The Effects of Just One Soda a Day

A new study suggests that drinking just one 12-ounce soda a day may increase your risk of type 2 diabetes. There is a very strong correlation between cardiovascular disease and diabetes. According to the American Heart Association: Heart diseases and stroke are the No. 1 causes of death and disability among people with type 2 diabetes. At least… Read more »

Fighting Pain Naturally with These Five Foods

More than 116 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Many of those turn to prescription medications that can be addictive and sometimes come with unpleasant side effects. More often than not, the medications are merely masking the pain, rather than eliminating the true cause of pain. There is an alternative to living in pain and… Read more »

Fighting Inflammation with Diet

diets that help fight inflammation

Your immune system is designed to attack anything in your body that it recognizes as foreign—such as an invading microbe, plant pollen, or chemical. The process is called inflammation. Periodic inflammation directed at truly threatening invaders is actually a good thing and helps protect your health. However, when inflammation persists over time even when you… Read more »

10 Healthy Whole Grain Lunches to Go

10 healthy whole grain lunches to make at home

September is Whole Grains Month and what better way to celebrate than by packing healthy, whole grain foods in your child’s lunch box? Popcorn – it’s a 100% whole grain snack you can easily make at home. Avoid the pre-packaged, flavored varieties. PBJ – it’s an old standby.  But make this one with whole wheat… Read more »

Mediterranean Diet Fights Inflammation

Anti Inflammatory Diets - Mediterranean Diet Fights Inflammation

  There is evidence that consuming a Mediterranean-style diet—rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, olive oil, and fish lowers the level of pro-inflammatory chemicals in the body. The diet may also protect against depression by increasing levels of omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants used by the body to manufacture anti-inflammatory chemicals that increase blood flow… Read more »

World’s Worst Inflammatory Foods

Inflammatory foods to avoid if you're looking to reduce chronic inflammation

Chronic inflammation is the silent killer linked to osteoporosis, arthritis, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and even cancer. If you want to combat the effects of chronic inflammation, these are the foods you should most definitely avoid: 1. Sugar – Sugar is EVERYWHERE from processed foods, desserts and snacks right down to condiments. Too much sugar… Read more »