The Surprising Uses & Benefits of Xylitol

The Surprising Uses & Benefits of Xylitol

You’ve probably heard about xylitol. After all, it seems the low-cal sugar substitute is popping up everywhere these days. Xylitol is a sugar alcohol, or polyalcohol, that’s made from the bark of birch trees or from a plant fiber called xylan. It’s s ...
Take Your Pampering With a Grain of Salt

Take Your Pampering With a Grain of Salt

I’ve sunk into a comfy lounge chair and I’m breathing in the salt air. No, I’m not at the beach. I’m in a dimly lit, manmade salt cave in Louisville, Colorado. My 4-year-old daughter plays at my feet with grains of sand, in a floor that is reminiscen ...
Is Celiac Disease Silently Stalking You?

Is Celiac Disease Silently Stalking You?

In recent years, more Americans have become aware of celiac disease, an auto-immune disorder that can lead to a host of serious health problems. Yet despite the widespread attention paid to celiac, 83 percent of people who have the disease remain und ...
6 Sneaky Ways to Beat Food Cravings

6 Sneaky Ways to Beat Food Cravings

Why does it always seem that the minute you decide to clean up your diet and make healthier choices the food cravings kick in? It’s been weeks, maybe months, since you’ve wanted a candy bar, but now it’s all you can think about. The mind is a very st ...