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
The Why and How of Gut Health
“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
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
Your Skin Can Reflect Your Inner Health
Your skin is your largest organ. And while it’s tempting to try to remedy skin issues from the outside, focusing inward is often key. This is why it’s important to know that certain foods and lifestyle approaches can improve all aspects of your inner and outer health. Too much stress, for example, can affect our whole body, including our skin. There are so many things that can go wrong with the skin…. Read More
Key Foods to Reduce Inflammation
Chronic psychological stress can produce levels of inflammation that promote disease. In fact, inflammation plays a role in many diseases such as cardiovascular, asthma and autoimmune disorders, and it appears stress impacts them as well. Today’s post is about how you can cut disease-promoting inflammation with foods. (And, yes, it CAN be done.)... 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
Do You Have a Leaky Gut?
You may have heard a lot about “leaky gut” these days. Today I want to share with you some of the latest information about it. Leaky gut can be linked to so many conditions, especially ones related to the gut and chronic inflammation. Stress can be one of a number of contributing factors. So I’m diving into those factors right after telling you a bit about what it is, how it occurs and what some of the common symptoms are.... 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