As the last week of 2013 is rapidly approaching, we know there will be more parties and more chances to overeat around every corner.
Depending on where you live, you may be buried in snow by December or you may be basking in mild temperatures. It’s usually sweater weather no matter where you live, but there are some fruits and vegetables that are still being harvested this month. If you like to try and eat with the seasons, then [...]
The holidays have an insidious way of sneaking up on us. Holiday music starts playing on the radio soon after Halloween before we know it, those familiar feelings of stress and anxiousness creep in as the calendar draws nearer towards the “Season of Giving.”
There are several factors that can affect blood sugar: food (carbohydrates, fiber, protein, fat), physical activity levels, alcohol, stress, daily routine, medications, illness, and menstruation and menopause. How we approach each of these areas will have either a positive or not so positive impact on how we feel and how well we maintain balanced blood sugar levels. Stable blood sugar levels help us live long, healthy lives.
If you had to choose just 30 foods to eat for the rest of your life, be sure to take this list with you. We’ve compiled a list (in no particular order) of not just our favorite foods, but foods with real science behind them; foods that support innate health and wellness, metabolism, skin, mood, [...]
Black pepper (Piper nigrum) has been used as a form of traditional medicine for hundred of years in many cultures. Piperine was isolated from the fruits of the black pepper plant in the early 19th century. Piperine has fairly extensive research to support its use as a possible agent to increase absorption and bioavailability (and thus effectiveness) of certain medications and dietary supplements, including curcumin
Seeds are all the rage these days, though they’ve been an essential dietary component of many cultures for centuries. Today they’re a cool buzzword for those hip to the health scene. Whether you’re following a raw, “paleo,” vegan, or omnivorous diet, seeds can serve up a mighty dose of micro- and macro-nutrients, pushing them into the category known as “superfoods,” that is, foods that are nutrient- and phytochemical-dense and beneficial to health.
Now that we have your attention, of course the obvious answer would be no. Brushing teeth is paramount to oral health, which is paramount to systemic health and wellness. No, it isn’t the brushing that has us concerned – it’s what we’re putting on the brushes that we may want to rethink.
There are proponents of the idea that “a calorie is a calorie.” But beyond the calorie, which is a measure of energy, actually, the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degree (Celsius), is the metabolic value. Metabolism establishes the rate at which we burn calories. Most people “burn” calories at a different rate.
Summer is hardly complete until you’ve sunk your teeth into a hunk of juicy watermelon, juice running down your face (or arms). Watermelon is not just refreshing, it is a super healthy food, loaded with nutrients like antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, and amino acids.