The Best Stress Relieving Foods

We all know about the foods we shouldn’t eat when we’re stressed – the ones we crave, like chocolate and potato chips.  But did you know there are foods that can actually help reduce your stress levels?  Instead ransacking that old, hidden Halloween candy, try these stress relieving options instead.  Some of them might surprise… Read more »

How You Can Benefit from B Vitamins

Good nutrition is tied to good health, as well as to the prevention and treatment of many conditions. Getting the recommended amounts of vitamins each day is an important part of the nutrition equation, and B vitamins in particular are essential for preventive care. Abundant in green vegetables, whole or fortified grains, dairy, and meats,… Read more »

The Dangers of Too Much Caffeine

If you wake up already feeling stressed, tired and unable to function before you’ve had a cup of coffee, you’re not alone.  Millions of people use coffee every day to increase energy, minimize fatigue and improve concentration.  For some, it feels like an absolute necessity, while for others it’s more of a habit than anything… Read more »

Summer Pollen Protection

Nearly one in five Americans suffer from seasonal allergic rhinitis, more commonly known as hay fever. Hay fever occurs when a person’s immune system overreacts to an outdoor allergen such as pollen. As the pollen of insect-pollinated plants are too heavy to remain airborne for long, the most common culprits responsible for hay fever are… Read more »

Improve Your Sleep Tonight

  A good night’s sleep is just as important as regular exercise and a healthy diet. Research shows that poor sleep can have immediate negative effects on your hormones, exercise performance and brain function. In both adults and children, lack of sleep can cause weight gain and increase the risk of diabetes.  Scientists have found… Read more »

High Fiber Summer Breakfast Ideas

Research suggests that a high fiber diet may help you prevent weight gain and even encourage weight loss.  It’s also a heart-healthy way to start your day, plus it keeps your digestive system running smoothly.  Try these delicious high-fiber breakfast choices this summer and kick-start your day: Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes or Waffles. Substitute whole-wheat… Read more »

Summer Foods Rich in Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a fat soluble nutrient required for proper immune functioning, control of cell growth and bone development. It is often called the “sunshine vitamin” as the body naturally produces it when exposed to the sun. Vitamin D regulates cellular growth and promotes calcium absorption in the body, leading to stronger bones. Natural sources… Read more »

Vitamin D During Summer Months

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 »

Summer Sun Safety Suggestions

Many of us have been cooped up in our houses for most of the spring.  Now that summer is here and we are moving into later phases of Covid-19 quarantine measures, it’s natural to want to get out in the sun and soak up some vitamin D.  But you also need to think about sun… Read more »

Men’s Health Benefits of Whey Protein

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 of the essential amino acids.  It is highly digestible, absorbed quickly in comparison to other types of protein.  Whey protein is one of the best dietary sources of… Read more »