Recent years have seen a significant rise in organic produce – defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as food that is grown and processed without using synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. However, is organic produce really a healthier choice? In fact, a meta-analysis of 240 reports comparing organically and conventionally grown food, found that […]
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) – Essential to Brain Health Decades of study and countless books have gone into exploring Omega-3 and the role it plays in our physical and mental health. Here are Seven Essential Facts about this ESSENTIAL substance. 1. Omega-3 is called “essential” because it’s necessary for our health, but we cannot make […]
The holiday season has many of us reflecting on where we are and where we want to go. We might yearn for big life changes, but don’t want to face another year of broken resolutions. Making the kind of changes that affect our lives on a day-to-day basis can be a challenge. Usually, big changes […]
Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa) Drinking fresh, hot herbal teas during blistery winter months offers a host of benefits. It warms your body and excites taste buds while increasing hydration and replenishing important nutrients. A popular ingredient in herbal tea blends, the vitamin C loaded Hibiscus packs a punch to dry winter ailments with antioxidant and immune-boosting properties. […]
Heaters keep you warm, but they also wick moisture from the skin. And when you walk outside, exposure to cold air and wind gives your outer layers an environmental shock. Along with wintertime elements, not drinking as much water as you would during warmer months, not getting enough fresh fruits and veggies, and the nutritional […]
Oven roasted ham, handmade cookies and candy canes galore. December is a very delicious time of year. With Christmas, and a lot of holiday parties to look forward to, it can be easy to gain weight this time of year. Not to mention that most of our holiday comfort food is full of extra fats, […]
Hectic schedules and lifestyles can take a toll on our vitality. Often we make ourselves a last priority. Truthfully, there is only so much we can accomplish if we are running on empty. One sign that our vitality may need some attention is when we start feeling a drop in energy or “run down”. Do […]
From the bare-breasted days of the cave woman, through the Renaissance and into the era of blonde bombshells, a woman’s bosom has been an icon representing both sexual prowess and vitality. But the breasts are also vulnerable. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and, each year, about 40,000 women die from […]
The “power” generator of the cells in your body is the mitochondria. Carnitine has a critical role in the mitochondria’s ability to produce energy.
Metabolic Conditioning routines are highly intense and designed to engage different physiological “energy” pathways in the body.