Making Sense of Serving Sizes

When it comes to eating sensibly, it’s not always WHAT we eat, but HOW MUCH we eat. Most Americans underestimate their food intake and overestimate physical activity, resulting in a positive energy balance (aka weight gain)! Even the most nutrient-dense foods, when consumed in excess, can contribute to weight gain. How to stay on track … Continue reading Making Sense of Serving Sizes

Ginger: Feel the Heat

Ginger has been shown to reduce nausea and vomiting from multiple causes, including morning sickness, postoperative nausea, chemotherapy treatment, and motion sickness. Gingerol, the main bioactive compound in ginger, is responsible for its distinct aroma and also its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Its phenolic compounds can prevent gastrointestinal irritation, improve appetite, stimulate bile and saliva … Continue reading Ginger: Feel the Heat

Fiber Up For Your Colon!

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and it brings with it a chance to increase disease awareness, education and support for one of the most deadly, yet most preventable, cancers in the U.S. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the US. It affects approximately 150,000 people … Continue reading Fiber Up For Your Colon!

Ever Growing Curiosity and Education: The Story of BLDG. 7 Yoga

Over the years yoga has become increasing popular due to the mental and physical benefits that people of all shapes and sizes can experience. The variety of styles of yoga range from a very physical class in a heated room, to a mental class in a carpeted, comfortable and quiet room. At BLDG. 7 Yoga … Continue reading Ever Growing Curiosity and Education: The Story of BLDG. 7 Yoga

Random Acts of Kindness are actually Good for You!

Random Acts of Kindness Week is upon us! Observed during the second full week of February, this week is dedicated to promoting the idea of committing one random act of kindness each day during the week. It’s certainly not time consuming or hard, and it can be as simple as smiling at a passerby, helping … Continue reading Random Acts of Kindness are actually Good for You!

Winter Rejuvenation: Cold Weather Salads

In the colder months, salads are often pushed aside in favor of steaming soup. However, with a few modifications, salad can be expanded as a deliciously rich and savory meal for the winter, with bright fresh flavor combinations to celebrate the season! With the bitter cold of winter weather, choosing food with warming qualities as … Continue reading Winter Rejuvenation: Cold Weather Salads

Shop Farmer's Markets!

The number of farmers’ markets nationally is growing, fueled by an increasing interest among consumers in buying local food and supporting more sustainable food sources. According to the US Department of Agriculture, there has been a 67% increase in the number of farmers’ markets since 2008, with more than 7,800 listed in the USDA’s National … Continue reading Shop Farmer's Markets!