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?

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?

Tips for Healthy Food Shopping On A Budget

Everyone wants to eat healthy, but healthy eating is often paired with expensive grocery shopping. While, this is true, it has become an excuse many people seem to use. Grocery shopping for healthy foods CAN be done on a budget and I have created a short list of ways to help you! Purchase in Bulk … Continue reading Tips for Healthy Food Shopping On A Budget

Drink All the Water!!!

Water is absolutely ESSENTIAL... 60% of our body is made up of water and our blood is made up of 90% water. Have a headache? Drink water. Feel nauseous? Drink water. Breaking out? Drink water. Feel lightheaded? Drink water. You drank a lot of water today? Drink more water. Your water intake is so incredibly … Continue reading Drink All the Water!!!

Superfood So Good 4 U

What is a "Superfood?" A superfood isn't necessarily considered a food group and nutritionally speaking, there is no such thing.  But, in the health world right now superfoods are really popular!  'Superfood' is a term for foods that have health benefits and are deemed to be nutrient dense.  SO MUCH HEALTH!!! There are foods out … Continue reading Superfood So Good 4 U