Why is Refined Sugar So Bad for Your Health?

Sugar consumption has steadily risen in recent years and the USDA now reports that the average American consumes around 150 pounds of sugar per year. [1] Sodas are a major source of refined sugars in the American diet. Energy drinks are close behind, and even fruit juices are working against us. Don’t let the word “fruit” fool you. Some … Continue reading Why is Refined Sugar So Bad for Your Health?

What Are Macronutrients?

Macronutrients are the largest class of nutrients the body requires and include protein, carbohydrates, and fats. If you’ve heard anyone talking about “macros,” they’re referring to these major nutrients. The amounts and ratio of macronutrients a person needs every day vary by age, lifestyle (sedentary, active, or very active), gender, health status, and health goals. … Continue reading What Are Macronutrients?

Liver Health: The Role of Turmeric in Fatty Liver Disease

Fatty liver is a condition that’s affecting more and more people every day and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is the most widely experienced. Obesity and diabetes, two major health threats, are conditions that drastically increase one’s chances of developing fatty liver. A new study is showing that the polyphenols in turmeric may be helpful for reducing the … Continue reading Liver Health: The Role of Turmeric in Fatty Liver Disease

Can Turmeric Support Gut Health?

The innumerable health benefits of turmeric may seem like a recent discovery, but it has a long history in the Ayurvedic tradition, especially for digestive and gut health. In fact, this brilliant gold spice has been appreciated in India for over four thousand years. When used in conjunction with other bioactive herbs, turmeric encourages normal … Continue reading Can Turmeric Support Gut Health?

Thyroid Supplements: How to Pick the Best One

In the United States, an estimated 20 million people suffer from some type of thyroid imbalance.[1] If you’re one of them, finding the right nutritional supplements to support your thyroid can be a challenge. The problem isn’t a lack of products—quite the opposite. If you search for thyroid supplements, you’ll be inundated with dozens of companies … Continue reading Thyroid Supplements: How to Pick the Best One

Can Turmeric Support Thyroid Health?

Turmeric is one of the most potent spices, and when it comes to health benefits, nothing can match it. Not only is turmeric one of the most impressive free radical scavengers, it’s also been shown to support brain health, protect cell integrity, and even encourage a balanced mood. New research is showing that turmeric may … Continue reading Can Turmeric Support Thyroid Health?

Fighting Fungus: Cleansing with Brazilian Pepper Tree

Brazilian pepper tree is a shrubby tree that’s found on several continents, but native to Central and South America. The leaves and bark contain many active compounds including alkaloids and essential oil. The plant has a long history of use by peoples throughout its native area. Peruvians use the sap as a topical cleanser against … Continue reading Fighting Fungus: Cleansing with Brazilian Pepper Tree

Learn Whether Probiotics Are Safe for Pregnant Women

Probiotics offer benefits to women of all ages, including pregnant women. While probiotics are generally considered safe (a study of 341 pregnant women found that probiotics are safe and support overall health) it’s best to consult with your doctor before changing your diet or taking new supplements. [1] Probiotics are friendly bacteria that support digestion and other … Continue reading Learn Whether Probiotics Are Safe for Pregnant Women

Women’s Health: Guide to Urinary Tract Infections & Probiotics

Urinary tract infections are painful, bacterial infections that disrupt life. Many women who suffer from UTIs end up visiting doctors and taking medications. Now, new research is finding that antibiotics, the most common treatment, may not be enough. [1] UTI Symptoms in Women Common UTI symptoms include… A burning sensation during urination An intense urge to go, … Continue reading Women’s Health: Guide to Urinary Tract Infections & Probiotics

Unbelievable Coconut Cardamom Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

If you have trouble making time for a healthy breakfast in the morning, overnight breakfast-in-a-jar recipes might be the answer. They’re easy to make and great on-the-go. This particular recipe comes from The Kitchn. It’s creamy, nutty, and filling—with just the right amount of sweet and spice, thanks to the maple syrup and cardamom. The … Continue reading Unbelievable Coconut Cardamom Chia Seed Pudding Recipe