Meditation for Beginners: A Guide to Inner Tranquility

The best time to start meditating is now. Meditation can help quiet the mind, focus your thoughts, and promote general well-being. Best of all, anyone with a few free minutes can start meditating today. Even if you have never meditated before, don’t be intimidated. Follow the 10 easy steps below, and you will become a … Continue reading Meditation for Beginners: A Guide to Inner Tranquility

Can’t Sleep? Discover Causes & Natural Solutions

The United States is a sleep-deprived nation. It shows in our health as well as the way in which we age. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sleep deprivation is a serious public health issue, and one in three adults don’t get enough sleep.[1] Our ancestors did not have this issue, so why … Continue reading Can’t Sleep? Discover Causes & Natural Solutions

Using Rhodiola to Manage Stress

Rhodiola rosea is an herb is one such natural approach that shows promise for lifting mood and managing anxiety, stress, and cognitive support. In addition to uncovering the root cause of these symptoms, you may wish to incorporate this powerful plant into your daily mental wellness plan. A Natural Approach to Mental Balance Rhodiola rosea … Continue reading Using Rhodiola to Manage Stress

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

8 Ways to Manage Holiday Stress

People young and old look forward to the holidays, but once the festivities draw near, the things we eagerly anticipated can become major stressors. In fact, an estimated 80% of Americans expect to feel stressed during the holidays.[1] There are holiday parties, out of state trips, inclement weather, gifts to buy, dinners with family or friends, … Continue reading 8 Ways to Manage Holiday Stress

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?

Common IBS Symptoms and the Best Natural Remedies

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), also known as mucous colitis or spastic colon, is a chronic gastrointestinal (GI) disorder. Put simply, that means that your bowels behave abnormally without evidence of damage from the disease. IBS affects 10 to 15 percent of adults in the U.S. and can significantly compromise their quality of life.[1] What Causes … Continue reading Common IBS Symptoms and the Best Natural Remedies

Study Links Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals to a Higher BMI in Toddlers

The other day, a colleague of mine sent me over the results from a recent study that shows a link between higher body mass index (BMI) in toddlers, and the mothers’ prenatal exposure to environmental pollutants, such as pesticides found on the foods we eat [1]. The study, conducted by the journal, Environmental Health Perspectives, concluded … Continue reading Study Links Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals to a Higher BMI in Toddlers

Does Quick Weight Loss Exist?

Thousands of diet gurus are standing by right now to trade their weight loss plans for your hard earned dollars. Unfortunately, to the contrary of the advertisements, gimmicks and gadgets never add up to a permanent weight loss solution. The quickest way to lose weight is to eat healthy, exercise daily, and, depending on your … Continue reading Does Quick Weight Loss Exist?

6 Health Benefits of Quercetin

Quercetin is an flavonoid (plant pigment) commonly found in fruits and vegetables, especially onions, citrus, and apples. Other sources include dark berries, grapes and olive oil. Green tea and red wine have also been pointed out as having notable amounts of quercetin. That’s all great. But, what does it do for us? Well, perhaps the … Continue reading 6 Health Benefits of Quercetin