Probiotics are yeast or bacterial organisms that exist in our intestines and have many health benefits. Health professionals continue to learn more about the immune-supporting aspects of these "beneficial bacteria."
As the temperature drops this autumn, hearty foods become more appealing and nourishing. One tasty type of vegetable to warm you up during the colder months is winter squash.
Toxic metal exposure has been linked to fatigue, autism and neurological disorders, so it's good to be aware of how some of these metals can leach their way into your life.
Add flavor and health benefits to your meal with a dash of spice.
If mold spores are causing health problems and other irritations, it's time to find and get rid of the source.
Mind-body techniques such as biofeedback can help you achieve optimal health by balancing your mental and emotional stress levels.
If caffeine's negative side effects are outweighing its benefits, give these tips a try to cut the habit safely.
Kit Rodiek already had a fulfilling career as a massage therapist, but obtaining a degree in exercise science and wellness in 2009 helped her broaden her expertise.
Adding these local superfoods to your diet can help boost the amount of nutrients you take in.
Real improvements to body image are made from the inside–out.
Herbal insect repellents are one substitute to bug repellents that can be toxic.
Avoid the additives and preservatives in prepackaged camping foods and instead try packing these whole foods for your next trip to the great outdoors.
Read ingredient labels closely when buying a sunscreen.
Have you thought about doing an "elimination diet" to find the triggers that are setting off chronic health symptoms?
The word "watercress" may bring to mind dainty tea sandwiches and ladies wearing hats.
The idea of a pantry without sugar may sound a little bit, well... empty. But many less processed alternatives to common table sugar exist.
Nutritious foods can be a tall order for kids, but these superfoods are not only healthy, they're also delicious!
Chinese herbal medicine may just be the path to relief if you're suffering from seasonal allergies this spring.
The American Heart Association recommends eating two servings of fish per week (that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon) to help with heart health.
Calorie-Free. High calorie. Reduced calorie. These terms cover food packages and magazine covers. But what is a "calorie"?
The advice to drink eight to ten glasses of water a day can be intimidating, especially if you think water is boring.
Seasonal allergies can be extremely uncomfortable and disruptive to everyday life.
Nighttime, for some people, is a time for enjoying dinner, relaxing on the couch or falling asleep with a good book. Yet for others, it can be a time filled with anxiety, loneliness and hunger.
Breaking the snacking habit is not impossible. There are many little things you can do to prevent yourself from grabbing those unneeded snacks throughout the day. Believe it or not, snacking is not usually done because of hunger, but more out of routine or boredom. Here are some strategies for avoiding getting caught up in the "snack trap":
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) is a salt of glutamic acid, an amino acid and a building block of protein that occurs naturally in many foods such as seaweed and soybeans.