How Leptin Levels Affect Immune Health

Your food choices go a long way in determining how well your immune system functions. Adobe Stock In a very short time, the average person—and not just here in America—has learned a lot about self-protection to stay well. Social distancing, washing hands, and even self-isolation when we’re sick all play key roles in preventing the … Read more How Leptin Levels Affect Immune Health

How To Play With Seasonings and Spices

Learning to play with seasonings and spices will give you the confidence you need to create any dish you please. The basics of cooking rely upon a good understanding of seasoning and spices. Knowing when to use seasoning, which spices to choose and when enough is the key to cooking success. Seasonings and spices have … Read more How To Play With Seasonings and Spices

Savor the Crunchy Cravings of Questified Pickle Chips

Maybe you’ve got a bunch of small ingredients around the house that you don’t know what to do with. Or you’re a pickle aficionado and must have pickles stocked at all times. Regardless, the Questified Ranch Pickle Chips are a great way to enjoy a jar of pickles, while also getting a nice protein boost. … Read more Savor the Crunchy Cravings of Questified Pickle Chips

Using Green Tea to Help Prevent Cancer and Treat Cancer

Tea consumption is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, and premature death in general, with each additional cup of green tea a day associated with a 4-percent lower mortality risk. So, perhaps “drinking several cups of tea daily can keep the doctor away,” as well as the mortician—but what about cancer? As … Read more Using Green Tea to Help Prevent Cancer and Treat Cancer

10 Supplements Women Need to Take Daily

1. Vitamin D Low levels of vitamin D increase risk for a host of conditions, including high blood pressure, PMS, heart disease, stroke, cancers, depression, arthritis, obesity, diabetes, autoimmune conditions, inflammatory bowel disease, colds, flu, and other viruses, allergies, asthma, osteoporosis, and overall risk of premature death. Integrative physicians frequently recommend taking at least 2,000 … Read more 10 Supplements Women Need to Take Daily

Healthy Meal Prep Breakfast Ideas for Busy Mornings

These healthy meal prep breakfast ideas are perfect for busy mornings or when you’re on the go! Having a variety of ideas for breakfast that you can meal prep in advance will help you maintain your healthy eating habits, start the day off with a nourishing meal, and keep your breakfast ideas fun and exciting. … Read more Healthy Meal Prep Breakfast Ideas for Busy Mornings

Cinco de Mayo Ranch Mini Tostadas

We’ve all been doing our fair share of snacking around the home lately, so we think it’s time to mix it up and celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style — with our Ranch Mini Tostadas. The savory bite-sized bits are the perfect finger food to set out and enjoy throughout the afternoon. They’re super simple … Read more Cinco de Mayo Ranch Mini Tostadas

Balancing the Risks and Benefits of Vitamin C Supplements

Mainstream medicine has long had a healthy skepticism of dietary supplements, extending to the present day with commentaries like “Enough is enough.” In an essay entitled “Battling quackery,” however, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, it’s argued that we may have gone too far in our supplement bashing, as evidenced by our “uncritical acceptance” … Read more Balancing the Risks and Benefits of Vitamin C Supplements

Supplements and Herbs for Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

About 21 million American adults suffer from mood disorders such as depression and bipolar, and 40 million have an anxiety disorder. What’s worse, a report last year by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) found that 40 percent of Americans are more anxious than they were the previous year. As for stress: three out of four … Read more Supplements and Herbs for Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

How to Start a Plant-Based Diet and Lifestyle

Whether you’re looking to eat more plant-based, whole foods or you’re looking to fully transition to eating a vegetarian or vegan diet, we can all benefit from eating a diet that’s abundant in plants! A plant-based diet is comprised of natural, real ingredients that are packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and nutrients to nourish your … Read more How to Start a Plant-Based Diet and Lifestyle