15 Foods for Heart Health (Show Your Heart Some Love!)

  Heart Healthy Foods #1 - Berries Berries, especially the red and blue varieties, are remarkably potent, heart-healthy warriors. Results of a meta-analysis study from 2016 found that berry consumption contributed to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, blood pressure, and body mass index. Simply consuming 1 to 2 daily portions of either strawberries, raspberries or blueberries can help reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. Heart Healthy Foods #2 - Leafy Greens Leafy greens, such as … [Read more...]

Avoid New Year Resolution Failure, Make a Lifestyle Resolution!

New Year's resolutions are notoriously apt to fail. It's been estimated that only eight percent of people who make a New Year's resolution actually keep it. Instead, make a commitment to simply live healthier from here on out! Little changes, across the board, can make a huge overall difference in your health. When you commit to a lifestyle, it's no longer about meeting a particular goal, like losing 10 pounds. It's about making (usually small) alterations in how you live and go about your … [Read more...]

Survival Tips for the Holidays

Healthy eaters can often find the holiday season difficult to navigate. There are parties to attend, extra holiday stress, and an abundance of sweets that make it easy to fall into unhealthy habits. Here are a few tips that will help you make it through the holiday madness.   1. Pay Attention to Breakfast - Filling up on a portion packed, healthy breakfast can help stabilize your metabolism and make it easier to resist sugary treats.   2. Move More - Exercise balances hormones and … [Read more...]

Ways to Improve Your Digestion Naturally

Everyone experiences occasional digestive symptoms such as upset stomach, gas, heartburn, nausea, constipation or diarrhea. However, when these symptoms occur frequently, they can cause major disruptions to your life. Fortunately, diet and lifestyle changes can have a positive impact on your gut health. Here are 12 evidence-based ways to improve your digestion naturally. 1. Eat Real Food Diets high in processed foods have been linked to a higher risk of digestive disorders. Eating a diet … [Read more...]

7 Foods to Eliminate in 2018

  Most food nowadays is far from pure. Between pesticides, fungicides, food additives, chemicals from packaging, and more - the average American diet is loaded with harmful substances. In fact, according to a study by the Environmental Working Group, there are 287 toxins already present in the average newborn's blood. Cut these 7 foods from your diet in 2018 to limit your exposure to toxins. 1. Canned Tomatoes: The majority of canned tomatoes on the market today contain bisphenol-A … [Read more...]

Treating Degenerative Diseases

We see more and more conditions that can be termed degenerative in nature. They take hold, worsen and result in a decline in the quality of our lives. These are things such as arthritis, heart disease, diabetes and more. These preventable diseases grow in number every year. Something they all have in common is inflammation. Most traditional providers tend to treat the symptoms and effects of these diseases. Remember, inflammation is at the heart of these maladies. So we need to begin … [Read more...]

Top 5 Garden Vegetables for Spring

We only have four days left until spring! All of you gardeners out there know that now is the time to get sprouting. There’s no better way to know where your food comes from than by growing it yourself. Seeds: Regardless of what crop you are growing, always choose organic, non-GMO varieties of seed. Recommended seed sources: - Bakers Creek - High Mowing - Seed Savers Exchange Gardening for Health: All vegetables are healthy for you in their own unique ways! We’ve put together a … [Read more...]

Raising A Healthy Child In A Toxic World

If you're a parent or a grandparent, you are probably aware of the increase in "behavioral problems." Childhood issues such as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), defiant behavior, autism, learning disabilities, cognitive disorders and others are more prevalent now than at any time in our history. Toxins are all around us - pesticides and herbicides are on the grass in our neighborhoods and the fruits & vegetables we eat! Speaking of food - the dyes & … [Read more...]

Have You Or A Loved One Had Your/Their Gallbladder Removed?

If you've had your gallbladder removed you need to be taking a digestive enzyme that contains lipase. This enzyme assists in breaking down fats to ensure that these fats can be absorbed and used by your body for their many important functions. You may even need some bile salts to assist with this process. Trying to digest fats without sufficient bile is like trying to wash greasy dishes without soap! ~Dr. Richard Sowerby Certified Master, Nutrition Response Testing … [Read more...]

Eggs… Incredible?… Edible?

You've read the news and now it seems that many are avoiding this food. You need to know that all eggs are NOT created equal! There are questions that need to be answered. How was the chicken raised? What was it fed? Most commercial chicken and egg facilities have thousands of chickens kept in a single building. They don't even see the light of day! Many of these huge production operations are quite reluctant to allow their facilities to be video-taped because it is so upsetting for … [Read more...]