Category Archives: Food & Nutrition

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 […]

Men’s Health

Gentlemen, listen up! It’s time to start taking your health seriously. It may seem intimidating at first, but making better choices and small adjustments to your lifestyle can make a world of difference in the long run. You can start with small things. If you try a few of these simple suggestions, you will be […]

Post-Pandemic Health

As COVID-19 vaccinations continue to roll out across the country and life slowly starts to return to normal, many have found themselves feeling pressured to lose weight in anticipation of post-pandemic life.   The average weight gain during the COVID-19 pandemic has been 3 to 15 pounds, mainly due to less movement, more snacking and convenience foods, more stress (which […]

How Fit Is Your Brain?

Did you know that what you eat can affect your everyday brain skills, like alertness, mental sharpness, and memory?  Along with a good night’s sleep and exercise, there’s no doubt that diet plays a major role in brain health.  In fact, research shows that certain foods may even help ward off Alzheimer’s disease and other […]

Skin Inflammation

Skin inflammation and acne is a common problem among teens and even some adults. Aside from nutrition and diet factors, other culprits include genetics, hormones, stress, environment, and medications. Our skin is a living organ that needs care and nourishment just like any other organ system.  Blemishes and breakouts can be due to many causes […]

Nutritional Supplements and Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a type of inflammatory bowel disease causing inflammation and ulcers on the inner lining of your large intestine.  Common symptoms include abdominal pain, bloody stools, diarrhea, fever, rectal pain, weight loss and malnutrition.  Researchers believe it is caused by an overreaction of the immune system, however genes, other immune disorders, the […]

Nuts About Heart Health

February is American Heart Month. Sadly, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. While following a heart-healthy diet can help reduce your risk of heart disease, one particularly beneficial food item is nuts!  In fact, research shows that people who regularly eat nuts are less likely to have heart […]

Prenatal Care

Staying healthy is very important overall; however, it requires even greater attention when you are pregnant. Prenatal care should not be overlooked because the growth and development of a healthy baby requires a lot of care, attention, and adequate nutrition. To prevent risks and unwanted health concerns for both the mother and the baby, early […]

Bleeding Gums – Is It a Vitamin C Deficiency?

Bleeding gums have long been thought to be a sign of gingivitis (a mild form of gum disease) caused by a buildup of plaque at your gum line.  If you’ve ever experienced this, then you were probably told you need to brush and floss more often.  But a new study has found another possible cause […]