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Exercise Ideas for the Cold Winter Months

Winter is here, and you might have already moved your workouts indoors. While most days, an indoor workout away from the cold sounds ideal, there are several enjoyable winter activities to get active outdoors.   Here are some exercise ideas for the cold winter months so that you can continue moving all season long: Shovel The …

How to Get Better Sleep

There is nothing worse than when you are exhausted but your brain is still going a million miles an hour. All you want to do is sleep, but your body refuses to calm down. You lie in bed, eyes closed, and sleep is just beyond reach. Melatonin is a hormone made in your body that …

Common chemical known as an obesogen is BPA.

Common Chemicals That Slows Metabolism

Have you been following a healthy diet and exercise but still can’t seem to reach or maintain your goal weight? It’s actually very common. Even though diet and exercise will always be important for weight management, there are other factors at play that can affect your metabolism. For example—common chemicals known as obesogens.  Obesogens are artificial …

10 Little-Known Benefits of Cholesterol

HDL cholesterol is known as “good” because it carries cholesterol from the circulation back to the liver for disposal. But its benefits might extend farther than we used to think!  A new study out of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that a sub-fraction of cholesterol called HDL3 offers protection against inflammation …

Fermented Foods vs. Fiber: What’s Best?

You want to know what drives obesity, heart disease, diabetes, dementia, and almost all chronic diseases? Sure, there are influences of genetics and lifestyle and diet, but what I’m talking about is the molecular mechanism driving the vast majority of illnesses today. It’s INFLAMMATION. Chronic, low-grade, insidious inflammation. It goes on unnoticed—until a diagnosis hits.  …

Best and Worst Foods for Migraine Headaches

According to researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, eating more fatty fish might reduce migraine headaches.  For anybody who struggles with migraines, you know this is a big deal. Anything that might reduce the frequency or intensity of migraines (as long as it’s low …

How Your Weight Affects Breast Health

Being overweight or obese puts you at an increased risk of developing breast cancer, but why? It might sound a bit science-y, but it all comes down to the metabolic patterns that accompany changes in body composition, like: Insulin resistance Increased estrogen levels Adipose tissue dysfunction (this means some fat cells produce chemical messengers that …

Curcumin for Hormonal Health

If you haven’t already fallen in love with curcumin, I’m about to give you one more compelling reason you should. Curcumin is the active compound in turmeric—the spice that makes curry its deep yellow color. Curcumin has powerful antioxidant properties and also influences inflammation in beneficial ways. People use curcumin for: Brain Health Mood Support …