Laying off the Laxatives

Whether it is from stress, aging, lack of exercise, or an unbalanced diet even the best of us can suffer from constipation. Besides being frustrating, dealing with constipation can also be painful, which is why many turn to laxatives to ease them of their inability to go. It is estimated that each ...Read More

Breaking Down Fiber

  What is Fiber? I’m sure almost everyone knows by now the importance of fiber in the diet, and the essential role it plays in us having a healthy gastrointestinal system. Individuals that are able to consume the recommended amount of fiber, 25 grams per day for women and 37 grams per ...Read More

Chocolate Chia Pudding

Chocolate, I can’t escape it. This is why I jump at every opportunity I can get to make healthy alternative recipes involving this weakness of mine. There’s nothing I love more than actually finding great tasting treats that are actually healthy for you too. We’ve discussed the wonderful benefits of chia seeds ...Read More

PureEducation: Understanding Multiple Sclerosis

It’s not often that I catch myself watching random videos, but recently I came across a truly touching and inspiring ESPN short called “Catching Kayla”. This video talks about one of the top young distance runners in the United States, Kayla Montgomery, who happens to also have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis ...Read More

PureEducation: Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome

What is IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder of the gastrointestinal tract, specifically in the large intestine, or the colon. In individuals without IBS, regular paced contractions move stools throughout the large intestine, however those with IBS experience irregular contractions. These irregularities can either move the stool too quickly through ...Read More

Amaranth Porridge

Some of you might be scratching your heads as to what exactly amaranth is, and until a few years ago I was too. Amaranth is considered to be an ancient “grain,” consumed as a staple in the diets of the ancient Aztecs. Amaranth, like quinoa, is usually mislabeled as a grain , ...Read More

5 Nutritional Considerations to Support Detoxification

(click image above for larger view) Our Body’s Detoxification System: An Overview Our body has an integrated detoxification system. This three-phase system converts the fat-soluble toxins into water-soluble molecules so they can be directly excreted through our urine or feces. While a significant amount of preliminary detoxification takes place in the gastrointestinal ...Read More

Classic Acai Bowl

Acai, along with other superfoods, started trending when people started looking for ways to nutrient-boost their meals. Now, its extent has reached to many influential food bloggers and can even be found as an ingredient in lotions and beauty products from our favorite stores. But acai is still most popular as a ...Read More

DIY All-Natural Moisturizing Shampoo

Finding a great moisturizing shampoo can be hard. Especially since not everyone has the same hair type. Now to find one that’s free of chemicals and will still do the job? That’s even more difficult. Lucky for me though, I love experimenting and creating my own DIY projects. I came across one ...Read More

Finding Your Recipe Muse

Not long ago I visited one of those fancy kitchen appliance stores that also happens to sell baked goods mixes. Luckily I found a dark chocolate brownie mix on sale and let me tell you, the packaging looked oh so good! Being a nutrition nerd, I looked at the list of ingredients ...Read More