Supplements help to build immunity

Feeling sick? What’s the first thing you do? Pop a pill?  Research organic and natural solutions? If you answered the first one, you’re not alone. It almost seems like a standard measure. It’s a habit we picked up from our health care system. What we should ask is this: Why am I getting sick in […]

Use glycemic index for weight loss

Conversations about sugar abound. Consumers scour labels trying to cut down on this highly demonized carbohydrate. Sugar is touted as the demise of health, causing obesity, heart disease mood disorders, addiction and more. Some fad diets eliminate anything with sugar. That includes glucose, a simple sugar found in many foods. Do we need sugar? If […]

Need to reboot your body? Try a cleanse

We live in a toxic world. Each year, more than 5 billion pounds of pollutants are released into the environment in which we breathe, eat and live. Moreover, lifestyles that include unhealthy foods, inadequate exercise and sleep and financial woes lead to stress hormones that can wreak havoc on our bodies and digestive systems. If […]

Enjoy holiday cheer without the weight gain

If you’re having problems losing excess pounds or maintaining your ideal weight, expect an uphill battle at the end of the year. The holiday season brings a variety of social gatherings, from office parties to family get-togethers. These events are often celebrated with lots of food accompanied by sugary or alcoholic drinks that are difficult […]

Losing right kind of weight key to long-term results

“I’ve been on a diet for two weeks, and all I’ve lost is two weeks.” Is this famous quote from Totie Fields something to which you can relate? Many of us find ourselves in the same frustrating situation. Dieting, losing some weight and then gaining more. Then we try another trendy diet some celebrity gushes about, and […]

Science closer to prescribing nutrients to fight disease

We all know maintaining a healthy diet is more than just counting calories. While eating the right amount of food is important to avoid gaining too much weight, the types of food you choose to fuel your body is even more critical. You are what you eat. This saying has been around in some form […]

Buying a supplement? Ask questions

Shopping for a high-quality supplement can be confusing and downright frustrating. So many brands vie for your dollar, and they all claim they’re the best. Choosing a supplement affects not only your health, but also your pocketbook if it’s doesn’t deliver results. Here are some questions to consider when looking for a high-quality supplement. Does […]

Supplements play key role in maintaining nutrition

You don’t have to be a dietitian or nutritionist to have a general idea these days of what you should be eating. For one thing, the old food pyramid has been replaced by MyPlate, a  simple visual tool reminding us about the best food groups and relative portion sizes to consume. Nonetheless, to say maintaining […]