincare

Summer is typically a season we find ourselves outside more with longer days, summer activities, vacations, yard work, and such. It also means our skin is extra exposed to harmful UV rays from the sun and drying from the weather conditions. If you think your skincare is all about how you look, think again. Our … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Boosting Energy to Get Ready for Summer

Summer will be here before we know it and that means the need for extra energy to deal with kids home for the summer, family vacations, longer daylight hours to be out and about, longer riding time, and all the summertime sports and summer fun. If you are feeling an energy drain, now is the … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Getting Ready for Spring Allergy Season?

I love seeing everything turning green and blooming, but can certainly do without the sneezing, itchy and watering eyes, runny nose and coughing this time of year can bring. I know I’m not alone in this as the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America estimates around 50 million Americans suffer from nasal allergies. And I … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Spring Forward Without the Winter Weight Gain

As we head into March and winter comes to an end, this is a good time to take a look at the added pounds many of us put on over the winter months and our overall health and nutritional habits. Putting on extra pounds over the winter months is a common problem since we don’t … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Be Your Own Valentine All Year Round

I walk into my local grocery store and am bombarded with red and pink hearts, boxes of heart shaped candies, and flowers. I’m sure you have experienced the same this month as it is the month for Valentine’s. Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, whether you have a sweetie to celebrate with or not; … Continue Reading »