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 […]

Plan a Healthy Winter Getaway

Mid-January usually marks the beginning of the mass exodus from the cold and wintery North down to the South. This time of year, nothing sounds better than a warm beach, a cold beverage and endless amounts of buffet food.  Wait, not so fast! Vacations don’t have to involve binging on unhealthy food and over-indulging on […]

COVID-19 and Nutrition

It’s been two years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and while research has primarily focused on vaccine production, boosters and anti-viral medications, scientists have also emphasized the importance of boosting the immune system through nutrition.  Your health depends on an adequate intake of essential nutrients which will support a properly functioning immune system.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

Relief for Winter Skin

For those of us that live in the Northern parts of the US, we’re currently in the middle of a polar vortex, more commonly known as, winter. Along with the plummeting temperatures comes dry, scaly skin that is sometimes associated with eczema, accentuated fine lines, and acne (yikes)!  If you’re unable to head down south […]

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, […]

Mushrooms and Mental Health

Mushrooms have traditionally been used in eastern cultures for thousands of years.  They are a rich source of vitamins and minerals (such as vitamin B12, selenium & copper), bioactive compounds (such as beta glucans), and potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds.   While the fabulous fungi are known for their many health benefits such as immune health, […]

Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month.  While there are many natural options claiming to help, one supplement called Berberine may have some real science to back it up.  Berberine is a compound found in a variety of plant species, which has been used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Ayurveda, and other traditional medicine for thousands of […]