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 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 »

Omega 3’s for Sun Safety

June is National Outdoors Month and everyone is encouraged to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather this month has to offer.  Warm temperatures are beckoning us, daylight hours are extended and the sun is shining.  But, we’ve all heard the warnings.  The sun can be dangerous. Practice sun safety by avoiding prolonged exposure and… Read more »

The Importance of Staying Hydrated

Not drinking enough water before a morning run, sweating a ton at the gym, or forgetting a water bottle as you’re walking the golf course are surefire ways to put you on a path to dehydration doom. Staying hydrated while exercising is important because of the increased sweat loss.  Here are five more reasons to… Read more »

Five Ways Whey Protein Can Benefit You

Whether you’re trying to lose a few pounds, boost your immunity, or get in shape, whey protein might be the answer.  Myriads of new studies are confirming the many health benefits of whey protein.  Here are the top five ways whey protein can benefit you: Lose Fat but Keep Muscle – A team of researchers… Read more »

Five of the Worst Foods for Hair, Skin and Nails

Our hair, skin and nails reflect many biochemical imbalances in the body. Emotional imbalances due to stress can manifest in skin irritation and problems with hair and nails.  But more so, what we eat and the lack of nutrition in our food can immediately appear in the condition of our hair, skin and nails.  Avoiding… Read more »

The Gluten-Free Trend

Just a few years ago, very few Americans knew what gluten was. Today, according to one survey, almost one third of Americans are trying to avoid the element found in grain. In growing numbers, the world’s biggest food makers and restaurant chains are changing recipes and labels to capitalize on the gluten-free trend, creating a… Read more »

How to Reduce Damaging Inflammation

If you’ve ever had a sore throat, a rash or sprained ankle, you’ve experienced acute inflammation – your body’s natural and helpful immune response to tissue damage.  This kind of inflammation is a good thing.  However, chronic inflammation is your body’s worst enemy.  Over time, it can wear out your immune system leaving you susceptible… Read more »

Foods that Fight Pain Naturally

Getting in shape can be difficult if you’re in pain. Chronic pain affects 116 million American adults. That’s more than a third of the US population. And while pain pills reduce suffering, they can be addictive and produce side effects. Worse, they often fail to eliminate the true cause of the pain. But there is… Read more »

Probiotics and Mental Health

The current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a particular and rare situation. While it affects those infected physically, it can have a broader negative impact on mental health. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children, including stress, anxiety… Read more »