It goes without saying that BOTH exercise and nutrition are important factors for overall health status. The food that we eat most certainly has an impact on our overall health and longevity. And exercise has been proven to boost mental health, reduce risk of chronic diseases, strengthen bones and muscles AND help you live longer. But if you had to pick between the two, which one is most important?... 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
Biohacking Your Sleep Naturally
Getting enough quality sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your overall health! It takes some practice and perhaps a few biological “hacks” to balance your body’s natural circadian rhythm. So here are 6 great natural sleep hacks that are easy to incorporate into your daily routine.... 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
Bone Broth: Health Elixir or Not?
Are you wondering if this trendy drink, reported to be a “health elixir,” is really all it’s cracked up to be? What about claims of better sleep, enhanced immunity, improved gut health AND less wrinkles? Find out what other fabulous benefits are associated with this broth as well as some negatives you may want to consider before you taste a cup…. Read More
Do You Eat Foods With a Health Halo?
Think you’re not one who falls for all of the marketing schemes when it comes time to go grocery shopping? Consider how many times you’ve reached for a product because it was labeled low-fat, gluten-free, organic or natural. Yes – those nutrition and health claims found on food labels are a form of advertising.... Read More
Iron Pot Cooking for a Nontoxic Lifestyle
If you’re transitioning to a nontoxic lifestyle, you may already have made the switch to choosing whole and organic foods over processed foods to reduce the number of chemicals in your everyday environment. But have you considered the impact your cookware can have on your health and the food you prepare in it?... 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
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