Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin”, has long been recognized for its role in keeping bones and teeth strong and healthy but did you know that is only one of its many roles. Research is uncovering many of the health benefits of Vitamin D leading to its increased popularity and utilization.
Of all the poisons in the food supply, trans fats are some of the most hidden and deadly. They are in many commonly consumed foods, from crackers and baked goods to breakfast cereals. And thanks to intentionally deceptive FDA-approved labeling laws, food products that contain sizable amounts of trans fats can still declare “trans fats free” right on their labels. Just how damaging are trans fats?? Read this before you take another bite of a cookie, cracker or other baked-good and find out.
Cellulite is an unknown word to most men and at the top of many women’s minds. Cellulite is “technically” a persistent subcutaneous fat causing dimpling of the skin. In reality it is the lumpy, bumpy stuff on our thighs that we dread when bathing suit season comes.
The dog days of summer are upon us. It has been hot and dry and boy oh boy so many wonderful tasty beverages to choose from to squelch that parched pallet. With so many different choices, are you making the proper choices to keep you healthy? Sport drinks, juice, flavored water, water with vitamins, soda, diet soda, beer, wine, mixed drink, oh what a list to choose from.
Headaches plague millions of people everyday, ranging from an annoying dull discomfort to complete debilitation. Many headaches can be remedied with a few simple dietary and lifestyle changes.
The New Year is full of healthy resolutions – eat well, exercise. What about your home? A healthy home makeover can transform your home from a toxic wasteland to a lean clean cancer-proofed machine. Cancer causing agents are found in many of our common household products from cleaners and cosmetics to cookware. Exchanging these toxic products for new healthier ones is easier than you may think.
Take a trip into the local grocery store and it is no wonder consumers are confused with what to eat these days. We know to steer clear of the trans-fats, refined sugars, and artificial sweeteners but what do we make of the “all natural” label?? Everyday consumers are confronted with confusing labels advertising “all natural” products next to a similar item at a high price labeled “certified organic”. What is the difference (besides price) and why should we choose on over the other??
Vitamin K, often called the “forgotten vitamin”, is best known for its role in blood clotting but it also has many other essential roles in keeping your body healthy. This special fat-soluble vitamin is found in three different forms. Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) is found naturally in green vegetables such as collard greens, spinach, kale, salad greens, Brussels sprouts, broccoli and cabbage.
Coconut oil is a remarkable food and medicine. It is high in saturated fat but don’t panic, it is a different type of saturated fat. Coconut oil is predominately medium-chain fatty acids that are actually beneficial for your health.
There is a lot of truth in the old saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. For a tasty and tangy twist try a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar a day. Raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar is a powerful healing elixir that has been used for thousands of years to fight disease and maintain good health.