“All disease begins in the gut.” That’s the infamous saying Hippocrates coined thousands of years ago, but current research is finding much truth in this ancient piece of wisdom! Good gut health is all about balancing the bacteria and promoting a structurally intact intestine, and your daily diet is a major determinant of a healthy microbiome.... Read More
Feeling Stressed or Off Your Game?
Have you been feeling a little stressed and off your game lately? Maybe you’re having trouble sleeping? If so, it could be due to a magnesium deficiency. And if you suffer from a magnesium deficiency, it could leave you feeling stressed, anxious and even moody. So how much magnesium should you be consuming? Where do you find it? What are some natural food sources of magnesium?... Read More
You Can Handle It
If you want to maintain your muscle mass (why wouldn’t you?) then you need to develop a strength training routine to follow two to three times a week. Don’t worry. You can handle it. When you integrate strength training into your exercise program, you’ll discover the amazing benefits of creating resistance for your muscles to work against.... 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
Helpful Blood-Pressure Lowering Foods
High blood pressure is a silent disease. Often, there are no symptoms, so that’s why it’s tested regularly by your healthcare professional. It’s better to catch it before it gets out of hand. Beyond the standard advice to reduce salt and caffeine, there are some foods and drinks that can help, too. I’ve rounded up a few for you. You may be surprised by them.... 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
Stress Can Put a Strain on Your Health
Does stress make you feel a bit off? Do you notice negative health effects when your stress is supercharged? Maybe it affects your sleep, or maybe you get sick more often. Maybe you're not even aware that you’re stressed! Stress can definitely mess with your health. Let's talk about some of the telltale (and not-so-obvious) signs that stress is affecting your health, and what you can do about it.... Read More