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 »

Five Strategies to Reduce Insomnia

We’ve all been there – lying awake in the middle of the night when we should be asleep.  It’s frustrating to say the least.  Do you turn the light on and read a book or watch some tv?  Or do you just lie there with your eyes closed wishing and hoping you’ll fall back asleep? … Read more »

Fall Back Without Feeling Exhausted

Saturday, October 31st daylight savings ends, and we move our clocks back an hour.  In theory, that extra hour seems like a great idea.  You go to sleep at 10:00, but now it’s only 9:00.  But in reality, that one hour can wreak havoc on our internal clocks.  Our bodies are extremely sensitive to changes… Read more »

The Many Health Benefits of Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient, meaning our bodies are unable to produce it. Yet, vitamin C has many roles and has been linked to some impressive health benefits. It’s water-soluble and found in many fruits and vegetables, including oranges, strawberries, bell peppers, broccoli, kale, and spinach. Here are the health benefits of adding more… Read more »

Tips for Staying Healthy this Cold and Flu Season

Cold and flu season is upon us, but there are ways in which to prepare and reduce your chances of catching the latest bug. Getting an annual flu vaccine and practicing good hygiene are great ways for a person to protect themselves and others. Some lifestyle and dietary changes can also reduce the likelihood of… Read more »

Five Foods to Improve Immune Response

Your immune system is your body’s best defense against flu season.  But in order to help keep it functioning at its best, your diet should include these five foods to improve immune response. Yogurt – Regularly eating “good bacteria” (or probiotics) can help improve digestion and strengthen your immune system. But not all yogurts are… Read more »