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 »

Six Bedtime Snack Ideas

There is growing scientific evidence that eating too late at night could make controlling weight even harder.  But sometimes, you truly are hungry at bedtime.  The challenge is figuring out what you can eat that’s quick, tasty and won’t cause you to pack on the pounds. A small, nutrient rich bedtime snack under 200 calories… Read more »

Five Stress Fighting Foods

When life is uncertain, 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, and other junk food may make you feel better in the short term, but it… Read more »

Five Energizing Snacks to Beat the Afternoon Slump

Now that spring is here and we have more daylight hours to burn, it’s easy to start feeling run down.  Social calendars fill, we eat out more, work out less and we get fewer hours of restorative sleep. Many times we look for quick fixes like coffee or soda for an instant afternoon caffeine buzz. While… Read more »

Three Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Smoothies are an excellent option for weight management and heart-healthy eating.  Fruits and vegetables are loaded with vitamins and minerals.  All you need is a blender, fruit and a base, such as water, milk or yogurt.  Drinking fruit smoothies can also help you reach the recommended intake of fiber.  The soluble fiber found in fruit… Read more »

The Downfall of Elimination Diets

Avoiding certain foods with weight loss and healthy eating in mind is not new.  But so-called “elimination diets” are becoming so trendy, they often have little to do with a person’s weight or health needs.  Many health-conscious eaters are now using elimination diets in an effort to cure everything from headaches and insomnia to skin… Read more »

Five Reasons Your Diet Can Fail

Your resolution was to lose weight.  But sticking to your goals hasn’t been easy.  According to a recent survey of people who diet regularly, two out of five quit within the first seven days, one out of five last a month, and the same number — just 20 percent — make it to the three-month… Read more »