Category Archives: Weight loss

Can Inflammation Affect Weight Loss?

Losing weight is a simple equation, right?   Burn off more calories than you consume, and you’ll lose weight.   Turns out this may not always be the case.  Research has found there is something lurking in your body that can sabotage your best efforts to lose weight – inflammation. Not the good kind that helps you […]

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 […]

How Gut Health Impacts Our Bodies

You may think our digestive system is relatively simple. Food goes in, is broken down into nutrients that are absorbed, and then the waste is excreted. While that is true, emerging research has found that our gut has far-reaching effects on our entire body.  In fact, gut health is so important that some medical professionals […]

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 […]

A Fit Heart is a Fit Start

Exercise is probably one of the top things on your New Year’s resolutions list. You’ve heard it before … vigorous aerobic exercise three to five times a week for at least 30 minutes is key to a healthy heart and body. Aerobic exercise burns fat, speeds up your metabolism, strengthens the heart and is a […]

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, […]

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 […]