Seaweed: Healthiest Vegetable on Land and Sea

We were all told as children to eat our vegetables. Most of us probably ended up spending far too much time sitting at the kitchen table until this seemingly slimy, yucky food group was swallowed down. Well, it’s a whole new century, a global world, and my how conceptions of vegetables have changed and expanded! More importance is being...

For the Holidays, Let Enzymes Know They Matter

The holidays are fast approaching, with Halloween only a little over a month away, so begins the true challenges of a nutritional diet; therefore, we need to remember our good friends, enzymes, for holiday meals. Holiday weight gain is a problem not just exclusive to America, but around the world, starting in October.  The holidays make it hard to deny...

Tai Chi: A Great Mind-Body Workout

Tai Chi (pronounced tie-chee) is a physical and mental technique that integrates body, mind and spirit, and has been practiced for centuries in China. It began as a martial art, but these days it is most frequently practiced for its health benefits and meditative properties. What exactly is Tai Chi? What are some of its health benefits? And where...

Mango Seed Extract for Weight Loss: Dr. Oz Weighs In

If you’re a fan of the Dr. Oz show, or Dr. Oz in general, than you may think he’s a fairly “straight-shooter” when it comes to advising you on your health and wellness. So, it’s no surprise that he caused quite the stir when he told his millions of viewers that mango seed extract could help with weight loss. I...

20 Most Dangerous Foods

20 Most Dangerous Foods... If you recall, a few weeks ago we did an article on a “drug” that the U.S. allows in meats like beef, pork, and poultry, but which 160 other countries currently bans (including Russia).  Which begs the question:  What other types of foods are allowed to be “tainted” by things such as pesticides, chemicals and additives,...

Explore How to Eat Well

A good diet is an essential part of your healthy lifestyle – and I mean good and tasty, too. It may sound a little bit ridiculous, but most Americans really don’t understand what a good diet is. And that may be part of the reason we’re so susceptible to food fads and diet crazes. Here’s just one example that I...

Problem Poses: When Yoga Causes Harm

Problem Poses: When Yoga Causes Harm You always hear how yoga is so good for you – both physically and mentally. It can be calming, as well as a really good workout. However, not everyone is convinced that yoga is a healthy option. A recent New York Times article has yoga enthusiasts wondering if yoga is as good for them as...

The Power of Prebiotics

The Power of Prebiotics and Why Probiotics Alone Aren’t Enough You know about probiotics – the healthy bacteria that can help you maintain good digestive health (and good overall health).  But have you heard of prebiotics?  Many people haven’t, which is a shame, as they are an essential part of the benefits you get from probiotics; as well as a...

Serotonin, Nothing Will Make You Happier

First off, what is serotonin? It's a neurotransmitter that functions in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and the central nervous system (CNS).   You may be familiar with serotonin because it typically is associated with mood, and is also referenced in discussions of ecstasy or sex.  In pleasurable situations, (and most agree during exercise) serotonin is released, which naturally correlates with...

5 Pain-Calming Superfoods You Can Find Right in Your Kitchen

Got back pain? Eat some grapes. Bad knees?  Have some ginger.  Research suggests that the right foods can ease your aches and pains just as well as common over-the-counter pain killers. The good news is you can probably find these everyday foods in your kitchen right now. Here are five superfood pain remedies you can enjoy right away. Cherries Cherries are loaded...