Are Bad Digestive Habits Holding You Back?

Are Bad Digestive Habits Holding you Back? Do you feel tired, bloated, or uncomfortable after eating? Chances are you’re making at least one common digestive health mistake. If you recognize any of the bad habits below, it might be time for a refresher in healthy digestion. Bad Digestive Habits Overeating It’s hard to leave that more…

Top 5 Fall Foods

pumpkin with soup inside

The days may be shorter, but farmers are still working hard to provide us with fresh fruits and vegetables. Keep up your end of the bargain by checking out your local market and stocking up on these top 5 healthy foods for fall: 1. Leeks Part of the allium family that also includes onions and more…

5 Tips to Help Keep Kids Healthy

5 Tips to Help Keep Kids Healthy Most parents know that sneezes and sniffles are bound to happen throughout the school year as kids share not only their adventures, but also their germs. So how can you help keep your kids (and yourself!) feeling healthy throughout the school year? 1. Pack Water Bottles Smaller children more…

4 Uses for Coconut Oil

coconut and jar of coconut oil

Outrageous claims about the benefits of coconut oil abound on the internet, ranging from falsehoods about it being a cure for serious disease, to its ability to resurrect your dead dog (OK, so this was a tongue-in-cheek piece in a literary journal). There’s no doubt, though, that coconut oil does have some great health benefits.

Recipe: Purple Cabbage Coleslaw

Summer is here!  This means fun recipes you can cook for yourself or share with your family.  Cooking with organic materials helps to avoid some of the pesticides and hormones that may be added into the growing process [1].  Although organic food costs a little extra, it’s a good feeling to know you’re eating straight more…

5 Healthy Summer Activities

family paddle boarding

The summer sun can bring out our indulgent side, leading to weeks spent indulging in such activities as: beers on a breezy patio, ice creams by the ocean, and lounging in the garden with a cocktail or two. While your body may be busy synthesizing vitamin D while you’re lazily drinking up the sun, the temptation to be more sedentary during these months can have an impact on your health and fitness later on.

Exfoliation and Your Skin

jar of exfoliator

The skin’s cells are in constant turnover, but the rate of replacement for dead and dysfunctional cells slows down with age. For someone in their twenties this process takes an average of 20 days. For someone in their mid-forties, the same cell turnover process takes about 40 days. As we age, it takes longer to more…