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

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

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

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

Home Remedies for Congestion

'Tis the season for colds and congestion. It is common knowledge that we are more likely to become congested when the weather turns chilly. Our nasal passages are designed to warm and humidify air before it gets to the lungs. In colder temperatures, the nose overcompensates, stimulating an increase in mucus production. What's the result? A runny … Continue reading Home Remedies for Congestion

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

Prebiotics & Probiotics

Probiotics and prebiotics are important. They support colonization and growth of good bacteria in your gut. Here are some basics: Probiotics Probiotics are good bacteria that keep your digestive system in balance. They help control overgrowth of bad bacteria and contribute towards immune health. Certain strains of probiotics also reduce allergies and food sensitivities. Prebiotics … Continue reading Prebiotics & Probiotics

10 Herbs that Heal

Treatment of disease with herbal remedies has ancient roots. The first written record of herbal medicine is dated back to 2800 B.C. In many developing countries, much of the population still relies on these traditional practices to heal the sick. Here are 10 herbs that heal the human body. Coughing? Try rosemary The eucalyptol is study … Continue reading 10 Herbs that Heal