Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

There is a virtual cornucopia of foods, herbs, and other forms of nourishment that are readily available to lower high blood pressure, or hypertension, naturally. Fruits, vegetables, and nuts are just a handful of the healthy things you can eat to promote healthy blood flow. Learning the benefits of these foods and determining which ones … Continue reading Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

Vegan Watermelon Salad: The Perfect Recipe for Summer

A warm weather staple in the South, watermelon is synonymous with long summer days spent at the beach. Though it seems like a distinctly American food, the fruit we’re familiar has come a long way over the last 5,000 years. The precursor to the modern watermelon was first cultivated in northeastern Africa and undomesticated varieties … Continue reading Vegan Watermelon Salad: The Perfect Recipe for Summer

Banana Cherry Chocolate Chunk Vegan Ice Cream Recipe

We found this beautiful, blush-hued treat on Simple-Veganista. The combination of cherries, dark chocolate, and whipped bananas is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping calories in check. Unlike conventional ice cream, this vegan ice cream has 60% less fat, no added sugar, and only 4 ingredients. Cherry season only comes around once a year, so … Continue reading Banana Cherry Chocolate Chunk Vegan Ice Cream Recipe

Signs of High Blood Pressure

  According to guidelines set by the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines, nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure.[1] If you don’t have high blood pressure yourself, chances are you know someone who does. Being aware of high blood pressure and hypertension is critical. When … Continue reading Signs of High Blood Pressure

The Top 6 Dietary Supplements

    For thousands of years, herbal medicine was the predominant form of health care on the planet. For many people, it still is. In our switch to modern medicine, much of that ancient wisdom was sadly lost, rejected as the superstition of primitive people. Recent research is proving, however, that our ancestors were smarter … Continue reading The Top 6 Dietary Supplements

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?