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Top Five Foods for Healthy Skin

Having healthy skin can often feel like a challenge. There are so many things that can go wrong; from dryness to redness to blemishes, the list may seem endless. Healthy skin is a reflection of your internal health. There are plenty of creams and cosmetics to put on top of...

Foods That Will Quickly Satisfy Your Appetite

Have you ever notice that some foods quickly satisfy your appetite while others give you the munchies an hour later? That can make the advice to "stop eating when you feel full" a bit tricky if you're picking foods that aren't filling. That's a phenomenon called satiety. It's the feeling...

Real Health Benefits of Exercise

Exercise can improve your health on all levels. We’re not just talking about being fitter and stronger. We’re talking about overall health and longevity. Regular exercise improves your heart health, brain health, muscle and bone health, diabetes, and arthritis. Beyond those, it also reduces stress, boosts moods, increases your energy,...

Do I Have a Leaky Gut?

There’s a lot of interest in leaky gut these days. Wellness and health professionals are talking about the many conditions and all-too-common symptoms that may be linked to leaky gut. Intolerances, joint pain, allergies, and even autoimmune diseases can all be traced back to leaky gut. But what exactly is leaky...

Mediterranean Diet 101

The Mediterranean diet is based on the traditional foods that people who lived around the Mediterranean Sea ate about 50 years ago. Back then, in the mid 20th century, researchers noted that people in Spain, Greece, and Italy lived longer and healthier than Americans. And they had...

9 Ways to Break Free From Stress

Meditation is thought to be the secret sauce that takes your wellness up to the status of the elite gurus. It’s considered to the “be-all and end-all” intervention for beating the infamous health-buster called “stress.” But it's not the only way to get there. The entire purpose...

Do I Need Vitamin B12 “shots”?

You may have come across clinics offering vitamin B12 “shots” (a.k.a intramuscular cobalamin injections) and wondered whether you should I get one too. I often get asked; what’s the difference between oral and vitamin B12 “shots”? Is there a difference between types of vitamin B12? (did you...

Are You Getting Enough Protein?

Protein is a critical building block required to repair damage, digest food, fight infections, build muscle and bone, create hormones and even for maintaining good moods. Higher protein diets can help fight high blood pressure, diabetes and osteoporosis. Not to mention protein's great benefits for...

What to Avoid if You Get Migraines

Migraines are debilitating headaches, especially if they stick around for hours or even days. They can cause terrible pain, vision problems (including aura), and nausea. About 15% of adults are affected by migraines. While the exact cause is not known, there are lots of known triggers....

The Truth About Turmeric: Miracle Spice or Myth?

Turmeric is a bright orange rhizome that grows underground similar to ginger. Originally used in Southeast Asia, it’s a vital component for of many foods including traditional curries. You can find dried powdered turmeric in the spice aisle of just about any grocery store. Sometimes...

Sugar: How Much is Too Much?

Governments and organizations are finally declaring a maximum amount of daily sugar intake. While this is a step forward, there are still a few problems. One, they don’t all agree with each other. And two, health professionals don’t necessarily agree with them either. We all know sugar...

Fats: Keep the Good and Ditch the Bad

Fat is an essential macronutrient that supports your brain function, hormones, immune system and heart health. There are two types of fat: one that supports these functions and another that busts all of these (brain, hormones, immune system, heart health, and moods). That is why the information...

Five Ways to Naturally Stop Bloating

Have you ever felt a bit over bloated or gassy in the belly after a meal? Not surprising, bloating is common. Up to 25-30% of people experience it regularly. It happens when you have trouble digesting. The symptoms may come from build up gas, reactions to...