The immune system is a complex mechanism that is responsible for defending the body against foreign invaders like viruses, bacteria, and parasites. In addition, we are constantly being assaulted by environmental invaders including chemicals, pesticides and foreign materials present in the air we br Read More | Share it now!
Vitamin D and Muscle Performance Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, is critical for bone health, brain health and cancer prevention. But did you know that it also affects muscle performance and balance? People who are deficient in Vitamin D increase their risk of reduced balance with the risk of fall Read More | Share it now!
Can’t stop with just one cookie? Must have something sweet after a meal? Are you out of control with sugar? Do you feel helpless? Have you just given up trying? If you want to know how to immediately stop those cravings, keep reading because I found something truly original and most of all Read More | Share it now!
Guest Blogger Julie Latz: Is there someone special in your life that seems to go from diet to diet but never really keeps off the extra weight for the long term? If so, it’s very possible that your loved one is suffering from Binge Eating Disorder. As a matter of fact, this particular disorde Read More | Share it now!
On September 2nd the FDA banned the use of Triclosan, Triclocarban and 17 other chemicals that have been in hand and body washes labeled “antibacterial.” I’ve been educating my clients and my Food For Thought Thursday followers for years on the dangers of these chemicals and how t Read More | Share it now!
Did you know that Calcium, the most abundant mineral in the human body, is not only essential for strong bones, it also supports healthy functioning of the cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and nervous systems? Research shows a relationship between Calcium intake and risk for heart disease, colorect Read More | Share it now!
One of the world’s oldest spices, cilantro, dates back to 5,000 BC and is native to the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern regions. This famous herb was used in both ancient Greek and Roman cultures, mentioned in the Old Testament and used by early physicians, including Hippocrates, for its med Read More | Share it now!
Cabbage has a long history of use as food and medicine, dating back to ancient Celtic, Greek and Roman societies. With a deep rooted history, this gem is featured among food cultures of northern Europe, especially in German, Polish and Russian cuisine. Steaming is the best way to cook cabbage to re Read More | Share it now!
Food for Life sprouts the grains in most all of their products to release important nutrients for a healthier product. In some cases they use more than 18 grains and seeds from all over the world in a single loaf of bread, so you can benefit from the most nutrient rich, wholesome products out ther Read More | Share it now!
Readers of my newsletter know that I attend multiple expos and conventions throughout the year looking for new innovative healthy products. And with that I share some of the cool products that I find. Many are food, but some are also body care, pet care and home cleaning products. This past weekend Read More | Share it now!
Diindolylmethane (DIM) is a compound found in “cruciferous” vegetables such as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli. Scientists think these crunchy vegetables may help protect the body against cancer because they contain diindolylmethane and a related chemical called ind Read More | Share it now!
While research results are mixed around flaxseed and its ability to reduce menopausal symptoms, there are enough positive findings to support use of this nutrient-rich herb. For many women it has made the difference between comfort and discomfort when it comes to reduction of hot flashes, night swe Read More | Share it now!