Intermittent fasting is the practice of eating little or nothing for some periods of time. On fasting days a person might eat nothing or no solid food or they might eat less than a quarter of the food that they normally would. Some alternate days with eating with days of fasting. Others eat normally five days a week and fast for two days. A third option is to fast for a set time every day – no food after 3pm, for example.¹ Continue reading
Do you eat breakfast? If you answered no, you are not alone. Only 44% of Americans eat breakfast daily¹. The rest of us skip breakfast for a variety of reasons, such as lack of time and lack of options due to poor planning. Schedules continue to get busier, which limits the amount of time for preparing and eating. It may seem impossible to include breakfast in your busy routine, but it’s not. A little planning can make all the difference. Eating breakfast daily can be easy and beneficial for your health. Some easy strategies shared later in this post can help you fit breakfast into your day.
Wow! Is it possible? Ginseng slows aging, increases mental capacity, and increases sexual performance. Stinging nettle has been thought to fight urinary tract infections, kidney and bladder stones, and rheumatism1,4. Echinacea is used to prevent colds. This all sounds pretty great! But what are the promoters of herbal supplements not telling us? Continue reading
It’s all too common to just not feel very good. We’re stressed and tired, our backs hurt. A lot of us are carrying around extra weight. We have headaches and heartburn. Stomach troubles are always lurking. And there is a weird dry patch on your elbow. Yeah, a detox sounds like it might just do the trick. Continue reading
You may have heard lately about the health benefits of probiotics or good bacteria. Experts have been telling us for years that we need to avoid bacteria. Now they are saying that they are good for you? It turns out that our bodies are teaming with over 100 trillion bacteria, outnumbering our body’s cells by 10 to 1. These microorganisms play an important role in our health. Let’s take a closer look at probiotics and what we know about them. Continue reading
If you’re like me, juggling work, school, friends and family, it can be hard to make time for a home-cooked meal after a long day. However, with a few tips and a little planning, it’s easy to make quick and healthy meals throughout the week.
For example, by having one or two quick recipe ideas in mind and the ingredients in your kitchen, you’ll be able to cook up a homemade meal at any time. Let’s say you’re a fan of grilled cheese with tomato soup. Make sure to have those ingredients on hand so they’re there when you’re hungry for a healthy and balanced meal at home. Continue reading
Making sure food is safe is something people are increasingly concerned about. Eating “organic” and “natural” food is popular for those with concerns about safe food and eating, but is that enough?
Knowing how we can control food safety in our own homes should be a concern as well. How often do you think about how you store, prepare and cook your food? It may seem like common sense, but focusing on the basics of food safety can play a big role in your health. Here’s a simple overview of how to keep your food safe.
Every holiday season do you find yourself pushing your diet and exercise routines aside until the New Year? Here are some helpful tips that can keep you motivated and focused on a new routine throughout the holiday season and during the rest of the year.
What’s Stopping You?
Identifying the reasons of why you fail to stick to your diet or exercise routine may help you to stay focused. People commonly say that these reasons include lack of time, boredom, lack of support, and stress. Being able to identify these barriers will help you to come up with practical solutions to avoid them. Continue reading
Have you ever had one of those nights where you open a bottle of wine (or crack open a carton of chocolate milk) and a couple hours later it is gone. You couldn’t have had that much; you just poured one glass right? Or was it two? It must have been a smaller bottle or your friend helped you finish it quicker. It couldn’t have been the shape of your glassware… or could it?