What Kind of Calcium Do I Need?

What Kind of Calcium Do I Need?

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body. In addition to building bones and keeping them healthy, calcium enables our blood to clot, our muscles to contract, and our heart to beat. Unhealthy eating habits contribute to Americans failing to get their daily requirement of many essential vitamins and minerals. Even with a

What is an Antioxidant Anyway?

What is an Antioxidant Anyway?

Anti-what? Antioxidant. It’s on food labels and supplement bottles galore – from chocolates to Vitamin E – yet we seldom discuss what an antioxidant does. Most people have no idea what superpowers they hold and why antioxidants are essential to our daily health. ‘Anti’ means to oppose, and ‘oxidant’, or oxidizing agent, create the oxidation

We Need Whole Nutrients, Not Just Parts of Them!

We Need Whole Nutrients, Not Just Parts of Them!

Many supplement companies, food suppliers and scientists want us to believe that our bodies don’t know the difference between synthetic vitamins, the parts or components of real vitamins, and true whole nutrients available only in real, healthy food. Phytonutrients are natural chemicals or compounds produced by plants. They keep plants healthy, protecting them from insects

Popsicles!

Popsicles!

It’s already August, and the hottest weather of the year is upon us. Here’s a delicious recipe for Raspberry Chocolate Protein Popsicles. You can serve them to all your friends and family as they are free of gluten, soy, dairy, egg, peanut, and tree nuts. Raspberry Chocolate Protein Popsicles 1 ripe banana 12 oz frozen

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