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,[…]

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[…]

An Alternative To Sugary Sports Drinks

The good weather has started, so some of us are starting to get more active, whether playing sports, training, or hiking in the great outdoors. Make the natural sports drink recipe below and keep it with you whenever you need to rehydrate! Unfortunately, athletes are often dehydrated, lacking proper mineral balance, and their electrolytes are depleted.[…]

How to Be Happy and Healthy All Year Long

Photo by: Pixabay    How long has it been since you took a long, hard look at your health and fitness goals? When is the last time you challenged yourself to take leaps and bounds in the direction of total wellness?  Your health cannot only determine the longevity of your life, but it impacts the[…]

Top 5 Vitamins & Supplements Questions Answered

Americans spend an astonishing $32 billion annually on 85,000 different vitamins, minerals and other dietary supplements. But are all of these products effective, safe, and necessary? Research has confirmed that some of these supplements, such as folic acid and fish oil, can be beneficial. But many others aren’t backed by conclusive peer reviewed research. Dietary supplements,[…]

Shed Winter Weight Gain Fast With These Helpful Tips

Image via Pixabay We aren’t mind readers, but odds are high that one of your New Year’s resolutions involves exercise or weight loss. There’s also an excellent chance that you abandoned – or will abandon – your resolution by the end of January. If you’re nodding your head in agreement, we’re here to help. Take[…]

Lifestyle Can Thwart Cancer

MICHAEL DREGNI · DECEMBER 2016 Thirty-year mega study finds up to 48 percent of carcinoma could be prevented with healthy lifestyles. Healthy behaviors could prevent a large proportion of cancer cases and deaths in the United States, according to a recent Harvard study published online by JAMA Oncology. Researchers examined the lifestyles and medical records of more than 135,000 white[…]

THE MOST IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES OF PROBIOTICS

To experience health benefits from probiotic supplementation, it’s important to understand which attributes make a probiotic effective.  Before determining which probiotics, the source, and the amounts, it is important to determine the intention of using such an intervention. Probiotics are often used for general health or as a means to restore normal function after an[…]

How To Keep Your New Year’s Fitness Resolution From Failing

By Dr. Jordan D. Metzl, CNN (CNN)If you’re like most Americans, you’ve made getting more fit and losing weight your New Year’s resolution to kick off 2017. Unfortunately, your resolution will most likely fail. According to a study from the Statistic Brain Research Institute, roughly 42% of Americans made New Year’s resolutions for 2017. The most common[…]

How Diabetes Affects Various Parts Of The Body

  Photo via Pixabay by Geralt Diabetes affects an estimated 29 million people in the United States, and although the disease can be caused by many factors and can come in different forms, the symptoms are usually very similar. Some people are diagnosed with it at a very early age; this is usually called Type 1[…]