The use of artificial dyes in food products has been a common practice since the days of ancient Egypt. As far back as 1500 B.C. substances such as red wine and mustard have been used to help improve the color of foods and fabrics, and the trade of such colors/herbs/dyes is a longstanding tradition. But…

Lemons – Good for Your Health and Your Skin – Most people know that eating lemons and/or lemon juice is good for your health. But did you also know that lemons can be surprisingly beneficial to the health of your skin?  Of course, it should be noted that lemons are not meant to be eaten…

A Nap a Day Keeps the Doctor Away Have you ever wondered why they call it a power nap? It’s because naps are exactly that– power for those in need of an energy or brain boost. Studies conducted by leading scientific communities such as the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism have proven that daily napping…

Cheers to Valentine’s – Health Benefits of Red Wine Lift up your glass this Valentine’s Day and say a cheers to good health, because everyone’s favorite V-Day beverage, red wine, is good for our hearts and bodies. In fact, red wine drunk in moderation is so good for you, it was even listed by Harvard…

How to Keep Your Holiday Appetite in Check ‘Tis the season of giving – and eating.  There is no season more notorious than the winter holidays for overindulging in favorite foods and drinks.  We’re all guilty of it, and having a little too much of a good thing is inevitable this time of year.  But…

Healthy Pet Food for a Happy Pet Because of the industrialized farm industry and the implementation of ingredients such as GMOs, artificial preservatives, pesticides, and hormones into our food, it is becoming increasingly important to watch what we eat as humans. However, many people do not realize that, while the USDA has guidelines which protect…

Animal vs. Plant Protein   I have been a vegetarian for the past 6 years, and the number one question that easily arises whenever I talk to someone who eats meat is, “Where do you get your protein from?”  It is an age-old myth that the only way to obtain a complete source of protein…

The Dangers of Processed Vegetable Oils The majority of our food today is either cooked or made with some type of oil. Knowing the difference between oils can have a major influence on your body’s overall health. It is vitally important to read not only the nutritional value of your your food purchased at the…

Germs are everywhere.  They’re on the shopping cart you push around your local grocery store, as well as on the cell phone you hold against your face everyday.  Germs are on our bodies and in our bodies, and they are crucial for our immunities and overall health.  So why do we fear them, and what…