Mood, Food and PMS

Eating your weight in chocolate and chips? Yelling at loved ones all week? Feeling bloated and lethargic? Uh oh. Check your calendar. It might be that time of the month. It’s estimated that 4 in 10 women of childbearing age have physical and emotional symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) severe enough to affect daily routines and activities. For […]

Best Foods for Dry Skin

Problem skin creeps up on most people from time to time, especially during the winter when its is dry outside. Dry skin is further exacerbated by wind, temperature extremes and indoor heating, all of which cause redness, rough patches and an overall tight and itchy feeling. Beauty experts and various magazines talk a lot about how to care for […]

Fiber is Your Friend

Why do so many people forget about the importance of fiber? It is an essential part of our diet and provides us with great health benefits. Yet, it is an afterthought when we talk about the important vitamins, minerals, and nutrients our bodies need. The belief that only older people need to worry about fiber […]

Supplements for Fatigue

Stop! Put down the sweets, the extra cup of coffee, the Red Bull or the office doughnut that’s been sitting out now for over 6 hours.  There are natural alternatives to preventing fatigue! A chronic lack of energy due to day-to-day stressors or hectic schedules can affect your youthfulness as well as your productivity. You […]

Stress-Less

So, it’s officially November with the holidays literally around the corner. If there is ever a time when stress can get the better of us, that time is now. Days are short, temperatures are cold, and the long to-do list is simply overwhelming. When confronted with stressful situations, the body goes into fight or flight […]

Omega-3’s – Big Boost for Brain and Body

I’ve mentioned the powerful benefits of Omega-3 consumption several times over. I feel very strongly that as a society and given the Standard American Diet (SAD), we simply do not consume enough of this healing nutrient. For centuries, fisherman collected oil from the livers of codfish and used it to soothe aching joints, troublesome skin […]

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 […]

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 […]