Why You May Want to Be a Part-Time Vegan

Forty-four days before performing at Coachella this past April, Beyonce announced to her more than 100 million Instagram followers that she would be eating vegan to get in ultimate shape for the big show.

Why You Can’t Ignore the Watermelon at Your Fourth of July BBQ

For most Americans, the Fourth of July holiday is all about fun, relaxation, good food and drinking! This holiday may also be about spending lots of time in the sun and doing outdoor physical activities.

In Not So Sweet News, American Toddlers Are Eating More Sugar Than Adults

A food author, cook and mom of four banned her kids from eating sugary foods. She even banned birthday cake and compared these types of foods to highly addictive drugs. In fact, she suggested that sugar has the same effect on the brain as cocaine.

The Pulse on Lentils is That It’s Great for Diabetics, We’ve Got the Deets

Do you remember when it was all about kale, kale and more kale?

Despite What You May Be Hearing in the News, Dietary Supplements Work

The majority of American adults – approximately 71 percent – take supplements (reportedly spending over $36 billion every year in the process). So it’s understandable that there are questions about whether supplements are really a good investment in your health and whether they really work.

Your Gut Might Know Best Why You Feel Depressed

Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States, and it has been in the news a lot lately. The recent deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, along with countless others, from depression are examples - very sad and upsetting!

Read This Before Giving Your Kids the Salt Shaker

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 90% of U.S. children ages 6-18 years eat too much sodium daily. The CDC also reports that 1 in 6 children (aged 8-17 years) have high blood pressure (hypertension).

The Prescription Every Child Needs

When you think of prescriptions, you most likely think of necessary drugs a doctor gives you for a certain condition or illness. But what if you were given a prescription of healthy foods by your doctor for certain conditions?

It’s Not for Everyone, but Star Fruit May be the Star of Fruits

I grew up eating tons of tropical fruits, like ackee, guinep, guava and dragon fruit. But I don’t recall ever trying star fruit. So I decided to learn more about this fruit which is now in season but can be obtained year round.

You Need To Take a Deep Breath For This One: How To Eat Mindfully.

When it comes to your health and wellness, sometimes you might forget that you need to be mindful of simple activities like breathing and eating.

The Benefits of Basil Are Mind Blowing

If you like Thai cuisine, you have probably tried basil chicken. Basil is an aromatic herb that adds great flavor to practically anything -- scrambled eggs, salads, sandwiches, pastas, cocktails, iced teas - the list goes on. Basil even serves as a natural bug repellent in gardens.

Celebrate Older American´s Month by Taking Steps to Stay Mentally Sharp

May is Older American’s Month. Since this year’s focus is on activities that will enhance seniors’ physical, mental and emotional well-being, there is no better time to talk about what psychologists like to call “executive functioning,” what it is and why it’s important to protect it.

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