Drink more water: you know you should, but somehow you never quite remember. Or maybe you’re just not sure how much is enough? Skipping water does a lot more than leave you thirsty. Dehydrated cells don’t function as well, which means you feel sluggish and tired. Your ability to focus takes a nosedive, and even mild dehydration can make you feel ravenous. On top of that, you’re less able to fight off infection, and your skin looks dull and wrinkled. Makes you think twice about forgetting your water bottle! Here's 5...

There are billions of tiny bacteria living in your gut. Don’t worry – they’re friendly! In fact, they’re the best friends you’ve got. While you meet your human bestie for a Starbucks date or a weekend Netflix binge, the flora in your gut are hard at work protecting 70% of your immune system, maintaining your weight and energy levels, and keeping you in a good mood – even after that tear-jerking episode of Grey’s Anatomy. How Trouble Starts The problem is that most people aren’t aware of how important their...

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of starting my day with a yummy, satisfying protein shake. There are so many benefits that I’ve made daily smoothies a part of my healthy lifestyle for over 30 years! And I’m not alone. The simple habit of drinking a protein shake every day has been the #1 needle mover to help hundreds of thousands of my clients lose stubborn pounds, not to mention battle fatigue, headaches, cravings, and other symptoms of food intolerance. You won’t find a faster or easier way...

If you wonder why I recommend removing corn from your diet, look no further than the myth that popcorn is a health food. When factory farms want to fatten up cows and pigs quickly, guess what they feed them? Corn. And yet what does Skinnypop market as a diet food for humans? Corn. Can you see the problem? Against the Grain  While most people think of corn as a vegetable, it’s actually a grain, and it hasn’t got much going for it. Corn is highly inflammatory, which means it can cause...

Somewhere during the fat-free craze of the late 1980s, popcorn was granted “healthy food” status because it’s naturally fat-free and low-calorie. Big mistake! We feed corn to pigs and cattle to fatten them up quickly and cheaply. And yet, we eat the same food and call it a healthy snack. Something just doesn't add up...   Strike One Since the '80s, research has proven that eating plenty of healthy fats actually helps with weight loss, as well as lowering your risk of heart disease, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, and...

Lately, articles have been circulating that claim sugar alcohols like xylitol or erythritol cause cancer or tumors. There's absolutely no clinical research to back up that claim, despite all the blogs that say otherwise. In fact, there’s evidence that the opposite is true! The Internet does a lot of things right, including informing and empowering people when it comes to managing their own health. However, it’s also a more effective rumor mill than any high school gossip. Time to sort through the fiction and find the facts...   The Truth...

I love fresh organic berries – not only do they taste great, they are packed full of fiber, omega-3s, and antioxidants. I eat them virtually every day, whether it’s in my morning smoothie or a handful with lunch or dinner. But how do you keep these little superfood nuggets from going bad before you get to gobble them up? Here’s a few easy tips to get the most out of the berry harvest and your grocery budget.   For Blueberries, Strawberries, and Blackberries When you get firmer berries like blueberries,...

In honor of March's Brain Injury Awareness Month, I have something really special I want to share with you. If you know my story, then you know I'm a big believer in fish oil. In fact, I made sure it was part of my son Grant’s treatment after he was the victim of a hit-and-run accident. If you're not familiar with the story, please watch this CNN story now:   After Grant was airlifted to a hospital, doctors grimly informed me they couldn’t do anything for him. He was in a...

The bottom line is that you do so many other things to make sure you live a vibrant and healthy life. You eat right, work out, drink plenty of water, take care of your skin... So why skimp on the easiest way to boost weight loss, energy, mental focus, and your immune system? Just a few smart supplements can help you cover your bases, so you can start each day knowing you’ve given your body the amazing support it needs. (Need more convincing? Check out this article: 5 Important Reasons...

If Tums or Rolaids have become must-haves in your pocket and replaced your after dinner mints, you’re not alone! More than half of adults have reported experiencing acid reflux, and acid-reducing drugs are among the top 10 most-prescribed medications worldwide.1,2 In fact, acid reflux or heartburn is the most common digestive problem, and in 2017, the U.S. alone has spent over $10 billion to get rid of “the burn.”3 But if so many people are taking antacids and proton pump inhibitors (PPI’s) for acid reflux and heartburn, why is the...

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