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4 Fixes for Winter Health Challenges

Ah, winter! The season characterized by frigid temperatures, steaming mugs of hot cocoa, as well as holiday shopping and family gatherings. Oh, and let’s not forget, a wide assortment of winter health challenges from holiday weight gain to nutritional deficiencies. Here are four fixes for combating common winter health challenges. Common Winter Health Challenges...

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Why You Should Add Pumpkin to Your Diet

Halloween is only one week away, meaning there will soon be trick-or-treaters lining the block, and flame-free jack-ó-lanterns to light their way. When you’re carving or etching your pumpkins this year, don’t discard the innards, as they are rich in essential vitamins and minerals. Add pumpkin to your diet this fall instead! Also, rather...

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Supplements to Strengthen Your Immune System

The key to strengthening your immune system is to practice healthy habits such as exercising regularly – the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that healthy adults be active for 150 minutes throughout the week – frequently washing your hands, drinking lots of H2O, eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, and minimizing your response to...

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Autumn Health and Wellness Tips

The autumnal equinox begins September 22 and ends two months later, on December 21. These dates may vary each year though. Longer nights, decreasing temperatures, and pumpkin spice everything often signal its arrival. In the Valley of the Sun, autumn’s arrival can be quite subtle, especially to the untrained eye. Look closely, however, and...

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Dark Chocolate: Indulge In It!

Rich in flavonoids – aka powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents – dark chocolate has been declared a superfood that when eaten in moderation (1 to 2 squares a day) has science-backed health benefits. This is true of products with 70% or higher cacao. Manufacturers list the percentage of cacao on the label. Science-Backed Health...

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Healthier Alternatives to Energy Drinks

Feeling sluggish? The best things you can do is to get enough sleep, eat a well-balanced diet, hydrate, and practice self-care. These acts will ensure your body has enough fuel to get you through that afternoon slump. For those days when you really need a pick-me-up, however, there are several healthier alternatives to energy...

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