Wellness News

Your Food Journal Can Help You Lose Weight

If you’ve ever actively tried to lose weight, you know how challenging it can be, especially if part of your weight loss plan is to diet. But there is a way to make your weight loss a little less painful: food journaling. In a long-term study[1] at Kaiser Permanente in Portland, OR, researchers found that keeping a food journal can drastically increase weight loss. In fact, participants who used food journals lose twice as much weight as those who [...]

The Morning Sickness Diet: How to Stay Nourished When You Can’t Keep it Down

If you know what it feels like to be both extremely excited to be pregnant and also counting the days until you’re no longer pregnant so you can remember what it feels like to not be nauseated all the time, then this article is for you. Pregnancy is a beautiful and exciting time in anyone’s life, but when you’re struggling with morning sickness, that excitement can be seriously diminished. You know you need to get proper nutrition because your [...]

5 Things to Keep in Mind if you Love Swimming

Swimming is a great workout for the whole body and an enjoyable one because of its relaxation benefits. Eating the right foods and eating at right times is crucial if you want to swim to improve your health. Fueling your body before and after a swimming session helps you keep up great energy levels and does not leave you drained after a swim session. Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps is no stranger to big meals. At the peak of his [...]

7 Ways to Boost Your Energy Levels Naturally

Do you find yourself feeling drained halfway through the day? Do you hit the coffee shop at 3 p.m. every day, like clockwork so that you can make it through until bedtime? If you find yourself low on energy consistently, and it’s not the result of a medical condition, then it’s time to take control of your habits and work on your energy levels. You shouldn’t have to rely on caffeine to get through the day. Instead, try these [...]

Impressive Benefits of Weight-Bearing Exercise Every Woman Should Know 

When you hit the gym, do you head straight for the treadmill and skip the weight machines? If you do use weights, do you use only the smallest weights for fear of bulking up? While it’s common for women to skip out on the weights, there is no reason to do so. Weight-bearing exercise improves bone density, increases metabolism, and builds lean muscle. In fact, weight-bearing exercises are essential for women who want to have healthy, strong bodies. What are [...]

What is the MTHFR Gene Mutation and How Can It Affect Your Fertility?

If you are currently trying to get pregnant and you are not having success, the MTHFR gene mutation may be to blame. The gene mutation affects men and women equally and is a factor in about 1 in 3 people who are struggling with infertility. The good news is there is an easy way to manage the effects of the MTHFR gene mutation, and the treatment may even be beneficial for people who do not have the mutation. What is [...]

What to Eat During Pregnancy to Avoid Birth Defects

There are few times in your life that your nutrition will matter as much as it does during pregnancy. The 40 weeks that you spend growing a human child should arguably be the healthiest 40 weeks of your life, followed closely by the time leading up to your pregnancy and the time shortly after if you decide to breastfeed. Whatever you eat during pregnancy becomes your baby’s fuel. And while it’s obviously important to eat a healthy diet to maintain [...]

What is Resistant Starch and How it Helps in Weight Loss?

Have you heard of resistant starch? If not, you’re missing out on a valuable resource that can help you stay leaner. This type of starch is also known to lower the risk of heart diseases, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancers. Resistant starch is a kind of carbohydrate that is resistant to your body’s natural digestive juices. This resistance means your body can’t break it down. Since your body can’t process resistant starch, it doesn’t absorb any significant [...]

Beer Gut Holding You Back? Easy Ways to Trim Your Waistline

It’s easy for a beer gut to sneak up on you. Two or three beers and an order of hot wings may not seem like a big deal when you’re eating them over a playoff game with your buddies. But in the light of day, those empty calories quickly add up and leave you with a body you no longer recognize in the mirror. Have the sports games, Sunday brunches, and BBQs started to catch up with you? Have [...]

How to Eat Organic on a Shoestring Budget

We are surrounded by toxins everywhere we go, from the air we breathe to the products we use on our skin and hair. These toxins build up in our bodies, causing health complications like illness and disease. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has even named airborne toxins as one of the biggest health threats facing the current population. One of the easiest ways to avoid toxins and other chemicals is to eat organic produce, which isn’t sprayed with [...]