USDA Recommended Diagram I’m sure many of you remember using the Food Pyramid in school back in the day. Well, in 2005, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) changed from the Pyramid as a whole and moved to a more modern approach, a Plate. It is called MyPlate, and it depicts a plate with… Read More What is MyPlate?
Don’t Go Back for Seconds Just Yet Most people eat their meals like they are actually starving. While this may feel normal, it isn’t normal for our bodies. Not to mention, it leads to one of the biggest contributors to obesity: overeating. Overeating can cause rapid weight gain, which many of us see annually during… Read More Overeating
Vitamins & Meds Together This may not seem like a big topic, but in actuality, some vitamins can counteract or create an imbalance with certain medications. Having knowledge of these may help those of you that take vitamins or medication on a regular basis. Vitamin K vs. Blood Thinners The primary purpose for blood thinning… Read More How are your vitamins affecting your medication
Is It Possible to Take Too Many Supplements? The basic answer to this is – Absolutely. In fact, it is possible to take too much of anything. Even water. But that is another article, maybe even coming soon. As for supplements, there is a daily dosage for everyone, and one singular supplement shouldn’t be pushed… Read More Is It Possible to Take Too Many Supplements?
Vitamin D One of the most essential vitamins to your body is Vitamin D! As we all get older, certain things become more of a risk. Some of those risks include: osteoporosis, osteomalacia, type 1 diabetes, and certain cancers. Believe it or not, but these perils are each linked to a Vitamin D deficiency! Some… Read More Health Benefits: Vitamin D
Are you Chia-n? Chia seeds have become a big hit over the last few years, and for good reason. They are quite healthy for you. In fact, this whole post is based around the health benefits of them. But as always, we can’t learn about what something does until we know what it is in… Read More Are you Chia-n?
Succulents: Newest Skincare Trend Ever receive a plant as a gift? Oh yeah and forget to water it for a while, run over to it randomly to check on it, and notice that it is still very much alive… those are most likely succulents. These desert thriving plants have the beauty industry going crazy right… Read More Succulents: Newest Skincare Trend
How Important Is A Balanced Diet? It’s Friday and I know that most of us tend to slack on our super strict diet over the weekend; you know like binge eating carbs, sugary foods, and basically all those items on our “not to eat” list. Well how about a better plan?! Let’s chill out… Read More How Important Is A Balanced Diet?
Kale: Does This Superfood Have A Bad Side? Kale is everywhere right now … in our skincare products, on our clothing, in our smoothies, and at every trendy dinning spot. Is Kale as good as we are lead to believe, or is there a bad side to this superfood? The Good Are you in need… Read More Kale: Does This Superfood Have A Bad Side?
Women and Heart Disease Heart disease is something that both men and women need to watch out for! Though we often hear more about the connection between men and heart disease, heart disease is the top killer of women here in the United States. This deadly disease has many different factors to it and can… Read More Women and Heart Disease