Top Foods for Healthy Kidneys

Top Foods for Healthy Kidneys

Do you have problems with your kidneys such as infections or kidney stones? The kidneys are two of the very important organs in the body. They prevent the buildup of wastes and extra fluid in the body and they keep levels of electrolytes stable, such as sodium, potassium, and phosphate. They make hormones that help

Eat More Fish for a Healthy Heart

Eat More Fish for a Healthy Heart

Here’s another National Heart Health Month challenge. Join me in pledging to eat more fish for a healthy heart! A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine offers good evidence that eating several servings of fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids each week may reduce the risk of heart disease and death. The

An Avocado a Day May Help Keep Heart Disease Away

An Avocado a Day May Help Keep Heart Disease Away

Avocados. For years, this nutritious green fruit (yes, they are a fruit, not a vegetable) has been avoided by many due to its high-fat content. According to a study in the Journal of the American Heart Association, eating one avocado a day as part of a heart healthy, cholesterol-lowering moderate-fat diet can help improve bad

I Eat Healthy, So I’m OK…

I Eat Healthy, So I’m OK…

You think because you eat a healthy diet, you are OK. On any given day, you basically feel pretty good. You exercise a few times a week, drink a good amount of water each day, and limit sugar and alcohol consumption. And you even quit smoking a few years ago so…life is fine. But think

New Year, New You!

Happy New Year to you and yours. The beginning of a New Year brings opportunity for change and personal growth. What a perfect time to start taking action on your quest for better health. And an ideal way to get your New Year off to a great start is with one of our exciting detox

Avoiding Holiday Stress

Like the classic Christmas song goes, “It’s the hap-happiest season of all!” But at times, the holidays can be difficult and downright stressful. Here are some healthy tips for avoiding holiday stress and making it your happiest season of all! • Keep nutrition in balance. Be sure to eat ample portions of fresh vegetables and

Could SAD Give You Diabetes?

Could SAD Give You Diabetes?

Could the SAD – Standard American Diet – lead to type 2 diabetes? SAD is characterized by a diet high in meats especially lunch-type meats, milk-based foods (cheese yogurt, cottage cheese, etc.) potatoes, prepared foods, fried foods and sweets. In contrast, a healthy, nutritious diet has high levels of colorful fruits and vegetables, good fats

Pumpkin – a Nutritional Powerhouse

It’s the time of year when stores are brimming with pumpkins, and pumpkin-flavored products are in abundant supply. But many of these products are filled with sugar and unhealthy additives. So I thought I would share about the nutritional wonders of pumpkin and a recipe for enjoying it in a healthful way. The bright orange