There are many, many health products available that claim they can help us drop pounds, lower our cholesterol, and treat annoying acne. One of these products is naturally sourced apple cider vinegar. So, can a centuries-old folk remedy like apple cider vinegar really do all that it claims?... Read More
Spot Toning: Possibility or Myth?
You’ve probably heard the claims that if you're spot toning, you can practically change your body overnight. So you have to wonder if spot toning is a possibility or a myth. There are so many gadgets, supplements, nutritional products and exercise programs on the market these days telling us we can make over our body bulges here…and there. It’s not surprising if we’re more confused than ever!... Read More
Short, Powerful and Portable
Have you heard of the benefits of HIIT or High Intensity Interval Training? These short, powerful and portable workouts are touted as the best way to improve your overall conditioning, burn fat and even balance hormones! You can discover all the benefits and find examples in this week’s blog post.... Read More
How Well Do You Tolerate Dairy?
Do you have a dairy intolerance? An allergy? What’s the difference? How can you even tell? And if you do, what should you do about it? Do you have to give up ice cream? There are few foods as controversial as dairy. And there are some people who say you need it. And others who say to avoid it. So what to do…. Read More
5 Natural Solutions for Bloating
Bloating. That oh-so uncomfortable feeling in the gut. Often it rears its ugly head after a large meal. Or a small meal. Or a snack. Or.... If you're already avoiding foods that trigger bloating, but can’t seem to stop it completely, there are other tips you can try, too! And did you know what you eat isn’t the only cause of bloating? Sometimes it’s how you eat.... Read More
Are Digestive Enzymes Right For You?
You may be taking (or considering taking) a digestive enzyme supplement. But, how do you know which one (if any) is right for you? Because there are just SO many enzymes out there, here's a break down of the most common enzymes, what they do, and what you NEED to know about them. Not everyone should be taking digestive enzyme supplements, and not all of them are created equal.... Read More
Do You Have Food Intolerance Symptoms?
Do you have symptoms that don’t seem to go away? I'm not talking about only digestive symptoms but any random aches, pains, or discomforts. One of the trickiest things to figure out is whether a random symptom could be due to a food intolerance. That's because symptoms can be delayed or ongoing and may not resemble a gastrointestinal symptom at all.... Read More
Why You Bloat More After Age 45
Yes, it's very possible that you are bloating more now that you're 45 or older. Want to know one reason why? Our stomachs become less efficient at creating acid when we eat, and stomach acid is critical to proper digestion of foods. Reduced stomach acid can have wide-ranging digestive effects, including the feeling of bloating.... Read More
Do You Envy Scarlet O’Hara’s Waistline?
Remember the scene from Gone With the Wind, where Mammy is cinching Scarlet’s waist into her corset? And didn’t Scarlet have the tiniest waist ever? Perhaps you’re thinking how impossible it might be to lose some weight and have a waistline like Scarlet’s, especially in mid-life. In terms of good health, what you weigh can matter but only to a certain extent.... Read More