Not a Diet, But a Plan

Tips for Achieving Your Weight Loss Goals Healthy eating isn’t always easy, especially when you’re busy and pulled in many directions. Even though your intentions are good, you argue that you’re too tired to cook a balanced meal, you’re too busy or healthy foods are just too expensive. Although the increasing availability of fast food… Read more »

Five Arthritis-Friendly Foods

While you can’t cure arthritis with food, growing evidence suggests that following a healthy diet and adding in specific foods and spices could help fight inflammation and joint pain. If you suffer from painful arthritis, try adding these five arthritis-friendly foods to your diet: Fatty Fish – Fatty fish like salmon, tuna, trout and mackerel… Read more »

Four Foods to Give Your Immune System a Boost

While an apple a day is a healthy choice, it takes more than that to keep the doctor away. However, there are certain foods that can boost your immune system and help keep colds at bay. Oats and Barley – these grains contain beta-glucan, a type of fiber with antimicrobial and antioxidant capabilities more potent… Read more »

Five Foods to Improve Prostate Health

Prostate cancer rates are on the rise, but by adding some healthy, prostate-friendly foods to your diet, you may be able to reduce your risk. According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, affecting 1 in 7 men in the United States. It’s believed that the high-fat, high-sugar Western… Read more »

Five Inflammation Fighting Foods to Relieve Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a fast-growing epidemic. The American Chronic Pain Association established National Pain Awareness Month for September of each year. According to a study conducted by the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies: 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Three… Read more »

The Un-Sugar Coated Truth About Sugar

If you haven’t seen the documentary, Fed Up, you should. It examines the roots of obesity in America – ultimately blaming sugar – and offers some staggering statistics related to sugar consumption in the United States. From 1977 to 2000, Americans have doubled their dietary sugar intake. In 1980 the number of documented type two… Read more »

Brown Bag Whole Grain Lunches

September is Whole Grains Month and what better way to celebrate than by packing healthy, whole grain foods in your child’s lunch box? Here are ten ideas for brown bag whole grain lunches. Popcorn – it’s a 100% whole grain snack you can easily make at home. Avoid the pre-packaged, flavored varieties. PBJ – it’s… Read more »

How Meal Replacement Can Work For You

Meal replacement shakes and drinks have been around for a long time. They are typically marketed toward those wanting to build muscle and lose weight. But just like with any diet or major lifestyle change, it is important to do your research and determine if it’s the right choice for you. Weight Loss Researchers at… Read more »

Omega-3s Without The Danger of Mercury

Consuming fish for beneficial omega 3 fatty acids may be more harmful to your health than you think. Ideally, you would be able to get all the omega-3s you need by eating a diet that included fatty fish once or twice per week. Unfortunately, studies show that eating fish can potentially expose you to a… Read more »

Gluten Sensitivity and Vitamin D

If you shop the health food aisles of your local grocery store, you’re likely noticing more and more items labeled, “Gluten Free.” Gluten sensitivity is on the rise, almost reaching epidemic proportions. Research estimates that 18 million Americans suffer from non-celiac gluten sensitivity. According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearing House, that’s 1 in… Read more »