Why You May Never Have A Six-Pack.

If you've been on social media, then I assume you've been exposed to “six-pack selfies.” You know, the pictures of the perfectly sculpted, tan midsection that frequently finds its way to your Facebook or Instagram feed. Ya, those ones. Maybe you know someone who is trying to promote or sell a supplement who frequently shares six-pack selfies.  These images that flood our social media have a powerful impact on us. Some see these pictures and instantly put down their soda, [...]

Inflammation: The Gateway To Disease

Inflammation has become a popular buzzword in the health industry. That’s likely because inflammation is connected to nearly every ache, pain, and chronic disease. We know that poor diet, lack of exercise, too much stress, and lack of sleep all increase inflammation. But why? What is inflammation? Why is it bad for us? And how do we get rid of it? Inflammation is one of our body’s first lines of defense against infection or injury. It is our [...]

5 Tips For A Healthier Thanksgiving

Ah, the holidays are just around the corner. These next few months are full of fun, but are perhaps the toughest time of the year to make healthy food choices. For most, Thanksgiving is about overindulging. Research shows that most Americans consume roughly 4,500 calories per Thanksgiving meal. That is enough calories to last most of us a few days! Hear this: It doesn't have to be this way.  You can consider not going overboard this Thanksgiving :). [...]

“YOU HAVE CANCER.” Avoid Becoming 50% Of The Population Who Will Hear Those Words.

Less than 100 years ago, 5% of the population developed cancer. Today, nearly 50% of the population will hear the words "you have cancer" during their lifetime. According to this 2015 study, an estimated 1,658,370 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the US and 589,430 people will die from the disease this year. Horrible. And it gets worse. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) cancer rates will continue to increase by 57% in the [...]

7 Healthy Snacks For Energy And Weight Loss

Who doesn’t love a yummy snack? Even the word is appealing! But snacking can be tricky- it can easily improve your overall health, but also quickly take it away. Healthy snacking will set you up for successful weight loss and sustained energy throughout the day. However, snacking the wrong way quickly leads to energy slumps and weight gain. And get this: when it comes to America’s snacking habits, less than fifteen percent of the population [...]

The Flu Shot: Is There A Better Way?

Last year the Center of Disease Control (CDC) released a statement that “the flu vaccine was only 23% effective in 2014-2015.” Several other studies have confirmed that if the correct strain is included in the flu vaccine it is moderately effective. I'm not here to debate the pros and cons of flu shots. What I do believe is that our best line of defense against sickness and disease is to boost our immune system and [...]