Turn Your Winter Walk into a Workout

When you’re in pain, it can be easier to be still.  It hurts to move.  But the more you sit, the more out of shape you become.  You need to get up and get moving – motion is lotion.  The easiest way to begin is by taking a walk.  Walking is one of the easiest… Read more »

Anti-Inflammatory Pain Fighting Herbs and Spices

The holidays should be a time of joy – the sights, the smells and the many tastes.  But pain can stop you from fully enjoying all the season has to offer.  According to experts, these anti-inflammatory herbs and spices may help you find pain relief.  So, as you go about your holiday shopping and cooking,… Read more »

Winter Arthritis Pain

The cold temperatures blanketing much of the country can be wonderful: beautiful snowfall, sipping hot chocolate and snuggling up by a cozy fire. But stiff and sore joints can be a definite downside to the cooler months; plenty of people suffering from arthritis and osteoarthritis find that cold weather makes their condition worse. Barometric Pressure… Read more »

Skip the Holiday Heartburn

If you suffer from holiday heartburn, Thanksgiving can be painful.  Overeating tends to exacerbate digestive difficulties and it’s almost an American tradition to stuff yourself as well as the turkey.  But by making some better choices, you can enjoy the feast without feeling miserable later. Start with Salad – salads are good news for those… Read more »

Mashed Potatoes on the Skinny

Who doesn’t love mashed potatoes?  That creamy, butter-laden goodness topped with gravy is a Thanksgiving staple.  But if you’re trying to live a more healthy life, you might feel like you should skip the whipped.  Fear not, here are some tips for taking some of the bad out of the oh-so-good. Cauliflower – want to… Read more »

Everything in Moderation and Other Holiday Eating Tips

The holidays are upon us.  Everywhere we look, there are delicious foods just waiting to be consumed.  It’s easy to indulge and overeat. According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the average American gains one pound per holiday season. While one pound may not seem like much, researchers in the study were quick… Read more »

Reconsider Your Comfort Foods

When you’re stressed, you crave foods that you believe will make you feel better.  It’s time to put down the chips and chocolate and reconsider your comfort foods.  Try these stress-relieving natural choices instead. Oatmeal – Oatmeal is the ultimate comfort food! A complex carbohydrate, oatmeal causes your brain to produce serotonin, a feel-good chemical…. Read more »

Combat Holiday Stress

For many, the holidays are a time of joy and cheer.  But they can also be very stressful.  The shopping, the crowds, the money and don’t forget the stress of family gatherings.  It’s easy to get overwhelmed and feel more like the Grinch.  But you can beat holiday stress with these simple tips: Citrus to… Read more »

Calming Calcium and Magnesium

Is the impending holiday season stressing you out?  The anticipation of spending time with relatives, the financial strain and the craziness that comes with it all.  You need to relax, but it seems almost impossible.  Let’s talk about the calming effect of calcium and magnesium. Calcium is an essential nutrient for maintaining total body health.  It’s necessary not… Read more »

Cosmetic Secrets of Vitamin C

There’s a secret the cosmetics industry might not want you to know.  Instead of spending all that money on cosmetics, you can improve your skin (and even your hair and nails) simply with vitamin C.  That’s right – vitamin C is the nutrient responsible for creating and maintaining collagen—the “glue” that holds the body together…. Read more »