“Recover 21” to recover your health!

As 2014 comes to and end, we start to think about what we are going to do in 2015 to make it a better year.  There is nothing more important than our health.  Last year we added a new program to our line called Recover 21. It is a 21 day program to get you […]

Happy Meals = Sad Brains

  Eating to be fit, eating to be physically healthy, eating to prevent disease…how about eating to be happy?  Research examining the link between what we eat and our mental health is in its infancy stage, but the results so far are very consistent and very powerful.  A new study published in The British Journal […]

Artificial Sweeteners – Little Colored Packets of Poison

    Beware of the sweeteners on the market today that are not what they seem. Most people know to steer clear of saccharine (Sweet ’n Low) and aspartame (Equal)- sweeteners that were deemed safe by the FDA and later found to have severely detrimental side effects. There are several new sweeteners with cleverly produced […]

Egg Labels – What Do They Really Mean?

  Why did the chicken cross the road? Because she lived outside and could actually SEE the road. I admit this joke is not all that funny, and neither is the way that conventional eggs are being produced today. Picture windowless, artificially lit warehouses containing stacks and stacks of wire cages with 5-6 beakless hens […]

A Simple Squeeze

Adding a squeeze of lemon to your water does more than improve the taste.  It is one of the simplest things you can do to improve your overall health. Here are 12 benefits of making lemon water a daily habit. 1. Lemons are packed with nutrients, including vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, […]


What exactly does “GMO” mean and why is there so much controversy about it?  GMO stands for genetically modified organism.  This organism is something new, not found in nature, created by scientists.  Genetic data, also known as DNA, from an animal, plant, bacterium, or virus is inserted into a new plant, producing a plant with […]

Skip the Cereal = Healthier Baby

We know that babies who are breast fed have a major health advantage over babies who are fed formula.  That is a fact that has been proven in countless studies.  But, what should we feed our babies when it is time to start adding food? Rice cereal has been touted as the least allergenic grain and […]

Help! My gut has sprung a leak!

What exactly is Leaky Gut?  The name conjures up disturbing images not appropriate for polite dinner conversation, but it is a term you have probably heard.  Technically, it means that your intestines have increased permeability, or to put it bluntly…you have holes in your gut.  The lining of the gut is damaged and allows toxins […]

Are Baked Chips Healthier?

Most people assume that if something is baked instead of fried it is healthier.  This is usually true, especially if you are cooking at home.  A baked potato is healthier than a fried potato.  But what about processed and packaged potato chips?  Are the baked ones healthier than the regular fried chips? The low quality […]

Soda Ingredients = Recipe for Disaster

Waiting in line at the grocery store, I watched a mother open her toddler’s sippy cup and fill it half full with Coca-Cola from her bottle.  I seriously considered calling Child Protective Services and reporting a case of child abuse.  As I drove home, still bothered by it, I knew the mother was not intentionally […]

Calcium, not milk, does the body good.

Is milk really necessary to keep you healthy and provide the calcium you need every day? You would think so after seeing celebrities and athletes pose with that trademark milk mustache and seeing all the “Milk- it does the body good” commercials. Kudos to the marketing agencies who, once again, have convinced us to buy […]

Gatorade- Is it in you? Let’s hope not!

Whatever happened to drinking good old water during sports activities? Advertisements from our favorite, health-promoting companies, Coca-Cola and Pepsi (wink, wink) have convinced us that our kids will keel over from loss of vital electrolytes unless they consume bottle after bottle of Gatorade or Powerade. They promise these drinks will improve their performance levels ten […]