Tonics and Elixirs: The New Way To Drink Yourself Healthy

Packed with herbs, roots and mushrooms, tonics and elixirs sound like liquid sorcery but are just what the doctor ordered. Cold pressed juices seem beyond reproach, but don’t let those shades of green fool you! These “healthy” drinks are almost always high in sugar and low in healthy fiber. As an alternative, many wellness experts are […]

12 Graphs Explain The Rise Of Obesity In The U.S.

In the last few decades there has been a dangerous rise of obesity among Americans. Here’s how it happened. Since the early 1980s, we’ve been battling an “obesity epidemic.” Obesity rates have tripled and doctors are finding obesity at the root (and heart) of many serious health problems. While there is no one cause for obesity, the following graphs shed […]

7 Ways To Beat Sugar Cravings

The average American eats 20 teaspoons of added sugar a day. Ready to wean yourself off the white stuff? Reduce your sugar cravings with these small changes. Most of our current sugar cravings have their roots in our childhood. “Sugar stimulates serotonin the ‘feel good’ hormone that our body makes,” explains nutritionist Michal Hertz. “It sees […]

5 Science-Backed Tips For Healthy Weight Loss

Americans are working out more than ever, yet obesity rates are on the rise. Clearly the relationship between exercise, diet, and weight loss is a complex one. To help demystify the interconnection and shed light on ways that have been proven to be effective for long-term results we turned to Alex Fell, co-founder of Warrior […]

Try These Homemade Juices For Better Recovery

Homemade juices packed with vitamins and antioxidants will quench your biggest post-workout thirst. Hydrating before, during and especially after you exercise can make all the difference in your body’s ability to recover post-workout. While the electrolytes in sports drinks can help you, the processed sugar they contains can set you back. If you want a […]

The Scoop On Intermittent Fasting

Touted as the latest waist-cinching miracle, Intermittent Fasting has a devoted following of dieters, bodybuilders and even doctors, but is it really the answer to our weight loss prayers? Unlike regular diets, Intermittent Fasting (IF) doesn’t restrict what you eat, but rather when you eat, with fasting periods lasting between 16 and 24 hours. If […]

Dr. Greger Schools Us On The Power Of A Plant-Based Diet

We talked to Dr. Greger about performance-boosting greens, the unexpected value of pizza and staying alive on a plant-based diet, without giving up living. Dr. Michael Greger is a physician and New York Times bestselling author whose website NutritionFacts.org is a treasure trove of the latest nutrition research. He is a tireless advocate for a whole foods, plant-based […]

Did You Know Stress Can Cause Weight Gain?

Overeating is all too easy when you’re anxious but there are other ways that stress can cause weight gain, even if you can resist a candy bar fix. Here are some important things to know about your body’s response to stress: Stress Hormones We all have a built-in stress response. It’s a complicated set of physiological reactions that help […]

10 Tips For Eating Healthy On A Budget

You shouldn’t have to choose between your savings and eating healthy and with a little bit of planning, you don’t need to. We may say that eating healthy is a priority, but most of us don’t invest in nutrition. One reason for this is the prevailing notion that healthy equals expensive.  It’s true that fresh produce can be pricier […]

Looking For An Alternative Source Of Protein? Try Eating Bugs.

The trendiest protein isn’t derived from a scientifically formulated powder or obscure nut – it is right in your own backyard. That’s right: we are talking about eating bugs. If you find that hard to believe (and are maybe just a mite creeped out), rest assured that this nutrient-dense, eco-friendly protein source has been a part of […]