Reasons Why You Should Drink More Lemon Water

For such a simple drink, lemon water has amazing health benefits! Even if you aren't a big water drinker, you'll be reaching for a glass in no time. Here are 8 reasons why you should start your day with 1 cup of warm water and 1/2 a lemon: Immune Booster → lemons are loaded with vitamin … Continue reading Reasons Why You Should Drink More Lemon Water

Pitless Avocados: What’s the Deal?

Are avocado injuries a thing of the past?! I recently discovered pitless avocados and couldn't wait to do a little more digging. Here is what I discovered. To save shoppers from slicing and dicing their hands during pit removal (a remarkably common problem that ER docs now refer to as "avocado hand"), a British retailer … Continue reading Pitless Avocados: What’s the Deal?

Heal Your Leaky Gut with Bone Broth

When you hear the term "leaky gut," what comes to mind? Digestive issues...? Tummy troubles...? Food sensitivities...? In reality, a leaky gut creates far more trouble than an upset stomach. Your health greatly depends on the balance of good and bad microbes that live inside your gut. How do microbes help you? Food digestion, immune system … Continue reading Heal Your Leaky Gut with Bone Broth

Thyroid Boosting Superfoods

Believe it or not, your gut health plays a critical role in thyroid function. This small gland is located in the front of your neck, converting iodine into thyroid hormones. Your thyroid makes two hormones → T3 and T4.  These hormones regulate digestion, increase metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats, and even support brain function. To … Continue reading Thyroid Boosting Superfoods

7 Signs You Need Probiotics

  Gut health is a hot topic. Emerging research tells us that the gut is our second brain. It is the root cause of disease and where healing begins. But do you know if your gut is actually in danger? First, lets talk about the gut. The intestinal tract hosts over 100 trillion microbes → this … Continue reading 7 Signs You Need Probiotics

6 Reasons To Eat More Avocados

Avocados are an amazing superfood. They offer healthy fats, antioxidants and essential nutrients for heart health and hormone balance. Avocados are actually fruit - not vegetables. They fit well in sweet and savory dishes, supporting digestive health and boosting your daily intake of fiber. Here are some terrific reasons to add more avocado to your … Continue reading 6 Reasons To Eat More Avocados

Best Foods for Before and After Exercise

Pre- and post-workout foods are important. While everyone's nutritional requirements are different, most of us don't actually need to eat very much to successfully complete a workout. The body builds muscle and recovers 25 hours a day - not just at the gym. Smartly timed snacks fuel the body and help us build muscle and … Continue reading Best Foods for Before and After Exercise

Foods to Eat for Healthy Skin

Beauty radiates from the inside out. This means that we put on our plates has a tremendous effect on our skin. While some foods cause inflammation and spike our blood sugar levels, others fight off disease, boost collagen production, and even alleviate acne. Swap out some of your diet staples for a few of these … Continue reading Foods to Eat for Healthy Skin

Gluten-Free? Here’s What You Need to Know

Going gluten-free involves more than just giving up pastas, bread and beer...gluten lurks in many products, like frozen veggies in sauces, vitamins and supplements, and even certain brands of toothpaste. This means that going gluten-free is both complicated and extremely challenging. So, what is gluten? Gluten is a general name for the proteins found in … Continue reading Gluten-Free? Here’s What You Need to Know