Studies reveal that a good night’s sleep is the secret ingredient to slimming down your waistline and boosting overall health. Here, Dr. Doni explains why and offers her top 10 ways to improve sleep for wellness and weight loss in 2015.
Sleep Your Way to Slim
What’s Hot & Healthy for 2015?
2015 is upon us! Registered holistic nutritionist and culinary consultant Peggy Kotsopoulos shares her flavor forecast for the upcoming year.
Four Reasons Why Your Heart Loves Fiber
You may only think about your fiber intake when you are concerned about bowel regularity—but Sherry Torkos shares four reasons why fiber is also important for heart health.
How to Live Like Your Ego is Not Your Amigo
Sometimes we are our own worst enemies—and it can be hard to circumnavigate the daily doubt, worry, and anxiety we might feel. But acknowledging this and making our well-being a top priority is important.
Here, certified life coach Deborah Downey explains how to do it.
“Teaching” Mindfulness to Our Children
Today’s popular buzzwords for parenting include "conscious" or "mindful" parenting. But what does that mean, and how can you help your child live a mindful life?
With these five tips, Monisha Vasa, MD, explains that the goal isn’t necessarily to teach kids how to be mindful—it's to just let them be.
Sugar Overload: Q&A with "10 Cokes a Day" Experimenter George Prior
You've probably heard of George Prior's "10 Cokes a Day" experiment by now—the news went viral, detailing one man's determination to drink 10 cans of Coke every day for 30 days. If you're asking "Why?" the short answer is this: "To raise awareness about how much sugar you drink every day, and to remind you how unhealthy it is."
Click here to read what he has to say about excessive sugar consumption—and why we all need to cut back. Spoiler alert: You may be eating and drinking more than you think.
Guest BloggerLooking to indulge in some chocolate goodies this holiday season? Seventh-generation cacao farmer Joseph Montgomery reminds us to be smart when choosing our treats. He partners with small farmers in South America to harvest all-natural, non-GMO cacao to create Suavva, juicy superfood smoothies that feature cacao as the main ingredient. Before deciding what to treats to eat this season, consider the different health factors of cacao, cocoa, and chocolate. We have all seen, heard, or read something about cacao being a superfood laden with health benefits. But what’s the difference between cacao beans, cocoa, and chocolate?...
Naturally HealthyMy blog this month has very little to do with health. Rather I am fascinated by how much influence Thanksgiving has on our American culture. I am not talking about the economic impact of black Friday kicking off the holiday shopping season, I am talking about Thanksgiving. According to the US Census bureau over 230 million turkeys will be raised in the US in 2014, with about 20% of them consumed on Thanksgiving. Over 850 million pounds of cranberries will be produced in 2014, with about 20% of them consumed on Thanksgiving. Nearly 2.5 billion pounds of sweet potatoes will be grown in the US in 2014, this growing superfood is a staple for...
Sam I AmEvery year, many Americans fill their homes with the savory smells of a roasted turkey, yams, green beans, stuffing—and I haven’t even gotten to the pie. But when you’re walking up and down the aisles of the grocery store trying to select which products will best suit you and your family, do you stop at the sight of a USDA-Certified Organic label? Or do you go straight for the 15-pounder priced at $12.99? You may be asking yourself if it’s worth it to buy an organic or free-range turkey, or organic produce, so I’m here to tell you: it is. Let me explain. Although an organic, free-range turkey can often be more...
The Natural SuiteAs we round the corner toward 2015, many of us will vow to be healthier—and here’s what you can do right now to prepare. Last summer I undertook a one-month smoothie regimen, during which time I discovered how delightfully delicious a daily smoothie can be. Then, when I attended Natural Products Expo East in September, I had the pleasure of sampling the new Vega protein. I was hooked! When I asked where I could find the protein powder in stores, I was told the company was actually in the process of reformulating to make it even better, so I decided I would wait for the new formula. Shortly after September, a giant box full of...
Ask baby boomers what they’re most afraid of, and the answer might surprise you. Hint: It’s not “dying.”
Nope, the No. 1 fear of baby boomers everywhere is memory loss.
And why wouldn’t it be? After all, we’re all within six degrees of knowing someone whose life has been affected by some level of cognitive decline—possibly dementia or even Alzheimer’s. These diseases are no joke. Being unable to recall the characters and...
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Resveratrol is an important antioxidant for health and longevity. Usually found on grape skins, the wines with some of the highest amounts of resveratrol and polyphenols are the...