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

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?

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?

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