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How to Gain Weight Fast in a Safe Way

Being underweight can be just as frustrating as being overweight. For people who experience difficulty gaining weight, it can be confusing to figure out how to gain weight in a healthy way. If you're wondering how to gain weight fast without harming your body, there are certain foods and exercises that can help you increase…

How Your Digestive System Works (+ How to Maintain It)

The Western diet and lifestyle are linked to a growing number of digestive diseases. The health of your digestive system has a lot to do with lifestyle, since it's in part determined by the food you eat, the amount of exercise you get and your stress level throughout the day. By better understanding the digestive…

MIND Diet Plan Benefits: Can It Really Help Stave Off Alzheimer’s?

According to recent research, at least one in three Alzheimer's disease cases worldwide is preventable. One of the closest things we know of to a natural Alzheimer's treatment is a healthy, anti-inflammatory diet. That's because foods like vegetables, fruit, nuts and fish are high in antioxidants, healthy fats and other phytochemicals that help protect the brain from disease. According…

Glycemic Index: Determining High- vs. Low-Glycemic Foods

Did you know that according to the large-scale Nurses’ Health Study, women eating the highest glycemic load diets were much more likely to develop type 2 diabetes or heart disease compared to women of the same age with the lowest glycemic load diets? This is a pretty startling statistic, especially considering the rapid rise in foods…

Pregnancy Diet: The Best Foods & Supplements for a Healthy Pregnancy

Although the importance of dietary and lifestyle habits during pregnancy is well known, did you know that the risk of inadequate intakes of vital nutrients is high even in the most industrialized countries? It's true, which is why following a proper pregnancy diet is so vital. A 2013 study published in the Journal of Family…

Top 15 Calcium-Rich Foods & Benefits

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body, and almost 99 percent of the body’s calcium is stored in the structure of the bones and teeth. The truth is, though, many of us aren’t eating enough foods high in calcium. (And hint: It’s not always about dairy.) How do you benefit from eating high-calcium…

Thai Green Curry: Classic, Easy Version

Are you a curry fan? While I find curries to be a great way to experiment with international flavors and try a new dish, they can also be an intimidating meal to prepare, especially because there are so many different types. This Thai green curry recipe will help introduce you to the curry world if…

Colon Cancer Symptoms & the Prevention Diet

Colon cancer, also called colorectal cancer when it affects the rectum as well, is one of the most prevalent types of cancer. The third most common cancer (after breast and lung cancers), approximately 4.4 percent of men (1 in 23) and 4.1 percent of women (1 in 25) will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in…

Do an Elimination Diet to Uncover Food Allergies or Sensitivities

Think you might have a food allergy, but aren’t sure what exactly could be to blame? Experiencing digestive issues or skin flare-ups, but can’t seem to figure out the solution to make them go away? Well, an elimination diet might be exactly what you need. An elimination diet is a short-term eating plan that eliminates…

Tzatziki Sauce: Authentic Greek Recipe

The stovetop is on and the oil is sizzling in the pan. It’s time to flip the falafel and rotate the gyro meat in the oven. You have the pita bread ready with vegetables and hummus, but it feels like you’re missing something. Herbs? Cucumber? Oh, wait … time to make tzatziki sauce! What Is…