The word “organic” tends to get tossed around a lot. The first things that come to mind are, ‘healthy, wholesome, and good for the environment.’ But let’s look a little deeper into what it really means when it comes to your oil, grains, bars and supplements. Dictionary.com defines the word as “noting or pertaining to a [...]
Getting sunburnt is probably my least favorite part about summer, but what are you supposed to do about it?
The human smile is universally an expression of joy, pleasure and friendliness. Many find an attractive smile to be a huge factor in the outward appearance of a person; not only straight, but also white teeth. When not being used as an expression of emotion, teeth function to grind up food for digestion. Two [...]
Mushrooms belong in your Healthy Kitchen because they are a unique source of nutrients that are commonly overpassed. Personally when I hear mushrooms, three words come to mind: delicious, healthy, vegetable; which are only partially true. Delicious: You may feel differently about the taste, but I can hold true to that statement myself. Mushrooms are [...]
It is important to realize that training methods for bulking up and training to slim down look very different both in nutrition and exercise. I’d like to just point out a few tips in training one way or the other.
Green coffee bean extract has been all over the market for the past year now, but what is it that makes it so special? First of all, let’s make sure we know what it is. Coffee beans grow on trees and are found within red “cherries” seen on the plants. Once the shell is removed [...]
Family camping trips are just one of the many highlights of my summers, but my skin and lips may beg to differ. When I was little I remember the two things I despised most about camping: the bathrooms and the bug spray. Bug spray lathered over sunscreen over a dirty body is never a fun [...]
Sore wrists, knees, ankles, and shoulders? Maybe some extra support will help prevent the recurring pain. I grew up in a family that absolutely loves sports, which meant every day of my childhood involved going to some sort of sports practice…soccer, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, you name it, we were there! And to say the least, sports [...]
As many of you have probably noticed, there are many numbers associated with B vitamins, but what do all the variations mean? Are they all essential to your daily life? Vitamins are named by similar functions rather than similar structures. All the B vitamins are associated with the enzyme process, but each fulfills a specific [...]
Beets have been recognized as a very powerful vegetable for many years now, and we just keep finding out more benefits of this deep red vegetable. Antioxidant Flavonoids. The deep red color isn’t actually from lycopene (in tomatoes and bell peppers) but from betacyanin related to anthocyanin. I know…these just sound like random big words. [...]