Gluten Sensitivity vs. Celiac Disease

Many people experience digestive problems caused by eating gluten.  Gluten is a protein in wheat, barely, and rye.  Do you ever experience symptoms after eating gluten containing foods like bread or pasta and wonder if you have celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity?  Although the two conditions share similar symptoms, there are distinct differences in the way a … Continue reading Gluten Sensitivity vs. Celiac Disease

Intermittent Fasting and Gut Health

What is intermittent fasting? Intermittent fasting (IF) is an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating.  It doesn’t specify which foods you should eat but rather when you should eat them.  A common intermittent fasting method involves daily 16-hour fasts.  The 16/8 method involves restricting your eating to certain times of the day such as 12pm-8pm or 1pm-9pm. … Continue reading Intermittent Fasting and Gut Health

Can Probiotics Aid in Weight Loss?

What are probiotics?  Probiotics are a combination of live bacteria and/or yeasts that naturally live in your body.  Fermented foods in particular such as yogurt, sauerkraut, kefir, tempeh, natto, and kombucha all contain naturally occurring probiotics.  However, you can also take a probiotic supplement containing contain large doses of live bacteria, typically Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria.  Bacteria is usually … Continue reading Can Probiotics Aid in Weight Loss?

Top 4 Tips For Getting More Veggies In Your Diet

Most Americans do not eat enough veggies. The problem with this? They're an extremely vital food we need every single day! They offer so many health benefits because of their nutrient content. Whether you're a nutrition expert or not, we all know we should be eating more vegetables! But, often times we come up with … Continue reading Top 4 Tips For Getting More Veggies In Your Diet

Kale. The Queen of Greens

Kale is a leafy, green, cruciferous vegetable that is considered the top superfood, and a powerhouse vegetable. It is PACKED with nutrients that offer amazing amounts of health benefits. Kale is in the family of broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, etc. Just one cup of raw kale provides 14% of your daily calcium, 200% of … Continue reading Kale. The Queen of Greens

4 Vitamins and Minerals You Need More Of.

With the easy accessibility of healthy foods, we have a better chance of getting all of the vitamins and minerals our bodies need. And they've figured out how to add vitamins if they aren't naturally there. So if we instill a balanced diet, we generally will get a healthy dosage of vitamins and minerals. This … Continue reading 4 Vitamins and Minerals You Need More Of.

What You Need to Know About Your Blood Glucose Levels

You may know glucose by another name: blood sugar. Glucose is a sugar that is carried throughout the bloodstream to supply energy to our cells. We all need energy to move, think, act, and breath. Our brain uses half of the energy from our glucose in our body. It’s the simplest of the carbohydrates, making … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Your Blood Glucose Levels

Yes, It’s True…Wine Is Good For Your Health

I'm sure I'm not alone when I say I enjoy a really nice glass or two of red wine (sometimes white when I'm in the mood). Whether I am having a wine night with my girls, making dinner for my boyfriend, or sometimes taking a shower with a glass of wine after a long day … Continue reading Yes, It’s True…Wine Is Good For Your Health

Frozen Yogurt or Ice Cream – Which One Is Healthier?

Froyo has a large market because ice cream is extremely popular. We are always trying to treat ourselves without the guilt. Remember going to the nearest froyo bar in your town? You could put as much froyo as you wanted in your cup and add any yummy topping you wanted?! Exactly how much healthier is … Continue reading Frozen Yogurt or Ice Cream – Which One Is Healthier?