Choosing Your Strategy for a Healthy Holiday Season!

When I was a little girl I always loved the holiday season because it’s one of the few times of the year other than my birthday in which I knew I was going to get gifts. But I am happy to say that I outgrew my excitement for receiving gifts and now I ...Read More

Dealing With Holiday Stress

Stress is something we experience on a daily basis. From work deadlines, house chores and kids activities, we are sometimes left feeling down and overwhelmed. Just when you think your life is stressful enough, the holidays arrive. With an additional layer of holiday parties, house decorations, gifts, and anticipation of the perfect ...Read More

Our Dietary Dilemma

Do you know where your dinner comes from? More so than ever, we as a culture have become aware of the fact that our commercial food has a tendency to be sourced under uncomfortable circumstances and questionable conditions. Yet almost none of us would be able to clearly specify where the food ...Read More

Is Sitting Really That Bad?

Over the past few years, sitting has been assaulted as one of the current great public health epidemics of our time– even being called “the new smoking” by several outlets. But is this really fair? Does sitting really cause health issues and cut years off of your life? The newest, large-scale study on ...Read More

Pumpkin Pecan Parfait

When we think of Thanksgiving we tend to think of a big feast for dinner (or late lunch). We rarely ever think about enjoying something scrumptious for breakfast. This year I want to make sure I don’t overdo it because with my family I have to attend to two different Thanksgiving celebrations ...Read More

Cyber Week: Tips for Saving Money This Thanksgiving

This year, close to 184 million people will do their holiday shopping over the upcoming four-day festive weekend. More and more retailers are now unveiling their Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals a week in advance, thereby reducing the need to storm the stores early Friday morning. Research indicates more planning on behalf of the consumer as well. ...Read More

Benefits of Lutein

Although lutein is not technically considered an essential nutrient, its role in eye health is undeniable. Lutein is a carotenoid that is essential when it comes to our eyes. Lutein and zeaxanthin are the only carotenoids found in high concentrations in the macula of our eyes and they are very efficient in ...Read More

Just How Inactive Are We?

In both my own family and those of friends, I have always been thoroughly impressed by just how tough the older generations are. My wife’s great grandmother, for example, who recently passed at 95, was an incredibly strong, independent woman. In large part, it seems that her remarkable health and sustained mobility ...Read More

STRANDED! – Hair Help

I have the kind of hair that wilts under pressure. In fact, it frequently appears to be in deep distress as soon as I primp and ready myself for anything presentable. Thirty minutes in and my limp, fine hair turns to a stringy mess and frizzes up all over. But there are ...Read More

How To…Health-ify Your Carry-On Bag

Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays…but sometimes getting there can test every fiber of our being. Bumper to bumper traffic, crazy airport lines, unappealing and unhealthy fast food—it can all lead to lowered immune systems and higher stress levels. Not a very cheery thought, is it? But as I’ve ...Read More