6 Natural Ways to Boost Serotonin

What is Serotonin? Serotonin is a chemical that helps to relay signals from one area of the brain to another. Although it is made in the brain, over 90% of serotonin is found in the gut. From  mood and emotion, to sleep and digestion, serotonin  impacts every part of your body. A deficiency in this … Continue reading 6 Natural Ways to Boost Serotonin

8 Foods To Help You Sleep

Trouble falling asleep at night? You are not the only one. With the hustle and bustle of modern life, it can be hard to turn off your brain and get some rest. Here are 8 foods to help you fall asleep and wake up feeling refreshed. 1. Bananas Bananas contain magnesium and potassium, both which … Continue reading 8 Foods To Help You Sleep

10 Toxic Ingredients Every Woman Should Avoid

Here is a startling fact: the average woman puts roughly 500 chemicals on her body every day. The cosmetic industry is highly unregulated and many products contain synthetic chemicals known to cause skin irritation and endocrine disruption. We absorb up to 60% of what we put on our skin, meaning that you should look at … Continue reading 10 Toxic Ingredients Every Woman Should Avoid

10 Healthy Tips for Losing Weight in the New Year

Feeling sluggish after the holidays? Here are a few of my favorite tips to rev up your metabolism and help you shed a few pounds. 1. Watch what you drink Liquid calories do not satisfy the body in the same way that solid calories do. Drinking a large cafe mocha won't fill you up like … Continue reading 10 Healthy Tips for Losing Weight in the New Year

12 Herbs that Fight Infection

Fighting a cold or suffering from the flu? Reach for one of these antiviral herbs and kick congestion to the curb. And, yes - I'm talking about the same herbs that you'll find in your kitchen cabinet or down the aisle of your local supermarket. These powerful herbs offer a natural alternative to over-the-counter cold … Continue reading 12 Herbs that Fight Infection

10 Home Remedies for Acid Reflux

We've all experienced painful heartburn at one time or another. That unmistakable, burning in your chest...a sour taste in the back of your throat...queasiness you just can't shake. Not only is heartburn painful, but it can lead to permanent damage of the esophagus, increasing the risk for esophageal cancer. Luckily, there are a few home … Continue reading 10 Home Remedies for Acid Reflux

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. Read … Continue reading Thyroid Boosting Superfoods

Best Foods 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 Best Foods for Healthy Skin

The Science Behind Vitamins

Vitamin deficiency is rampant in the U.S. Over 90% of Americans aren't getting enough potassium. 80% are missing out on Vitamin E. 70% are Calcium deficient, and 50% need more Vitamin C. We know that eating a diet full of essential vitamins and minerals is key to a long and happy life. But how exactly … Continue reading The Science Behind Vitamins

Alkaline Foods that Fight Disease

It is a fact of life that can't be ignored: you need to eat healthy to be healthy. Choose the right foods and you can reduce your risk of many diseases. Consistently pick the wrong ones, and you could be living a life of chronic inflammation and illness. When your body recognizes anything that is … Continue reading Alkaline Foods that Fight Disease