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If you’ve heard that red wine is one of the healthiest of all alcoholic beverages, it’s for good reason.

Thanks to the antioxidants found in the skins of grapes from which it’s made, red wine has been widely publicized as being “healthful”. The kind of antioxidants foun...

Whether you call them pimples, blemishes, or zits, ACNE is a common skin condition that can be a source of discomfort, frustration, and embarrassment for those who experience it.

There’s quite a lot of behind-the-scenes action happening in your body that contributes to...

In today’s world, we are constantly on the go, a steady state “busy-ness” is the norm, and we’re always running from one responsibility to the next - literally! So, it’s no wonder that physical fatigue is such a common complaint. 

The good news is that there are some re...

There may be something lurking within your gut, when and where you least expect it.

You’re probably already in tune with keeping the large intestine healthy, balanced and well- populated with good bacteria (got probiotics?).

But, what about the health of the small intest...

A little self-criticism is a normal shared human mental pattern, and can even be healthy for the most part.  But, we can also just as easily open the door to that overly vocal “negative nelly” voice in our head. 

However, if your negative voice is preventing you fr...

Hormones are like chemical messengers, and govern nearly every cellular action in our body. 

While very important, our sex hormones like estrogen, progesterone and testosterone, are actually not essential for our survival.

They’re responsible for sexual functioning and f...

Constipation is the opposite of diarrhea - it's when stool tends to stick around longer than necessary.  Often it's drier, lumpier, and harder than normal, and may be difficult to pass.

Constipation often comes along with abdominal pain and bloating.  And can be common...

Our digestive system is a huge portal into our bodies.  Lots of things can get in there that aren't always good for us.  And because the system is so complex (knowing which tiny molecules to absorb, and which keep out), lots can go wrong.  And that's one reason why 70%...

Broccoli and kale are often touted to be “superfoods.”  And, yes, they really are amazingly healthy for you.

If you’re wondering what exactly is in these green powerhouses that makes them so “super,” I’ve dived into the research to give you some nerdy reasons to make th...

The world of food can be so confusing at times.  There was a time when it was clear what food was - it came directly from nature - whether foraging, hunting, or farming. 

Now there are so many things we eat that don't resemble a natural food.

Michael Pollan has a fa...

Grapefruit is good for you! 

It’s a vitamin C-rich citrus fruit that’s low in sugar and contains vitamin A, potassium, and fibre. It has a low glycemic index and does not spike your blood sugar when you eat it. The pink and red varieties also contain lycopene. 

It’s defi...

Thickeners are one of many ingredients added to processed foods.  And they do just that: thicken.  They absorb water and form a gel-like consistency.  They’re often used to make foods thick and creamy, without having to add a lot of fat.

Thickeners also tend t...

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