My husband and I rarely get sick with a cold or flu anymore. We think it’s because we use this garlic & honey cold remedy any time we start to feel under the weather. (And no, we do not get flu shots.) Do you know about the health benefits of garlic? Garlic is a natural antibiotic and a smart alternative that kills only the bad bacteria while preserving the good bacteria in your body! This garlic & honey cold remedy works as an immune defense home remedy that strengthens your body from within!
Here are 6 reasons I try to eat a banana every day. A list of banana health benefits… for your body and your wellbeing! Plus, my favorite overripe banana recipes – including homemade banana bread and strawberry banana smoothies.
A full body detox doesn’t mean you spend a week in the bathroom with an ‘occupied’ tag on the door. Here are 6 simple things that give your body a natural detox. You can self detox and do a natural body cleanse without drinking only water or participating in fad detox diets.
Thinking of getting a Fitbit activity tracker? I got one! Here’s my Fitbit Flex review including all of the Fitbit benefits and advantages as I see them, tips for using the Fitbit wristband, and how to use the Fitbit Flex tracker without a phone.
Have you had chicken pox? If so, you might end up with an outbreak of a different kind later on. The shingles virus can lay dormant in your system for years, and if you have a weakened immune system one day — you might very well be on the hunt for a treatment for shingles. I’ve witnessed this with my dad. Here’s what you need to know about the treatment options available — including home remedies for shingles, and what you need to know about the shingles contagious period.
Thinking of giving up sugar? Desserts and drinks are not the only way that sugar makes its way into your body. Sugar is everywhere – from salad dressings to yogurt, canned fruit to sports drinks. It’s the hidden sugar in the foods we buy that is the real problem. Here’s what you need to know and how to give up sugar on your own.
To help us enjoy our days, weeks and months on the Atkins Diet this time… we’ve found 10 snacks & desserts that make the dieting process a little bit easier and a whole lot more FUN!
Yes, there are some things you can do that will allow you to enjoy your holiday dinner even though you’re dieting. Some healthy holiday eating tips to get you started — ways to eat healthy at holiday meals.
Holiday weight loss tips and advice from a guy who’s kept off the holiday weight but still loves his pies! My best tips to help you quickly lose weight for the New Year.
See why gravy, eggnog, frosted cookies, and pies are tops (and should therefore be gobbled up accordingly)… and why you should steer clear of things like carrots, mashed potatoes, fruitcake, and exercise.
Experts tell us to drink more water to stay healthy. But what if you don’t like water? Here are 5 ways I’ve found to stay hydrated when you hate drinking water.
Get overwhelmed with butter substitutes found at the store? Here are some things I discovered about finding a healthy butter substitute that might help you.
Stop throwing away the pumpkin seeds at carving time! Eating pumpkin seeds benefits your immune system, improves your sleep, and more.
Been told to increase fiber in your diet, but not sure where to start? Start here! High fiber foods to eat + Differences between soluble & insoluble fiber.
A healthy salad starts with healthy ingredients. Here’s how to make a healthy, substantial salad that won’t leave you hungry or nutritionally deprived.
On antibiotics or meds for blood pressure, thyroid, or cholesterol? Watch for medication interactions if you eat bananas, fiber, soy, dairy, greens, or grapefruit!
If you want to lose weight in a healthy way, the DASH diet is a smart choice – especially if you have high blood pressure like me. Here are 5 reasons why.
Nothing beats a home-cooked meal but there is such a thing as healthy fast food. If you go through the drive-thru as much as I do, you’ll appreciate these 7 healthy fast food options. Here’s a list of the healthiest menu items at fast food restaurants and their nutritional info.
What is stevia? It’s a natural sugar substitute! Here’s what you need to know about the safety of stevia products, plus how to make stevia sweetener at home
Looking for organic desserts that are easy to make and delicious, too? Here are 4 great organic dessert items you can find in your local grocery store.
Trying to avoid the flu this year? These flu prevention tips have kept me from getting the flu for the past 3 seasons. They’ll help you too!
Do you know if you’re eating GMO foods? Find out what the common GMO ingredients are, the potential health risks, and what brands to buy so you can avoid eating GMO food products.
Avoiding high fructose corn syrup in your diet? Here are a few easy ways to avoid the corn-based sweetener that has been linked to health problems and has even been called a highly dangerous toxin.
Weight loss stories can be both educational and inspirational. With my weight loss story, I aim to do the same – telling people how I lost 90 pounds and kept it off with relatively simple lifestyle changes.
I’ve already lost a lot of weight & don’t want to gain it back! Here are 5 healthy fast food choices that I make every time I pull up to a drive-thru window
I dropped below 200 pounds after changing my eating habits. Here are the 3 portion control tips that helped me to lose weight.
There are a lot of popular hangover myths out there. Unfortunately, most of them are dead wrong! Following are some solid tips for curing your hangover, plus some things you can do to prevent a hangover from occurring in the first place.
Looking for some money-saving healthy eating tips? Here’s how to choose the right foods at the right time of year so you can save a lot of money on your groceries and still eat healthy!
A few important facts about hangovers, followed by some of most popular myths about hangovers… Let’s separate fact from fiction when it comes to hangover cures.
Salt is difficult to avoid — especially since manufacturers add it to most foods in the form of sodium chloride in order to “improve” the taste. However, by modifying your eating habits just a little bit, you can drastically reduce your salt intake! Here’s how…
Every year millions of us try to lose weight, but we often don’t succeed because the diet plans are too hard to follow, or we lose focus. So what does work? By listening to the latest scientific research, you might stand a better chance of succeeding. Try the following weight loss methods and you could lose weight more easily than you’ve ever done before.
The precious nutrients from sugar cane are concentrated in blackstrap molasses. For optimal health, you should look for organic, unsulphured molasses. Some of the health benefits include: curing cancerous tumors, fibroid tumors, anxiety, constipation, edema, heart palpitations, anemia, arthritic pain, joint pain, acne, gray hair, and more!
Goji berries are one of the rising stars of the health community. More attention is being paid to the healing properties of this cranberry-like fruit than ever before. Given its status in Asia as a potential reason for extended life expectancies, it’s no wonder that products containing Goji berries are arriving on the market each and every day. See why they’re so great.
So, what makes olive oils better for us than other types of oil? In my quest to understand the health benefits of olive oil, I compiled some interesting facts about olive oils.
There have been some changes recently in the way that Diabetes is diagnosed. See details here. Besides using the Glycemic Index Chart provided here to pick & choose your foods, you can also try a number of tasty Diabetic recipes. You will need some good diabetic testing supplies too.
High blood pressure is the Silent Killer that victimizes thousands every year. Your diet is often part of the problem. By eliminating excessive fat and salt and eating more fruits and vegetables you can lower your blood pressure and live a healthier life.
Mashed potatoes and baked potatoes… both are easy to make and one of them is especially good for your skin! See which one.
The big question is… do Detox Diets work? Another popular question… are Detox Diets safe? Here we explore the top 5 Detox Diets and discuss their safety issues.
If you want healthy skin, then you’ll want to add these foods to your daily diet.
Following is a list of common ailments and the foods that can prevent them, if not cure them completely.
Energy drinks and energy shots are marketed as giving you extra energy. Some common energy drinks are: Jolt, NOS, Slam, No Name, Rockstar, SoBe, Red Bull, and Full Throttle. Some common energy shots are: Ammo, Redline Power Rush, Extreme Energy, Powershot, Fuel Cell, and Upshot.
Do natural weight loss herbs like cayenne, ephedra, green tea, and hoodia actually work at helping you lose weight? Are they safe? Here’s how they work, plus 2 that are safe, and 2 that are not.
There are tons of tools online that can help you with keeping to your diet. Here are some of the best digital dieting websites that have online tools to help you get rid of those nasty extra pounds!
What do you think? Is city water (or tap water) better for you than bottled water? Here are some interesting results from a 4-year study by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Studies show that drinking wine can be beneficial to your health. Experts have gone back and forth over how beneficial wine is, as too much wine of course has negative effects. In moderation however, the health benefits of drinking wine are all good. Here is a summary.
There are literally hundreds of health-related myths and old wives tales. Fortunately, technology is catching up with most of these now, and their validity is being questioned.
Here are some of the more common health myths debunked.
Check out these 5 natural remedies for the common cold: onions, zinc, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, and garlic. Here’s how and why each works to prevent colds and heal your body faster after you have a cold.
What constitutes healthy junk food you ask? Well, there are many foods that get a bad rap, like pork rinds and pizza. But it’s a fact — there are lots of great healthy junk foods and healthy fast food options out there for you. It’s a fact! Here are 7 of my favorites, plus links to many many more!
There is a new government report regarding the safety of plastic bottles. Supposedly, if there’s a 3, 6, or 7 inside that little triangle on the bottom of the bottle, then it’s not the best kind of plastic that you’d want to be eating or drinking from. Here’s the inside scoop about all of those numbers on the bottom of plastic bottles…
Whenever I’m on the road, or when I want to slip out of the office during lunchtime for something other than the cheese and hotdogs that I normally take for lunch (while I’m on this Low-Carb ‘diet’)… I like to know my options going in. Do you know what the Low-Carb choices are at fast-food restaurants these days? Here’s what I found…