What to Eat if You Get Constipated

Constipation is the opposite of diarrhea – it’s when stool tends to stick around longer than necessary. Often it’s drier, lumpier, and harder than normal, and may be difficult to pass. Constipation often comes along with abdominal pain and bloating. And can be common in people with certain gut issues, like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).…

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Prebiotic – What Is It and What You Need To Know?

“Pre”biotics? Yes! They’re the food that we feed our probiotics, the friendly gut microbes that are oh so important for good health. Our gut microbes are alive, and they need to eat too. Their favorite foods are called “prebiotics” and include dietary fiber and resistant starch. The same fiber that keeps us feeling full slows…

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Antioxidant Foods vs. Supplements

Antioxidants are just that: they fight (anti) oxidation. The chemical process of oxidation is like rusting metal. A molecule loses electrons and creates the infamous free radicals.  Oxidation is also the reason why apples, bananas, and avocados go brown when the skin is broken, and they’re exposed to air – they’re getting oxidized. Free radicals…

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Your Thyroid: Foods and Nutrients to Help

Sebastian Coman

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck that releases hormones. Thyroid hormones help your body regulate a few things – not a big deal – just the metabolism of ALL cells. And this is critical for maintaining a healthy body weight and having the energy to live your life. (Yes, your thyroid IS…

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What to Eat for Healthy Skin

There are so many things that can go wrong with the skin: dryness, redness, blemishes, etc. Healthy skin is a reflection of internal health. There are many creams and cosmetics to put on top of your skin. But, there are also lots of things you can do to nurture and nourish your skin to better…

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Can This Mineral Help You Boost Your Immune System?

You need a daily dose of minerals for a healthy body and mind. Calcium, Iron, Copper, Magnesium, Manganese, and Zinc are essential for the effective functioning of numerous bodily functions. They maintain a healthy heart rate, develop strong bones, produce hormones, and increase brain function.   Did you know that ZINC is the second most…

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Love Butter? Here Is a Healthy and Tasty Alternative

If you want to add a great aroma, soft and creamy texture, and bring out the flavors in your food, you just need to add one additional ingredient in the mix, butter. From a condiment to the core ingredient in several cooking processes, butter is a staple in every kitchen! However, like all wonderful things…

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Chocolate Brownie Bites

Ingredients 1/2 cup almond butter 2 tablespoons maple syrup or 1 Tbsp liquid stevia 1 tsp vanilla or almond extract 1/2 cup almond flour 2 tablespoons cacao powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut Instructions In a medium sized bowl, stir together the nut butter, maple syrup /stevia and  vanilla/almond extract. Once the wet ingredients are combined, add the almond…

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Stock Your Pantry With These 5 Anti-inflammatory Spices

We are all familiar with the comfort of turmeric spice in our curry dishes, tea, milk, and latte. But have you ever wondered what’s inside turmeric that makes it so tasty and healthy? It’s the curcumin! Curcumin has the power to soothe your inflammatory responses, relieving depression, arthritis and preventing heart problems, Alzheimer’s, and cancer.…

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Try This Healthier Soy Sauce Substitute

We are all chained to processed foods even when there are healthier options around us. Some of us are too lazy to make a change, others are indifferent—but whatever the reason, our health gets affected all the same. Although the processed fare is often more convenient and sometimes even tastier, its negative side effects are…

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