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.  […]

Summer Fruits and Veggies

9 Nutritious Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables for a Healthier Summer

As you take the first bite, the vibrant flavors dance across your tongue.  Nope, it’s not an apple pie, it’s a cucumber, and it’s in season during the summer!Cucumbers get a bad rap for being bland, but they actually taste delicious when they’re in season.Arugula, zucchini, beets, and chard, taste better during the summer as […]

Farmers markets for the win!

13 Reasons To Shop At Your Local Farmers Market

It’s farmers market day!   And that means you have a decision to make:   Are you going to breathe in the morning air and pick from the freshest produce in town or…   Option #2: head to the same concrete box you always shop at.    To be fair, not all grocery stores are […]

Stay Healthy with these tips

11 Summer Health Tips for Having An Incredible Summer

Are you ready for a safe, healthy summer? For a lot of people, it’s their favorite season of the year. Summer means days at the beach, camping trips, and picnics to attend. But as fun as summer can be, it’s also important to stay healthy. In this article, we cover how to protect yourself from […]

Best Supplement Storage Recommendations for Summer

Are you destroying your supplements? Unfortunately, chances are you’ve been storing them the wrong way. To be fair though, you’ve probably gotten faulty information over the years. After all, the “medicine cabinet” sounds like a great place to store supplements, right? As it turns out, this is the worst possible place. In this article, we […]