Pin It

Rough-and-Ready High-Fiber Recipes

People often associate the word fiber with a list of unpleasantries: gas, bloating, diarrhea and cramps to name a few. Where’s the love?! The fact is, dietary fiber is an important part of a healthy diet. Unfortunately, most Americans don’t eat enough. According to MedlinePlus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, the […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Workout Wednesday: The No-Gym Workout

We’ve all experienced busy days. Many of us have them every single day, which can sometimes be a big factor in our decisions to skip the gym and opt for a nap instead. While napping rarely has consequences, skipping the gym for a day (rest days not included) can have them. For a number of people, […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

The Good & Bad of Caffeine Consumption

Caffeine. That magical substance in your morning coffee, your afternoon espresso, and your evening cup of tea. It’s available in energy drinks like Red Bull, Monster, and 5-Hour Energy, chewing gum brands such as Jolt and Java Gum, cola and non-cola soft drinks, including some root beer brands, green coffee bean and weight loss supplements, […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

6 Meatless Recipes to Try During March Madness

Football fever may have died down after the Super Bowl, but March Madness is now in full swing – and that means it’s back to gathering with friends to watch the game and indulge in a lot of unhealthy – but surely delicious – foods. If you’ve created a bracket and entered into some friendly […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Your Health, Artificial Sweeteners & Healthy Alternatives

It’s pretty difficult to look around your local grocery store and not find a product that contains at least one artificial sweetener in it. Originally designed as less fattening alternatives to regular sugar, artificial sweeteners—especially aspartame—are regularly used (and sometimes even marketed) as the “healthier choices,” but are they really? According to Dr. Mercola, “artificial […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Workout Wednesday: The Benefits of Using Resistance Bands

You’ve seen them before. Those brightly colored stretchy bands known simply as resistance bands. They’re at the gym, on TV, and you might even have a set or two laying in a corner of your house somewhere. I know they might not look like much, but resistance bands offer a pretty wide range of workout […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

The Origin Of Food Allergies & Natural Ways To Prevent Them

Have you ever wondered why so many children have food allergies or sensitivities? Some of the most common food allergy culprits affecting children today are peanuts, gluten, casein (in cow’s milk), soy, fish, eggs, tree nuts and yeast. Dr. Mercola says, in his article regarding Peanut Allergy Treatment, that food allergies affect 1 out of […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Support African Communities & Get Beautiful Skin

The products you use on your skin can have an immense impact on not only the way you look, but also the way you feel. The skin is the body’s largest organ, and whatever you put on it is absorbed into your body. That’s why it’s so important to use quality, natural products without harmful […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Saint-Paddys-Day-Roundup

5 Healthy Saint Paddy’s Day Recipe Ideas

Saint Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. It’s that time of year when everyone is allowed to be a wee bit Irish – whether it’s in their blood or not. St. Paddy’s is a ton of fun – although with all the drinking and eating – it’s not always the healthiest of holidays. However, […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Workout Wednesday: The Treadmill Ladder Workout

The treadmill is a daily workout staple for a number of people, while other people swear they’d never step foot on one, even if they had to. Seen as an indoor alternative to outdoor running, treadmills definitely have their advantages, but they also have disadvantages. Advantages of Using a Treadmill While using a treadmill provides the […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }