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

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 is … Continue reading 7 Signs You Need Probiotics

6 Reasons To Eat More Avocado

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 Avocado

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

Amazing Benefits of Dark Chocolate

If you're anything like me, you love chocolate. Chocolate cake, peanut butter brownies, hot chocolate with marshmallows...I love it all. Can you believe that the average American consumes roughly 12 pounds of chocolate each year?! And, throughout the world, over $75 billion is spent each year on chocolate...which is precisely why I want to make … Continue reading Amazing Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Superfoods for Brain Health

Today, I'm going to piggyback off of BrainSharp's post on brain-boosting supplements and take a more in-depth look at the foods that enhance cognition and support mental well-being. Eating well is as good for your mental health as it is for your physical health, and your brain craves nutrients to keep it healthy and happy. … Continue reading Superfoods for Brain Health

8 Healthy Benefits of Celery

The origins of celery trace back to ancient Mediterranean and North African cultures. It contains healthy minerals, like calcium, iron and zinc. It also has fatty acids and vitamins that provide a variety of health benefits to those who snack on this common veggie. Here are a few reasons why you should add celery to … Continue reading 8 Healthy Benefits of Celery

Can Bacteria Talk To Your Brain?

Our brain and digestive system are intimately linked So closely, in fact, that many experts say it should be viewed as one system. The gut is often referred to as "the second brain" and contents of this second brain can profoundly affect our first. Bacteria in our digestive systems may help mold brain structure as … Continue reading Can Bacteria Talk To Your Brain?

Understanding Your Microbiome

What is the microbiome? It is the collection of microscopic organisms in and on your body. It mainly includes different bacteria, fungi and viruses. Your overall health greatly depends on the balance of the microbes that live inside your gut. Microbes outnumber human cells by approximately 10 trillion. Your microbes may weigh as much as … Continue reading Understanding Your Microbiome