All fat is NOT created equal! Fat is one of the three critical macronutrients; along with protein and carbohydrates. Some fats are super-health-boosting; and, others are super-health-busting. Health-building fats support your brain, hormones, immune system, heart health, and moods. Health-busting fats pretty much bust all of these (brain, hormones, immune system, heart health, and moods).…

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Have you ever notice that some foods keep you feeling full longer? And others give you the munchies an hour later? That can make the advice to “stop eating when you feel full” a bit tricky if you’re picking foods that aren’t filling. That’s a phenomenon called satiety. It’s the feeling of fullness, of being…

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No question that what you eat can affect how you feel, right? Mental health and brain health are complex. So are the foods we eat, and the ways our bodies interact with those foods.  While, we don’t know the exact mechanisms how food and nutrition help, we know a few ways food impacts our moods.…

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  Inflammation. It’s not just for health headlines. It’s a fact. Scientists are measuring levels of inflammation in our bodies and finding that it can be pretty bad for our health; this is especially true when it’s chronic (i.e. lasts a long time). Inflammation has been linked to obesity, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes, just…

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Oh, the words “blood sugar.” Does it bring up visions of restrictive eating, diabetes medications, or insulin injections? Blood sugar is the measure of the amount of sugar in your blood. You need the right balance of sugar in your blood to fuel your brain and muscles. The thing is, it can fluctuate. A lot.…

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When we think of “vitamins,” we know they’re super-important for health. The right amount of vitamin D helps your body defend against depression, heart disease, stroke, cancer and, of course, osteoporosis. Vitamin D is very common deficiency primarily because it’s difficult to get enough of it through our diet, use of certain medications and due…

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Stressed? Tired? Craving sugar? Can’t sleep? All of these can be related to the constant stress we feel in our lives. We know that stress can have a huge impact on our health and wellness. And, since your adrenal glands produce stress hormones, adrenal fatigue is a popular theme lately. Your adrenal glands look like…

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This homemade dark chocolate recipe is healthy, easy and decadent! It’s the perfect dark chocolate treat – nutty, rich, packed with healthy fat and fiber and the prep time is only in 10 minutes! All you need is Just 5 ingredient and it Paleo friendly, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free. Each serving contains: 76 calories,…

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Coconut oil has grown in popularity in recent years, among claims that it can do everything from supporting weight loss to slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. But what exactly is it about coconut oil that makes it healthy? And which type is best? Let’s dive into some of the fascinating research and find out.…

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Low-sugar” food is everywhere, especially since we now know that “low-fat” has actually made many of us gain weight and be less healthy. But since we also know that we should avoid sugar, especially “added sugars” like in soda pop, candy, baked goods, and many commercially-available cereals, just to name a few, what are we…

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