Following the Alkaline Diet is a Balancing Act. Literally!

One diet that has been embraced by many people is the alkaline diet. It is a diet that has even caught the attention of celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston and Kelly Ripa. But in my opinion it is a diet that should be embraced by most people, because it isn’t a fad diet and is necessary for the proper functioning of our bodies.

You Should Probably Avoid Frying White Potatoes

Potatoes are the most consumed vegetable. Yes, they are technically a vegetable but are more nutritionally similar to starches.

Saffron, the Posh Spice

Saffron is like the Rolls-Royce of spices. It is one of the most expensive spices in the world by weight. This luxurious spice is derived from the flower Crocus sativus, a beautiful purple flower, more commonly known as the ‘saffron crocus.’ Reportedly, it takes about 1,000 flowers to produce just one ounce of saffron! That’s why it may cost you $10 to $13 dollars per gram.

A Lack of Exercise May Be the Reason Your Teen Is Hitting the Snooze Button

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, “Sleep is an important part of your daily routine—you spend about one-third of your time doing it. Quality sleep – and getting enough of it at the right times -- is as essential to survival as food and water. Without sleep you can’t form or maintain the pathways in your brain that let you learn and create new memories, and it’s harder to concentrate and respond quickly.”

When It Comes to Cholesterol, White Meat May Not be Better than Red Meat

For as far back as many of us can remember, doctors and health experts have recommended eating white meat, such as chicken, instead of red meat if we wanted to control our cholesterol levels. This advice was reinforced by the poultry industry, well-known and respected nutritionists, research institutions and even the government!

Why Angela Bassett Looks Much Younger Than Her 60 Years. It’s Not Just Diet & Exercise

It’s hard to believe actress Angela Bassett is 60-years-old. She looks much younger which may be due to her healthy diet and exercise routine. But she may also just have an advantage she was born with: her race.

Is Napping the Key to Your Kid’s Success?

Any parent of a baby or toddler would likely agree that nap time is key for preventing a cranky, moody child. My son is in his twenties now, but, of course, I can certainly remember those times when he was younger and I could just look at him and know he needed a nap. Stat!

The Real ‘Happy Meal’ May Be Fruits and Vegetables

It’s widely known that eating healthily may have a positive impact on mental health. In fact, there is a whole discipline dedicated to the treatment of mental illness through diet. It’s called nutritional psychiatry or nutritional therapy.

It’s Time to Figure Out Your Cardiovascular Health Score

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) usually refers to various conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels, also known as the circulatory system.

Boomers And Bongs – How Safe Is Medical Marijuana For Older Adults?

I read a tongue-in-cheek quip the other day that said, “Talk with your grandparents about marijuana – before somebody else does.” While this is clearly a clever play on the slogan from years gone by aimed at keeping kids off drugs, it’s really not that far off the mark.

Is Aromatherapy a Missing “Ingredient” Of Your Proactive Healthcare Plan?

There is little dispute that going to the dentist is usually not a pleasant experience. And it appears that many dentists are more than aware of this. Dental visits can be a stressful, anxiety-ridden experience.

How to Get The Most Out Of Your Massages

It has been reported that Meghan Markle maintains her beautiful skin by getting facial massages. The Duchess is said to be a fan of the buccal massage, which involves massaging the face as well as having the inside of your mouth rubbed down.

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