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All Natural and Organic

All natural. Organic. We hear these terms all the time and we see them when we do our shopping. According to the FDA, all natural means that nothing artificial or synthetic has been included or added to a food that would not normally be expected to be in that food but does not pertain to [...]

Healthy on a Dime

By Lauren Fischer If you had a money tree, your grocery cart would be piled high with organic everything. But like your parents always said, money does not grow on trees. High-quality food is important, but so is paying your bills. Balancing your budget and nutrition is possible by prioritizing the foods that justify higher [...]

Feeding the Hungry

By Tracy Wright  Soup kitchens have a long history in the United States. They were first established in the early 19th Century but were popularized after the Great Depression in 1929 when numerous people needing assistance lined up for hot meals served by churches and private charities. The concept of the soup kitchen still exists [...]

Boost Your Stamina

By Sara Buechler Exercising on its own can be exhausting enough, but combine that with only being able to run three minutes on the treadmill and it feels downright depressing. Improving your stamina can definitely aid in having a more positive exercise experience. Start at Home Part of being able to increase stamina is ensuring [...]

Smoothie Bowls

By Natalie Richoux Smoothie bowls are one of the biggest nutritional trends today, but why? The customizability of these bowls allows you to create the perfect smoothie based on the benefits you want to gain. Do you want an antioxidant-rich meal replacement? Add spinach, blueberries or cranberries. Something packed with protein? Add almonds, oats or [...]

Nailed It

By Isabella Sorresso & Lizzie Vasquez Whether you prefer nails that are long and painted or clean and trimmed, they can be visual tellers of your health. When there is a change to your nails, it could indicate health issues such as iron deficiencies, fungal infections or heart disease. According to the Mayo Clinic, healthy [...]

Ask the Gastroenterologist

Dr. Chris E. Forsmark graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1983 with his medical degree and continued his studies at the University of California where completed an internship, residency and fellowship in internal medicine and gastroenterology. He is currently a Professor of Medicine and Chief of the division of gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition at the [...]