Eat less, live longer? Can reducing our calorie intake really increase our lifespan? Posted on May 29, 2017 by , 0 comments

Calorie Restriction (CR) diets and their usefulness have been debatable for some time. While one camp will have you believe that greatly restricting your calories will damage your metabolism, another may say that it is the only way to effectively manage your weight. Still others tout occasional fasting, as opposed to prolonged calorie restriction diets, as a means of promoting and sustaining good health as well as weight management. So which is right? What does the science behind all of this have to say?

2017 has seen quite a few studies on long-term calorie restriction diets...

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Eat Your Colors: This one simple trick can improve your nutrient consumption Posted on May 15, 2017 by , 0 comments

Carbs, protein, dairy, fruit and veggies, fats and sugars—these are the main food groups in most diets. And whether your are an omnivore, a vegetarian, a vegan, or a pescatarian, there needs to be a balance of nutrients in your diet to support proper nutrition and whole health. So how can you be sure that you are incorporating enough foods with the vitamins, minerals and nutrients you need to support your health and help support your weight management goals?

Have an eye for color
Or, in other words, if you have just one color scheme on your plate, you’re...

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The Power of Friendships: Your Relationships Impact Your Health Posted on May 01, 2017 by , 0 comments

Friendships can have a deep and long-lasting impact on our lives. Whether it’s getting a much-needed confidence boost at the right time, being introduced to your future spouse, or getting a recommendation for a job, friends can do a myriad of things to add meaning, depth and good health to our lives.

According to Psychology Today our friendships can also help support a normal blood pressure, promote a healthy immune system, encourage creativity, enhance our professional and career opportunities, support our cognitive health, and support...

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Date Night Guide: Our Favorite Healthy Ways to Have Fun and Reconnect Posted on April 17, 2017 by , 0 comments

Dating never stops. Even if you have been married for one year, ten years, or twenty years you should still be dating your spouse on a regular basis. The purpose of a date is to set aside the obligations and any momentary life stresses and just focus on each other. It’s a time to relax, not take things too seriously, and just be with the person you love the most. In essence, date nights are what you work so hard for in the first place.

You can double up the meaningfulness of taking care of your...

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Sleep right, sleep well: What sleep can do for you and your complexion Posted on April 03, 2017 by , 0 comments

woman with good complexion sleeping

Good sleep is the foundation for good health and beauty. When we don’t get good sleep, it shows in our work, mood, and especially in our skin. And because sleep is so important, a lack of sleep can create a cascading effect of imbalances in our health and in our life. So how can we break the cycle and have great sleep so we can have great skin?

What your skin says about your sleep

When we don’t get enough sleep or poor quality sleep, our stress hormones are affected. During sleep, our bodies naturally rehydrate...

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Warm feet matter! How the temperature of your feet can impact your athletic performance, mood, work, and sleep Posted on March 27, 2017 by , 0 comments

socks for cold feet

Your mom had every right to be worried about your cold feet. If your feet are cold, the rest of your body may be too. And if your body is cold, your concentration, athletic performance, mood and sleep can all suffer. Happy feet, particularly warm feet, can be the key to upping your game on multiple levels. Here’s how:

Sleep, relaxation and mood

When your body has proper thermoregulation (the distribution of heat throughout the body) you are more likely to be able to focus on the task at hand. That could be work, meditation, sports,...

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The great dairy debate: How to tell if dairy is right for you Posted on March 20, 2017 by , 0 comments

The great dairy debate: How to tell if dairy is a food that helps or hurts you

Critics may say that the rise in food sensitivities is simply fashion, that it has no roots in science. These same people may also say that people are simply choosing to be sensitive rather than actually having real issues with certain foods. The truth is that the more science progresses and gives us better diagnostic tools the more we are able to learn about how our bodies process certain foods. Dairy is one such food.


Some people have no issues with dairy whatsoever. Other people may have issues with it but be unaware. Normal digestive challenges can quite possibly...

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Apple cider vinegar and weight loss: A powerhouse ingredient Posted on March 13, 2017 by , 0 comments

Apple Cider Vinegar (known as ACV in health-nut parlance) has been touted as a health tonic since at least 5,000 BC. In addition to being used as a pickling agent, it was also prescribed for colds and as an antiseptic. Today ACV is having a bit of resurgence, becoming popular for everything from hair care to weight management. We put this ancient tonic to the test to see if it really was a single ingredient powerhouse and this is what we found:

Hair:

This gets a big thumbs down. ACV has been used by some individuals in place of...

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Winter skin can still be beautiful: Our tips to keep that youthful glow Posted on February 20, 2017 by , 0 comments

At this point in the year, many of us are so over winter, and so is our skin. The cold, the dryness, the endless layers or moisturizer and lack of sun—it’s enough to make anyone long for the days of summer. But, just because we still have a couple more months of cool temperatures doesn’t mean we can’t have beautiful skin. Read on for our favorite late-winter healthy-skin tips! 

Eat your veggies, drink your water, and take your supplements

Great skin really does start from within - with the right amount of water, a good diet, and great supplements. Make...

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Post holiday season overhaul: Time to get back on track Posted on February 13, 2017 by , 0 comments

The holidays are, without a doubt, the best excuse to let it all slide—workouts, self-care, hobbies, sleep, and goals. But, with the holidays truly out of the way we can get back on track and focus on the foundations of our lives: our health, our work, and our relationships. Read on for our tips to evaluate these three key areas of your life and make plans to get back on track in record time. 

Health

If you haven’t been to a healthcare provider in a while and you don’t know what your numbers are, now is the time to do...

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