60 Second Magnesium

Most Americans would greatly benefit from increasing their intake of magnesium. Magnesium is found in foods such as nuts, seeds, leafy greens, peas, beans, and whole grains. Supplementation is also a good way to increase this vital nutrient while not increasing caloric intake. Few people are truly deficient in magnesium, but the U.S. Department of

60 Second Almond

A recent study has found that adding almonds to your diet can reduce the risk of heart disease by keeping blood vessels healthy. The study was led by Professor Helen Griffiths, Professor in Biomedical Sciences and Executive Dean of the School of Life and Health Sciences at Aston University in Birmingham, UK. Researchers tested the

Is Your Diet a SAD Story?

Do you eat a Standard American Diet? If so, your diet – and ultimately your health – might be a SAD story! The SAD diet is high in meats, especially highly-processed lunch-type meats, milk-based foods (cheese yogurt, cottage cheese, etc.), potatoes, processed and prepared foods, fried foods, and sweets. In contrast, a healthy, nutritious diet

Eat More Fruits & Veggies for a Healthy Heart

A recent study on cardiovascular health has shown that inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption may account for millions of deaths from heart disease and strokes each year around the world. The study, conducted by the Friedman School of Nutrition at Tufts University and published June 10 by the American Society for Nutrition, estimated that roughly

Six Steps for Clearing Brain Fog

Do you find yourself constantly feeling fatigued, distracted, suffering from headaches, unmotivated, anxious, moody or just plain out of sorts? You might be suffering from “brain fog.” Brain fog can be caused by nutrient deficiencies, sugar overload, a lack of sleep and too much stress, all of which deplete energy levels. The brain relies on

Why is Organic Farming So Important?

When you purchase organic food for your table, you are doing much more than providing healthy food for you and your family. What is organic farming? The core principle of organic farming is to raise crops without the use of any synthetics. The National Organic Program (NOP) within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates