10 Healthy Eating Habits to Adopt in 2018

Our eating and lifestyle habits, both good or bad, can have a tremendous impact on our health and well-being. It is up to us to choose whether or not we want to incorporate healthy eating habits into our daily lives. When we view healthy eating habits as a choice and not something that has been…

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4 Simple Tips to Help You Avoid the “Inevitable” Holiday Weight Gain

The holidays are a time of massive indulgence for many of us. In fact, even those who have managed to stick to healthy diet and exercise programs all year long often fall off the wagon at the end of the year. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying some extra food and drink at this time of…

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Mindfulness and Meditation…Do They Really Work?

Well…yes, Mindfulness and Meditation do really work. The fact is, science shows definite health benefits for people who use mindfulness and meditation. Before we dive in, let’s just make sure we’re on the same page when we say “mindfulness” and “meditation.” “Meditation” is the ancient practice of connecting the body and mind to become more…

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Dairy Intolerance (Lactose, Casein, and Whey)

Having a food intolerance is not fun. It can cause abdominal pain, discomfort, and nausea. It also causes embarrassing symptoms like flatulence and diarrhea. Other symptoms linked to food intolerances include muscle or joint pain, headaches, exhaustion, and even skin symptoms like rashes and eczema. Dairy is just one of those foods that many people…

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4 Common Weight Loss Myths – Busted

Weight loss advice is so common (and contentious) now. There are competing opinions everywhere. I say, forget about “who’s right” and let’s focus on “what’s right.” Because what gets results is what I’m focusing on in this post. I respect you too much to make empty promises and try to sell you on something that…

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Coffee – Should you drink it or avoid it?

Coffee is one of those things – you either love it or hate it. You know if you like the taste or not (or if it’s just a reason to drink sugar and milk). You know how it makes you feel (i.e. your gut, your mind, etc.). Not to mention the crazy headlines that say…

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How to Naturally Lower Stress Hormone (Cortisol)

Our natural “fight or flight” stress response can sometimes go a little overboard. It’s supposed to help us escape injury or death in an emergency and then return to normal after we’ve fought or flew. But, that doesn’t happen too much in our society – it becomes a long-term reaction. It becomes chronic. You’ve probably…

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How to Improve Gut Health

Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut.” And while this may not be 100% true for every disease in every person, more and more research shows that our gut (digestive system) has a bigger role in many diseases than we used to think. And we’re not just talking about heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, IBS, IBD,…

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The Top 4 Benefits of Juicing

There’s quite a health craze happening right now. It’s not a fad diet that goes against all common sense, though. This trend fits right in with what we already know: that eating more fruit and vegetables helps us get the nutrients we need. This trend is juicing. The main idea behind juicing is that it…

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Broccoli: Putting The Super In Superfood!

Broccoli is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, which also includes cabbage, cauliflower, and kale to name just a few. All cruciferous vegetables are highly regarded for their nutritional value, but none more than broccoli. You could do worse than including more of this green vegetable in your diet, and this article will show…

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