Can you believe that a new school year is already here? With a new school year comes excitement, nerves, or both. Whether your child is excited for school or is a bit nervous for the new year, here are a few easy steps that you can take to help make the transition from summer to school a smooth…Read More
Probiotics What are they? Probiotics are bacteria that help maintain the natural balance of organisms, known as microflora, in the intestines. These microflora have an important role as they work to enhance the immune system, prevent growth of harmful bacteria, ferment unused energy substrates, regulate the development of the gut, produce vitamins for the body,…Read More
Should you go organic during pregnancy?
Organic food may seem like a trend, but many experts suggest that women consider going organic during pregnancy; if not all of the foods you eat, at least a few specific ones. By going organic, you avoid exposing yourself to the antibiotics, artificial hormones, pesticides and genetically modified feed found in many non-organic meats, produce,…Read More
Six Tips for Staying Healthy During Cold + Flu Season
Holiday season is here! We all look forward to this time of year, spending time with loved ones, eating great food, and of course getting presents! However, with this joyous season also comes cold weather, which means cold and flu season. Of course, the main thing…Read More
Which Water Bottles Do I Use?
BPA stands for Bisphenol A. It is a compound found in hard, clear polycarbonate plastic bottles. The US government’s National Toxicology Program recognized that BPA is leaching from the plastic into the water. BPA mimics the effect of estrogen, which interferes with hormone levels. People exposed to high levels of BPA have a greater risk…Read More
Artificial vs. Natural Sweetener
Have you ever been asked, “would you like to sweeten your food or beverage with chlorine, heavy metals, arsenic or methanol?”. No, of course not, but you may have been asked if you would like to use Splenda, also known as sucralose. Splenda is an artificial sweetener which contains all the above ingredients. We have…Read More
Go Green With Vegetables
Green vegetables are good sources of vitamins and antioxidants; they help to fight free radical causing cancer. It is recommended that you eat green vegetables at least 3 times a week. A recent research from Penn State College of Medicine shows that compound found in broccoli and cabbage will help to fight skin cancers (such…Read More
Organic Food for Kids
Are organic foods significantly different than conventional foods? A new study not only says that they are, but that the results are dramatic and immediate. A team of researchers from the University of Washington, Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control tested the urine of children for two pesticides, chlorpyrifos and malathion, after consuming…Read More
The Secret Weapon Against Teen Weight Gain
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, 16 percent of young people in the United States aged 6 to 19 are considered overweight–having a body mass index of 25 or higher. This is due to a steep decline in physical activity during adolescence. However, researchers at the University of New Mexico…Read More