Category Archives: Food

Is Fasting a Viable Weight Loss Tool?

It seems pretty straightforward: Want to lose weight? Stop eating! There are a number of diets out there, and some of them involve some kind of fast. If you are trying to lose weight with the help of a lower caloric intake, fasting as a weight loss tool can be a tempting route to follow. After… Continue Reading

Food: An Important Part of Most Cultures

No matter where you go, it’s clear that one of the aspects of culture that is most important is food. Indeed, one of the best ways to truly experience local culture when you travel is to try the food. Food is a huge deal when it comes to culture. Nearly every culture has its own… Continue Reading

5 Tips for Holding a Great Barbecue

For many, Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of the summer grilling season. At my house, we love to barbecue; we often have people over for holidays. Sometimes, the whole situation devolves into a mess. However, when we take the time to plan it out, it’s a little more fun. As you get ready for… Continue Reading

5 Surprising Ways to Boost Your Health

We all know that there are staples when it comes to better health. Exercise. Eat healthy foods. Reduce stress. Sleep better. There are a number of no-brainers that can help you improve your health and immune system, increase your energy, and boost your mood, from breathing exercises to cutting corn syrup out of your diet,… Continue Reading

6 Nutrients that can Boost Your Immune System

Ever since the beginning of the new year, I’ve been sick on and off. I’d been feeling poorly for a while, but then I contracted strep throat. Since then, my immune system hasn’t really recovered. During my yearly physical, I asked my health care professional about my increase in illness. After pointing out that my… Continue Reading