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Saturday, September 10, 2016

7 Things To Do Before You Get Pregnant

Pregnancy is a life-changing experience. Like any big event, thoughtful preparation can ease the transition and improve the outcome. Give yourself the best chance for a happy pregnancy and a healthy baby by taking time now to optimize your fertility and do some advanced planning. These seven steps will help you get ready for the exciting changes ahead.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Eating For a Healthy Pregnancy

We should always eat healthy, but it's particularly important during pregnancy. After all, the building blocks needed to create a baby comes from what a pregnant woman eats. These six guidelines are a good place to start.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

7 Ways to Get Your Skin Ready for Summer

Skin is the body's largest organ and it's our first line of defense against foreign invaders like microbes and environmental toxins. More than any other part of the body, this protective outer layer is exposed to damaging environmental conditions like the winter weather that leaves skin dull and dry. Fortunately, skin is always repairing and renewing itself, and we can support that natural process. With summer just around the corner, it's a good time to give our skin some extra special care. These seven steps will get you started.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

6 Signs You Need to Detox

As our awareness of environmental toxins and their impact on our health continues to grow, detox products and protocols are becoming increasingly popular, from fasting and raw food diets to foot baths and body wraps. These things may be good for us—or not—and they may help minimize our exposure to toxins, but they don’t detoxify our bodies.

Friday, February 12, 2016

5 Tips for a Heart-Healthy Valentine's Day

Research studies show that love plays an important role in cardiovascular health. This Valentine's Day, forget the candy and celebrate with some heart-healthy activities instead. Whether you’re planning a romantic evening, a night out with friends, or time with the family, here are six ways to connect with loved ones and support heart health at the same time.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

DIY Lemon Coconut Salt Scrub


Use this simple sea salt scrub to soften winter-hardened skin. Lemon gives it an uplifting aroma, salt acts as an exfoliator, and coconut and almond oils moisturize skin. Apply it to your body but avoid delicate areas like the face.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

7 Reasons to Exercise Outdoors All Year Long

As we settle into autumn and anticipate winter, we tend to spend more of our active time indoors. We go to the gym instead of the park. We take a spinning class instead of a long bike ride. We climb a machine instead of a mountain. Shorter days and colder temperatures do make it more challenging to schedule outdoor activity, but it’s still as important as ever. Here are seven reasons to exercise outside whenever you can.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

12 Pantry Staples For a Healthy Diet

A healthy diet is essential for a healthy body. One of the easiest ways to eat well is to cook at home, where you control the quality of ingredients. The foods you keep in your kitchen are the ones you’re going to cook and eat, so stocking a pantry full of healthy choices is a good way to make positive changes to any diet. Here are some staples to put on your grocery list if you don't already have them on hand.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

6 Food-Based Toxins That Increase the Risk of Diabetes

Toxins are chemicals in the environment that are harmful to our health. Most of the time, we can’t see or smell or taste them, but they’re very real and we’re exposed to them every day. So far, research studies have identified six different toxins we ingest through food and water that are associated with an increased risk of diabetes, even in small doses that are well below acceptable levels set by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Naturopathic Medicine Week

The United States Senate unanimously passed a resolution in 2013 designating the second week in October as Naturopathic Medicine Week.  This year it will be celebrated from October 5 through 11.