What are the Dangers of Excess Acid?

The very real dangers of excess acid Eating an excess of acid-forming foods, such as sugar, refined carbohydrates, processed foods, dairy products and alcohol, can lead to ailments such as poor digestion, constipation or diarrhea, gout, osteoarthritis, leg cramps, bad skin, eczema, and even hypertension and heart disease. Your risk of developing cancer is also…

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Stress & Your Immune System

The age of anxiety. We live in a stressful world, and modern, rushed lifestyles have allowed stress to filter into almost every aspect of our lives. Stress can best be described as a state of mental and emotional strain resulting adverse or demanding events in our lives. It is impossible to avoid all the stresses…

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Why is good gut health so important?

Where is your gut? The mouth is actually the first part of the gut. When we eat food, it passes down the gullet into the stomach and then into the small intestine. The small intestine is where food is digested and absorbed by the bloodstream. After that it proceeds into the large intestine, also known…

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Why is Belly Fat Linked to Hormones?

What is belly fat? The stomach muscle covers the entire midsection of the body, and connects to the pelvis. If you have a pad of excess fat covering the muscle, it is known as belly fat, and is called visceral fat. Visceral fat, or belly fat, extends deep into your abdomen, and is close to…

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Tips for Permanent Weight Loss

When trying to lose weight and maintain it, oftentimes the hardest part is working through binge eating, emotional eating and food cravings. Your relationship with food is a lifelong one, and one that can’t be avoided, so it’s important to maintain a healthy one. Not one that causes you stress, frustration and weight gain. At…

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How to Get The Most Out of Your Breakfast

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but did you know that sitting down for a bowl of breakfast cereal could be just as bad as going without altogether? While breakfast cereal might seem like an easy go to option for it’s quick and easy preparation, there are still…

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How to Reduce Stress Naturally

Fruit and vegetable juices have long been known for their stress relief and relaxation properties. It’s worth the time to explore this as a healthy alternative to taking medication to relieve stress. Apples, cherries and blueberries have been known to be good health boosting elements where the flavonoid can facilitate better lung functions. When your…

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