Foods that Give you More Energy

We live in a fast-paced world full of chaos...and that mid-afternoon energy slump. Most of us feel run-down at some point during the day. And there's no denying that what we eat will have us feeling bright-eyed and energized, or down in the dumps. All foods should give you energy, but some are better at … Continue reading Foods that Give you More Energy

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

What’s the Deal with Pitless Avocados?

Are avocado injuries a thing of the past?! I recently discovered pitless avocados and couldn't wait to do a little more digging. 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 has begun selling pitless avocados. These … Continue reading What’s the Deal with Pitless Avocados?

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

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

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

The Arthritis Diet

Over 50 million Americans have arthritis. It is the number one cause of disability in the country! Arthritis is not a single disease, but a way of referring to different kinds of joint pain [1]. Read more about how the microbiome affects this disease.   It is plain and simple: the microbiome impacts arthritic health. … Continue reading The Arthritis Diet

6 Fruits to Add to Your Diet

The vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in fruit are vital for health. Adding more fruit to your diet is an easy way to reduce the risk of many diseases, including high blood pressure, heart disease, and obesity. Fresh fruits are naturally sweet, give you energy and may even help ward off cancer. Here are a few … Continue reading 6 Fruits to Add to Your Diet

12 Amazing Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has long been used as a home remedy for a variety of ailments. Recorded use of vinegar has been dated back to 5000 B.C. in Babylonia. During biblical times, it was used both as a preserving agent and to flavor foods. In ancient Greece, Hippocrates (the Father of Modern Western Medicine) would prescribe … Continue reading 12 Amazing Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

7 Signs of Nutrient Deficiency

Nutrient deficiencies can be sneaky. Symptoms can be subtle, allowing you to falsely believe you're giving your body everything it needs. Nutrient deficiencies have a variety of effects. Maybe you just feel a little "off" or your skin seems to be breaking out more often than usual. Occasionally the signs are more obvious...it is difficult … Continue reading 7 Signs of Nutrient Deficiency