Plant-Based Diets & Bone Health – Is There a Risk?

If you’re one of the many Americans who has decided to go vegetarian or vegan for health benefits (e.g., lower blood pressure, reduced risk for heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, just to name a few!), there’s one possible negative consequence you may not be aware of.  A recent study found that people on plant-based diets, […]

Prebiotics & Probiotics – Is There a Difference?

In our digestive tract, there are billions of bacterial organisms floating around. However, not all of them are harmful. Probiotics are friendly bacteria that live in your intestines and support your body’s immunity to defend against disease. They function by controlling the growth of disease-causing bacteria. Prebiotics, on the other hand, are indigestible carbohydrates, or […]

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 […]

How to Be Positive – Even During a Pandemic

No doubt, we are living in challenging times.   In recent months, even those “glass half full” optimists are struggling to stay positive.  Although it’s easy to get caught up in all the negativity of the news and what’s going on in the world, staying positive can do more than just put you in a better […]

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 […]

Cold Hands & Feet

While most people get cold hands and feet during the colder, winter months, some people suffer from the unpleasant feeling of cold extremities year-round.  In most cases, cold hands and feet are not usually a sign of an underlying health condition, however if you have persistently cold hands and feet, coupled with discoloration, then it […]

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 […]