Metabolic Health

Your Metabolism Affects Much More Than Just Weight

Your Metabolism Affects Much More Than Just Weight

When we hear the term “good metabolism” in social situations, it's usually about somebody who seems to be able to eat and eat -- without gaining weight. But metabolic health entails much more than this. Although it’s true that your metabolic rate is the speed at which your body burns calories, your metabolism has more to do with health than just your weight.
Are Toxins Fueling Type 2 Diabetes?

Are Toxins Fueling Type 2 Diabetes?

We know there are a number of factors that contribute to the development of type 2 diabetes. A high sugar diet, lack of exercise and other lifestyle factors are often involved. Genetics can play a role as well. But there's another factor emerging as a possible culprit: environmental toxins.
Foods that Satisfy: Eat Right, Stay Full and Curb Cravings

Foods that Satisfy: Eat Right, Stay Full and Curb Cravings

Sometimes we eat a good meal but don’t get up from the table feeling satisfied. We’ve eaten enough, but our bodies keep telling us to eat again, eat more, and overindulge. This message can be difficult to resist and most likely, sooner or later, we will find ourselves rooting through the refrigerator for that “perfect” food to calm those cravings
Four Signs You Need to Support Your Metabolism

Four Signs You Need to Support Your Metabolism

When we hear the term “good metabolism” in social situations, it is often about somebody who seems to be able to eat and eat -- without gaining weight. But metabolic health entails much more than this. Although it’s true that your metabolic rate is the speed at which your body burns calories, your metabolism has more to do with health than just your weight.
A Story of Tibetan Herbalism

A Story of Tibetan Herbalism

Tibetan herbalism carries a rich and sophisticated history of traditional use. A Tibetan herbal formula often includes more than 20 unique ingredients, and sometimes more than 100! These ingredients can generally be grouped into three classes: 1. A major group of ingredients that target specific area(s) in the body 2. A secondary group that supports and sustains the effects of the first group 3. A third group that helps balance the first two groups
Boost Energy the Natural Way

Boost Energy the Natural Way

Most of us in today’s fast paced world are dependent to some degree or another on caffeine and artificial energy stimulants, including sugar. In the cold winter months, these habits seem to intensify as we push through our to-do lists when all we want to do is stay home by the fire.
Balancing the Scales this Winter

Balancing the Scales this Winter

We all know what’s in store as winter approaches: colder weather, shorter days, winter celebrations, holiday travel, maybe some quiet time by the fire. And for most of us, a few extra pounds also manage to sneak their way past the calorie counter. Here are some tips to keeping scales balanced.
The Skinny on Fats

The Skinny on Fats

Of all the food groups, fat is the most commonly misunderstood. We’re taught to believe that our obesity problems and related health conditions come from eating too many fats. However, fats are actually critical to numerous areas of health -- they just have to be the right kind. Here’s how to know the difference.