Broccoli and Mental Health

May is mental health awareness month, so we thought it fitting to dig into the research behind a common food that has long been hailed as a brain boosting superstar – broccoli.   Not only is it packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber, but it has certain bioactive compounds, including a sulfur-containing chemical called sulforaphane, […]

How to Manage Seasonal Allergies

Did you wake up this morning with itchy, watery eyes? How about consecutive sneezes? Sore throat? Runny nose? This could very well mean that you have seasonal allergies, also known as allergic rhinitis/hay fever. You’re surely not alone because 26 million Americans are affected by seasonal allergies. When spring allergens such as pollen from oak, […]

Blueberries vs. Bilberries

Blueberries vs. bilberries – is there a difference? We’ve all more than likely seen and eaten the humble blueberry, but bilberries are a little less familiar, at least in North America. Bilberry is a European relative of the blueberry and looks very similar in shape and size. One main difference however is the flesh  – […]

Stay Home, Stay Healthy

We’re all spending a lot more time at home these days.  While some of us are relishing the time with our families, others are aimlessly going about their day feeling lost and unproductive.  Unfortunately, a lack of schedule and routine can lead to unhealthy habits such as skipping meals (or snacking all day), forgetting to […]

The Ketogenic Diet – Helpful or Harmful?

With over 70% of Americans considered to be overweight or obese, there’s no surprise that the diet and weight loss market has exploded into a multi-billion-dollar industry. Because of that, we’re left with a variety of diet programs available to us that can be overwhelming, confusing and sometimes conflicting.  One particular program that has gained […]

Let Food Be Thy Medicine

“Let food be thy medicine…” is a profound ancient quote that continues to prove true over and over again in recent scientific studies.  Despite what the science says, and with modern medicine at our fingertips, we sometimes feel more comfortable taking drugs rather than adjusting our diets.  Of course, in many cases, prescription medication is […]

Anxiety

In today’s world, stress and anxiety are all too common.  Anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults in the United States (18.1% of the population).  High stress lifestyles, poor dietary habits, reduced sleep, health issues and genetics are all contributing factors.  Unfortunately, the current coronavirus outbreak has triggered even more anxiety, even among those of us […]

7 Nutrients That May Help to Boost Your Immune System

The flu season is in full swing and for many of us that means being struck down with a sore throat, runny nose, or worse yet, body aches and respiratory issues.  In particular, many people are concerned over the global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). If everyone around you is coughing and sneezing, you may be […]

Simple Ways to Get Healthy Again

If your New Year’s resolution was to start eating better, but you have gotten a bit off track, National Nutrition Month®, celebrated in March, is a good time to refocus and be more mindful of what you eat. Healthy eating doesn’t have to complicated or mean giving up the things you love.  It’s all about […]