While the best all-natural treatment
for allergy symptoms is chiropractic
(in our humble opinion, of course),
there are some ways you can decrease
your stuffy-achy-itchy-watery-yucky symptoms with some good ol’ snacks and meals.
Sounds way more fun than popping an antihistamine, right? We agree.
You’ve probably heard the term “clean eating” but what does that really mean? No sauces or gravies? No pesticides or preservatives?
The definitions and ideas about this healthy lifestyle can vary, but here’s what we think you need to know:
A sophisticated dance is happening inside the body when it comes to pH balance.
A measure of how acidic or alkaline the blood is, pH stands for “potential of
hydrogen.” The amount of acid in our blood can vary depending on different
factors, such as food choices and the ability of organs to filter carbon dioxide out of the body.
When pH balance is too far out of whack, the body experiences stress that can lead to health issues.
It’s a complex process, but your diet is one of the ways you can influence your delicate pH balance.
Think you’re doing the right thing by drinking diet soda instead of regular? The bad news is diet
soda boasts some serious downsides. Sugar-free substitutes, like aspartame, Splenda and Stevia can
actually harm you and your diet more than you realize.Read More
Fruits, veggies, beans, nuts, legumes and olive oil are just a few of the components of the Mediterranean diet.
This diet has been a trending topic
recently, and research has revealed some important heart health benefits—one five-year study from the New England Journal of Medicine found
that people who followed this diet had a 30 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease than those who ate a low-fat diet.
An anti-inflammatory dietary plan may not be the trendiest around, but research suggests
it can be incredibly beneficial to the body. Experts know that specific foods influence
the inflammatory process, so following this plan can reduce your risk of disease and
help keep your weight in check. Sound good? We thought so, too.
Each year, the Environmental Working Group releases their annual “Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen” list—a huge tip
off for those looking to buy the most quality, pesticide-free produce available. Eating organically ensures you’re ingesting the smallest amount of
pesticide possible, but for many, pricing options make an all-organic diet difficult—that’s
where the mix and match method comes in!Read More
Remember those iconic milk ads from back in the day?
They featured high-profile celebs from Michael Jordan to Dr. Phil, Batman to Beyoncé,
sporting cute milk mustaches alongside that signature catchphrase—“got milk?”
The campaign was huge, working its way seamlessly into pop culture. It also reinforced what our
own families were telling us at the dinner table. “Milk does the body good,”
or “Milk makes your bones strong.” Many people grew up sure of that. But today,
as we find more and more information on lactose and dairy products, one thing’s becoming clear:
milk may not be the dietary hero we once thought it was.