5 Habits of People Who Lost 30 pounds (and kept it off)

If you had to guess, how many people do you think you know who have ever gone on a diet? It’s a funny question, isn’t it? When you think about it like that, you realize that at one time or another, almost everybody you know has told you that they need to take off a pound or two. You’d have to tally up the numbers of almost everybody ... Read More »

You Know Abour Yogurt and Kefir, but Have You Heard of Skyr?

You probably already know that some dairy foods have health benefits for most people. Research has even shown that it can help you keep your weight in check. Eating dairy can trim the size of your waist, increase your lean muscle mass and lower body fat mass. So where do you get your dairy? Are you a regular Greek yogurt eater? Do ... Read More »

Visceral Fat (why it’s the deadliest)

How do you carry your extra weight? Are you pear shaped or are you apple shaped? Though many people think this question only counts for deciding what style of bathing suit they should wear, it’s actually a lot more important than that. People who are pear shaped and who carry their fat in their lower body have subcutaneous fat. ... Read More »

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 »