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Is Meal Kit Delivery a Healthy Choice?
As regular readers of my blog know, eating fresh, whole foods--from organic sources when possible--provides a host of health benefits. To name just one example, loading your plate with vegetables and fruit will supply you with cancer fighting phytonutrients, as well as many...
Crying for Your Health
Whether it’s a major life experience -- the death of a family member, or a wedding -- or a mundane event -- a heartwarming animal video on Facebook, or an especially frustrating day at work -- people cry for all kinds of reasons, good and bad.
Ditch Those Stereotypes About Swimming Pool Classes
When you think of swimming pool classes, you may conjure up an image of seniors in one-piece swimsuits with brightly colored swim caps using pool noodles to tread water. A growing trend, water fitness classes look different now. Experts expect them to continue...
Eating According to Your Circadian Rhythms
“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” “Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and have dinner like a pauper.”  Chances are you’ve heard at least one of these sayings, if not both. But did you know recent...
Can Fast Food Make You Depressed
Regular readers of this blog may remember my previous post about the root causes of anxiety and depression. In that article I discuss the fact that your diet can contribute to mental health problems. The good news is, of course, that changing to a healthy diet can...
Don't Take Another Sleep Aid Until You Read This
A good night of rest improves the quality of life considerably. Cognitive abilities and alertness improve, temperaments become more social, and physical strength peaks. Yet, achieving regular, restful sleep proves a challenge for many. Many frustrated insomniacs turn to medication. However, the alarming side effects of certain...
Best and Worst Foods for Gestational Diabetes
If you are experiencing your first pregnancy, you may have learned of gestational diabetes for the first time. You know you will be screened for it and that it can be a serious condition. You may be wondering if it’s reversible or if it means you will...
Is Drinking Bulletproof Coffee Good for You
Coffee connoisseurs have discovered a new trend in morning beverages and it is called bulletproof coffee. This concoction combines coffee, unsalted butter, and coconut oil. Since its debut, experts have lined up to either extol its virtues or decry its negative effects. They raise the very good...
Is Your Computer Causing Headaches
Getting a headache or a migraine is something no one wants during the day. I’ve talked about the problems that come along with headaches because they can strike different people in different ways. Sometimes the cause is the foods they eat. Sometimes the cause is genetics and...
What Does Natural Flavors Mean on the Ingredient List
If you grab a can of lime flavored seltzer, you may notice that it proudly advertises that it’s made with natural flavors. I’ll bet that this makes you feel pretty good about drinking it. It’s natural, so therefore it must be a healthy drink--or at least better...
prevent food poisoning
Is food poisoning something that should worry the average person during the holiday season? It seems like every week there is another recall of some food item that is causing salmonella, e. coli, or listeria. It’s not just hype. Researchers Hernandez-Cortez, et. al., said in a 2017 paper, “The...
Get Your Mind and Body on Track in 2019
It’s a new year and that means trying new things! For many, it also means a newfound emphasis on living your most healthy life. Health and nutrition trends for 2019 may closely echo what we saw in 2018. With those ideas as a foundation, 2019 might see...