Practical Back-To-School Tips for Healthy Children

September is Back To School Month. This is our opportunity as parents to help our children develop lifelong healthy eating habits. It is not as difficult as we may think and the benefits to their health will be outstanding. Here are a few statistics that come with unhealthy eating habits: Statistics from the Center for…

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5 Nutritional Deficiencies Most Common in Vegans and How to Overcome Them

A vegan diet is a plant-based diet that comes along with many nutritious benefits as it is rich in fiber, and if following a whole-food vegan diet, it is also very rich in nutrients and low in unhealthy saturated fat.  Vegans are less likely to develop cancer than their carnivorous friends, have lowered risk for…

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Dietary Changes To Help Heal From Viral Infections

Viral infections can easily attack and wreak havoc on our bodies,  Viruses penetrate living cells to reproduce. The virus will attach onto and enter a cell where it releases its genetic material to reproduce. The virus’s genetic material starts to control the cell forcing it to replicate the virus. The infected cell may sometimes die…

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Eggs: Healthy Or Not?

Our diets determine the level of energy and performance we have throughout the day. It is a common practice to start the day with eggs and a cup of coffee, but although this is considered standard practice, is it a good practice? There is so much confusion regarding eggs; sometimes we hear news reporting the…

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How Much Protein is Really Good For You? 

From helping your body build and repair cells to making enzymes and hormones, protein is critical for maintaining the health and function of your body.  Because protein plays a vital role in building bones, skin, blood, and cartilage, it’s essential to consume sufficient protein each day. 22 amino acids form proteins, but only 9 are…

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The 7 “Secrets” to Lasting Health (that most of us know but don’t follow)

Seventy percent of the global population is suffering from at least one chronic disease, and the percentage is even higher if you live in the Western world. Every day you hear about some new miracle pill or procedure that claims to make you younger, stronger, thinner, more beautiful and heal you from some chronic disease.…

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5 Keys to Overcome Bloating and Gas When Transitioning to a Plant-Based Diet 

Many people who are new to a plant-based diet find themselves more bloated than usual in the beginning, and this can be very uncomfortable, so much so that they may believe that this diet is unsuitable for them. It can become so painful that you may even wonder if there is something wrong. However, before…

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Sprouting: Crucial Health Benefits and How It’s Done

The process of germinating seeds to be eaten is called sprouting. The practice involves soaking seeds, legumes, grains, or nuts, followed by an incubation period. You soak and incubate the seeds until they grow a tail-like protrusion. The soaking period increases the water content in the seeds and brings them out of seed dormancy. After…

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Dangers of Drinking Energy Drinks

Energy drinks were first introduced in Japan in the 60s and became increasingly popular in Europe in the 80s and 90s, presumably due to the rave culture. Soon, energy drink consumption became prevalent worldwide as people began to count on them for a boost of energy.  Red Bull, Monster, Rockstar, and Lucozade are some of…

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3 Healthy Breads Great For Weight Loss

The question of whether bread is unhealthy for you is asked a lot, especially if you are trying to make better food choices and to lose weight. Too often, bread is demonized because it is rich in carbohydrates which are thought to lead to spikes in blood sugar levels. Regular bread also contains phytic acid,…

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