As the health and wellness industry grows, more products, apps, supplements and diets continue to emerge for adults. But recently, these dieting tools have taken on a newer niche market — children. While some of these nutrition devices and digital innovations can help empower a balanced lifestyle (something I’m all in favor of, as a … Continue reading Parents, beware: How diet culture is harming our kids
Nothing is quite as refreshing as a cold, vibrantly colored smoothie, especially in the warmer months. In recent years, smoothies and smoothie bowls have gained massive popularity. Creations resembling unicorns, mermaids and even monsters have flooded social media feeds. You may have even dabbled in this smoothie “art” yourself. But here’s the problem — many … Continue reading What’s in your smoothie? 3 popular smoothie supplements
Did you know the average American spends approximately 70 minutes per day eating and drinking, and an additional 58 minutes completing food preparation and cleanup? With over two hours of your day devoted entirely to food, it could be worthwhile to focus on making the process easier — and perhaps add some time back into … Continue reading 5 reasons to reorganize your pantry today
From specific conditions to overall health and wellness, diet is becoming a part of nearly every health-related conversation — What should we eat? What should we avoid eating? What foods are paramount for a healthy life? For our hearts in particular, the food factor is especially important. While medication remains a primary treatment for high … Continue reading Is soy good for your heart?
Have you heard all the recent buzz about alkaline water? People claim alkaline water has powerful health benefits, from preventing cancer to boosting weight loss. All these health claims probably have you wondering — what is alkaline water and should you be drinking it? What is alkaline water? Alkaline water is water containing a higher … Continue reading Is alkaline water worth the hype?
It’s just a toenail, right? An important accessory you can choose to paint pink or teal, right? Nope. As it turns out, fingernails and toenails can give you some good hints as to the internal events of your body. While none of these clues are diagnostic of a specific disease, your fingernails and toenails can say quite a few … Continue reading What your nails say about your health
Trying to go plant-based with your diet, but don’t want to give up fish? You’ve come to the right place. Enter the pescatarian diet (also called pesco-vegetarian), which is very similar to the popular Mediterranean diet. Pesce is the Italian word for fish. In addition to fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, eggs and dairy products, … Continue reading Is the pescatarian diet right for you?
It’s fair to say that our society has a dieting obsession. Keto, Paleo, intermittent fasting and so on. There are numerous diets out there and lots of people have tried too many of them. But while you might feel great on the diet and see some weight loss, the end result is usually the same … Continue reading How to build a healthy relationship with food
You could say we’re in a food revolution of sorts. For years, food was simply food. People ate to sustain themselves (and also for pleasure because, let’s face it, humans like food). But we’ve recently begun to wonder: Could food be more than just food? Does what we eat matter? How about when? How about … Continue reading Food as Medicine: When food is the best prescription
Have you ever wished you loved working out as much as you love eating? I know I have. For years, we’ve heard over and over about all the benefits of purposeful physical activity, including prolonging your lifespan and lowering your risk of chronic disease. But why is that not enough to get us motivated? The … Continue reading Why it’s time to redefine how we think about exercise