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.

The Secret to Raising Strong Girls May Be Vitamin D

I think it’s safe to say that every woman in her life at some point has been told, “Boys are stronger than girls.” This, of course, is debatable. Many may say if women are not as strong as men, then how do you account for their incredible strength when it comes to the hard labor associated with delivering babies? And of course, there are many physically strong women out there - for example, athletes like Serena Williams.

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 Prebiotic in Breast Milk May Prevent Allergies in Children

There are varying opinions on whether a mother should breastfeed her baby in public or how old is too old for a child to be breastfed.

18-Year-Old College Softball Player Loses Her Life to Ovarian Cancer. Be Proactive

In very sad news, 18-year-old Mississippi State college softball pitcher Alex Wilcox recently died of ovarian cancer. Reportedly, she was diagnosed with the cancer in 2015 (while she was still in high school).

My Brain Told Me I Was Skinny When I Was Fat! And When I Lost Weight, It Told Me I Was Fat. Go figure!!

Some of the questions I get asked a lot since I lost weight are:

Newborns Are Dying from Vitamin D Deficiency?

“I had not been informed of the need for infant vitamin D supplementation, or that we were at greater risk due to having dark skin, and I had no idea how catastrophic the effects of a vitamin deficiency can be.”

Beer and Baseball at Your Next BBQ? Not so Fast!

If you’re like 90 percent of Americans who are drinkers, you will likely be planning to enjoy your favorite distilled beverage while you are outdoors (especially now that it’s summer). And, according to research, the most popular venue by far for outdoor drinking is, hands down, the barbecue with a favorite vote of some 65 percent. The other 35 percent like imbibing at picnics, pool parties, summer festivals and outdoor concerts.

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?

A Furry Way to Help Vets with PTSD

I recently came across this story of one of our veterans - Chris Ellis. During his time in the Army, Ellis lost many friends in battle and suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) when he returned home. He reported that his dog, which he got through a nonprofit called Stop Soldier Suicide, was the reason why he was able to overcome depression and suicidal thoughts.

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.

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