Thanks to the power of the information age, everyone seems to have the right answer to this question. No doubt, every time I open my email or turn on the television, there seems to be some new ad for a miracle supplement or a ground breaking new diet. If you ask me, the real answer … Continue reading What does it mean to lead a healthy life?
October is Liver Awareness Month, devoted to the importance of liver awareness that gives you the opportunity to focus on the important role the liver plays. This month, there should also be a heightened awareness about different forms of liver disease, including the threat posed by obesity and fat deposition in the liver created by … Continue reading Love your Liver!
Veggies and water and exercise, oh my! Chances are you already know the basics of how to live a healthy lifestyle. A proper diet, exercise, fresh air, and sufficient rest are all key. But, what happens when all the “how to” becomes so overwhelming that it starts to feel impossible? Nowadays, there are countless diets, … Continue reading When Healthy Becomes A Handful
Phytochemicals are a non-nutritive part of a plant that provides benefits to our bodies. They are considered non-nutritive because they aren’t vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, protein, fat or fiber. Researchers have found that these phytochemicals, or otherwise known as phytonutrients, are beneficial for our bodies. It is even more interesting that when researchers extracted the phytochemical … Continue reading Phytochemicals: What are they and How do We get Them?
Okay America, it’s time to get trendy for this grilling season. The trend to blend that is. So if there was a way to prepare your foods to be more flavorful, contain less calories and more nutrition, not add any high tech equipment or fancy ingredients, and it can actually save you money, would you … Continue reading The Trend to Blend
Have you ever stopped to think about all the wonderful things our bones do for us? Besides giving our bodies structure, protecting our organs and anchoring our muscles, they also allow us to perform basic functions like sitting, standing, walking and running. And as many of us know, the best way to keep our bones … Continue reading Keeping Your Bones Healthy
With the summer season rapidly approaching, we are shifting our focus to the outdoors! One great family activity that can be enjoyed throughout the entire summer season is creating your own garden! Now a garden doesn’t need to entail lots of land or resources. A garden can be a great addition to any size backyard, … Continue reading Backyard Herb Gardening
Celiac disease is a genetic disease, affecting estimated 1 in 133 Americans, or about 1% of the population. This autoimmune disorder is signified by an allergy to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley, that when ingested, leads to damage of the lining of the small intestine. This process then interferes with the … Continue reading May is Celiac Awareness Month
Quinoa, pronounced keen wah, is an ancient grain relatively new to our gluten free markets. In its native country of Bolivia, it’s known as the mother grain and has been a staple in diets there for thousands of years. Red quinoa is beautiful to look at and delicious to eat. Quinoa comes in three varieties … Continue reading Red Quinoa Bowl
Esophageal cancer represents 1.1% of all new cases of cancer in the United States. Compared to other cancers such as prostate, breast, lung, and colon cancer, it is relatively rare. It is the 18th most common cancer in the United States. Although there has been an increasing trend in the incidence of esophageal cancer, the … Continue reading April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month!