Mindful Meditation

7 Health Benefits of Meditation

Thousands of truly successful people meditate. To start, Oprah mediates. Not to mention, Kobe Bryant, Arianna Huffington, and Paul McCartney all meditate, too! During moments of stress, like before a speech, they’re able to fill their minds with a sense of calm. Actually, all it takes is a few deep breaths. Sure, they’re trained professionals, […]

Self care

9 Self Care Practices + How Stress Is Destroying Your Quality of Life

Does it feel like you’re running on fumes, barely able to keep up? Or maybe you feel fine, but months and years go by without accomplishing your biggest goals? Deprogramming unhealthy habits can be hard, but if you want to live your best life, you’ll need to be proactive about self care. Here are the […]

How to Live Longer: 7 Secrets of Longevity and Lifestyle

How to Live Longer: 7 Secrets of Longevity and Lifestyle

We all grow old eventually, but what if you could follow a few simple rules to feel younger and live longer?   The average adult lifespan is only 77 years, but in certain pockets of the world, like the Mediterranean and Costa Rica, locals routinely live 100+ years.   Japan, for example, has the longest […]

Lifestyle and diabetes

Work Towards Reversing Diabetes with These 7 Lifestyle Choices

  If you’re one of the 115 million people in the U.S. living with prediabetes or diabetes, then it’s time to perk up your ears and settle in for a quick read. (1) Diabetes is a harsh disease that can lead to fatigue, weight gain, and loss of vision. Not only that, but as the […]

diabetes and soda; type 2 diabetes

Does Soda Cause Diabetes? The Truth About Diabetes and Soda

We’re in the middle of a diabetes epidemic and soda might have something to do with it. Believe it or not, sugar-free soda may be even worse. Consequently, they’re both bad for the gut and can set off a chain reaction of nasty side effects. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, […]

Sugar and cancer

Is There Really a Link Between Sugar and Cancer?

Sugar and cancer: they go together like peanut butter and jelly. Want to stop cancer before it starts? Stop eating sugar! Not only does sugar speed up the disease’s progress, but it also increases rates of: Obesity Diabetes Heart disease Headaches …and fatigue Why does sugar have such destructive effects on the body? For starters, […]

Drinks to avoid

12 Unhealthy Drinks to Avoid this Summer (and 9 Nutritious Refreshments)

You’re drenched in sweat after an afternoon hike and it’s time for a cold drink. Will you reach for a diet Coke? A refreshing lemonade? Or how about a tall glass of orange juice? Hopefully, you’ll pass on all three, because they’re all on the “drinks to avoid” list. Beverages are easy to overlook when […]

Organic vs. Locally Grown Food

Is It More Important to Buy Organic or Locally Grown Food?

Want to take your grocery shopping (and your nutrition) to the next level? Buy organic and local! Both have incredible benefits for your health and the environment. To fully embrace the food revolution, head to one of the 20,000+ natural food stores across the country. When you buy local and organic, you won’t be alone. […]

Healthy Habits

Eat Healthy In the Summer with These Delicious Summer Nutrition Tips

It’s summertime, and it’s time to hit the road, head to the beach, and take to the trail… But before you soak up the sun, it’s important to fuel your body and brain with proper nutrition.    In this article, we cover some of the best ways to eat healthy (and drink healthy) this summer.  […]