Psoriasis and Sun – How Vitamin D Helps

According to the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF), roughly 8 million Americans suffer from the painful, often embarrassing symptoms associated with Psoriasis.  Fortunately, there is some relief during the summer months, thanks in part to the vitamin D provided by sunlight.  Vitamin D reduces inflammation.  The NPF suggests that the combination of vitamin D and UV… Read more »

Psoriasis and Food – What to Eat and What to Avoid

If you suffer from psoriasis, you know that it is an autoimmune disease caused by inflammation.  According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, many individuals benefit from following an anti-inflammatory diet to help reduce their symptoms. There are certain foods that are known to increase inflammation and others that have anti-inflammatory properties.  If you have psoriasis,… Read more »

Probiotic Foods You Should Eat

Many foods are beneficial for the gut, but some are better than others in terms of their abundance of live microorganisms. Eating foods rich in probiotic microorganisms can help your digestive system function more efficiently and may contribute to a healthier immune system, along with many other health benefits. Chances are, yogurt is the first food that… Read more »

Five Foods That Can Give You Gas

According to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, most of us pass gas anywhere from 12-25 times a day.  Recent surveys suggest that abdominal bloating affects up to 30 percent of Americans.  It’s not something we like to talk about.  But gas and bloating are somewhat inevitable – when you eat (and drink), the space inside your… Read more »

Ten Stress Relieving Summer Foods

When we’re stressed, we eat. It’s the way it is.  Our daily stress causes cortisol levels to rise. Cortisol leads to food cravings, especially for carbs and sweets.  But unfortunately, the more of them we eat, the worse our mood gets.  So, when you’re stressed, instead of reaching for so-called comfort foods, try these stress-relieving summer… Read more »

Healthy Poolside Snacking

The lazy pool days of summer are here and all that swimming makes you and your family hungry.  It’s easy to grab pre-packaged snacks and fill up on chips, cookies and carbohydrates, but that’s not a healthy choice and won’t keep you energized and help maintain your swimsuit figure.  Try these six healthy poolside snacking… Read more »

Fabulous Fruits for Summer Smoothies

Smoothies are a cool, refreshing way to get in your fruits and veggies this summer.   They keep you hydrated and ready to enjoy whatever the day may bring your way. With the abundance of summer produce in gardens and farmers’ markets, the prices for many fresh fruits goes down and nothing tastes better than freshly… Read more »

Brain Power: Four Foods to Increase Yours

The foods we eat can have a big impact on the structure and health of our brains. Eating a brain-boosting diet can support both short- and long-term brain function. The brain is an energy-intensive organ, using around 20 percent of the body’s calories, so it needs plenty of good fuel to maintain concentration throughout the day. The brain also requires… Read more »

7 Diet Tips for Optimum Prostate Health

Over 30 million men suffer from prostate conditions that impact their quality of life.  There’s no proven prostate cancer prevention strategy.  But you may reduce your risk of prostate cancer and other prostate related conditions by making healthy choices, such as exercising and eating a healthy diet. Instead of focusing on fad diets or specific… Read more »

Five Foods Rich in Magnesium

Magnesium is an extremely important mineral. It’s involved in hundreds of chemical reactions in your body and helps you maintain good health. Unfortunately, many people don’t reach the recommended daily intake of 400 mg. However, eating foods high in magnesium can help you meet the daily requirement. Here are 5 healthy foods that are rich… Read more »