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 »

Vitamin D and Immune Health

Vitamin D is necessary for the proper functioning of your immune system, which is your body’s first line of defense against infection and disease. This vitamin plays a critical role in promoting your immune health. It has both anti-inflammatory and immunoregulatory properties and is crucial for the activation of immune system defenses. Vitamin D enhances the pathogen… Read more »

Ten At-Home Exercises to Stay in Shape

Stuck inside, but still need to get some exercise?  We’ve got you covered.  You don’t need a gym or to even go outside your home for these favorites.  You can get your heart rate pumping, strengthen your core and tone your muscles right in the comfort of your living room.  Try these ten at-home exercises… Read more »

How B Vitamins Battle Stress

If you’re feeling stressed or anxious about COVID-19, you are not alone. The virus is dominating news cycles and inundating health care providers. With so much uncertainty surrounding its increasing impact on daily life, it can be easy to feel concerned, overwhelmed, and afraid. All that worry and stress is going to deplete your supply… 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 »

The Toll Stress Takes on Your Body

These are unprecedented times and many of us are under a great deal of stress as we try to navigate the “new norm” of our daily lives.  Unfortunately, stress is the undeniable link between depression and heart disease.  Depression is the leading cause of disability with more than 350 million people globally affected.  In addition… Read more »

Natural Antihistamines

Seasonal allergies affect a reported 35 million Americans each year with sneezing, wheezing, runny nose and itchy, watery, red eyes. Respiratory congestion is often caused by allergens. These may be food allergens, allergens in the air, such as pollen, mold, dust mites, animal dander, or household cleaning products that release chemical allergens. When your body… Read more »

Battle Stress Naturally with B Vitamins

It’s a stressful time for many of us.  Uncertainty and health concerns have us all worried.  Our bodies can react to this excess stress in negative ways.  Referred to as vitamin B complex, the eight B vitamins — B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12 — play a crucial role in keeping our bodies… Read more »

Spring Cleaning Your Health

Spring has sprung and many of us are home practicing social distancing.  It’s the perfect time for spring cleaning and organizing; replacing the old with new.  You can also spring clean your health!  Now is the time to replace your old sneakers, schedule those check-ups and examine your progress with those health resolutions. Toss your… Read more »

How to Survive Daylight Savings

Did Daylight Savings wreak havoc on your sleep?  While the longer daylight hours are welcome, the dark mornings can make it seem like you’re getting up in the middle of the night.  It takes time for our bodies to adjust.  Don’t despair.  There are plenty of things you can do to help ease the transition… Read more »