Spice It Up

Looking to put a little more spice into life? Well, why don’t you start with these 10 herbs, roots, and plants that benefit your health as much as they do your taste buds! 1. Chili Pepper: Add some heat to your dish with the chili pepper. Chili’s contain a fiery substance called capsaicin which has a […]

Holloween Candy

With Halloween just around the corner, there are a lot of parents who question as to if they should let their kiddos indulge.  I, too, am a parent and while this may shock some folks, I view Halloween as a singular event where nutrition should not be your main concern. Rather, your kids should have […]

The Dirty Dozen

I’ve discussed this in a number of posts so I thought I would give you the quick low-down on The Dirty Dozen. Every year, the Environmental Working Group tests the amounts of pesticides that remain on fruit and vegetables after they have been picked, power washed and stocked onto grocery store shelves.  The EWG uses this information […]

Easy & Healthy Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate-Chip Cookies

Okay, so as much as I advocate a low-sugar diet, I also advocate for the occasional splurge! Here is a healthy take on the traditional chocolate-chip cookie that you and your entire family are sure to love! This recipe contains heart-healthy oats, real coconut, and high-antioxidant dark chocolate! INGREDIENTS 1/3 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut 1 […]

Beat the Winter Blues

Although the cold-weather season is often thought of as a time of joy and fun (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.), for others the shorter days bring lower spirits, as well. I realize its only October, but if you are one of the 25 million people who suffer from SAD, otherwise known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, it’s not […]

Is Stress Sabotaging Your Healthy Eating Habits?

If you diet a lot, you may be more likely to overeat in times of stress, a new survey suggests. Also, people tend to gorge on high-calorie, high-fat junk foods when eating under stress, says study leader Kayla Ten Eycke, MSc, of the department of psychology at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. “Having an […]

Easy & Healthy Sweet Potato Salad

Okay, so I’ve mentioned the sweet potato a number of times.  I love this vibrantly colored veggie and always opt for a sweet potato over a tradition white potato. Check out this very yummy and colorful sweet potato salad recipe which will enhance any meal, especially around the holidays! Sweet Potato and Apple Salad Ingredients: […]

Best Foods for Healthy Skin

Aren’t we all looking for the fountain of youth? Well, what if I told you that by tweaking your diet and including super nutrient-dense foods, you could actually change your appearance and look younger! In addition to your regular cleansing regimen, add the following foods to your diet to clear the way for a beautiful […]

Childhood Obesity on the Rise (if that’s even possible)

The latest findings from the landmark Nestle Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study (FITS) were presented at The Obesity Society’s annual scientific meeting in Orlando last week. The new data provides insight about the evolution of children’s diets, from birth through preschool, including sources of calories, key nutrients and snacking patterns. Unfortunately, this year’s FITS study […]

Optimal Food Choices

“By choosing foods wisely, we can control our health destiny,” states Joel Fuhrman, MD, author of Eat for Health, 2008. Over the past 2 decades, Fuhrman reviewed 20,000 human-nutrition studies to create a scientifically based method for selecting optimal foods for weight control, disease prevention, ant-aging and overall health. To do so, he compared common […]