5 Ingredients to Super-Charge Your Smoothie

Today’s the day, right? You plan on getting your diet back on track after a couple weeks of holiday-fueled overindulging. A properly-constructed breakfast is the most logical place to start.  After all, what you choose to start the day sets…

The Health Benefits of Sea Vegetables

Having read about their health benefits for years, I recently decided to make a foray into the world of sea vegetables.  Technically considered algae, sea vegetables are most commonly recognized by the names kelp, seaweed, kombu, wakame and nori, though…

Resolution Redux

The ball has dropped, the fireworks have fizzled and we’ve bid our collective farewell to 2014.  Now that the buzz and fuzz of our New Year’s revelry has faded, we’re left with the sobering realities of work, traffic, taxes… and…

3 Steps to Better Gut Health

Hippocrates, considered the “Father of Medicine,” believed that all disease begins in the gut. He said those words more than 2,000 years ago, yet only recently have we begun to appreciate their significance. Many researchers consider the gut the “gateway”…

12 Essential Nutrients You Need More of, What They Do and Where to Get Them

Ever notice the word “fortified” on a nutrition label? That means vitamins and minerals had to be added back into a food because so many important nutrients were stripped away in the processing of it.  Processed foods are best avoided,…

Informed Eating – What’s It All About?

America in 2013 is a fat, sick nation. By now we’re all familiar with the dismal headlines that seem to make the rounds among national news media every couple of months: “Two-thirds of U.S. adults overweight or obese” “Diabetes cases…