Want to Lose Weight? Drink a Smoothie!

If you’re trying to lose weight (and even if you’re not), it’s imperative your diet is in check. That means lots of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables are a must and making smoothies can be a great way to ingest them. What are Smoothies? Smoothies usually contain blended or puréed fruits and/or vegetables. Sometimes ice … Continue reading Want to Lose Weight? Drink a Smoothie!

U.S. Population Getting Even Fatter

Results of an investigation presented last year at the American Heart Association’s (AHA) annual Scientific Session shows if current trends continue, the overwhelming majority of American adults will be overweight, if not obese, by the year 2020 [1]. More than half will also suffer from either type-2 diabetes, or related pre-diabetic conditions. Using data gathered … Continue reading U.S. Population Getting Even Fatter

What Is Cupping Therapy and Why Is It Trending?

Cupping therapy is an ancient practice that is now considered part of the complementary and alternative (CAM) medicine category, along with acupuncture and aromatherapy. During a cupping therapy session, a massage or acupuncture therapist applies suction cups to various areas of the body. The cup may be made of bamboo, plastic, or glass; traditionally, horns … Continue reading What Is Cupping Therapy and Why Is It Trending?

6 Health Benefits of Yoga

Yoga is that eastern practice involving odd positions and stretches that may seem slightly strange, though many people swear by once they’ve tried it. It’s well known to be relaxing and a healthy way to exercise. However, there are also lots of wild claims about it. What’s true and what isn’t? Fortunately, there has been … Continue reading 6 Health Benefits of Yoga

11 Foods That Speed Up Your Metabolism

While there are no short-cuts to losing weight, there are a few things you can do to boost your metabolism. Exercising regularly and getting plenty of sleep are two of the best things you can do. However, there are also plenty of foods that speed metabolism, so adding them to your diet may give you … Continue reading 11 Foods That Speed Up Your Metabolism

5 Facts about Calorie Restriction

Calorie restriction is defined as a reduction of 30-60% of one’s regular calorie intake while maintaining a diet that provides enough nutrients to prevent malnutrition. Scientists believe calorie restriction stimulates a defensive state designed to help an organism survive environmental and metabolic adversity. This non-genetic strategy has been observed to encourage youthfulness and extend average … Continue reading 5 Facts about Calorie Restriction

5 Things You Should Know About Obesity

Despite being one of the most preventable conditions on the planet, obesity is, unfortunately, a hugely significant problem. According to the World Health Association, the global obesity rate has more than doubled since 1980. [1] Certainly diet and exercise can go a long way in supporting a healthy weight, but sometimes even that isn’t enough. … Continue reading 5 Things You Should Know About Obesity

Iodine Deficiency and Pregnancy

Although your body requires iodine, it doesn’t produce any on its own. [1] You need to get enough through food or supplementation. Inadequate iodine levels are something you want to avoid. Your thyroid requires iodine to manage your metabolism and regulate your hormone production. [2] If these processes are out of whack, you can experience … Continue reading Iodine Deficiency and Pregnancy

Weight Loss: Tips to Keeping the Weight Off

The weight loss industry is huge, by some estimates, over $60 billion annually [1]. This includes diet plans, exercise equipment, weight loss supplements, and probably several other categories of products that shouldn’t even be included. Like every other industry, the weight loss industry is ruled by supply and demand. The marketplace for these items is … Continue reading Weight Loss: Tips to Keeping the Weight Off

10 Uses for Organic Oregano Oil

Hands down, oregano oil is one of the best natural supplements you can get. It’s produced from the perennial herb oregano and loaded with free-radical-crushing antioxidants. A growing body of research has shown that oregano oil offers many positive health benefits and is one of the most potent natural remedies in existence. In particular, there … Continue reading 10 Uses for Organic Oregano Oil