Nutrition can be a complex and confusing issue. For many years, nutritionists, doctors and health professionals were touting low fat diets as the most successful way to lose weight and lower the incidence of heart disease. And the worst fats of all? Saturated fats. However, in more recent years this approach has been more or [...]
We all know that we should limit the amount of sugars and sweeteners that we intake into our system to maintain a truly healthy body. However, most people crave a little bit of something sweet from time to time. So how can we ensure that when we do indulge our sweet side, we don’t send [...]
We have heard that the human body can produce Vitamin D through skin exposure to Ultra Violet light. However, the dangers of exposure to Ultra Violet light have also been well documented. Dermatologists and skin cancer experts suggest we avoid direct exposure to Ultra Violet light, use sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and avoid spending extended periods of time outside during the [...]
What is a microbiome and why do probiotics and digestive enzymes assist in keeping this army of essential microorganisms happy and functional?
Everyone is probably familiar to some degree with the good old beet root, but did you know that their rich red color hides a surprising secret? These ‘old fashioned’ root vegetables are just packed full of health benefits.
Many of us are familiar with Turmeric, the bright yellow culinary spice used primarily in western cooking dishes such as curry. Turmeric is derived from the underground stems of a plant called Curcuma Longa which is a member of the ginger family. Many people, especially those who love curry are familiar with Turmeric, but what [...]
I think it’s fair to say at some point in our lives that we all battle some sort of skin issue, ranging from annoying eye bags, sun spots, rough skin, or the occasional pimple. With so many products making amazing claims about resolving skins issues, how do you know if the ingredients are actually going to help your unwanted skin [...]
New Year NEW YOU! Every year many of us make the New Year’s resolution of losing weight and getting into better physical shape. I think it’s fair to say that we all know that diet and exercise are key components in the weight loss formula, but what about supplements? Have you ever felt like you [...]
How do you select a protein with so many options out there? Protein is an essential macronutrient that is responsible for building muscle, transporting nutrients, and maintaining healthy immune function. It is said that a person wanting to build lean muscle should consume a minimum of 1 gram of protein per pound of ideal bodyweight. [...]
Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic dental technique that has recently grown in popularity. Oil pulling involves swishing oil in your mouth for fifteen to twenty minutes, in the morning, on an empty stomach. It is said to draw or “pull” toxins out of your body increasing oral and overall health. Coconut oil is typically [...]