The Five Stages of Sleep

Every night people around the world climb into their beds, close their eyes and sleep. The phenomenon is something we are all very familiar with, but how exactly does it work? Up until the 1950s, scientists believed that sleep was just a passive period of unconscious rest, but we now know that it’s a complex… Read more »

A Bedtime Routine for Adults

Having a bedtime routine isn’t just for young children.  Sleep experts agree that sticking to a nightly ritual can improve sleep quality for adults, too.  Start with these tips and personalize them so they fit your needs and preferences. Unwind – You will have a hard time falling asleep if you’re still up doing dishes… Read more »

Your Smartphone May be Interrupting Your Sleep

The glow of your smartphone (or tablet and laptop) may be getting in the way of a good night’s sleep.  Melatonin is the hormone responsible for telling your body it’s time to sleep.  But that electronics glow actually inhibits the release of melatonin. Under normal circumstances, the pineal gland, a pea-size organ in your brain,… Read more »

Vision Health with Omega 3’s

You probably know the heart health benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids.  The American Heart Association recommends a minimum of two servings of cold-water fish weekly to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.  But did you know that many eye doctors likewise recommend a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids to improve vision health? Several studies… Read more »

Mediterranean Diet Still Ranks Highest

The Mediterranean diet has been around for a while now, but still remains one of the best.  In fact, US News and World Report recently picked the Mediterranean diet as the most ideal for 2020. The third-time winner has met all the criteria for best diet: balance, maintainability, palatability, family-friendliness, sustainability, and healthfulness. Originated from the… Read more »

Health Benefits of Avocado Toast

Avocado toast is all the rage this year.  What’s not to love?  It’s a quick 2-ingredient meal that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  With a nice whole grain bread and the powerful omega-3 fatty acids found in the fruit; avocado toast is a winning combination.  And while purists may prefer the original,… Read more »

Reduce Daily Stress in the New Year

2020 is almost here and you’ve likely resolved to change some things in your life.  Maybe you’re going to shed a few pounds or commit to a more active lifestyle.  Or maybe you just want to reduce the amount of stress in your life.  There are simple changes you can make to your daily routines… Read more »

Keep Your New Year’s Fitness Resolutions

If you’re like most Americans, you’ve made exercise and weight loss your New Year’s resolution to kick off the new decade. Unfortunately, resolutions are a lot easier to make than they are to keep. According to a study from the Statistic Brain Research Institute, nearly half of Americans will make resolutions for 2020. The most… Read more »

2020 Health Food Trends to Look For

A new year means new beginnings. And new beginnings are the start of new trends including health foods. The health food industry is constantly changing and evolving, which is fantastic because with each year comes new information. Incorporating these trends into your 2020 diet is a sure-fire way to kick off the New Year! Spiraled… Read more »

Don’t Forget to Pack the Probiotics

We all know what it’s like to get sick when traveling.  Whether it’s a cold or the stomach bug, being sick can really put a damper on your holiday vacation plans.  You can try to build up your immunity before you leave, but often times we’re exposed to different germs and environments, leaving us defenseless. … Read more »