Turn Your Bedroom into a Sleep Sanctuary

If you want to fall asleep quickly and easily, your bedroom needs to be a sleep sanctuary.  In other words, it should be a place of comfort and relaxation. Though this might seem obvious, it is often overlooked, contributing to difficulties getting to sleep and staying asleep through the night. When creating your sleep space,… Read more »

Four Delicious Sources of Vitamin B

Vitamin B is a water-soluble vitamin that is important for various processes in your body. B vitamins are found in many unprocessed foods and can also be taken as a supplement. According to the Mayo Clinic, of the thirteen essential vitamins that your body needs, eight of them are B vitamins.  B vitamins help your… Read more »

Seasonal Affective Disorder Starts Now

The seasons are changing.  Many of us are already anticipating the days when the colorful autumn leaves fade and unless the sun is shining brightly, everything appears to have a gray hue.  It is estimated that half a million Americans are negatively affected by the changing seasons.  They feel depressed, irritable and constantly exhausted.  Activity… Read more »

Three Natural Solutions for Fall Allergies

If you suffer from fall allergies, your immune system is trying to fight off a substance you’re sensitive to by releasing histamine, which leads to all those unpleasant symptoms, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). These irritants can include specific types of mold, pollen, and weeds, which all typically increase toward the end… Read more »

Delicious High-Fiber Breakfast Ideas

You know that fiber is beneficial for a healthy digestive system. However, there are many more health benefits of fiber, especially for seniors. Numerous studies have proven that high-fiber foods are important for older adults because they lead to lower cholesterol, help control blood sugar levels, normalize bowel movements, and help maintain a healthy weight. Fiber is… Read more »

The Risks of Too Much Sitting

You know too much sitting is bad for you. But just how bad is it? Research has linked sitting for long periods of time with several health concerns including obesity, high blood pressure and more. Americans now sit more than they sleep, spending an average of 10 hours a day in a car, at work… Read more »

Summer Sun Safety Month

August is Summer Sun Safety Month. Spending time outside is a great way to be physically active, reduce stress, and get vitamin D. You can work and play outside without raising your skin cancer risk by protecting your skin from the sun by following these tips: Sunscreen – Before going outside, always apply a waterproof, broad-spectrum sunscreen… Read more »

Study Finds Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Chronic Inflammation

If you suffer from chronic inflammation, a vitamin D deficiency may be to blame.  A new study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology found a direct link between low levels of vitamin D and high levels of inflammation, providing an important biomarker to identify those at higher risk of, or severity of, chronic illnesses with an… Read more »

Three Subtle Signs of Vitamin D Deficiency

It’s summer and the sun is shining, so chances are, you’re not thinking too much about your vitamin D consumption. The truth is, many of us suffer from a vitamin D deficiency and no matter how much sun we get in the summer months, it can’t make up for that loss.  But how do you… Read more »

Low Calorie Summer Lunch Boards

It’s time to move past the sandwich. There’s a healthier low-calorie solution – the lunch board – and it’s perfect for hot summer months. Plus, it’s easy to pack for a picnic or to take to work. These aren’t the classic charcuterie boards filled with crackers and high calorie dips.  Instead, they are made with… Read more »