John Gawley

John Gawley graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in English before beginning his career as a technical writer, copy writer and content manager. John has extensive experience in the health and wellness field, and he is the Senior Copywriter at Life Extension.

John Gawley

John Gawley graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in English before beginning his career as a technical writer, copy writer and content manager. John has extensive experience in the health and wellness field, and he is the Senior Copywriter at Life Extension.

Fasting is not eating purposefully

10 Best Foods to Break a Fast

Fasting—where you don’t eat for extended periods of time—has many health benefits. These 10 food and drink options to break your fast will help you maximize the health benefits of your fast, and keep you from taking in too many calories, sugar and fats when you do start eating again!

Digestive supplements support gut health

Top 10 Supplements for Digestive Health

Gut feelings should be good feelings...but sometimes occasional gas, indigestion or feeling like a certain food "doesn’t agree with you" can get in the way. Fortunately, digestive supplements can help. Not sure which is right for you? Check out our top 10 list.

Supplements are a smart choice for brain health

Top 10 Supplements for the Brain

Whether you want to support faster mental acuity, a stronger memory, or a more upbeat mood, brain supplements can be a smart addition to your healthy lifestyle. These are the top 10 supplements for brain health—from ashwagandha to zeaxanthin!

Inflammation can affect your muscles

What Does Inflammation Do to The Body? Beginner’s Guide

“Inflammation” is a word you hear often, but what does it mean? Here’s everything you need to know about your body’s inflammatory response—and how diet and lifestyle choices play a role.

Woman holding her head in bed sick from metal toxins

What are Heavy Metals?

We're exposed to heavy metals every day. Some of them are good for us—think zinc and copper. But others can have a negative impact on our health. Here's how to tell the difference.

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What Does CoQ10 Do for the Heart?

CoQ10 is an antioxidant nutrient that is also a very important part of your body’s cell energy production cycle...which is good news for your heart.

Woman tasting vegan smoothie from blender

Vegan Supplements: A Buyer’s Guide

What are vegan supplements? And, are they better than traditional supplements? Read on to learn more about the buzz around vegan supplements—plus, how to choose a vegan supplement that’s right for you.

Healthy woman taking NAC for immune health

Benefits of N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine for Your Immune System

N Acetyl Cysteine, Acetylcysteine, or simply NAC—no matter what you call it, this antioxidant nutrient supports immune health—but did you ever wonder how? Let’s find out!

Man with healthy testosterone levels lifting weights

Testosterone Supplements: Do They Work?

Testosterone is an essential hormone. But testosterone levels decline with age. There’s lots of ways to support healthy testosterone levels—including testosterone supplements. But do testosterone nutritional supplements work? Let’s find out!

Top Maqui Berry Benefits For Eye Health

Eye drops aren’t the only option for dry, tired eyes. Supplementing with maqui berry is a great option for people who spend their days staring at computer screens or and smart phones. Learn more about this visionary supplement!

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The Best Supplements for Your Immune System

What supplements should I take for my immune system? A glass of orange juice is not going to cut it through, but certain vitamins and supplements have been shown to support your immune system. Read on!

Senior woman living long and healthy life with supplement support

7 Best Supplements for Longevity

Want to live a long, healthy life? These supplements are known to support longevity—and they offer other benefits to enrich the quality of your life.

Woman holding glass of red wine with found resveratrol

Supplements vs. Wine: What Is the Best Form Of Resveratrol?

Wines with the highest levels of resveratrol, ranked; plus, whether it is healthier to drink red wine or take a resveratrol supplement.

Woman recharging through better REM and quality sleep

How To Get More REM Sleep

Not waking up feeling refreshed? Here’s how to get better REM sleep, so you can fully recharge your brain every single night.

Happy older woman with raised hands living a heart-healthy lifestyle

7 Do’s & Don’ts for Keeping Your Heart Healthy

The top seven dos and don'ts for a heart-healthy lifestyle, according to a sport and health science expert.

Curcumin from Turmeric root in a clay bowl

How to Find High Quality Curcumin

Curcumin from turmeric is a supplement on demand. But what is Curcumin? What curcumin is best? How can I tell?

Back facing woman rubbing her shoulder

5 Natural Ways to Heal Quickly

Sometimes, life throws you some curveballs—but that doesn't mean you have to be down for the count. Here are 5 tips for getting back on your feet—faster!

Woman wearing glasses supplementing with lutein

Two Visionary Nutrients for Your Mind and Eyes

Carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin are good for vision health, but wait until you find out what they can do for your brain.

Snow peas, bananas, and other foods provide vitamin K

What Makes Vitamin K Supplements Special

Vitamin K helps your body make use of calcium—and that’s important for heart and bone health. But where does vitamin K come from?

Man and woman stretching and supplementing with glucosamine

The 3 Best Nutrients for Strong Bones & Joints

Why vitamin K2, collagen and glucosamine are the top three nutrients to stay flexible, strong and agile.

Woman holding side due to discomfort from bloated belly

Bloated Belly? The 5 Best Supplements for Bloating Relief

If your stomach is bloated, supplements can help you feel—and look—like yourself again. Here are our top tips to relieve bloating.

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3 Nutrients That Help Your Body Make More Energy

Some days, you can take on the world. Other days, not so much. Discover which 3 nutrients help your body super-charge its energy levels through ATP.