High Fat Foods Damage Body Cells, Contribute to Obesity

A recent University of Michigan Health System study highlights the dangers of a high fat diet. High-fat foods can contribute to obesity, which increases the risk for developing type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Free fatty acids from foods are stored in body fat and are also linked to the onset and progression of inflammation Read More

How to Get Back on Track after the Holidays

The Holiday season is a joyous time for friends and family to come together and celebrate some of the most important things in life; health, happiness, togetherness, family and love. There is one thing that goes along with this time of year that might not be so good for us, holiday food, and lots of Read More

Holidays: The Good, the Bad and the STRESSFUL!

Did your Holidays quickly stack up to something like this; Your in-laws are coming and staying for the Holiday weekend, cousins on both sides of the family are joining you for dinner with a total of 12 children under the age of 16 between them, half of whom are vegetarian by the way AND your Read More

Sugar and salts it’s all your fault, fat and carbs be gone!

Does your waist line scream something similar at you after the holiday season? You can beat the guilt by making your Holiday meals healthier. Studies show that the average American gains 1 to 2 pounds during the holiday season and these pounds often build up over the years! Making your Holiday meals a little healthier Read More

How to Stay on Track with a Healthy Lifestyle During the Holidays

Do you indulge during the Holiday season and then pledge to return to healthy eating and lifestyle choices at the New Year? What if you were able to keep up with good habits during the Holiday season, would you? Use These Tips for STAYING on Track with Your Healthy Eating and Exercise Habits During the Read More

Does Daylight Savings Time Affect You?

Do the shorter days leave you searching for the energy? Darkness signals your body to produce melatonin, the hormone responsible for making you sleepy, so the shorter days that come along with winter can cause you to feel like hitting the hay instead of the gym. Eating complex carbohydrates, found abundantly in whole grains, starchy Read More

Do you pack on the pounds in the colder months?

Fiber is a great way to stay in shape and there is the added benefit of heart and gastrointestinal heatlh! Be sure to consume plenty of fiber, at least 14 grams per day, for a trim waist year round. A 2006 Bastyr University study found that participants who routinely consumed at least 14 grams of Read More

High Fat Foods Damage Body Cells, Contribute to Obesity and Can Lead to Metabolic Syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease

A recent University of Michigan Health System study highlights the dangers of a high fat diet. High-fat foods can contribute to obesity, which increases the risk for developing type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Free fatty acids from foods are stored in body fat and are also linked to the onset and progression of inflammation Read More

Lack of Sleep Can Cause Serious Health Conditions

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has identified that many U.S workers, approximately 41 million, are not getting the recommended amount of sleep. The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults sleep seven to nine hours a night. Dr. Sara Luckhaupt, lead author of a new study, reported that night shift workers and those Read More

Can Omega Fatty Acids Significantly Lower a Woman’s Risk of Developing Heart Disease

Research suggests that eating fish rich in Omega-3 can lower a woman’s risk of developing heart disease, including; hypertension, stroke and heart disease. A recent study conducted on women of childbearing age found that those who never ate fish had 50% more cardiovascular problems than women who did and a 90% higher risk when compared Read More