Tart cherry juice (Prunus cerasus) is a great source of anthocyanin, the pigment found in food that can range in color from red to purple, or blue or black.  Anthocyanins are a type of flavonoid which are antioxidants.  Tart...

Each Breath is Unique

New insight into how the brain regulates the rhythm of breathing has changed the way scientists think about the neurons’ ability to work together to help us breathe.  By analyzing neurons in the brains of mice, a team at UCLA studied a...
When you’re having a bad day and feeling sad, making this one easy move can turn it all around.  It’s the last thing you think of doing when your heart’s not in it—but turning that frown upside down is...

Mind + Body

Midnight Snacking for Balanced Blood Sugar

Midnight snacking for some people is necessary to maintain blood sugar levels throughout the night.  Diabetics and some non-diabetic hypoglycemics can experience low blood...

Collagen Supplements: Most FAQ Answered

Collagen is one of the supplements trending in the health and fitness world.  It’s been recently praised for its inclusion in keto and paleo...

Brain Cells & Feeling Full

New research presented in the March publication of Cell Reports has identified a group of cells that physically change their shape only after you eat a...

Fitness Watches May Cause Worry for Some

When it comes to fitness-tracking watches and wearables, constant hypervigilance in real-time for heart rate and sleep information may be putting a burden of...

Heart + Soul

Fighting Anxiety Through Digestion

Ah, the gut microbiome:  everything seems to come back to it, from immune health to mood.  This complex ecosystem hiding out of plain sight...

Why You Can Become What You Read

Have you ever been reading a book and suddenly the lines get blurred between yourself and the character?  You can start to use turns...

Plan Before Bed for Better Sleep

Lying in bed, overthinking and over-planning rarely accomplishes anything but making you over-tired the next day.  It may be better to get those thoughts...

Nature Selfies Put You in Perspective

Have you ever wondered what a selfie can tell you about your mental health?  Taking selfies in nature can reveal a lot about your...

FAMILY + SOCIAL

Do More with Less

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Nutrients + Diet

Mind Over Glucose? Perception Alters Sugar

Is the power of the mind enough to change how our bodies react to what we eat?  Last month, researchers uncovered a psychological phenomenon...

How the DIM Supplement Can Work for You

One of the best compounds mother nature has given us inside vegetables is called diindolylmethane, and it is a powerhouse of green goodness.  If...

Make Time for Breakfast for Mental Health

There are many reasons breakfast is quotably the most important meal of the day, and you can add mental health to the top of that list. ...

WORK

MONEY

Predictors of Dementia: in Bills?

This week, Johns Hopkins University researchers found a predictor for dementia can go back as far as 7 years before diagnosis—in the form of...

Parenting

As we all spend more time indoors for the approaching winter, an important part of our lives will be focused on keeping our immune...

ENVIRONMENT

Reducing Air Pollution *Inside* Your Car by 80%

It may be a no-brainer to avoid standing on the sides of highways during rush-hour or in areas of traffic pollution where the air...

What Else Is In Your BPA-free Plastic?

These days, it’s all about the switch—we switch to whole wheat breads, we switch to reusable grocery bags, we switch to sustainable products.  Often,...

Third-hand Smoke Equal to Second-hand Smoke

This past summer, we learned about the effects of thirdhand smoke.  Thirdhand smoke is a term for the toxins that are left behind on...

Fitness

The “Popeye” Effect for Lower Limbs

You may first think of protein when it comes to building strong muscles, but compelling evidence from a new study suggests that if you’re...

How Endocannabinoids Improve Memory with Exercise

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is one of the most intriguing systems of the body.  It is not completely understood yet, but the basic understanding...

Top 5 Best Gifts for Hikers

Nothing is better than getting out into nature, especially in these confining times.  What are some of the best gifts you can give to...

Spiritual

Why a Spiritual Journal is Important

We write down all of our appointments, our lists, even the food we’ve eaten--but when was the last time we stopped to write down...

Why you shouldn't trust free healers online

The internet can be a great resource for anyone looking for connections to people offering services to provide healing.  It can also be a...

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