The Top Foods Contributing To Salt In Our Diet

April 10, 2017  By: Mike Francis To those who live for hamburgers and hot dogs: You’re not going to like this list. Same with you, bagel biters and pepperoni people. But it’s knowledge you should have.  You’re eating a lot of salt. And it’s coming from an assortment of foods that are very common in the[…]

Alcohol & Breast Cancer Infographic

In this blog post, we present an infographic that weighs up recent studies that say drinking moderate amounts of alcohol could increase the risk of getting breast cancer. Almost unbelievably, just over one in ten women will suffer from breast cancer in their lifetimes. Recent studies say these risks are increased in proportion to the[…]

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[…]

Salt Reduction May Help to Improve Sleep

by Nicole Gregory on May 10, 2017 Getting up during the night to use the bathroom becomes more common as people get older. But researchers in Japan have found a way to dry up the nightly urge to pee (and so deliver a better night’s sleep): Cut your salt intake. Research presented at the 32nd European Association[…]

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[…]

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.[…]