Learn how the French art of savoring life (taking pleasure from something) is a great foundation for healthy (and happy) living. And despite this crazy year and all the sadness stemming from it, each of us can find something from which we can take pleasure and for which we can express gratitude... 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
Do You Overeat and Don’t Know Why?
Some people turn to food as a way of responding to and coping with their feelings, with food often filling an emotional void for them. This can lead to binge eating and other eating disorders, weight gain, and other related health issues. And sometimes it can be difficult to distinguish the difference between emotional hunger and true physical hunger.... 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
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
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
A Rundown on Intermittent Fasting
Nutrition trends are everywhere. Especially when it comes to weight loss. Some have merit, and some don’t. One of the hottest trends right now is intermittent fasting. While lots of people may claim that it helped them to lose weight, the research isn’t so clear. Let’s examine what it means to do intermittent fasting, what the research says on its effectiveness for weight loss and things to consider before attempting intermittent fasting.... 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