5 Ways To Boost Energy

Whether it’s in the morning, afternoon, or evening, we’ve all experienced an energy crash. While it’s fine (and sometimes even welcomed) to have this crash late at night as you’re winding down and gearing up for bed, it can be downright frustrating to experience this complete energy depletion during an important part of the day—say,…read more

The Importance of Prenatal Vitamins

When eating for two, it is absolutely imperative to get all the nutrients you and your baby require. According to the National Institute of Health, many women of childbearing age are not getting these necessary nutrients through their normal diets. Because of this—and scores of supporting research—prenatal vitamins have become an efficient and viable way…read more

Life Strategies for the Ages

BEFORE A BREATH: 12 months leading to birth At birth most of the quality and longevity of our health have been predetermined by genetics and nutrition (preconception and prenatal). Studies have shown that the quality and quantity of micronutrients provided at these times is critical to normal development. Early nutritional status lays down the foundation…read more

The Risk and Benefit Matrix

  Living a heart healthy lifestyle means looking at human behavior as it relates to nutrition and the manageable risk factors for heart disease.  We are all human. This subjects us to being vulnerable to physical and emotional needs. It seems so simple, doesn’t it?  Eat right, exercise and control those urges that you know are ”…read more

The “Big” Four

Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol & Obesity FOOD, FOOD, FOOD   We eat too much poor quality food and we don’t exercise enough. It’s as simple as that.  In America today 3 of 4 white males are overweight. One in four are obese and 7% are extremely obese. 59% and 53% respectively, of Black and Hispanic/Latino males…read more

The 4 W’s of Heart Disease: Who, What, Where & Why

Q: Who gets heart disease? A:Women, men, black, white, Asian, and Latino. People from all socioeconomic backgrounds and geographic environments. In certain instances, such as women over 35 who smoke and take birth control or men who have multiple risk factors, the likelihood of developing heart disease is increased by up to ten times. Heart…read more