Nutrition

All About L-Theanine: How It Works, Health Benefits, and More

Pop quiz: why are the effects of tea different from those of coffee? The answer: along with healthy antioxidants and reduced caffeine content, l-theanine is...

How (and Why) to Eat Seasonally

Strawberries in December? Pumpkin in March? Thanks to modern agriculture and distribution methods, we can get virtually any kind of produce we want, from anywhere...

How (and Why) to Replace Grains with Root Veggies This Fall

Human eating patterns have varied greatly from location to location and throughout history, but there has always been one constant. Until very recently, seasonal eating...

The 10 Best and Worst Low-Carb Foods

What are the best and worst low-carb foods? The 10 Best Low-Carb Foods 1. Low-Carb Veggies 2. Nuts and Seeds 3. Cage-Free Eggs 4. Pasture-Raised Meat & Seafood 5. Fermented...

Why Processed Foods Are Bad For You

Hint: it goes beyond fat and sugar. “Avoid processed foods.” We hear it all the time. On some level, we all know processed foods are bad....

You’re Not Getting Enough Fiber – Here’s Why It Matters

Are high-fiber foods going to be the new protein bars? Many are predicting an impending fiber takeover of the nutrition world, and with good reason:...

The Cost of Sweet: How Sugar Harms Your Body and Mind

Sugar is a type of simple carbohydrate that occurs naturally in many foods--from sweet potatoes to fruit, and even broccoli. Yes, broccoli contains sugar. So, if...

The Best Anti-Aging Tips To Try Today

Wondering if there’s anything you can be doing to get a leg up on anti-aging? While you probably have the basics covered, like not smoking...

“Healthy” Foods to Avoid (And What to Eat Instead)

Green Juice Red Wine “Gluten-free” snacks Granola Veggie/Whole-Wheat Pasta Whole Wheat Bread Instant Oatmeal Veggie Burgers Protein Bars Flavored or “Light” Yogurt Kombucha With all the contradicting nutrition information out there – and a slew...

Magnesium: Health Benefits, How To Tell If You Need It, And 3 Ways to Get More

News flash: dietary surveys show a majority of Americans do NOT get their recommended daily amount of magnesium (1).  Why should you care?  Why is Magnesium...

Natural Remedies for Heartburn (Plus 5 Preventative Tips!)

Did you know over 60 million Americans experience heartburn symptoms on a monthly basis (2)? Or that as many as 15 million people report...