Posted May. 12, 2013, 9:16 am
Seaweed may not be something you think of as a food, but this top longevity food packs a powerful nutrient punch that very few other foods can match. For instance, did you know that many types of seaweed have more calcium than cheese, more iron than beef, and more protein than eggs?
Posted May. 5, 2013, 8:56 am
Did you know that one pound of fat equals a whopping 3500 calories?! By cutting just 500 calories each day, you can lose up to one pound a week to reach your goal weight.
Posted Apr. 28, 2013, 8:21 am
Spring is here, bringing with it flowering plants – and allergies. If you are one of the 50 million Americans itching for allergy relief this season, you are not alone! With a variety of natural remedies available, you may want to skip the pharmacy and look to Mother Nature instead.
Posted Apr. 21, 2013, 8:21 am
Our surroundings have a direct link to our lives. Since we spend 40 or more hours at our jobs weekly, it is essential to your health and longevity that your place of work is as conducive to wellness as possible. These are just a few ways you can integrate health into your workplace.
Posted Apr. 14, 2013, 9:02 am
Is fat the enemy? Is snacking a bad habit? With summer on its way, many people are looking at new diets to lose weight for bathing suit season.
Posted Apr. 7, 2013, 9:11 am
Low energy really puts a drag on your day – and your longevity plans! Energy normally fluctuates according to daily rhythms, which can vary from person to person, but in general we have more energy in the morning and wind down toward the evening.
Posted Mar. 31, 2013, 6:00 am
This spring when you are thinking of starting or renewing your herb garden, remember that herbs not only infuse your food with flavor, but also give you better health!
Posted Mar. 24, 2013, 9:39 am
As spring fever gives way to rising temperatures, nature’s new blooms and crops fill our markets with an abundance of seasonal produce. Come out of hibernation and take advantage of the bounty of this season’s superfoods that will boost your energy and reduce your waistline!
Posted Mar. 17, 2013, 6:00 am
Spring is in the air and as flowers start to bloom you might notice an increase in the bee population as well. Bee products have long been used in medicine and cooking as a healthy alternative.
Posted Mar. 10, 2013, 9:10 am
This time of year it feels like everyone you come in contact with is sick! Here are some natural ways to keep you healthy and well through this cold and flu season.
Posted Mar. 3, 2013, 9:16 am
If you are a fan, then you will be pleased to know that chocolate has enjoyed some time in the nutrition spotlight. However, you may want to think twice before reaching for that candy bar. Despite its health benefits, chocolate is high in calories. Continue reading to find out how your body and health can gain the benefits without the pounds.
Posted Feb. 24, 2013, 7:05 am
Diet and nutrition are powerful healers in Traditional Chinese Medicine and in many other Eastern traditions. The new science of functional food studies the healing and regenerative power of whole foods, which contain powerful compounds and antioxidants that help prevent disease and improve organ function. I strong believe that if we commit to eating healthy, natural foods, we can positively thrive with health and longevity!
Posted Feb. 17, 2013, 8:27 am
Winter may feel like the perfect time to hibernate from the cold – and potentially avoid catching one! However, you don’t have to hide with the bears to ensure you stay healthy this season.
Posted Feb. 10, 2013, 9:07 am
The cold weather might have you in hibernation mode, but before you take up permanent residence under the covers, give yourself a vitality boost with energizing foods! To help jump start your energy, enrich your immune system, and lose weight the healthy way, I recommend adding the following Energy Smoothie recipe a few times a week to a well-balanced diet, as a breakfast substitute or as an afternoon snack.
Posted Feb. 3, 2013, 8:58 am
February celebrates heart-health month, and with Valentine’s Day around the corner, you should take more to heart than just a box of chocolates! Since heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the Western world, focus on protecting this vital organ so you can celebrate life and love for years to come!
Posted Jan. 28, 2013, 9:10 am
Most people give up their New Year’s resolutions before January even ends! However, before you give up this year, try to find a few new foods that might keep your health kick on track and maybe even expand your recipe collection. Below are some nuts that can be eaten as a snack or added to a meal as a way for you to stay healthy and increase your longevity for years to come.
Posted Jan. 24, 2013, 8:42 am
If you are feeling a little low energy during this cold season, don’t worry, it is natural! The winter season is when nature sleeps, and everything experiences the slowing of natural processes – even our bodies.
Posted Jan. 13, 2013, 9:19 am
Whew! Now that the holidays have passed, we can breathe a sigh of relief, put away the sugary cookies, take a break from the alcohol, and get back on track with healthy resolutions. The Cleansing Detox Spice/Herb Blend below will help detoxify and cleanse your body, which is particularly needed following an over-indulgent festive season.
Posted Jan. 6, 2013, 6:00 am
One of the most common New Year’s resolutions each year is to get in shape and lose weight, however, many of these resolutions fail before January ends! This time start the year fresh with one simple habit that will improve your health and longevity: take a 20-minute walk every day for the whole month.
Posted Dec. 30, 2012, 9:04 am
Are you feeling the pangs of overindulgence after too many holiday meals with an abundance of cookies, cakes, and cocktails? You don’t have to wait until spring to detoxify your body and mind from unhealthy habits! Get a jump-start on the upcoming New Year with four simple tips that will have you feeling renewed and ready to take on the holiday season!
Posted Dec. 23, 2012, 12:31 am
Whether we plan to feast or fast during the holidays, getting stuffed seems to be inevitable for both ourselves and the turkey! Overindulgence in food and spirits often comes with the heavy price of indigestion. To help you feel a bit lighter this holiday season, try the following tips so you can survive the holiday munching mayhem.
Posted Dec. 15, 2012, 10:00 pm
Does this scenario seem familiar: Your friend devours two bowls of linguini and never gains an ounce, yet you feel like you’ve packed on five pounds by just looking at a slice of pizza! As much as we’d like to blame Mother Nature, our genes account for only 5 percent of our total daily caloric expenditure.
Posted Dec. 2, 2012, 12:51 am
At this time of year when changing weather patterns can create physical imbalance in our bodies, everyone is wondering how to prevent and stave off early colds, sinus infections, or the flu. The best way is to start enhancing your immunity now, while continually nourishing yourself throughout the winter.
Posted Nov. 25, 2012, 12:48 am
The holidays are always a time to reach out to family and friends, but spending too much time on the phone and not in person might be doing harm to your health. There is no question that texting, social networking, and new media tools have changed the way we interact with each other, do business, and live our lives. How is this impacting your health?
Posted Nov. 18, 2012, 1:10 am
Type II diabetes is rising at an alarming rate in this country, which is one reason November has been designated National Diabetes Month. More than 8 percent of the American population has developed diabetes, according to the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet – and the number has surely grown!