Category Archives: Metabolism

Signs of Bad Gut Health

When your gut is functioning properly, you have a healthy balance of beneficial bacteria, your body produces digestive enzymes, absorbs nutrients effectively, fights against bacteria and infections, and eliminates waste and unwanted substances efficiently. But what happens when your gut is not functioning as it should be and you have an imbalance of bacteria? Here […]

Get More Energy the Natural Way

When your body is low on energy, it relies on everything from blood sugar to adrenaline. If you’re feeling extremely fatigued and in need of a recharge, here are some ways you can give yourself an energy boost – the natural way. There are several different body mechanisms that control your energy levels throughout the […]

Why Your Workout Isn’t Working Out

Have you ever worked out for a significant period of time and noticed ZERO changes to your body?  If you have, it can be one of the most discouraging realizations.  After all, getting yourself off the couch and to the gym is a feat of strength on it’s own, never mind if all that hard […]

Staying Healthy During the Holidays

With family gatherings, and lots of indulgent food surrounding us, it’s very easy to unintentionally pack on a few extra pounds during the holiday season. Since the year is coming to an end, many people are starting to think about goals that they look forward to accomplishing next year. We’re here to help you with […]

Can Turmeric Root Help You Shed Those Holiday Pounds?

Turmeric (Curcuma longa), a spice that has been used for thousands of years in India for both cooking and medicine, has many well-known health benefits.  Curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.  But a recent study suggests that it may be particularly helpful for overweight individuals.  A recent randomized, […]

Pumpkin Season

It’s pumpkin season again! Not only do pumpkins taste irresistible, but they’re also packed with essential vitamins and minerals. Below is a list of nutrients that can be found in the famous, fall favorite. Vitamin A and Beta-Carotene are both responsible for giving the pumpkin its distinctive bright orange color.  But what role do these […]

You Snooze, You Lose (Weight)

When most people think about trying to lose weight, they think about watching every calorie they eat and doing endless amounts of exercise.  But if you’ve been doing just that and still not losing weight (and…gasp…maybe even gaining weight), it may be time to consider if you’re getting enough zzzzz’s.    Research on sleep having a […]

5 Foods for Your Best Beach Body

In order to achieve a beach body that you’re comfortable with, a healthy diet, along with regular exercise is key. However, it can be difficult to keep yourself in check, as there are so many tempting summer treats.  To combat those cravings, here are some of our favorite healthy (and delicious!) foods to help you […]

Are You Constantly Snacking?

It’s 10:00 am and all of a sudden, your stomach is growling.  You think to yourself, I had breakfast not that long ago, how can I already be hungry?  Or maybe it’s 1:00 pm, you just finished your lunch, and you’re hungry again. If you’ve ever gotten back from a meal to find yourself already […]

Get the Most out of Your Workout

Nutrition plays a vital role both before and after physical activity. An active body requires carbohydrate and fat for fuel, protein for recovery and repair, vitamins and minerals to maintain energy metabolism and water to hydrate and prevent fatigue.  It’s important your body gets the right amount of nutrients before your activity begins, but then […]