Andrea Bartz

Andrea Bartz is a freelance travel, health, and lifestyle writer based in Brooklyn. She's a former editor at *Fit Pregnancy* and *Natural Health*, and her work has appeared in *The Wall Street Journal,* *Marie Claire*, *Men's Health*, and many other magazines. She's also a budding thriller writer and a big fan of live music, good cheese, flat bicycle paths, and wooded parks.

Spirulina: The Brain-Protecting Algae

The Claim Spirulina is a nontoxic blue-green algae (technically a species of Anthrospira bacteria) that’s easily grown in labs. Early research hints that it’s a potent tool for reducing liver

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Will Glucosamine Save Your Knees?

The Spartan Guide to Glucosamine The Claim The human body naturally produces glucosamine, a compound that helps build cartilage. As a supplement, its biggest claim to fame is treating knee


Vitamin D: The Bone Protector

The Spartan Guide to Vitamin D The Claim Vitamin D helps maintain a strong skeleton and regulate your body’s calcium and phosphate. You’ll find it naturally in fatty fish and