Menopause and Weight Loss: A Nutritional Approach

Mood swings start to become a daily (or hourly) occurrence and being in a room-temperature area starts to feel like a sauna. Lack of sleep starts to kick in, a monthly friend subsides and weight that once was easy to shed is now being stubborn. Welcome to ...

Boost Your Immune Health: Ways to Support the Body’s Defenses

The new year brings new opportunities: perhaps a new start on goals we have been pondering, or maybe a new angle on something we previously hoped to accomplish. This time of year also follows occasions when many of us have been celebrating the ...

Beat the ‘Bug’ This Winter with Nutrition

Now that the weather is getting colder, there is a higher incidence of sicknesses and illnesses. The change in temperature alone can be an additional stressor on the body, which can contribute to this rise in sickness. It is not only important to eat nutritiously during ...

A Road Map to Conscious Eating: Set Goals, Not Resolutions

Here we are again at the start of a new year, promising ourselves that thisyear we really will eat healthier. Most of us will not keep that promise—at least not for more than a week or two. Then we’ll beat ourselves up about it for a few months before starting the cycle all ...

How Inflammatory Foods Affect Our Pets

Just like inflammatory foods can wreak havoc with chronic medical conditions in people, the same goes for pets. Inflammation is a natural response to an injury, virus, bacteria or irritant to the body. It’s the body’s way to help heal an area by increasing blood flow to ...

Preventing Heart Disease Through Diet

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), deaths from cardiovascular disease have declined 60 percent since the beginning of 1950. However, for now, heart disease remains the number one health challenge in the U.S. The good news is that with lifestyle ...