What the numbers on the bathroom scale really mean

February 13, 2019
We all know the frustration of working hard to maintain a healthy body weight, only to step on the bathroom scale and see the numbers going in the wrong direction - or not quickly enough in the right direction!   Here are 6 truths about those annoyingly normal daily weight fluctuations:   1| Scale weight is not a true measurement of your health. It is simply one of many variables you should be taking into account to determine if

Life “Hacks” of the Longest Lived People

February 4, 2019
Think living a long and healthy life well into your nineties or even one hundred years old is only for those lucky few who hit the genetic lottery? Think again. Lifestyle factors, i.e. the things you do everyday over the long-term – can add up to increase the number of quality years in your lifespan. Look no further than the people of Blue Zones for proof of how powerful everyday habits are when it comes to staying healthy for the long ha

Red Wine: How to choose and is it healthy?

October 24, 2018
Before you rush out to a party and buy a fancy Bordequx or the cheap box of white wine, you should know a few very important things about wine; including some dark information about the wine industry, a few ways to ensure the healthy habit of regular wine consumption without destroying your chances of losing body fat and lowering your metabolism and the kind of wine healthy people should drink.   Choose Your Wine Carefully Earlier this

The Great Soda Debate: Regular or Diet?

October 17, 2018
The Great Soda Debate: Regular or Diet - is one really healthier than the other? You don’t have to be a health nut to know that soda isn’t good for you. But is it really all that bad?   Is it ok to just have it once in a while? And if you’re going to have it, is it better to have the regular ol’ sugar-filled version or the zero calorie “diet” kind?   Well, let’s weigh-in on the facts: Regular soda - as bad

Everything You Need to Know About Omega-3 Fats

October 4, 2018
There’s a lot of talk about healthy fats these days. People are including more fat in their diets and forgetting about the fat-free diet crazes of the past.   You’ve probably heard about omega fats in the mix, but what exactly are they?   What are Omega Fats? Do they all perform the same function in our bodies? Omegas are a group of fatty acids known as Omega-3, Omega-6, and Omega-9. They’re numerically named based on t

What’s the Deal With Acne? Why Do I Still Have Zits?!

September 21, 2018
Whether you call them pimples, blemishes, or zits, ACNE is a common skin condition that can be a source of discomfort, frustration, and embarrassment for those who experience it.   There’s quite a lot of behind-the-scenes action happening in your body that contributes to the development of it.   What Is Acne? Acne can occur at any age, but is often experienced during distinct phases of hormonal shifting, like adolescence, menst

4 Easy Ways to Beat Fatigue…Naturally

September 13, 2018
In today’s world, we are constantly on the go, a steady state “busy-ness” is the norm, and we’re always running from one responsibility to the next - literally! So, it’s no wonder that physical fatigue is such a common complaint.   The good news is that there are some really simple (and natural) ways to increase your energy so you can keep up with your busy life.   Get off the blood sugar roller coaster One of the s

What to Eat if You Get Constipated

August 8, 2018
Constipation is the opposite of diarrhea - it's when stool tends to stick around longer than necessary. Often it's drier, lumpier, and harder than normal, and may be difficult to pass.   Constipation often comes along with abdominal pain and bloating. And can be common in people with certain gut issues, like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).   About 14-24% of adults experience constipation. Constipation becomes chronic when it

The Pros & Cons of Elimination Diets

August 2, 2018
Our digestive system is a huge portal into our bodies. Lots of things can get in there that aren't always good for us. And because the system is so complex (knowing which tiny molecules to absorb, and which keep out), lots can go wrong. And that's one reason why 70% of our immune system lives in and around our digestive system.   This makes food allergies, sensitivities, and intolerances a huge contribution to an array of symptoms all

What Makes Broccoli and Kale Superfoods?

July 25, 2018
Broccoli and kale are often touted to be “superfoods.” And, yes, they really are amazingly healthy for you.   If you’re wondering what exactly is in these green powerhouses that makes them so “super,” I’ve dived into the research to give you some nerdy reasons to make these a staple in your diet.   To start, they're both considered cruciferous vegetables related to each other in the Brassica family. This family o

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