Monthly Archives: November 2016

Fitting Carbs into a Healthy Diet

Fitting Carbs into a Healthy Diet For starters, not all carbs are created equal. And while carbs often get a bad rap, not all carbs are bad carbs. Some carbs actually have numerous health benefits and belong in the diet. In fact, our body needs carbohydrates to function properly. The trick is understanding which carbohydrates are good, and which ones you should avoid. It also important that you know how to choose the right carbohydrates. Understanding carbohydrates Carbohydrates are a type of macronutrient and common ingredient in many foods and beverages. Most carbohydrates are naturally occurring in plant-based foods, including grains. However, […]

Natural Calm + Calcium

Natural Calm + Calcium The Perfectly Balanced Magnesium-Calcium Drink. Magnesium is also essential in addressing an issue common to almost all athletes—muscle cramping. When cramping occurs in workouts or competition, it is a sign of low magnesium levels. Natural Calm Plus Calcium balances a highly soluble and bioavailable form of calcium with Natural Calm—the best-selling, award-winning magnesium supplement—plus vitamins and minerals so that the calcium you take will be fully utilized and you will have healthy magnesium levels. Magnesium won’t be depleted by calcium and there will not be a buildup of unabsorbed calcium. Calcium deficiency can be a serious issue. We have, […]

Organic Beauty Tips for Winter

Organic Beauty Tips for Winter From brisk winds to harsh winter storms, our skin needs a little extra TLC during the colder months. Below are some of our favorite organic beauty tips for winter. 1. If you continue to experience dry, dull or oily skin, you may want to consider a new regiment. Search for products containing neem, clove, cucumber, tea, lemon or strawberry. 2. Neem is excellent for overall skin health and acne-prone skin. It helps lower inflammation and soothes irritated skin while also fighting bacteria. Cucumber is also beneficial for skin health, as it evens skin tone and […]

Natural Remedies for Stress-related Discomforts

Natural Remedies for Stress-related Discomforts When we are stressed, we often experience tightened muscles, migraines, and even upset stomach. While these symptoms may be minor at first, the most you stress, the more severe they seem to get. Thankfully, there are many  safe, nondrug remedies for these ailments. From mind-calming teas to stretching and aromatherapy. Below are the natural remedies for stress related discomforts we recommend. Headache Chamomile tea is an excellent way to soothe the mind and reduce pain. Studies show that lavender essential oil can help reduce headaches related to stress. You can apply it topically inhale it […]

Natural Remedies for an Itchy Throat

Natural Remedies for an Itchy Throat If you are experiencing a persistent cough or itchy throat, you may be in the early stages for colds and flu. Though it is manageable, these symptoms can be a major nuisance. And when it actually strikes, the constant discomfort can ruin your entire day, keeping you from work, disrupting your sleep and killing your appetite. But, before reaching for over the counter meds, you may want to consider at-home remedies. Whether it’s an existing cough, or you’re still in the early stages, natural remedies can be very effective. They can assist in relieving tough coughs, […]

Beat the Cold this Winter with These Natural Remedies

Beat the Cold this Winter with These Natural Remedies As we head into winter, the chance of cold and flu symptoms rise. And while we are all bound to get a cold at some point in our life, precaution is still necessary. However, store-bought drugs and sprays often have side effects including drowsiness or in other cases serious health ailments. Natural remedies have been used for centuries, supporting immune health, preventing colds, coughs, and an upset stomach. Below are some of our favorite herbal remedies to help you beat the cold and flu this winter. Echinacea. This herb is well-known for […]

Superfoods that Lower the Risk for Diabetes

Superfoods that Lower the Risk for Diabetes Eating a well-balanced diet, regular exercise, and maintaining a healthy body weight is one of the most important steps towards controlling diabetes. Losing 5-10 percent of body fat can also be an important step towards lowering blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Diabetics should be consuming a diet low in carbohydrates and calories, yet moderately rich in healthy fats and nutrients. Key food elements should include plenty of vegetables, whole grains, and foods with a low GI. Below are the top ten superfoods that lower the risk for diabetes. 1. Vegetables with low […]

Tips and Tricks for Eating Healthy While Traveling

Tips and Tricks for Eating Healthy While Traveling Whether you’re an experienced traveler or first-time traveler, sticking to a healthy diet can be tough. Below are a few tips and tricks for eating healthy while traveling. Pack small, filling snacks: Small creamy snacks like yogurt or apple sauce provides sustainable nutrients to get you through your day. However, they do count as liquids, so buy your own snack-size containers, or pack your own spill proof containers smaller than 3.4 ounces. Find a healthy breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal, so don’t skip it. Many terminals have smoothie shacks and coffee shops that usually […]

The Super Benefits of Garlic

The Super Benefits of Garlic Garlic is a popular cooking ingredient and a famous member of the onion family. Though, garlic goes way beyond its culinary purposes. It has long been used for preventing illness, lowering the risk for cancer and improving heart health. It also contains the powerful compound, Allicin, which has potent medicinal properties and is believed to bring most of garlic’s benefits. Below are the super benefits of garlic. The Health Benefits of Garlic With just 42 calories per serving, powerful antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, garlic hosts a number of impressive health benefits. Lowers blood pressure. Prevents plaque […]

10 Thanksgiving Foods You Should Never Feed Your Pet

10 Thanksgiving Foods You Should Never Feed Your Pet As you prepare your Thanksgiving meal this year, don’t give into those sweet puppy eyes. Many of the foods served at the Thanksgiving dinner table can be very dangerous for your dogs and cats. Instead, toss them a few extra treats or prepare something extra, safe for pets! Every year, food-related pet illnesses spike during the holiday season. This is because certain foods served at the dinner table can create a variety of health issues on your furry friends. Below are 10 Thanksgiving foods you should never feed your pet. 1. Turkey Bones […]