Oxygen, or Vitamin O, and weight loss are connected. Although we may take breathing for granted, do you know how oxygen is related to your metabolism? In this post, we discuss how eating and breathing affect weight loss and the connection between your oxygen levels and green plants.... Read More
Soy or No Soy in Your Diet?
You may be wondering is it healthy to have soy or no soy in your diet. It's not an uncommon question. There are many delicious recipes that incorporate soy and also many health concerns. Are there important considerations for the menopausal woman? We discuss it all here so please... Read More
Can Superfoods Really Be Helpful?
Can superfoods really be helpful? What about kale and broccoli? Do they deserve the coveted superfood status? Yes, they do! And this post will give you some of the fun facts to prove why. You can also find a new soup recipe that (literally) “blends” biochemistry with deliciousness.... Read More
Exercising with Chronic Pain
In the past, medical professionals recommended rest and inactivity as part of the treatment for chronic pain. Now, newer research suggests that MORE movement may be just what the doctor ordered. Learn what the experts have to say about the effect of exercise and nutrition for chronic pain. And grab a delicious anti-inflammatory recipe you can make for dinner tonight!... Read More
A Health-Boosting Diet and Lifestyle
Ditching highly-processed, extra-sweetened, overly-refined and hydrogenated foods is great for your health. And did you know that there is a way to eat long-term that is delicious and doesn’t feel restrictive? A diet (and lifestyle) that people can (and do) easily stick with? Find out how to eat (and live) for health in this latest post.... Read More
Red Wine: A Health-Optimizing Drink?
When you're stressed, overwhelmed or feeling anxious, it’s tempting to plunk yourself down on the sofa and have a glass of wine to relax. Or perhaps you’re inclined to have a glass of wine with dinner to unwind. Well, it just so happens that red wine has a boatload of antioxidants, but can it really be a healthful part of your diet, or is it more health hype?... Read More
The Healthiest Tea — Green, Black or Blue?
Tea is not only soothing and delicious but it has some great health benefits, too. Its antioxidant abilities make it heart-healthy and reduce the risk of developing cancer and diabetes. But, does the type of tea matter? Is green tea that much better than black tea? Have you heard about or tasted blue tea yet? Today's post discusses green tea vs. black tea, and you'll also get the scoop on blue tea. And, of course, I let you know the healthiest way to drink your tea.... Read More
Going Overboard With Salt?
If you (or someone you know) has ever been told to “eat less salt,” or go on a “low sodium” diet, what does that mean? And how much sodium is actually in salt. I can tell you right now that cutting down on the salt you sprinkle from your salt shaker probably isn't going to have the effect you think. The problem is rarely the salt on your table. I was surprised to read the statistics about where people's salt intake was coming from. You may be surprised, too.... Read More
A Miracle Spice for Any Season
Turmeric is touted as a superfood and miracle spice. It's delicious, and one of its "active ingredients," curcumin, has been studied like crazy. It has antioxidant properties, anti-inflammatory properties and many other great health benefits. Curcumin is a popular supplement and for a good reason! Let’s consider its health benefits, how to get the most out of it and what to consider before jumping on the curcumin supplement bandwagon.... Read More
Too Much Sugar?
The question keeps coming up. How much sugar is bad for you? So here’s your answer: And it’s official! Organizations and governments are (finally) declaring a maximum amount of daily sugar intake. While this is a step forward, there are still a few problems. One is that they don’t all agree with each other. And, two, I don’t necessarily agree with them either.... Read More