8 Reasons to Love Lemons

When life hands you lemons, jump for joy because the superfood packs a powerful punch and has more benefits than one could ever have imagined.  The bright yellow fruit not only adds an abundance of flavor to a beverage or dish, but it holds a wealth of healthy benefits that fight away illness, support weight […]

Lose Weight in 2018

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If you are among the countless people who have made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight in 2018, you will definitely want to check out the food preparation ideas from Rawvana on YouTube. Yovana Mendoza of Rawvana shares a great make-ahead meal plan that will help you kickstart your diet to help you slim […]

The Virtues of Vinegar

The Virtues of Vinegar

If you have not heard about all of the buzz surrounding apple cider vinegar (known to devotees as ACV for short), you are about to receive a crash course regarding all of its amazing health benefits. Raw, unfiltered organic apple cider vinegar is rich in acetic acid, enzymes, magnesium, potassium and probiotics which are believed […]

What is Great about Prickly Pear Cactus

What is Great about Prickly Pear Cactus

Prickly pear cactus, known as nopal in Spanish, has long been a dietary staple in Mexico but has recently been gaining recognition for its health benefits in other parts of the world, too. These hearty green vegetables are harvested from prickly pear cacti plants (which are native to Mexico, Central America and the American southwest) […]

What Activated Charcoal Can Do for You

What Activated Charcoal Can Do for You

Dr. Axe, who is an advocate of natural remedies and a holistic approach to modern medicine, highlights some of the greatest benefits that activated charcoal can offer. This incredible natural remedy has the ability to trap toxins and chemicals in its pores, acting like a magnet to draw unwanted substances to its surface, which makes […]

What’s all the Fuss about Quinoa?

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Quinoa has been touted as one of the world’s most incredible superfoods for a few years now, and the once trendy food has found a permanent place in many people’s kitchens.  This ancient grain can be traced back a few thousands years to the Incas, who discovered that the quinoa seed was not only edible […]

Make a Date with Dates

Make a Date with Dates

The date fruit, which grows on the date palm, is one of the sweetest fruits on Earth.  The delicious fruit has been around for thousands of years and it is believed to have been cultivated as early as 6000 B.C.!  There are several varieties of dates, all of which can be enjoyed fresh or dried. […]

Medical Tourism in Mexico

Medical tourism is a growing industry in many resort towns of Mexico. More and more people from the U.S. Canada and Europe are flocking to Mexico to receive quality medical attention at unbeatable prices. Puerto Vallarta, Cancun and Cabo are leading the way. What procedures are performed? All types of orthopaedic, plastic and eye surgery […]

Nuts about Nuts

Nuts about Nuts

Nuts such as almonds, cashews, brazil nuts, pecans, walnuts, macadamia nuts and hazelnuts have long been a protein-packed snack food that is ideal whether you arrive home feeling famished and need a little something before dinner is ready or you are simply on the go and need something portable and filling.  However, nuts have earned […]

Going Bananas

Going Bananas

Perfectly designed by nature with their very own biodegradable packaging, bananas are the ultimate portable snack.  As one of the most widely consumed fruits on the planet, you can get your banana fix even when you are far away from home.  Commonly eaten in breakfast cereals and oatmeals, fruit salads, used in desserts and baked […]

Is Being a Vegan Actually Good for you?

Is Being a Vegan Actually Good for you?

We have all heard the stories of people who claim that switching to a vegan diet was a life-altering event that improved everything from their health and the way they feel to helping them lose weight and clearing up their skin.  While these success stories are certainly inspiring, you may be wondering if adopting a […]

Tedx Talk about Mindfulness by Shauna Shapiro

Tedx Talk about Mindfulness by Shauna Shapiro

Shauna Shapiro shares the missing link that can help our mindfulness practice in this inspiring independently organized Ted event in Washington Square. Shauna Shapiro discusses how we can transform ourselves through mindfulness explaining how today’s advances in neuroscience and research is confirming what ancient wisdom has shared for centuries. Her talk includes a short exercise […]

Weight Gain on Vacation – What’s the Truth?

Weight Gain on Vacation - What’s the Truth?

The media loves to hype up the dreaded “vacation weight gain”, telling us we are all bound to struggle with weight issues at the very time we should be enjoying our well-deserved getaway.  Sure, most of us allow ourselves to indulge in any type of food we like during vacation, and why shouldn’t we?  Experiencing […]

Getting Egg-cited about Eggs

Getting Egg-cited about Eggs

For as long as chickens have been domesticated, people have been fortunate enough to nourish their bodies with the nutritional powerhouses they provide us with: eggs!  One of nature’s finest superfoods, eggs supply our bodies with loads of nutrients, many of which are otherwise uncommon in today’s modern diet.  Eggs also happen to be delicious, […]

Is Coffee Bad For You?

Is Coffee Bad For You?

Whether you enjoy a leisurely coffee every once in awhile, or you happen to be so hooked on coffee that you can’t imagine going a single day without it, you have probably heard about some of its health benefits, as well as some of its drawbacks.  Coffee has millions of devotees found all over the […]