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The Top Supplements for Men (Beyond the Basics)

There are basic supplements that all of us should be taking daily such as a multi, omega-3s, and a probiotic. Hectic schedules in these high-pressured times can put quite a burden on our body. Occasional stress, insufficient sleep, and unbalanced diets accompanying hectic lifestyles can also all contribute to imbalances in the body. Men should take the following for overall general health: a multi…

​The Health Benefits of Pumpkin

It’s that time of year where everything is pumpkin. I love the coolness that fall brings, how this time of year seems to slow everything down, and, of course, the tasty fall treats such as pumpkin. Even my local Trader Joe’s has pumpkin doggy treats that smell so good. One smell of those, and I am tempted to try one myself… that is if my dog, Riley, would even allow it!With the change in seas…

Healthy Nutrition Habits for Breast Cancer Survivors

Show your colors, and wear PINK! The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and there are many benefits to be found from using proper nutrition and supplementation, and making lifestyle changes. All of these are advantageous for prevention and for those who are surviving and thriving after a diagnosis.First off, let’s look at diet. The Mediterranean Diet has long been touted as an…

Fat Doesn't Make You Fat

For years, we’ve been told that fat is bad, eating full-fat foods will lead to weight gain, and if you want to lose weight, you have to go low-fat or fat-free. And now, years later, we still have a weight problem in America. The reality is, when fat is reduced or removed, foods lose their flavor. But manufacturers of low-fat foods want to be able to sell them, so in order to improve flavor, t…

10 Fall Health Tips

For many of us (students, teachers, and parents), back-to-school means a schedule change. And getting back into a routine can be a challenge. For those whose schedule isn’t changing, we still have to get into the autumn groove and prep for impending weather changes, including things such as cold and flu season; changes in type of exercise; changes in the amount of daylight affecting sleep, mo…

The Skinny on MCT Oil - A Healthy Fat

One of the most satisfying developments in nutritional science has been the change in the way we nutritionists view fats. When I started in the field, fats were viewed as villains, responsible for everything from obesity to heart attacks. Today, we have a better understanding of the subject, and we know fats are essential for good health.There are thousands of studies about the lifelong and b…