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10 Foods That Cause Joint Pain

10 Foods That Cause Joint Pain

Most of us are aware of the foods that we should be eating to enhance our health. What many of us overlook are the foods that impact a diagnosis we are living with. For people who experience joint pain and arthritis, there are ten foods that should be eliminated or reduced your diet. Here we will look at the ten foods that contribute most readily to joint inflammation and pain.   Sugar For those of us with a sweet tooth, passing on desserts might be a struggle. Unfortunately for those with joint pain, sugar is one of...

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6 Healthy Ways To Spice Up Your Water During A Detox

6 Healthy Ways To Spice Up Your Water During A Detox

So you started a detox program. Way to go! You are taking an important step towards better health. Part of your daily regimen is to drink plenty of water to keep everything moving smoothly. This might be easy for the first day or two but what can you do when you can’t stand the sight of your most trusted water bottle? Here are a few creative ways to spice up your water intake and keep water boredom at bay. Add Some Fruit While most of us think to add a lemon kick to our water, why...

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6 Hacks To Safely Detox Your Body

6 Steps To Safely Detox Your Body

Detoxification is trending both on and offline. While it was once seen as extreme dieting used only by “health nuts,” it has evolved into a part of many wellness programs. Detoxing, as it is commonly called, has become a mainstream health trend with some significant payoffs. While many health gurus point to detoxification as a necessary part of health and wellness, it can be dangerous when not done properly. This list highlights some of the most important hacks to a safe and effective detox program. What Exactly is a Detox? A detox is the process...

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The 5 Pillars of Health: Pillar #1 – Diet

Diet: The 5 Pillars Of Health

Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? This important month comes once each year and gives us the opportunity to ask whether we are doing all we can to be in the best health possible. When we look at our overall health and wellness, there are 5 Pillars of Health that lead to an optimal state of being. In observance of National Nutrition Month, we will dive into the 5 pillars: Diet Supplementation Exercise Sleep Stress Management We will start this series with the ever-important topic of diet. The Center for Disease Control outlines the Dietary...

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Detox: 6 Steps To Success

6 Steps To A Healthy Detox Program!

Detox has become something of a buzzword in recent years. In the past, detoxes were seen as an extreme form of dieting and many people believed them to be potentially harmful. Over the past few years this process has become part of mainstream dieting trends and is proving to be not only safe, but very effective. They are a highly efficient way to rid the body of harmful toxins and replace them with nutritious elements that your body needs. So, what exactly is a detox and how does it work? In this article we will...

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Enjoy A Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Without The Guilt

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Recipe

PSL season is officially in full swing! When the weather begins to get colder and the leaves begin to change colors, most of country starts to crave all sorts of pumpkin spice drinks.  Why not? They’re delicious! However a pumpkin spice smoothie, latte, frappuccino, and other pumpkin flavored drinks can throw your healthy eating habits off balance. Most pumpkin spice lattes can seriously derail your daily intake of calories, fats and sugars. For example, the famed pumpkin spiced latte from Starbucks (16oz) contains 380 calories, 14g of fat, 52g of carbohydrates and 50g of sugar! The Starbuck's...

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5 Key Ingredients To Help Prevent Or Relieve Joint Pain

5 key ingredients to help relive, or even prevent, your joint pain

Millions of Americans suffer daily from joint pain, and quite often don’t know where to turn to help alleviate that pain, According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, by 2040, an estimated 78 million Americans ages 18 years or older are projected to have doctor-diagnosed arthritis. In our ever-moving, fast-paced world, we’re constantly putting stress and pressure on our joints and this is even more so if you’re overweight. For example, every extra pound of excess weight exerts about 4 pounds of extra pressure on your knees. Joints allow us to move, and do all...

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Science Spotlight: The Risks Of Consuming Too Much Sugar?

Science Spotlight: Sugar & CVD Mortality Risk

We all know sugar is not the healthiest option for us, but just how much of an impact can it have on your health? According to the USDA, Americans have become conspicuous consumers of sugar and sweet-tasting foods and beverages. The USDA recommends that the average person on a 2,000-calorie daily diet include no more than 40 grams of added sugars. That’s about 10 teaspoons, or the amount of sugar in a 12-ounce soft drink.  Yet, the average American consumes 19.5 teaspoons (82 grams) every day, 90% more versus the recommendation. That translates into about 66...

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Why Your Supplements May Not Provide Health Benefits

Why Your Supplements Aren't Providing Health Benefits

How do you find supplements that will positively benefit your health, are free of dangerous contaminants, and that you can 100% trust? One of the biggest keys to ensuring that supplements will provide the health benefits you’re seeking is to understand the difference between supplements manufactured at Food Grade standards and supplements manufactured at Pharmaceutical Grade standards. The differences are startling and should make you take a good look at your current supplements. Pharmaceutical Grade manufacturing protocols ensure that supplements adhere to the same stringent production standards as prescription drugs. We’ll break down what that looks like below, but sadly,...

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Protein Powders: Is Yours Really Good For You?

Protein Powders: Is Yours Really Good For You?

Protein powders are one of the most popular nutritional supplements on the market. Unfortunately for consumers, marketing and profits are one of the main drivers of the protein powder industry, where product quality, safety, and effectiveness can take a back seat. The main issue is that the supplement industry is essentially unregulated, where companies can police themselves on ingredient sourcing, manufacturing standards, and product claims. This means that if you had no moral compass, you could take sand from the beach, fill it in jugs, label those jugs as protein powder, and be in business tomorrow. There’s...

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