Paleo Diet: Is it a Solution for You?
A look at this popular and sometimes controversial diet. The Paleo Diet was the most searched for diet of 2013, but its popularity, especially in the culinary scene, continues to grow. This modern-day “hunter-gatherer” diet focuses on produce, lean meats, and healthy fats. Yes, you read that right. A cornerstone […]
Your 3 Burning Questions on a Low Carbohydrate Diet – Answered
Remember the Atkins diet fad of the 90’s? The extremely restrictive regiment had doctors and nutritionists up in arms because it required people to eliminate nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables from the menu. Then, the Southbeach Diet came into play and quickly faded out. Then came the Paleo Diet and so on. […]
Men’s Fitness Myths: 10 Truths for Better Health
Less-than-accurate fitness advice may be negatively affecting your health! Men. You often get skipped when it comes to popular fitness and wellness trends. But that does not mean that you are not subjected to a few absurd fitness myths. In fact, a lot of the advice you consider “facts” are […]
5 Ways to Stay Body Positive & Still Reach Your Weight Loss Goals
Losing weight and maintaining your ideal weight is an incredibly personal issue. Also, the pressure to be body positive can sometimes be just as tough as the pressure to look a certain way. It’s a lot to balance. The thing is, as a body positive woman (or man), you have […]
Coconut Oil Uses: Is it Actually Good for You?
From the blogs to your local grocery store aisles, coconut oil is everywhere. In recent years, health enthusiasts, nutritionists, and environmentally conscious individuals have praised the substance for a laundry list of reasons. Coconut oil uses range from the conventional, such as a cooking oil replacement, to the downright unusual. […]
12 Ways to Boost Your Gut Health (Aside from Kombucha)
Let me take a minute to tell you about your gut. (No, I’m not talking about your six-pack abs or “fluffy” middle). I’m talking about your digestive system! Your stomach, liver, pancreas and everything that works together to process the food you eat and extract the valuable nutrients your body […]
Find Your Detox Smoothie: 7 Smoothies for Specified Relief
When I started making my own detox smoothie the first thing I realized is that it will never taste like something off the menu at a Planet Smoothie…and nor should it ever. The difference between a homemade detox smoothie and chain store smoothies (with the exception of a few) is […]
Greek Getaway: Your Mediterranean Diet Plan
Greek Getaway: Your Mediterranean Diet Plan What we eat has implications for the rest of our body; our gut, our immune health, even our mental health. Following a Mediterranean diet plan in place of a typical American diet has been shown to reduce symptoms of heart disease, depression, Alzheimer’s, and […]