Diet & Fitness

Diet and fitness are essential to healthy living. Learn about the pros and cons of all the latest diet trends and exercise programs. Get food swap advice and learn new exercise programs.

Chocolate Chip French Vanilla Smoothie

This smoothie blends protein with the filling, delicious power of dark chocolate and creamy vanilla. Indulge without guilt with this nutritious smoothie, packing in the iron, magnesium, and potassium you need to start your day right or enjoy a guilt-free snack. Get My FREE Curcumin Report Chronic Inflammation Decoded Ingredients 1 Medjool date, pitted 1 […]

Dangerous trans fats to avoid

Sugar Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
If there’s one thing almost every single health professional—be it conventional, complementary, or alternative—can agree on, it’s the unhealthy, harmful nature of trans fatty acids. Trans fatty acids, also called trans fats, are a type of unsaturated fat. They’re produced through a process called hydrogenation, which converts vegetable oils to solid fats by adding hydrogen […]

Lemony Spring Vegetable and Chickpea Stew

Fresh and light, this stew is nothing like the hearty thick winter stews and their hefty repercussions. The zesty lemon will cleanse your liver and help regulate bowel movements, while the chickpeas will deliver a hefty dose of protein and fiber. If you think you might need a more satiating meal, add rice when you […]

Fresh Tomato Sauce

Summer is tomato season! All over the country, fresh, vine-ripened, heirloom tomatoes are available. They taste flavorful, they have plenty of health benefits, like lycopene; vitamins A, B3, B6, B9, C, and E. And this particular recipe is so simple because it practically makes itself. Additionally, since it’s raw, this is a recipe where getting […]

Health Benefits of Exercise

What if I told you that I know of a 100% natural way to keep weight off and lower the chances that you’ll develop heart disease, osteoporosis, breast cancer, dementia, diabetes, and more? Further, this natural remedy does not involve a pill, fad, or spending a lot of money. Yes, you’ve probably heard this song […]

Baked Falafel

Falafel is a delicious, easy dish that you can have as a protein-rich vegetarian entrée instead of meat. I generally stuff a few in a pita with some tzatziki, throw together a salad, and call it lunch. Get My FREE Curcumin Report Chronic Inflammation Decoded Ingredients 2 cups fresh parsley, chopped 3 large cloves garlic […]

Soda danger: sugar, acid, carbonation

You know those exciting new “artisanal” alternatives to Big Sugar’s sodas?  Wow! Naturally flavored, zero-calorie, “vitamin waters” like watermelon-tarragon. Natural sweeteners instead of high-fructose corn syrup (HFC).  At least they’re healthier than soda, right?  No, not even the best of the newcomers. Thank you, foodies everywhere Believe me, I’m loving the growing movement of foodie […]

7 Healthy Snacks in No Time

The fastest way to health is through the stomach. Which makes perfect sense—eating the right foods gives your body all the fuel and tools it needs to run at peak efficiency. And eating poorly not only robs your body of key vitamins, but often inundates you with toxins as well. Eating right is a one-two […]

Spicy Green Soup

Summer time is the best time for a cold dinner, but endless salads can get a bit repetitive. This blend and chill soup is a great alternative, paired with a couple of boiled eggs or some leftover quinoa. It will keep in your refrigerator about a week, and is a great way to eat vegetables, […]

Lemon Coconut Bars

I’m grateful for any summer recipe that doesn’t involve turning on the oven or the stove. These dessert bars are based in lots of healthy ingredients: high protein nuts; healthy, natural sweetener maple syrup, and heart healthy coconut. The maple syrup helps everything stick together without using any heat. They’re delicious and simple to prepare. […]