Articles by Larissa Long

Contributing Writer - Larissa Long has worked in the health care communications field for more than 13 years. She co-authored a self-care book titled Taking Care, has written countless tip sheets and e-letters on health topics, and contributed several articles to Natural Solutions magazine. She also served as managing editor of three alternative health and lifestyle newsletters — Dr. Susan Lark’s Women’s Wellness Today, Dr. David Williams’ Alternatives, and Janet Luhrs’ Simple Living. For tips, tools and strategies to address your most pressing health concerns and make a positive difference in your life, visit

Collagen: Can It Really Fight Wrinkles From Within?

Recent studies shows that it's possible to regain the appearance of more youthful, radiant skin just by taking a readily available collagen supplement. So do the claims hold up?

Control Blood Sugar with Berberine

With a name that sounds like the next big name in luxury fashion, berberine has really made a name for itself in the natural healt…

You’ll Never Guess Which Two Foods Might Save Your Bones

When most people think about foods that can build strong bones, the first thing that comes to mind is probably milk (or other dairy products like cheese and yogurt).

Can a Good Marinade Really Ward Off Cancer?

Grilling this weekend? While grilling can be an easy, healthy and fun way to cook your food, super-charred meats could pose a problem. But new research suggests a delicious marinade may be the answer to cancer-proofing your BBQ.

Krill Oil Beats Fish Oil for Joint Inflammation

Omega-3 fatty acids are a well-known natural anti-inflammatory. Most people recognize common omega-3s such as fish oil, olive oil and flax. But there is another form of omega-3s that has been growing in popularity.

Astaxanthin: Can This Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Also Save Your Vision?

The good news about the benefits of astaxanthin just keeps coming. Exciting new research on this antioxidant’s protective effects on the eyes and heart is especially promising.

Increase Longevity With Two Simple Supplements

Getting older is inevitable. But “aging” is not. While you can’t slow down the hands of time, you can absolutely increase lo…

The Depression-Heart Disease Link

According to the World Health Organization, depression is a worldwide problem that affects an estimated 350 million people. Not on…

The IBD-Malnutrition Connection

An estimated 1.6 million people in the U.S. suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a category of conditions characterized b…

Glycyrrhizin Ameliorates Liver Damage

Results of a study published in November 2015 suggest that glycyrrhizin, a major component of licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra), …