I’ve often laughed at how expensive it can be to be organic, health conscious, and to fight this good fight against pesticides, GMOs, and big box brands. However, in my journey from poor, small-town college kid to big city career woman it’s been hard not to see how the health-forward trend attracts a specific demographic. […]
Many people see biotin benefits as something of a miracle supplement, based on claims that it will help your hair, skin, nails, weight loss, diabetes, and energy. However, only some of the claims around biotin have been proven. Despite the somewhat exaggerated claims, biotin is an important part of a balanced diet, and biotin deficiency […]
What is Spirulina? Spirulina is a blue-green algae that has been around for thousands of years, if not longer. It is found in tropical lakes but can be found in stores as a powder or in capsule form. It is possible that we are not the first civilization to consume this superfood, either. It’s […]
The Moringa tree is a plant native to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Africa, Arabia, and Afghanistan and has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years for countless ailments and wellness uses. Almost all parts of the tree can be eaten for nutritional purposes; the leaves have high levels of protein, beta carotene, vitamin C, […]
Anyone who is susceptible to canker sores will tell you that they are a painful nuisance. Eating, drinking, and talking become agonizing chores, and the unavoidable grimace on your face as you struggle through the pain can be embarrassing. Unlike cold sores, canker sores are the result of inflammation. Your genes determine whether or […]
Did you know that 70 million Americans suffer from digestive diseases? How about that between 60-80% of the immune system is in our digestive system or gut? That’s not all, according to Dr. Axe (at draxe.com), “more than 40 diseases have been linked to bacterial imbalance.” This includes cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, and even […]
Supplements, which can be found many forms including pills, capsules, liquids, and powders, are additional vitamins and minerals which are taken to improve some aspect of health. However, it is important to know what supplements are appropriate for you before you begin adding them to your diet. In the worst scenario, supplements can interfere with […]
Is Popcorn Healthy: Possible Benefits and Dietary Tips For most Americans, popcorn is associated with snacks. Amazingly, but...