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Five of the Worst Foods for IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is a group of symptoms that affect your digestive system. It’s a common but uncomfortable gastrointestinal disorder. People with IBS often experience excessive gas, abdominal pain, and cramps. IBS is considered a functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder. These conditions are caused by problems in how your gut and brain work together. In turn,… Read more »

The Many Health Benefits of Whey Protein

If you’re not familiar, whey protein is the fraction of whey, which is a liquid that separates from milk during cheese production.  It is a complete, high-quality protein that contains all the essential amino acids.  It is highly digestible and absorbed quickly in comparison to other types of protein.  Whey protein is one of the… Read more »

Why Men Need Vitamin D

Vitamin D isn’t just for the ladies. There are many health benefits for men as well. The most current research has shown time and again that vitamin D is vital for more than just bone health. This powerful nutrient also plays a role in supporting heart health, mental acuity and more.  Here are four reasons men need vitamin… Read more »

The Sunshine Vitamin in Summer

You may think that just because it’s summer and you’re spending more time outside; you don’t need to worry about your vitamin D levels.  You’re wrong.  Concerns over skin cancer, encouragement to avoid direct sunlight and increased use of sunscreen means we’re all at risk of vitamin D deficiency. Every cell in your body has… Read more »

The Four S’s of Smart Summer Weight Loss

Swimsuit season is here and it’s not too late to lose weight.  But a crash diet isn’t the answer.  You need to be smart about weight loss so that it lasts.  Here are six tips to shed a few pounds the smart way this summer. Stay Hydrated – Hydration is the key to weight loss… Read more »

Safely Exercising in Summer Heat

Summer is right around the corner.  It’s the perfect time to get outside and exercise.  There are so many more fun options including swimming, paddling, running, cycling and even gardening. But the summer heat can be dangerous if you’re not careful, particularly in areas with extreme heat and humidity. The biggest issue is usually dehydration and maintaining… Read more »

Five Reasons You Should Take Krill Oil

Krill are tiny shrimp-like animals with an abundance of healthy omega-3 fatty acids necessary for proper cellular function.  Here are five reasons you should be taking Krill Oil. Easier to Absorb – The omega-3 fatty acids in krill are stored as phospholipids, which have a simpler digestive process than other forms of fatty acids. Studies… Read more »

High Blood Pressure Eduction Month

May is High Blood Pressure Education Month. Reducing high blood pressure can lower your risk for stroke and heart attack.  High blood pressure is also known as hypertension. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), nearly half of adults in the United States have hypertension, defined as a systolic blood pressure greater than 130 mmHg or a diastolic… Read more »

Warm Weather Weight Loss Without the Gym

Summer is just around the corner, and you might be trying to shed a few pounds to look and feel your best.  But now that the warm weather is here and the days are longer, you may be less likely to hit the gym.  All is not lost.  You can still achieve your weight loss… Read more »

The Best Bone Healthy Breakfasts

Maintaining a healthy diet is one of the best ways to keep your bones strong and reduce the risk of bone fractures. Since bones are living tissues that are made up of a thick outer layer shell, a bone healthy breakfast consisting of calcium, vitamin D and minerals is especially important to increase bone strength… Read more »