Tag: antioxidants

Glowing Skin From Your Gut

Glowing Skin From Your Gut

Biking, hiking, picnics, swimming – all these activities can place stress on your skin. While a small amount of sun helps support your vitamin D levels, too much can provide more than just a healthy glow. While we all have sunscreen and hats, the truth of the matter is that a really healthy skin glow actually comes from inside out.…

Loving Basil!

Loving Basil!

One of my favorite summer friends is basil. Not the man, the herb! Between the lovely aroma, the list of health benefits, and the delicious taste addition to so many dishes, this green beauty stands tall as a winner on all fronts. Fairly heat tolerant, we’re able to grow our own basil plants and harvest at will, even here in very…

Diet & Sleep Habits Linked to Inflammation – 4 Important Diet Tips

Clinical studies continue to link chronic, low-grade inflammation—also known as silent inflammation—with a growing number of health conditions and diseases. Because it can be present without being felt, this type of inflammation is particularly dangerous and can be harmful to the body over time. Recently, a team of scientists from Texas A&M University found a link between our internal “body…

An Apple a Day May Help Keep Heart Disease Away

The old proverb, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” rings true when you consider the healthy attributes of the apple. Apples are rich in antioxidants—nutrients that protect against the harmful effects of oxidative stress—especially when you include the peel. Also, the high fiber content of apples gives this fruit its digestive and heart health benefits. A recent study…

Tea Drinking Protects Against Digestive System Cancers

Tea is the second-most widely consumed beverage worldwide, second only to water. There are four main types of tea—white, green, oolong, and black—all from the same plant, Camelia sinensis. White and green tea are not fermented and thought to contain the highest amount of antioxidants. Oolong tea is semi-fermented, and black tea is the most fermented of the four types.…

Altered Gut Microbiome Linked to Heart Disease and Stroke

The gut connection to overall health, a connection Brenda and I have been exploring and educating about for many years, is growing stronger every day. Week after week, researchers around the world are linking digestive function—usually gut bacterial balance—to a range of health conditions in many different areas of the body. Particularly interesting have been the links between heart health…

Altered Gut Microbiome Linked to Heart Disease and Stroke

The gut connection to overall health, a connection Brenda and I have been exploring and educating about for many years, is growing stronger every day. Week after week, researchers around the world are linking digestive function—usually gut bacterial balance—to a range of health conditions in many different areas of the body. Particularly interesting have been the links between heart health…

Dark Chocolate for Your Brain and Heart

Do you ever reach for a chocolate bar when you’re down? Well, you’re not alone and there is good reason for it—chocolate has positive effects on mood. But that’s not all. Chocolate also has beneficial effects on brain performance and the heart. Chocolate contains a high level of antioxidants thought to give chocolate its health benefits. A recent scientific review…