The Obesity Epidemic in the U.S.

  In a 2015 report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identifies 38 percent of U.S. adults as obese and 17 percent of teenagers. These individuals are now at greater risk for heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, arthritis and many other chronic conditions. That translates to slightly more than 1 in 3. Why is […]

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High Mercury Content in Fish

  Choose your fish wisely. Fish is a lean and natural protein, low in saturated fat yet high in healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Replacing meat with fish can be a healthy choice for you and your family. Unfortunately the fish you feed your family may be high in dangerous and toxic heavy metals including mercury. […]

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5 Facts About Spirulina – World’s Most Powerful Food

Spirulina is a bluish green freshwater algae that is by far the most researched “superfood” available as a supplement. It is a rich source of protein, vitamins, minerals, carotenoids and other antioxidants that help protect cells from free radical damage. Why use spirulina? Protein – Spirulina is over 60% protein and amino acids. This protein […]

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High Fiber Food Chart – Top Foods High In Dietary Fiber

Starting with a little nutrition background, food contains macronutrients and micronutrients. Micronutrients are vitamins and minerals while macros consist of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. There are three types of carbohydrates, or carbs: sugars, starches and fiber. Fiber is a carbohydrate and natural fiber is from plant sources, fruits, vegetables and beans. Foods that are high […]

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Are Your Relationships Making You Fat?

There’s a good chance that your relationship is adding a few pounds and inches to your waistline, regardless of whether that relationship is happy and healthy or a stress filled disaster. Happy couples become plump couples because: You are now in a relationship and neither of you needs to attract someone new, you become comfortable […]

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8 Health Benefits Of Green Tea

Green tea from the plant Camellia sinensis, has been used for its medicinal properties by the Chinese and Japanese for centuries. The health benefits of green tea are directly tied to its high content of flavonoids, phytonutrients and polyphenols shown to possess anti-inflammatory, antithrombogenic, antidiabetic, and anticancer properties. Green tea is also a rich source […]

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Proven Natural Remedies for High Cholesterol

When people have high cholesterol, this means that they run the risk of developing fatty deposits in the blood vessels.  This can lead to insufficient amounts of oxygen-rich blood that is getting to the heart thus, increasing the risk of a heart attack.  Decreased blood flow to the brain also can cause a stroke. Blood Tests […]

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All About Protein

  All About Protein Protein – From the Greek, proteios, meaning primary or of prime importance. In terms of nutrition, protein is one of three macronutrients, the other two being fats and carbohydrates. We often think of protein solely as a nutrient necessary for muscle repair and growth, but protein also supports vital functions like […]

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10 Addictive Foods and Their Harmful Consequences

You have the best of intentions, you set goals, make plans, join a gym, but it’s all for naught if you happen upon a bowl of potato chips or chocolate candy. You’re addicted and it’s sabotaging any progress you may have made. You are not alone. Many of us have foods that we simply cannot […]

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Anti-Aging Goji Juice

You’ve no doubt heard of goji berries, a recent addition to the list of “superfoods”. But are goji berries and goji juice as healthy as their hype? Goji, also known as Boxthorn or Lycium Barbarum originated in Asia. The flowering shrub has purple to blue flowers and mildly sweet red berries. These red goji berries […]

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