Increasing Movement

Increasing Movement  Have a gym membership and do not use it? Work 40 plus hours and just want to go home and relax? Or are you just not a gym person? That is okay. We have to give ourselves more compassion if we can not make it to the gym or get in a workout. Here are some […]

Pomegranate

Pomegranate   One of our favorite wintertime fruits is pomegranate! These deep red fruits contain tons of antioxidants. Did you know that the seeds are called arils? Besides being delicious, pomegranates provide a variety of potential health benefits. 1. Reduce inflammation. Can relieve inflammation in the gut as well as joints. Helpful for people with arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.  2. Lower risk for heart disease. Studies have shown that […]

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions  Welcome 2020! The new year is here and many of us are setting out to make resolutions. Given that most diets fail and most weight is regained in two to five years, why not consider making a resolution that is not weight loss- focused. Instead, choose to put your energy into creating habits that promote overall well-being. […]

Benefits of Peppermint Tea and Extracts

Benefits of Peppermint Tea and Extracts Peppermint is a cross between watermint and peppermint. The peppermint leaf contains essential oils. These include menthol, menthone, and limonene. They provide a variety of potential health benefits. 1. Helps with digestion. Can relieve common digestive symptoms like gas, bloating and indigestion. Prevents smooth muscles from contracting, which may lessen spasms in the gut. 2. Helps […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder Are you feeling like you have more than just the winter blues? Seasonal affective disorder, also known as SAD, is a form of depression that usually occurs in the fall and winter. SAD affects five percent of adults in the United Sates, and is more common in areas further north or south of the equator. […]

How to Have a Peaceful Thanksgiving

How to Have a Peaceful Thanksgiving  Thanksgiving is about enjoying family, tradition, fun, and food. If you are trying to work towards certain health goals, the holidays may cause a lot of stress.This can lead to feeling overwhelmed during these events. We must remember this is a once-a-year meal to enjoy with family. If you are wondering about how to handle the holidays, here are a […]

Tips for Stress Management

5 Tips for Stress Management  Stress is a normal part of human life. However, it should not be a constant. Stress can negatively impact our over all health.Here are a few ways to be more aware of your everyday stressors, and how to reduce them. 1. Get enough sleep. 8 hours is ideal for some, but aim […]

Pumpkin Power

Pumpkin Power Pumpkin has more to offer than just being a Halloween decoration or flavoring for fall lattes. This fall staple can have many positive health effects. Check out these great health benefits below: 1. Blood pressure: Pumpkins and pumpkin seeds contain lots of potassium and magnesium which can help lower blood pressure. 2. Antioxidants. The orange color of pumpkins is […]

5 Cooking Spices that Can Help with Digestion

5 Cooking Spices that Can Help with Digestion  Drinking tea with spices such as ginger can be a helpful way to ease digestive woes. But as it turns out, it’s not the only solution. You can also work digestive-supporting spices right into your meals! Here are five of the spices that doctors and dietitians recommend to add […]

Staple Dinner Ideas

Staple Dinner Ideas  Knowing what to cook for dinner can be tough. This is even harder when you don’t have a meal planned. Something you can do to relieve stress around dinner is to have a few staple meals options available. Here are some quick and easy meal ideas that you can whip up in under 30 minutes: Black Bean Quesadilla:What […]