We've heard the clichés so many times: You are what you eat. Good food supports good health. Let thy food be thy medicine... So why then, do so many people…Read more
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If we’re not careful, the holidays can quickly turn into a metabolic disaster. Luckily, there are simple, ways to protect yourself, and improve overall health in the process.
Changing seasons and cold weather can take a toll on immunity, but there are natural and effective ways to help support against colds and flu. Check out our guide to utilizing some of nature’s best immune ingredients to help prime your system for the months ahead.
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.
Foods that can help increase your metabolism.
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.
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
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.
The foods on your plate can be an important part of your spring detox program. With the right diet and supportive detox supplements, a brighter, cleaner, more vibrant you can shine this year.
In today’s world, full of health foods and organic options, it seems like it should be easier than ever to “eat clean.” But is it really? This week we discuss what factors can increase the difficulty of sticking to a healthy diet and what lifestyle changes we can make to boost our success rate.
Chances are you aren't drinking enough water on a day to day basis. Staying hydrated is the key to keeping our bodies functioning properly, and chronic dehydration can lead to a plethora of other health problems. Find out what health issues could be attributed to a lack of water.
If you want a refreshing way to improve your digestion, enhance your immune system and increase your peace of mind, try chai tea. Scientific research is now confirming what people in India have known for thousands of years: Chai is not only soothing and uplifting -- it also benefits numerous areas of health, for long-term vitality.
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
Keeping your mind sharp requires more than just a daily Sudoku puzzle. New research shows that an active body is just as important for maintaining an active mind. This week’s article focuses on the top methods to maintaining mental longevity.
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.
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.
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.
Many major health organizations recommend you eat a variety of fish and shellfish twice a week. These choices are swimming in heart-healthy fats!
The body spends a lot of effort dealing with blood sugar (glucose): getting it, storing it, transporting it into cells.