• April 3, 2014

    If you are a cat person, you already know that cats can be masters of secrecy, watching the world from a favorite perch, ready to pounce in an instant.  The very nature of a cat suggests speed, stealth, grace, and agility.  But what happens when your cat isn't as agile and stealthy as it once was?  Could purported behavioral problems like fighting or missing the litter-box actually be attributed to stiff or painful joints?  Absolutely.  And because cats are such secretive creatures, you may not even realize... more

  • April 3, 2014

    Many of us in North America think of mosquitoes and ticks as little more than pesky biters. We're always sure to bring along a can of repellent when we go camping—maybe even a citronella candle—but if we come home with a bite or two, potential disease hardly crosses our minds. That's because we live in a climate that puts us less at risk for vector-borne diseases. However, the population at risk is massive: more than 50% of the world's population faces the possibility of contracting diseases like... more

  • March 27, 2014

    In celebration of Women’s History Month and Red Cross Month, The Healthy Protocol, LLC focuses on how the two most important essentials to healthy living—nutrition and exercise—have developed over the years with the help of brilliant female scientists and activists.


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  • March 25, 2014

    It can be heartbreaking for a pet owner who has to watch their aging pet deteriorate.  Dogs in particular are prone to muscle stiffness and joint inflammation as they age.  This can cause limited mobility for your dog, which can lead to weight gain, heart problems, and depression.  Joint issues can also be physically painful for your pet.  While joint and muscle issues may be treated after they've begun, it's infinitely more effective to bolster dog joint health before there's a... more

  • March 20, 2014

    The human body is amazingly resilient; however, swift recovery from a sports injury requires a few "magic tricks." Learn how rest, nutrition, and supplements can help you recover quickly and safely from concussions and other injuries that get in the way of your athletic performance.

    Do I Have a Concussion? Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion

    The term “concussion” comes from the Latin word “concussus,” meaning “to shake violently.” Fittingly, it is the result of a... more