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9 Spices and Herbs That Can Immediately Improve Your Health

Eating the right food is essential to your good health. We all know that, and yet sometimes we resort to eating processed or fast food because it’s convenient. What you may not know is that some of the things in your spice rack can add essential nutrients to your diet...

Recipe: Vegetable Lovers Chicken Soup

Diets that are rich in potassium, magnesium, fiber and lower in sodium are great if you have a blood pressure concerns. Potassium helps your kidneys filter sodium through your urine, as a result, helps lower your blood pressure. Keep in mind that canned vegetables...

Why Are Allergies Worse in the Fall?

Allergies are a common ailment in people around the world. In the United States alone, more than 50 million people suffer from allergies. Allergic reactions occur when your immune system reacts to a substance – pollen, for example – as if it were an invader. The...

12 Effective Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure has become an epidemic. The American Heart Association published a Statistical Fact Sheet in 2013 stating that 1 out of 3 people suffer from hypertension (the medical term for high blood pressure), over 78 million Americans. If it’s left untreated,...

6 Foods That Positively Impact Your Thyroid Health

Have you been neglecting your thyroid health? You may have been if you haven’t been getting the right nutrients in your diet. The thyroid gland is responsible for producing the hormones that regulate your metabolism, digestion, heart, muscles, moods, and heart...

Recipe: Yellow Pepper and Corn Salad with Turmeric Dressing

Salads are one of the simplest and healthiest choices for a meal you can eat. They are high in fiber which can lower cholesterol and prevent constipation, the fiber will also help you feel fuller which can lead to weight loss. Most salads will include a variety of...

What Happens to the Brain as We Age?

During our life, our brain alters more than any other part of the body. From the moment the brain begins to develop, its complexities go through a constant range of growth, change, and loss. With normal aging, all of our systems go through a rate of decline. This...

Recipe: Peacock Vegetables

Bright, bold and delicious produce—corn, beans, tomatoes, zucchini and more—flavor these fresh vegetable recipes for appetizers, main dishes, salads, and sides. Such a well-rounded dish to add to your summer bbq and/or potluck with family and friends. Packed with...

8 Great Foods for Summer Nutrition

Summertime is almost over so you need to take advantage while it lasts.  Classic summertime foods like a slice of watermelon or a glass of iced tea are great choices to keep you healthy. Fruits and vegetables are in-season during the summer months, so take advantage...

Can Fruits and Vegetables Boost Psychological Well-Being?

We grew up hearing it, from our doctors, nurses, teachers and Sesame Street.  The info has been given to us verbally, in writing and courtesy of the ever-evolving Food Pyramid. We now know that we should eat AT LEAST 2 cups of fruits and 2-3 cups of veggies daily. We...

Recipe: VANILLA CINNAMON ALMOND BUTTER

If you eat a healthy diet, low in carbs you know that apples topped almond butter is THE perfect snack. Organic apples are high in antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber. Almonds contain healthy monounsaturated fats, and are a rich source of protein, manganese, potassium,...

Cinnamon for Arthritis?

When you think of treatments for arthritis, you probably think of over-the-counter topical creams and prescription medications that fight inflammation and pain. We’re willing to bet that you don’t think of cinnamon, the warm, sweet spice that we put in apple pie and...

Recipe: Pumpkin Bread with Toasted Coconut

This is one of my favorite pumpkin bread recipes being one of the more healthy but tasty pumpkin breads. Cinnamon and ginger are especially healthy with their medicinal properties.  This recipe is loaded with anti-inflammatories and antioxidants. Coconut oil is great...

Can Coconut Oil Really Boost Your Energy?

Coconut oil seems to be everywhere these days. It went from being an ingredient that few people had in their pantries to being one of the most sought-after ingredients and home remedies. The reason is that coconut oil has significant health benefits. One that you may...

Recipe: CAULIFLOWER, GREEN PEA + BROCCOLI CURRY BOWL

Here’s a healthy curry turmeric soup featuring a ton of veggies. Really, this easy recipe can be made with almost any vegetables you have on hand, so take your pick or use whatever is cluttering up the freezer! Approx. 6 servings: Ingredients: 1 tablespoon oil 1 red...

7 Herbs That Help Fight Arthritis Pain

Arthritis is a common inflammatory disease that affects the joints. It can cause serious pain as well as limiting mobility and flexibility. There are two main types of arthritis. The first is osteoarthritis, which occurs because of age and normal wear and tear on the...

Recipe: NUTRIENT DENSE APPLE CIDER VINEGAR DRESSING

Raw Apple Cider Vinegar For those of you that want to experience the benefits of fermented foods but haven’t tried making them yet or don’t have a steady supply on hand, using raw apple cider vinegar in your recipes is an easy way to consume more fermented foods....

Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Indigestion instead of Antacids

Many people experience indigestion after meals. Are you one of them?  Sometimes, indigestion occurs because you indulged in a rich or spicy meal, the kind of thing your body isn’t accustomed to digesting. Others experience these symptoms after every meal. The most...

DIY Treatments for Bad Breath

Bad breath can spell disaster in any number of situations.  And while there are a number of solutions available in every grocery store, retail store, pharmacy or even gas station, many of them are made up largely of sugar, artificial sweeteners, or other flavoring...