Holiday Heartburn Survival Guide

If you 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.  But by making some better choices, you can enjoy the feast without feeling miserable later. Start with our holiday… Read more »

10 Ways to Beat the Holiday Blues

For many of us, the holidays will look very different this year.  We may not be celebrating with family and friends.  Perhaps we have lost someone dear to us and are struggling with grief.  Maybe it’s just hard to feel joyous amidst so much turmoil. It is normal to experience feelings of sadness, stress and depression during this… Read more »

Healthy Thanksgiving Tips

Thanksgiving only comes around once a year, so why not go ahead and splurge? The answer is simple.  The weight many of us put on during the holiday season is often hard to take off.  So, we should try to avoid gaining it in the first place.  Thanksgiving doesn’t have to sabotage your weight goals. With a little… Read more »

Nourish Your Skin with these Foods

When it comes to your skin, there’s one thing we know for sure: What you eat can have a direct impact on how you look. If you’re not loading up on healthy superfoods for glowing skin and instead are constantly filling up on processed foods or those high in sugar and fat and devoid of… Read more »

Best Vitamins for Healthy Skin

Taking care of your skin is an essential part of your health regimen, but even more so during winter weather. Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and the skin is much more closely linked to your overall health than many people even realize. It is well known that vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin,… Read more »

Cold Weather Skincare

Winter is fast approaching and our hair, skin, and nails will soon suffer from the blustery season. Whipping winds, dry air, and chilly temperatures can have a damaging effect on soft skin and hair. The cold air outside and heat inside can strip moisture from locks and pores, making your hair brittle and skin itchy… Read more »

A Link Between Insulin and Vitamin D

Vitamin D deficiency is an issue in people with and without diabetes. Research has repeatedly found a clear association between low vitamin D levels in patients with insulin resistance and a high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, as shown in this study from Canada. A new study suggests that vitamin D supplementation prior to diagnosis, or… Read more »

Five Healthy Diabetic-Friendly Snacks

When you have type 2 diabetes, a good strategy for controlling your blood sugar levels is to think of snacks as miniature versions of meals and plan your carbs accordingly. Snacks with a good mix of protein, fat, and fiber will help keep hunger at bay and your blood sugar steady throughout the day. Here are… Read more »

Vitamin C May Improve Blood Glucose Levels

Recent research suggests that vitamin C supplementation is associated with improved blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes. A small Australian study, published in the journal, Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, reports that people with type 2 diabetes who took a vitamin C supplement two times a day reduced their blood glucose spikes after… Read more »

Four Physical Effects of Sleep Deprivation

If you suffer from sleep deprivation, you could be facing some serious physical health effects. A startling study published in the journal Sleep found that nearly one quarter of people who sleep fewer than six hours a night have some kind of cardiovascular disease (clogged arteries, an abnormal or weak heartbeat, etc.). Worse – Harvard… Read more »