1. 6 Foods That Protect Your Skin from Sun Damage

    There’s a lot more to safe sun exposure than just sunblock and shade. Nutrition plays a crucial role in protecting skin from the damaging effects of the sun. UV radiation causes free-radical activity in the skin cells, which triggers inflammation as well cellular DNA damage (which can lead to cancer). Luckily, certain foods have powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects on the body, which help to…


  2. The Daily Detox: Mini Master Cleanse

    Have you ever heard of the “Master Cleanse”? It involves drinking warm lemon and cayenne pepper water for a few days to promote rapid detoxification and weight loss. I’m not going to lie: this doesn’t sound like much fun to me! At all. Not only that, but it’s actually quite a drastic cleanse for most people to undertake. Really only those individuals…


  3. Do You Need to Detox? 15 Signs Your Liver Needs Support

    Your liver does SO MUCH. It is responsible for over 500 functions, including fighting off infection, manufacturing hormones, controlling blood sugar, helping blood to clot, and neutralizing toxins. (No biggie.) Some other fun facts: The liver is the human body’s second largest organ after the skin The liver is the only organ that can regenerate itself (this is why it’s possible for…


  4. 5 Critical Health Benefits of Fiber (Beyond Regularity)

    When you think of dietary fiber… I bet you think of two things: #1: processed diet and “health” food products like breakfast bars and cereals that scream “LOADED WITH FIBER” on the box (and typically aren’t very tasty) #2: yes, just that — a satisfying, solid, dependable number #2 And while fiber certainly does keep us regular and feeling full (which is why it’s…


  5. The Key to Keeping Weight Off… For Good

    ‘Tis the season for diets. And cleanses and gyms. For closely monitoring the scale, willing that little number to please please please go down. And I do think that losing weight is an admirable New Year’s resolution and goal no matter the time of year — there’s no doubt about the fact that excess adipose tissue (body fat) produces inflammation in the…