Anti-Aging Superfoods

Research shows that certain foods can dramatically help to reduce free radical damage and slow the aging process. By making smarter food choices, you just might be able to add years to your life.  These “superfoods” pack a powerful nutritional punch and are rich in antioxidants known to fight the damaging effects of free radicals. … Read more »

How to Pack a Healthy Lunch

After a long time, many of us are headed back to the office.  It’s been kind of nice not having to think about packing a lunch.  It can be daunting trying to come up with ideas that pack well and will taste great.  And if you don’t have a microwave at work, you’ll need to stick with options… Read more »

Eat These Foods to Fight Chronic Inflammation

Inflammation is part of the body’s normal immune response; without it, we can’t heal.  But recent studies have shown that chronic inflammation is a leading cause of many diseases including psoriasis, allergies, asthma, heart disease, and arthritis.  Foods high in sugar and saturated fats can spur inflammation by causing the immune system to overreact.  Eat… Read more »

Five Inflammation Inducing Foods

If you suffer from chronic pain and discomfort, your body is in an inflammatory state.  Unfortunately, inflammation is like a double-edged sword. It’s your body’s way of healing cell damage. But in overdrive, it becomes dangerous and can lead to conditions such as arthritis, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Here are five inflammation inducing foods… Read more »

The Danger of Too Much Caffeine

If you wake up and can’t seem to function before you’ve had a cup of coffee, you’re not alone.  Millions of people consume caffeine 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 else.  However, consuming… Read more »

The Importance of Whole Grains in Your Diet

Adding more whole grains to your diet is a good idea. Not only do they provide vitamins, minerals and other nutrients needed to keep you healthy but whole grains also contain dietary fiber, which may help reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and digestive difficulties, such as constipation. Grains are divided into two subgroups: whole… Read more »

Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes

The food we eat provides us with energy in the form of glucose.  However, if you have diabetes, glucose builds up in your blood and cannot get into your cells to be used for energy.  When glucose levels remain high, over time, it can cause damage to your eyes, kidneys and nerves.  You are at… Read more »

Five Healthy Summer Lunches to Go

Whether you’re headed to work or a day at the beach, packing a healthy lunch can be an unwelcome, daunting task.  With a little thought and practice, it doesn’t have to be so bad.  Packing lunch has many advantages – it’s cheaper, usually healthier and has endless possibilities.  Here are five healthy summer lunches to… Read more »

Increase Energy with Summer Smoothies

Summer is the perfect season for smoothies.  They are cool, refreshing, and healthy. Whether you choose bananas, oranges, spinach, or any kind of produce, there are tons of smoothie ingredients that can jump start your day. Smoothies are the perfect energy-boosting breakfast because they are filled with vitamins and nutrients that you need to keep… 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 »