Stress, Cortisol, and the Digestive System

Have you ever heard of the fight-or-flight response? When you experience stress, your body is essentially being “attacked”. As your body prepares to either fight the perceived stressor or flee from it, the sympathetic nervous system becomes activated. What is...

Our Holiday Wellness Gift Recommendations

We all know the holiday’s can be a stressful time of year, even if they are filled with festive cheer. For those that participate in holiday gift-giving, finding the perfect gifts for loved ones without breaking the bank can be a daunting task. That is why we are here...

Moving From Mindless to Mindful

It’s 9 p.m. You finished dinner almost two hours ago, but with the new episode of your favorite TV series airing, all you can think about is how those Kettle chips or chocolate-covered almonds or whatever snack you love to indulge in, would be perfect. But, are you...

Treating Childhood ADHD with Food

With the start of every new school year, families have a lot to worry about- the their child will have a nice teacher, will excel in their studies, and will make new friends. However, parents of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) arguably...

Probiotic Foods: Kefir vs. Yogurt

Many consumers are unfamiliar with kefir or assume that it has the same properties as a drinkable yogurt, but that is not the case. There are actually several differences between yogurt and kefir, including how each is made, the types and amount of bacteria present,...

Vitamin U

Vitamins are important nutrients found in food that are instrumental not only in supporting normal growth and development, but by also helping the body maintain proper functions, such as immunity, metabolism, and protection against various diseases. There are thirteen...

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