Heat and Ice

Heat and Ice

Ever wondered if you should ice that sprain or use a heat pack instead? Treating pain with hot and cold can be very effective for a lot of different conditions and injuries; and it’s very accessible and affordable. The tricky part is knowing when to use heat and when...
Forms of Added Sugar

Forms of Added Sugar

Added sugar provides “empty” calories with no nutritional value. Eating too much sugar is linked to weight gain and various diseases like obesity, type 2 diabetes, tooth decay and heart disease. It’s important to make the distinction between added sugars and sugars...
Raw or Cooked Vegetables?

Raw or Cooked Vegetables?

In order to achieve optimal health, vegetables should be a key component of our diets. Federal guidelines recommend that adults have at least 2 to 3 cups of vegetables per day as part of a healthy eating pattern. This has been found to reduce cholesterol levels and...
Organic vs Non-Organic

Organic vs Non-Organic

We all want to provide the best and most nutritious food for our families, along with minimizing the toxins to which we are exposed. This raises the question: Should we buy organic? Organic foods are  generally defined as those foods that are grown without the use of...
Calcium Rich Foods That Are Non-Dairy

Calcium Rich Foods That Are Non-Dairy

Calcium is one of the most important minerals for our bodies and is required for muscle and nerve functions. Diet is the best way to get calcium yet don’t think of only dairy food sources for your calcium intake. There are many options that perhaps you aren’t aware...
Remedies For Restless Legs Syndrome

Remedies For Restless Legs Syndrome

RLS may be considered a sleep disorder since symptoms are more common and intense during the evening when at rest so it can become difficult to fall asleep or return to sleep after waking up.  Moving the legs or walking usually relieves the discomfort but the...