More Potassium Than a Banana…

WHAT are they? Mushrooms are the spore-bearing fruits of a fungus. They are not categorized as a plant because they do not undergo photosynthesis, yet they still boast nutritional benefits of their own. They can be found in virtually any habitat, especially where it is warm and wet. Benefits Mushrooms pack the nutritional punch of … Read moreMore Potassium Than a Banana…

11 Foods That Are Bad For You

Nutrition is full of nonsense. You will find bold health claims for all kinds of foods, most often based on zero evidence. Here are the top 11 “health foods” that are actually very harmful. 1. Fruit Juices The fruit juices you find at the supermarket aren’t always what they seem. They may have small amounts … Read more11 Foods That Are Bad For You

15 foods to eliminate pain

Do you suffer from chronic pain or fatigue? Are you occasionally confused? Do you experience random muscle twitching? Do you have frequent bouts of insomnia? These symptoms can be signs of various chronic health conditions. If you experience two or more of these symptoms, your diet may be lacking magnesium. The typical American diet often … Read more15 foods to eliminate pain

Tips to prevent acne breakouts this holiday season

Extra stress during the holidays—from activities like shopping, social commitments, and traveling—increases cortisol in the body, which can lead to more oil production and, ultimately, a pesky pimple. Try these tips to maintain your health and decrease acne breakouts during this holiday season. Sleep schedule, interrupted. Late parties, staying out with family, or last minute shopping … Read moreTips to prevent acne breakouts this holiday season

Why You Need to Consume More Zinc

Your body has about the same amount of zinc as a 4-inch galvanized nail. Getting and maintaining the right amount of this important mineral is similar to walking a tightrope. It’s a fine line between too much and not enough—with hazards for any missteps. Loading up with zinc for more than a week can weaken … Read moreWhy You Need to Consume More Zinc

5 Best Foods to Prevent Hormonal Imbalance in Women (and 5 Foods to Avoid)

Combining the proper foods is not favorable only for the skin, but it can also improve the reproductive system and contribute to hormonal balance. Foods that are rich in nutrients can be highly beneficial for women as the can improve their mood, energy, metabolism, digestive tract, and even their libido. In order to function properly, … Read more5 Best Foods to Prevent Hormonal Imbalance in Women (and 5 Foods to Avoid)


During the 25 years I have eaten exclusively vegetarian (the last 15 years of which have been completely plant-based), I have noticed a reaction that has not been described here, and which I call “the Vegasm.” I am usually in control of what I eat: packing lunches, calling ahead at restaurants, and filling out my … Read moreHOW TO EAT MINDFULLY: A PRACTICE THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

4 Secrets to Weight Loss

If you’ve tried to force your body into a smaller size through quick fix methods, starvation, dieting, or shaming, you’ve probably discovered that these methods are not long-term, sustainable solutions. Instead of allowing our body to be its natural size and shape based on our values and lifestyle, we convince ourselves that life will somehow … Read more4 Secrets to Weight Loss

3 Things You Didn’t Know Were Making You Tired

If you’re constantly feeling tired and run down, it may not be for the reasons you tell yourself. You’re probably not lazy, or boring. The reason may be you’re not getting the fuel you need to energize your life! Here are 3 surprising reasons why you’re tired: 1. You’re Not Sleeping or Resting Enough This … Read more3 Things You Didn’t Know Were Making You Tired

6 Foods to Boost Your Mood

Junk foods, including heavily processed, fried and artificial foods, produce serious negative impacts on the brain and emotions, similar to narcotic drugs. They stimulate short-term reward centers in the central nervous system. But over time, they can lead to dependency and mood imbalances, along with all-too-common long-term health consequences. On the other hand, a number … Read more6 Foods to Boost Your Mood