The Best Superfoods You can Buy on a Budget

Is it just us or does it seem like there’s a new superfood being marketed every day? Before we get swept away with each new, exotic discovery, let’s break down the best superfoods that are super good for your body and won’t devastate your wallet with a hiked-up price tag. They might be more ordinary than you would expect, but … Read More

Grilling Ideas That Are Good for You and Your Taste Buds

Here’s the deal. We’re attempting to answer the question of whether it’s possible to have a true grilling extravaganza without your classic grill-out regulars like hot dogs, sugary barbecue sauce, and processed buns? The short answer is yes! How we got to that answer, well… we’ll give you the healthy grilling ideas that helped us get there! When cooking at … Read More

A Case for Microbiome Attention: Glowing Skin and Cancer Prevention

In simple terms, your microbiome is the bacteria in your gut lining that promotes homeostasis by balancing your immune system and endocrine system. This is because the immune system is your body’s defense mechanism against the root causes of these diseases: inflammation, often caused by lifestyle and diet factors. Lifestyle variables like lack of exercise, high stress levels, and poor … Read More

This Crisp and Creamy Kale Salad Is a Real Knockout

Ingredients: Whisk the olive oil, sherry vinegar, sliced onion, salt, and pepper to make the dressing. Rinse and shred the kale, add to a large bowl, then drizzle with the dressing and let soften by sitting for 15 minutes. While the kale softens, prepare the avocado. Discard the pit, slice into squares, and remove from the skin with a spoon. … Read More

Embrace the Rays: Why Mindful Sun Exposure Is Actually Vital to Your Health

It may sound crazy due to the fear-mongering over the sun causing cancer, but medical studies are showing the correlation between increased sun exposure and a decreased risk and mortality for several cancers including bladder, breast, cervical, colon, endometrial, esophageal, gastric, lung, ovarian, pancreatic, rectal, renal, and vulvar cancer. In addition, as the latitude decreases and UV doses increase, populations … Read More

Benefits of Tea Time: An Ancient Ritual Steeped in Wellness

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Iced or hot. Day or night. There’s no limit to how you can enjoy a cup of tea. Its popularity makes it one of the most consumed beverages in the world, second to water. In 2017 alone, Americans sipped over 3.8 billion gallons of tea. And, the industry is expecting to see a steady uptick in the year to come. … Read More

The Almond Butter, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies of Your Dreams!

Meal planning is key to keeping unhealthy food decisions at bay. After all, pizza never sounds better than when the fridge is empty and you have no dinner plans! With a bit of discipline and forward thinking, you can fight the temptation and power through with week after week of delicious, healthy meals. Make Weekly PlansTackle your meal planning and … Read More

Organic or Conventional? Pick Your Produce With Prudence

The organic-versus-conventional produce predicament is more nuanced than just identifying the nutrient density of the vegetables or fruits in question. Choosing which route to take is a decision that influences your wallet, health, and the environment. The Price Tag The sticker shock associated with organic produce often deters shoppers from making this selection. And, while price is one thing, you … Read More