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Healthy Gut, Healthy Body: What You Need to Know About Probiotics

We often consider bacteria to be a bad thing and aim to get rid of them at all costs. However, the reality is that we have millions of bacteria outside and inside our bodies that actually help us. The most prevalent groups of bacteria live in our gut—hundreds of different types of microorganisms create a […]

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Going Vegan? Here’s How to Get All Your Nutrients

More and more people are transitioning to a vegan lifestyle. Whether for personal beliefs, allergies or other health reasons, veganism is on the rise. But people who switch over to a vegan diet may not be aware of the possible health risks associated with this lifestyle. Because vegans do not use or ingest any animal […]

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Don’t Get Tricked by Your Treats This Halloween: Understanding the Dangers of Sugar

Halloween is one of the biggest holidays of the year—children and adults alike get creative and dress up, decorate their homes, tell spooky stories and, of course, go trick-or-treating. This exciting tradition is likely one of your kids’ favorite parts of the holiday because of the buckets full of candy they can collect. Unfortunately, having […]

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Could Your Diet be Making You Cranky?

The old adage, “you are what you eat,” may be truer than we think. In reality, the foods we consume dictate virtually every aspect of our beings, from our physical health to our cognitive capabilities. Understanding the ways that our diets affect everything from our energy levels to our moods can help us make more […]

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What are ‘Superfoods’ and Why Should They be Part of Your Everyday Diet?

Popular food blogs and health websites have recently been buzzing with news of “superfoods” and how great they are for your health. While the term may sound like something otherworldly, superfoods are little more than everyday foods you might already incorporate into your daily diet. However, their commonality should not detract from their immense nutritional […]

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Food Allergy Awareness is Growing and so are Diagnosed Cases

More and more people are being diagnosed with food allergies than ever before. Diagnosed cases have increased in both children and adults, with more adult-onset allergies revealing heightened sensitivity in the overall population to certain foods. This means that being lactose intolerant or gluten-sensitive aren’t just passing fads—they’re serious conditions that more and more people […]

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Gut Flora Affects Your Total Body Wellness More Than You Realize

When you hear the term “bacteria,” you probably instantly think of the nasty germs living on your hands or on dirty surfaces that can make you sick. While some bacteria are certainly hazardous to our health, not all bacteria are bad bacteria—in fact, there are hundreds of forms of bacteria living inside our bodies, helping […]

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Coping with Candida: What You Can do to Lessen Chronic Symptoms

Many people suffer from a strange, seemingly-unrelated group of symptoms that negatively affect their health, including fatigue, sinus infections and digestive issues. While each symptom may be related to a condition particular to one part of the body, many people miss how these symptoms are related: they are all caused by candida overgrowth. Candida is […]

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What Your Overactive, Rumbling Tummy Might be Trying to Tell You

We’ve all been there before, sitting in a quiet room, minding our own business, when a loud, grumbling noise echoes from our stomach. While it might be a little embarrassing, isn’t a rumbling tummy normal? Or is it a sign of something wrong? Most people believe that an overactive, grumbling stomach is just a sign […]

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Which of These 6 Lifestyle Diets is Right for You?

In a world where people are increasingly concerned about what they put into their bodies and the health risks and benefits their foods provide, new types of diets appear every day. Diets sometimes get a bad rap, particularly when they are associated with starvation or severe weight loss. Really, dieting is merely eating and drinking […]

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