Monthly Archives: July 2015

Improve Sleep with the Right Foods

Improve Sleep with the Right Foods

Are you satisfied with your sleep? Truly regenerating sleep means greater immune power, more energy and vitality, better brain function and much more. And research is showing that certain foods may help us achieve more restful sleep.
The “Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen”: Research on Organic vs. Conventional Foods

The “Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen”: Research on Organic vs. Conventional Foods

Are organic foods more nutritious than conventional? A controversial Stanford study claimed that organic foods provide no added nutritional value. Needless to say, the study generated a great deal of uncertainty. People were confused about whether organics are worth the extra time, effort and of course, higher costs. It’s a valid question, so let’s try to sort these issues out.
Recipe: Ribbon Butternut Squash Salad

Recipe: Ribbon Butternut Squash Salad

Recipe and image from The Healthy Apple. Ingredients 1 (1.5 lb.) butternut squash, halved lengthwise and seeds removed 4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided, plus more for coating baking…Read more
Are Cell Phones and Tablets Safe?

Are Cell Phones and Tablets Safe?

Kids love iPads and cell phones. They’re bright, easy to use, tactile and fun. But there’s a question that’s beginning to dawn as more research is being conducted: How safe are they - for kids and adults?
Natural Solutions to Muscle Tension

Natural Solutions to Muscle Tension

Muscle tension has become more than a common health complaint – it’s practically a fixture of our modern lives. And there are many possible contributing factors. Luckily, there are also a number of natural approaches to increase muscle flexibility and reduce tension, while supporting other areas of health in the process.
Hot Weather and Toxin Exposure: The Perfect Storm

Hot Weather and Toxin Exposure: The Perfect Storm

The long, hot days of summer can offer ample opportunities for outdoor adventure and heightened physical activity. Just make sure you’re supporting your health against the increased toxin exposure. Even lead poisoning had been dubbed, "the summer disease."
Recipe: Basil Avocado Dip

Recipe: Basil Avocado Dip

This cooling dip featuring basil, avocado and probiotic-rich yogurt is so tasty, we could eat it on it's own!
Colorful Superfoods, ORAC Ratings and Powerful Health Protection

Colorful Superfoods, ORAC Ratings and Powerful Health Protection

Researchers recently demonstrated the remarkable brain-protecting benefits offered by two common berries, showing they help clear accumulated toxins from the brain. They were also shown to offer important protection against radiation damage. These results add to the growing body of data demonstrating that favorite berries from our backyards, and around the world, deliver powerful health benefits.
Stay Fit without Exercise

Stay Fit without Exercise

 New research suggests we don’t need to workout regularly or suffer extreme measures to maintain cardiovascular and overall health. In fact, with all of the stress that workouts can place on the body, it’s becoming evident that strenuous exercise can speed up the aging process. Find out how to stay in shape without "exercising."