Which Diet is Best for Your Heart?

Reading Time: 3 minutesHeart disease is the #1 cause of death in the United States. That’s a scary statistic, but thankfully there’s a lot we can do to protect our tickers—like eating a healthy diet. But what exactly should we eat? Research has shown a certain way of eating is best for supporting heart health: a mostly plant-based, whole foods diet. For example, … Read More

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Top Omega-3 Benefits for a Healthy Body and Brain

Reading Time: 3 minutesOmega-3s are amazing for supporting our minds, bodies and overall health! Maybe you’ve heard about omega-3s but aren’t sure where to get them or why they’re important. Below, we’ll answer the biggest questions about omega-3s and cover the top benefits of including them in your diet. What are Omega-3s? Omega-3s are known as essential fatty acids, meaning our bodies can’t … Read More

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Time for a Sugar Detox? 5 Healthy Sugar Alternatives

Reading Time: 3 minutesMost of us tend to eat richer, sugary foods during the holiday months. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year all have their array of decadent sweets. While many of us have wholesome memories related to trick-or-treating or grandma’s cookies, the excess sugar doesn’t do us much good. According to Harvard Health, a diet high in sugar (25% or more of total … Read More

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5 Lifestyle Changes for Healthier, Happier Skin

Reading Time: 3 minutesYou’ve probably heard that our skin is the largest organ of the body! It not only protects our insides, but also covers the face we present to the world. Just like the rest of our body, how we live has a big impact on the appearance and function of our skin. We’ve talked about what helps acne in this post. … Read More

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Always Tired? These Changes Could Help

Reading Time: 3 minutesWe all feel low energy sometimes, but it’s a problem if feeling tired is a daily occurrence. While there are a number of reasons for tiredness and fatigue, some simple changes might help you feel more refreshed and energized once your head leaves the pillow and you start your day! Get More Sleep When we have a full life, we … Read More

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Exercise for Successful Aging

Reading Time: 2 minutesAging is an inevitable part of life; something we can’t control. But what we can control is how we feel as we age and the health aspects of it all. Here are some easy ways to help you enjoy the “golden years”: Simple Exercise Exercise is something we can always do, regardless of age or health status. Something as simple … Read More

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Gotta Go Too Often?

Reading Time: 2 minutes  If you are one of those folks who needs to urinate more frequently than most, there is a reason. Or let me say, many reasons. One of them could be an irritated bladder. Here are some of the stimulants that aggravate the bladder: sweet dried fruit; condiments, such as soy sauce, vinegar, ketchup, mayo, because they contain acids or … Read More

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Vitamin D: The “Sunshine” Vitamin

Reading Time: 2 minutesVITAMIN D is a fat-soluble vitamin known as the “sunshine” vitamin because the action of the sun’s ultraviolet rays converts a form of cholesterol present in the skin into vitamin D. This bodily transaction also drives home the point that you NEED cholesterol. Vitamin D, along with the minerals magnesium and boron, need to be present for the assimilation and … Read More

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Commemorating Earth Day 2015

Reading Time: 1 minute  Earth Day – a time to reflect on just how amazing our planet is and how to sustain its beauty and health. Learn more about the Earth Day movement and how you can make a difference here.

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The B-complex Vitamins – Simplified

Reading Time: 2 minutesTechnically, vitamins are classified as coenzymes or cofactors that must be supplied to the body because the body cannot synthesize them. Coenzymes and cofactors are needed to activate other substances in the body.  Since your bodily functions are dependent upon the activation of enzymes and proteins, enough of the vitamins are needed to make whole and complete enzymes where and … Read More

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