Seasonal Eating and Immunity

Just as the seasons change, your body’s needs change with the seasons. Your immune system demands more during this time of year, and eating in tandem with what Mother Nature naturally provides can keep you feeling in top form—even if you’ve historically gotten sick when the temperature plummets. The Seasonal Connection It appears that Mother Nature may know best. During [...]

Strengthen Your Immune System with MCTs

There’s no way around it—germs surround us all the time.  Singular medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil contains medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) that act as natural antibiotics, which means they boost your immune system and fight off harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa. While completely harmless to our bodies, MCFAs are lethal to some of the most notorious disease-inducing microorganisms in existence.  [...]

De-stress, Build Bones, and Boost Metabolism

By now, you probably know that stress takes a tremendous toll on your body, often showing up in the form of headaches, intestinal issues, weight gain, hypertension, insomnia, and other health problems. Did you know stress also wreaks havoc on your bones and calorie burning capacity? If stress travels with you like unwanted baggage, take advantage of summer’s slower pace to let it go, boost metabolism, and build [...]

Food Focus: Bok Choy Apple Slaw

Why is it that in the summer we naturally crave more fresh and raw foods? These foods have a cooling effect on the body. The lightness and high water, fiber, and vitamin content, work together to act as our internal air conditioning during these warm months. At this time of year we also need less dense, high-energy food because we get [...]

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Greens: Good for the Liver, Immune System, Gut, and More

The list of beneficial properties offered by greens is long and includes: Improving circulation Promoting healthy gut flora Improving liver function Strengthening the immune system Clearing congestion Greens provide a whole host of valuable nutrients, micronutrients, and phytonutrients. Chlorophyll (found in all green vegetables) is a powerful blood builder akin to liquid oxygen! If you are trying to get pregnant, you [...]

Boost Your Metabolism with Intermittent Fasting

Have you heard of intermittent fasting (IF) and wondered what it’s all about? Well IF simply involves alternating cycles of fasting and eating. Many studies show this can cause weight loss, improve metabolic health, protect against disease, and perhaps help you live longer. Specific benefits of intermittent fasting include: Lower glucose and/or insulin level Improved lipid profile and blood pressure [...]

Food and Mood: Lifestyle Changes Can Lift Your Mood

Do you feel like you’re constantly on a stress-induced rollercoaster? How do your fluctuating moods rule your days? Do you feel blue more often than you feel joy? If so, you’re not alone. One in 24 Americans suffer from dysthymia, or low-level, chronic depression. Fortunately, making small changes in your food, fitness, and friendships can significantly increase your overall happiness [...]

Why Diets Don’t Work

You can’t turn on the TV, drive down the road or go to a party without being confronted with America’s hottest obsession: weight. Diets are a billion-dollar industry; companies spend millions and millions luring you to try the latest diet (low carb, high protein, low fat, no fat, you name it) with promises that this will (finally!) be the solution [...]