The Stages of Fasting: What Happens To Your Body When You Fast?

While fasting is nothing new, it is experiencing a resurgence in popularity as many discover its potential health benefits. If you are planning your first fast or looking for ways to improve your next one, there are a few things you should do to prepare. The first step is learning about the different stages of … Continue reading The Stages of Fasting: What Happens To Your Body When You Fast?

Does the Weight Loss Drug “Alli” Cause Liver Damage?

We all understand the desire to be vibrant, healthy and at our optimal weight. Yet sadly, in attempt to lose extra weight quickly, many people turn to weight-loss drugs or cheap supplements instead of the natural methods of weight loss which take more time, but work more effectively in the long run. There are many … Continue reading Does the Weight Loss Drug “Alli” Cause Liver Damage?

Benefits of Prune Juice: A Powerful Constipation Reliever

You may have heard about prune juice for babies or older adults, but this purple-colored drink is breaking old stereotypes and gaining a whole new following. Don’t be mistaken, the health benefits of prune juice still include constipation relief, but that is not all it can offer. Made from prunes (also known as dried plums), prune … Continue reading Benefits of Prune Juice: A Powerful Constipation Reliever

Study: Taking Probiotics During Pregnancy May Prevent Obesity & Assist Weight Loss After Birth

Weight loss is something many women struggle with after pregnancy. And the unfortunate truth is, a good number of them were already carrying around an unhealthy amount of excess body fat even before they were pregnant. Better understanding female obesity — before, during, and after pregnancy — is an important step in controlling the tide … Continue reading Study: Taking Probiotics During Pregnancy May Prevent Obesity & Assist Weight Loss After Birth

How Does Vitamin B-12 Support Energy and Metabolism?

When you are feeling sluggish and slow what do you do? Many people turn to caffeine in the form of teas, coffees, and energy drinks. These methods may provide temporary relief, but if you feel tired because of a B-12 deficiency, caffeine won’t solve the underlying problem. Lack of energy due to a B-12 deficiency is … Continue reading How Does Vitamin B-12 Support Energy and Metabolism?

What’s the Best Instant Laxative for Quick Relief?

Going number two probably isn’t something you think much about, but when not going becomes physically uncomfortable, it’s at the forefront of your thoughts. When you’re faced with occasional constipation and need relief fast, you probably head to the pharmacy. Unfortunately, many over-the-counter laxatives come with a heaping helping of adverse side effects. Not to … Continue reading What’s the Best Instant Laxative for Quick Relief?

Authentic Greek Peach Barley Recipe

Substituting your bland oatmeal for this indulgent peach porridge is a flavorful way to kick off your day. Mediterranean food is tempting and healthy, and this authentic Greek barley recipe from the Greek Vegan is no exception. Roasted peaches, maple syrup, orange juice, cinnamon, cardamom, and barley come together beautifully in this sweet treat that’s perfect for … Continue reading Authentic Greek Peach Barley Recipe

Lentil Salad Recipe with Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus

The French green lentil is an exquisite, marbled beauty. Upon closer inspection, individual lentils are shades of olive green and black with hints of fiery red. You might say they almost resemble tiny red-slider turtles. In this tangy lentil salad from Oh She Glows, the lentils provide a hearty, protein-packed base. The slightly peppery and earthy … Continue reading Lentil Salad Recipe with Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus

Bloated Stomach: What Causes Bloating?

Bloating is caused by gas or air trapped in the abdomen and can cause mild to severe discomfort. Extreme cases can cause difficulty eating or breathing. Although bloating can be a signal that something is amiss in your diet or digestive tract, in general, bloating is relatively common and isn’t cause for concern. A healthy … Continue reading Bloated Stomach: What Causes Bloating?

Good Carbs vs. Bad Carbs

Following a healthy diet is one of the most effective measures you can take to support your health and well-being, and the carbohydrates you eat can make or break you. The right ones will provide slow, steady-release energy along with important nutrients; the wrong carbs, such as high fructose corn syrup, refined sugar, and bleached … Continue reading Good Carbs vs. Bad Carbs