Pregnancy and Nutrition

Although everyone needs the same nutrients, the amounts we need change as our lives change. This message is for all women of childbearing age, mothers-to-be, and growing families everywhere. We will discuss perhaps the three most important phases of nutrient requirements that determine an individuals lifelong health and nutrition status; Pregnancy, lactation, and infancy. Continue reading

Heart Disease: The number one killer

You might be surprised to learn that the leading cause of death in America is in fact heart disease. 1 It seems that as we age, the risk of heart disease increases, which means it’s never too early to start taking good care of your heart. How? It’s simple: adopt a heart-healthy lifestyle. Even younger adults need to practice a heart-healthy lifestyle to live long and happy lives. Are you interested in keeping your heart healthy? Then continue reading to learn more. Continue reading

Food allergies are becoming much more common

At this moment, do you happen to know anyone with food allergies? Perhaps you answered yes. If you did, try to think back 20 or 30 years and then ask yourself the same question. Is the answer still yes? Or perhaps you knew fewer people with food allergies back then? These questions may help you realize that the number of people with food allergies and/or sensitivities is increasing at a rather alarming rate. 1 2 Continue reading to learn more about food allergies and how you can deal with them. Continue reading

Good Eyesight for Life

Good eyesight may be one gift that some of us take for granted. But can you imagine trying to make it through every day with blurry vision? That doesn’t sound like much fun. It’s probably safe to say that most of us would like to maintain good eyesight, especially as we age. So what can you do to preserve the health of your eyes? And is surgery a safe and effective solution when it comes to fixing your eyesight? We encourage you to keep reading for tips on how to keep your eyes healthy for life! Continue reading

Are you getting enough minerals?

A healthy human body needs nutrients. Carbohydrates, protein, fat, minerals, vitamins and water in correct proportions are the keys to health and longevity. 1 Let’s take a moment and focus on minerals. Here is the question: Are you getting enough minerals in your daily diet? We will explore this question shortly, but first, you might be wondering why minerals are important. Here are some examples of how minerals are used within the body. Continue reading

10 foods that help you lose weight

It’s New Year’s resolution time, and perhaps losing some weight is on your list. Did you know that lasting and healthy weight loss comes from change in two key areas: diet and lifestyle? The lifestyle changes are fairly straightforward; become more active and exercise regularly. However, dietary changes can be very confusing. Especially with all of the crazy weight loss diets out on the market today. In our attempt to keep things simple for you, here are 10 foods that can help you lose weight in 2010: Continue reading

Cholesterol and Your Health

It used to be that the word on cholesterol was simple: watch your saturated fat intake and avoid foods high in cholesterol to lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. But now some health and nutrition experts are saying that there may be more to learn about cholesterol and its role in cardiovascular disease. Is cholesterol really the bad guy here? And did you know that cholesterol is necessary for brain health, strong immunity, and adequate hormone production? Let’s see if we can learn a little more about how cholesterol works in the body to help you better understand its importance. Continue reading

Pure Water: Get The Facts

Did you know that a person can only live a few days without water? 1 This fact points to the importance of drinking water on a daily basis. Water is used by the body in converting food to energy, regulating temperature, removing waste and cushioning vital organs, which is why experts recommend that adults consume at least eight, eight ounce glasses of water per day. The more active a person is, the more water their body needs. 2 Most adults lose about 10 cups of water each day through normal activity. 2 Continue reading