Whether it’s a summertime cruise along the coast or a holiday visit to Grandma’s, there’s nothing like that feeling of freedom on the open road. You’ve got the whole route mapped out (or loaded on your smartphone’s GPS), car packed with every duffle bag you own and a tank full of gas. You’re ready to roll…right? Read more →
Most people who adopt a healthy lifestyle know that good digestion is a key factor in the body’s absorption of nutrients. It may seem like a contradiction, but one of the best things we can do to help ensure efficient digestion is by eating fiber, which is dietary material that resists being broken down by enzymes in the intestines.
You may be a regular gym-goer, never missed a spin class or may be totally addicted to running in solitude. As a result, your muscles are likely stronger and leaner. But are you forgetting to workout the strongest muscle in your body? (Hint: we’re not talking about your booty-licious glutes.) Read more →
Essential oils can do many things. One of their most important features is the ability to influence mood and emotion. At this time of year, oils with calming and relaxing properties are popular, but sometimes we can also use a boost to keep our spirits bright.
There’s nothing quite like the aroma of peppermint, whether you’re chewing gum to refresh your breath or spraying a room fragrance to banish the odor of something you burnt (oops).
If you’ve never considered the power of peppermint before, we’re delighted to introduce you to some of its benefits.
Even if your health is not top priority, it shouldn’t get shuffled to the bottom of the deck. Remember that your body is your temple, and you only have one body and one life. That’s why I urge you to take good care of it — from the inside out AND outside in! Though it can seem like a long, hard journey to find body balance in a rather un-balanced world, I promise you can get there in only five easy steps. Read more →
Q. I keep seeing recipes that call for nutritional yeast. What is this ingredient and is it healthy?
A. Powdery in texture and savory in flavor, nutritional yeast is a deactivated yeast, and vegans have been gobbling it up for years as a pasta topper, condiment and cheese sub. But you don’t have to be a vegan to say yes to yeast; this high-protein, low carb and low calorie product is arguably much healthier than your ordinary grated cheese. Dairy free, nutritional yeast also is free of gluten, sodium and fat. Read more →
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