Top Foods for Women’s Nutrition

Women’s nutrition is important for staying healthy. Healthy eating improves your overall health and helps prevent disease. It means choosing a variety of choices from all the food groups (fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy, and proteins). Healthy eating also means not consuming a lot of foods with added sugar, sodium and saturated and trans fats. What you… Read more »

Holiday Guide to Avoiding Heartburn

You can thank us later for our holiday guide to avoiding heartburn. If you are one the millions that suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or heartburn, Thanksgiving can be a painful holiday.  Overeating tends to exacerbate both of these conditions and it’s almost an American tradition to stuff yourself as well as the turkey…. Read more »

Mashed Potatoes Light

Mashed potatoes are one of the best parts of Thanksgiving dinner.  Who doesn’t love that creamy, butter-laden goodness topped with a hearty helping of gravy?  But if you’re trying to live a more healthy life, you might feel like you should skip the whipped.  Fear not, here are some tips to lighten up your favorite… Read more »

Battle Stress with These Foods

With the holiday season seemingly beginning earlier and earlier, the accompanying stress can be overwhelming. When faced with stress, many of us turn toward food to make us feel better. So-called “comfort foods” start calling when stress rears its ugly head.  Chances are, your favorite comfort food isn’t a healthy choice. Ice cream, potato chips,… Read more »

Halloween Candy Do’s and Don’ts

Halloween is just a few days away.  Whether you’re already breaking into the stash to give the trick or treaters or are waiting until your kids come home to raid their goodie bags, we’ve got some tips.  It’s all about portion control.  Most candy is going to have a ton of sugar, so it’s better… Read more »

Chronic Pain and Inflammation Fighting Foods

Chronic pain can have several causes, including illness, disease, and inflammation. In fact, inflammation plays a key role in several pain-causing chronic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. While acute inflammation is a beneficial physiological response that alerts us to bodily harm like cuts or infections, chronic inflammation is a long-term dilation of blood… Read more »

Healthy Game Day Snacks

Football season is in full swing, and people are once again gathering to watch the game.  If you’re already planning your game day menu, you’re likely thinking of nachos, wings, chips, and dips and more.  And while your team might thank you for the show of enthusiastic loyalty, your digestive system and waistline will most… Read more »

Traveling? Pack Your Probiotics

We all know what it’s like to get sick when traveling.  Whether it’s a cold or the stomach bug, being sick can really put a damper on your work or vacation plans.  You can try to build up your immunity before you leave, but often times we’re exposed to different germs and environments, leaving us… Read more »

Immune Boosting Soup Ingredients

Fall weather is upon us and there’s no better way to improve your immunity, than with a bowl of hot soup.  It’s well known that chicken soup can boost immunity and shorten the common cold.  However, there are many other soup ingredients you can add to your fall and winter soups that can lead to… Read more »

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 »