Getting Chili

By Christy Piña Despite making your tongue feel like it is on fire and causing tears to well up in your eyes, chili peppers have a lot of health benefits and come in many varieties — with some being less spicy than others! First cultivated in Central and South America as far back as 7500 [...]

Flavored Waters: Fabulous or fallacy?

By Lauren Fischer | Photos by Jimmy Ho Photography Hydration is one of the foundations of good health. You can survive about eight weeks without food, but only about a week (in comfortable conditions) without water. Mild dehydration can cause fatigue, anxiety, headaches and hunger, while long-term dehydration can result in heartburn, joint pain and [...]

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for … Healthy Ice Cream?

By Colleen McTiernan | Photos by Jimmy Ho Photography Whether you have dietary restrictions or are just trying to maintain a healthy diet, it can be hard to work desserts into your routine — delicious though they may be. But as nutrition has begun taking a front seat in people’s minds, companies have begun developing [...]

A Blueberry a Day Keeps the Vet Away: Tips and tricks for your pet’s nutrition

By Shelby Davidson It is dinner time and everyone has been drawn to the table by the delicious scents wafting through the house — including your beloved pet. With the hunger in their eyes and that soul-piercing gaze, it can be hard to say no. But not all foods we eat are healthy, or even [...]

Choosing Juice: The pros and cons to juicing

By Meredith Sheldon | Photo by Sincerely Gone Photography Muscle pain, lethargy and body aches were everyday symptoms for Cherie Calbom. After endless doctor visits, she felt hopeless, struggling with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. Then, she tried juicing. After five days of drinking fruits and vegetables, Calbom, also known as the Juice Lady, expelled [...]

Beneficial Breakfast

By Claire Carlton, MS, RD, LD/N | Photo Courtesy of Claire Carlton We all know the old saying, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!” In my nutrition practice, I find close to 50 percent of patients are non-breakfast eaters. Some are adamant about their refusal to eat breakfast and need a bit [...]