The Nutrient Thieves

Everyone knows that prescription drugs can come with side effects, from minor annoyances to very serious complications.  But what you may not know is that many commonly prescribed medications (and over the counter, as well) can deplete your body of essential nutrients.  And as with side effects, the longer you take them, the worse they […]

6 Eating Habits That May Be Zapping Your Energy

Do you feel tired all the time, even after a full night’s sleep?   If so, you may want to take a closer look at your eating habits.  What and how you eat can affect your energy level throughout the day. Here are six eating habits that could be making you tired:   Skipping meals, especially […]

Collagen Supplements – Are They Worth the Hype?

Collagen supplements are all the rage these days.  They claim to do everything from reduce wrinkles to help joint pain to prevent bone loss and to even help you lose weight.  But do they work?   Let’s start with the basics.  What is collagen?  Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and one of […]

5 Nutrients for Beautiful Skin

In the age of Botox, filler, and plastic surgery, it’s safe to say that we’re obsessed with looking younger and more beautiful.  While there’s no doubt that some of these more drastic measures may provide you with instant results, keeping up with a regular healthy diet, chalk full of nutrients and hydrating foods, will provide […]

The Relationship Between Men and Meat

Men and meat. The relationship dates back to the stone age, when males hunted for food.  Meat has long been associated with strength and masculinity and still today, the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey reveals that men eat 57% more meat than women do.  While there’s no doubt meat is a good source […]

3 Supplements That May Ease Constipation

Constipation is one of the most common health conditions in the United States, but out of embarrassment, or the sheer risk of divulging too much personal information, it should come as no surprise that it’s rarely discussed in social settings. However, it’s so common, that approximately 14% of American adults suffer from it, which accounts […]

Why Your Skin Changes Around Menstruation

Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and often outwardly reflects what’s going on inside.  This is true when it comes to menstruation.  If you ask any woman, no doubt she will agree that her monthly hormonal changes are often coupled with breakouts, especially around the chin area.  But why does this happen, and since […]

Eat Your Broccoli

Why do parents force their kids to eat broccoli? Well, everybody knows that broccoli is considered one of those healthy, “dark, leafy green” vegetables, that have an abundance of vitamins and minerals, but is there something more to this familiar green? While broccoli is considered a rich source of vitamins K and C, it is […]