Is My Poop Normal?

There are a few things that all of us do from the moment that we are born. We all breathe and eat and sleep, and we all pee and poop. Despite the fact that going to the bathroom is such a shared experience, talking about it is strangely uncomfortable. What comes out of our bodies when we move our bowels gives us a lot of good information ... Read More »

Do You Have Metabolic Syndrome? (5 Questions can tell)

Metabolic syndrome is a serious health threat. Over 3 million Americans meet the criteria and are at risk. Wondering how can you find out if you're one of them? Someone who has metabolic syndrome will answer “yes” to at least 3 of these 5 questions: 1. Do you have abdominal obesity (when your waist measures 40” or more for men or 35” ... Read More »

6 Signs You Have Leaky Gut and What to Do About It

Leaky gut is a condition that has only recently been getting much attention. Some doctors still don’t treat it like it's a real thing, which is a shame. For those who are suffering from the symptoms, understanding what's causing the problem and learning how to treat it has been a huge relief that has restored their quality of life. What is ... Read More »

3 Surprising Ways to Use Coconut Oil

By now, if you've been following me for awhile, you have heard a lot about coconut oil. You're likely aware that its uses go way beyond the kitchen. Here are some quick facts on coconut oil so you can make the best use of this gift from nature. 3 Reasons Your Body Loves Coconut Oil  1. Best fats: Coconut oil gives you the best fats your body ... Read More »

What’s the Ketogenic Diet and Is It Healthy?

It seems like every day somebody is talking about a new kind of diet. Some of these are fads, and clearly just a new way of starving the body. Others are new names for diets that have been around for years. The Ketogenic Diet is not a fad- it's been around for a long time. But it is a diet that's not right for everybody. Let’s take a look at ... Read More »

7 Reasons You Should Reach for Carob Instead of Chocolate

Have you ever been about to bite into a chocolate-covered something, only to be told it’s actually made with carob? Chocoholics will be quick to say the taste isn’t close. Still, there are some good reasons to add carob to your diet. Carob is a member of the pea family. It comes from a bush grown in the Mediterranean. Its pods are picked for ... Read More »

What Your Tongue is Trying To Tell You About Your Health

We don’t spend much time thinking about our tongues, but they're so important. The tongue is the organ that helps us taste our food, move it around so we can chew it, and then swallow it. It helps keep our teeth clean and helps us to speak. Beyond those essential functions, the tongue acts as a signpost for our body’s health. When our ... Read More »

These 2 Acidic Foods Can Stop Heartburn

Foods that are high in acid get a bad rap. We hear ads on TV warning about them hurting the enamel on our teeth. We’re told that they can cause kidney stones and weaken our bones and muscles. The truth is that though too much acid in your diet can cause problems, it can also be good for you if managed well. What Acidity in Food Really ... Read More »

Do You Have Adrenal Fatigue? Top 10 Symptoms and The Fix

See if this sounds familiar... You are under a huge amount of stress, and have been for a while. Your body aches, and you are tired all the time. You constantly feel sick and exhausted. You've gained weight around your middle. If you found yourself nodding at this list, and have a bunch of other complaints to add, then you may have ... Read More »

Honey, Sugar or Agave? Which Sweeteners Are Healthiest?

Here’s an amazing statistic from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Americans eat about 64 pounds of sugar per year. 64 pounds! That’s the weight of an average 9-year-old boy! All that sweetness comes from many sources, including fruits, snacks, desserts and beverages. It’s safe to say that’s far too much sugar and we all should cut ... Read More »