Optimal Colon Function, Yes!

With the Holidays in full swing, we are living it up eating and drinking things we typically would stay far away from. One or two treats here and there are no big deal. Next thing you know platters of goodies appear at the workplace and holiday parties are filling your calendars. Most notice the digestive distress these[…]

Top 5 Sugar Shockers

Surprising foods you never knew were loaded with sugar When it comes to sweet treats like doughnuts, cakes and cookies, it’s pretty obvious that they’re loaded with sugar. But what about the not-so-obvious foods? Health professionals agree that we need to use more discretion when consuming certain foods. Reading nutrition labels, checking ingredients and doing[…]

Holiday Weight Gain: Taking It Off Is Harder Than Putting It On

By: Providence Medical Group An international team of researchers has parsed the numbers and reached a conclusion that you already knew, way down deep inside. It turns out that most people in three developed countries – the United States, Germany and Japan – gain a noticeable amount of weight over the holidays. And some of it[…]

Should I Worry About Caffeine & My Morning Supplements

Is it true my morning caffeine is depleting my minerals and B-vitamins? Should I wait to take my supplements until I have finished my coffee? The short answer, Yes! Calcium All the research I can find states that per 150 mg (about one cup) of caffeine roughly 5 mg of calcium is lost. This is[…]

Resveratrol Sourcing – A Cut Above The Rest

Whenever we get a chance for a few days of sunshine; gathering with friends, a picnic in the park, or just relaxing at a BBQ. “Grilling season” is officially among us, but did you know grilling your food can be detrimental to your health? Sorry to be a downer. I know you love sizzling steaks, I do too, but carcinogens? We all know about combustion and[…]

3 Easy Steps for Staying Well During Cold and Flu Season

So what can you do so that your time off can be used for a vacation, a retreat, or a business conference instead of at home feeling miserable? What can you do to avoid cancelling your appointments or exposing your clients?  Rest is still the best medicine for sure if you do get it, but[…]

Is it Allergies or a Cold?

In the Pacific Northwest, a great summer has led to a long allergy season. This gives us a chance to make sure we’re prepared, says Dr. Mark La Shell from the Allergy and Asthma Department at Kaiser Permanente Washington. Use our seasonal allergies action plan as a quick, easy cheat-sheet for allergy season prep. Cold and allergy symptoms often overlap,[…]

Coconut Oil – Healthy or Hype?

June 26, 2017  By: Chef Tse Coconut oil has long been hailed by people in the culinary industry as a great alternative to traditional fats. Unlike most oils, coconut oil is solid at room temperature – think nature’s version of Crisco. I use it in anything from stir fries to baked goods. But like all fats,[…]

10 Foods to Improve Your Acid Reflux

March 21, 2017  By: Providence Health Team Do you have a burning feeling? If you frequently experience heartburn or discomfort in the abdomen or chest after eating, you may have acid reflux. Don’t worry; you are not alone. A recent study suggests that 60 percent of the population experience acid reflux at some point. About 20 to 30[…]

Popcorn: Is It A Good Snack

POPCORN HAS the crunchy, salty appeal of chips or pretzels, but you can have 3 cups of the air-popped snack for slightly fewer calories than you’ll find in one sourdough pretzel. Perhaps that explains the huge increase in demand for bagged pop­corn. According to market research firm Mintel, 54 percent of Americans surveyed in 2016[…]