Falling in Love with Fiber

We all see advertisements on a regular basis for products that can help regulate and aid in digestion (e.g. prebiotics, probiotics and fiber supplements). But you might also wonder why you should pay attention to these particular nutrients. What makes them so vital to our health? Eating fibrous foods regularly lowers LDL cholesterol, regulates elimination, …

Love Your Heart: Four easy practices to give your heart and your body some TLC

February is all about your heart and not only because it is the host month of Valentine’s Day. February is American Heart Month, a declaration that was made by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964 and one which serves as a perfect opportunity to check in on your heart’s health. Taking care of your heart …

Healthy Heart Habits 101: Exercise and Stress Reduction

February isn’t just for Valentine’s Day; it is also National Heart Month. If you’ve already lost track of your New Year’s resolutions to lose weight and live a happier and healthier lifestyle, then this is your time to recommit. But this shouldn’t be done just to look better; heart disease is the leading cause of death …

Love During the Holidays

Author: Amy Kurtz Does the holiday season, at times, leave you feeling a bit “Grinchy?” We all have expectations that our holiday season will reflect what we see in those greeting card commercials: everything is pristine with a blanket of fresh white snow; families are sitting at the holiday table enjoying an exquisite home-cooked meal; and …

Sleep Matters

The Importance of Sleep Author: Wilfredo Benitez We all know that sleep is important. I think it is safe to say that nobody would recommend that you should get less than adequate sleep. I also think it would be rare if someone were to tell you that they wished they got less sleep. We talk about …