Metabolic activity in muscle accounts for approximately 25% of total energy expended by the body, but if that metabolism is constantly being slowed down, you're going to burn less energy throughout the day. Metabolic health is extremely important, and you might be harming it without even knowing it.
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
Biologically, men and women have some concrete differences. But those distinctions go beyond the obvious contrasts. It's important to recognize that our bodies function within subtle and not-so-subtle variations that…Read more
Two things are certain: The winter holidays are upon us, and if we’re not careful, they can wreak havoc on our digestive systems. Let’s face it: the holiday season is a dietary minefield. We stuff ourselves, drink too much and eat the wrong foods. We don’t even have to attend a party: calorie-dense foods are delivered directly to our offices and homes. Digestion suffers.
We hear a lot about weight gain during the winter. Maintaining a healthy body weight is important all year long and as we know, there are numerous ways to achieve this. But a scientific study has highlighted an unexpected ingredient for healthy fat metabolism that is quite literally, right under our noses: black pepper.
We’re surrounded with pastries over the holidays and most people, even those watching their diets, have a hard time resisting all the temptations. Nevertheless, the gluten-free movement continues to gain momentum as more people become aware of how widespread this problem really is.
For most people, it can be difficult to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle once the last nice days of fall are gone. The daylight hours disappear quickly and the weather can be unpredictable. Outside activity becomes limited to weekends, competing with errands and social engagements. Here are a few tips to help maintain good health through the fall.
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.
Astragalus will target toxins in organs and tissues and boost vital energy to support your immune system this fall. This savory vegetable soup is an amazing traditional recipe that includes superherbs like astragalus, garlic, and medicinal mushrooms into your diet.
Over the course of evolution, humans and bacteria have developed a close, symbiotic relationship. Internal flora -- our microbiota -- perform numerous tasks that affect digestion, immunity, metabolism, even mental health. Life would be quite difficult, perhaps impossible, without them -- and research continues to uncover their remarkable, far-reaching benefits.
Stay healthy with these top travel tips, so you can enjoy your well-deserved vacation to the fullest!
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
While it may not be the latest health movement, the raw food diet is one that continues to gain followers seeking to jump-start their health, beauty, detox and weight loss regimens. But how healthy is a raw food diet?