Yearly Archives: 2016


Benefits of Cod Liver Oil

Benefits of Cod Liver Oil   Cod liver oil is made from the liver of the cod fish, and it’s very nutrient-rich. It is one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids and contains high levels of vitamins A and D. It is an extremely beneficial supplement when taken daily. Below are 10 benefits of cod liver oil. 1. Treats Diabetes Cod liver oil contains a healthy amount of essential fats, which help manage insulin resistance, inflammation and glucose in the blood. 2. Good for Eyes The vitamin A in cod liver oil is beneficial for eye health. It […]


6 Easy Ways to get Healthy in 2017

6 Easy Ways to get Healthy in 2017 Forget the “new year, new you” and try these simple steps to keep you and your family healthy all year long. This doesn’t mean revamping your entire lifestyle, but simply making a few changes in your home that everyone can benefit from. And remember, if some of these tips don’t work for you, move on and try something new! Below are 6 easy ways to get healthy in 2017 and the many years to come! 1. Wake up with lemon water. Lemon water is an excellent way to wake up your body […]


Superfoods that Can Boost Your Child’s Immunity

Superfoods that Can Boost Your Child’s Immunity A healthy and holistic lifestyle is essential year round, though it is especially beneficial during the colder months. Maintaining your child’s immune health at such a young age is vital and with the right foods, you can boost their health and immunity in no time. Below are 5 superfoods that can boost your colid’s immunity. Nuts:  Not all kids like to munch on nuts, so try including them into smoothies, granola, nut butter and other homemade snacks and meals. Include plenty of walnuts, almonds, pistachio’s, and cashews along with raisins or dates to improve overall immunity […]


5 Winter Superfoods You Should Be Eating

5 Winter Superfoods You Should Be Eating From tangy citrus fruits to winter squash, winter brings about some surprisingly tasty fruits and vegetables. In fact, many of these fruits and vegetables are at the peak of their ripeness this time of the year and contain vital nutrients to keep us healthy all winter long. Below are 5 winter superfoods you should be eating. Kumquats Kumquats are very low calories, rich in fiber and contain a healthy dose of potassium. Their skin also contains powerful disease-fighting antioxidants. When buying kumquats, search for fruits that are firm and bright orange. Star Fruit […]


Easy Food Swaps

Easy Food Swaps   Staying healthy during the holidays can be difficult, but instead of opting out of holiday parties and meals, try these easy and healthy food swaps! There’s no need to despair this holiday season, you can still enjoy your favorite comfort foods with a  healthy twist and your guests will love them as well. Plus, you will be getting the same meal, just with a lot more nutrition. Below are 4 easy food swaps for you to try this year! Take a look at some of these easy and healthy food swaps: Cauliflower. Cauliflower can replace anything from […]


5 Simple Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

5 Simple Ways to Beat the Winter Blues From winter blues to seasonal allergies, the weather can have a serious effect on our well-being. And while the symptoms may vary for some, SAD can be a serious disorder. Seasonal affective disorder is a mood disorder, similar to depression that occurs around the same time each year, most commonly during the colder months. SAD affects nearly 6 percent of the U.S population and is associated with a number of different symptoms. If you suffer from SAD or the winter blues, you’re most likely experiencing some of the following symptoms: Tough time waking […]


Liquid Vitamin D3 Spray

Liquid Vitamin D3 Spray Vitamin D3 is needed in the body for bone strength, aids in the absorption of calcium and helps promote a positive mind. It is also especially helpful during the winter months because we primarily get vitamin D from sun exposure, which there is a lack of. When purchasing vitamin D, there is often confusion. This is because many supplements are sold as “vitamin D2” or “vitamin D3”. Vitamin D3 simply means that the nutrient is from a natural source, whereas D2 suggests that the vitamin is synthetic. Mykind Organics Liquid Vegan D3 Spray, 2 oz, Garden of Life mykind Organics […]


How to Avoid Weight Gain on Vacation

How to Avoid Weight Gain on Vacation Sticking to a healthy diet while on vacation is seemingly impossible, but a must for those with a food sensitivity. Below are a few tips and tricks on staying healthy and reducing the chance of illness and fatigue while on vacation. 1. Stay somewhere with a kitchen, if possible. Take advantage of any fresh produce or local markets you may be able to find. Enjoy simple meals, with whole food ingredients, but still, aim to eat at least one or two meals at home each day. When the time comes to eat out, choose restaurants […]


Health Benefits of Using a Neti Pot

Health Benefits of Using a Neti Pot Neti pots have been around for thousands of years, to clear and cleanse nasal passages. A traditional neti pot looks a lot like a small teapot. To use it, you feel it with a saline solution and run the water through your nasal cavity. This process helps moisten the nasal mucous membranes and removes encrusted material. Below are some of the health benefits of using a neti pot. What are the health benefits of neti pots? Sinusitis: Acute or chronic sinusitis is often associated with a fever, cough, nasasl congestion and sometimes nausea. The […]


Surprising Health Benefits of Mushrooms

Surprising Health Benefits of Mushrooms Cultures around the world have been enjoying mushrooms for centuries, for both culinary and medicinal purposes. It is estimated that there are close to 300 to 2,000 edible varieties of mushrooms. However, only about 10 are grown commercially, with the most popular being oyster, shiitake, and white button. Whether you eat mushrooms raw or cooked, they are an excellent addition to the diet. Below are 5 surprising health benefits of mushrooms. 1. Cancer Fighting Properties. Researchers tested five different types of mushrooms (maitake, crimini, portabella, oyster and white button) and found that they significantly reduce breast cancer […]