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Finding Nori: Have you heard of these nutritious tidal treats?

These unassuming sea vegetables pack a punch in nutrients and minerals. – JENNA BLUMENFELD There’s something magical about briny, tangy sea vegetables. Technically algae, these rootless marine greens are packed with nutrients, such as vitamins A, C, and the B’s, and important minerals including iodine, essential for thyroid support. Plus, seaweed doesn’t require added chemicals, fertilizers or fresh water to …

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Stay Calm – Supplements & foods that help you combat stress

by JACK CHALLEM In today’s connected world it seems almost impossible to chill out. Smartphones keep us tuned into work and the world 24/7, which often means anxiety and stress are also present 24/7. “Stress generates anxiety, and anxiety keeps our minds in motion,” says Mark Stengler, NMD, of Encinitas, California. “Luckily, we can choose from several natural substances to …

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Feeling Dizzy or Fatigued? Try these recipes to get hydrated

  by RADHA MARCUM Feeling dizzy or fatigued? You may be dehydrated. Feeling parched? Don’t ignore it. Thirst is the first sign that you’re already dehydrated. We’ve all heard we should aim to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. But when water becomes a bore let these sippers come to the rescue.   Sparkling apple cider also works well. If you prefer …

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4 Ways to Get More Plant Protein in Your Diet

Brown rice » While 1 cup of plain, cooked brown rice contains just 5 grams protein, brown rice protein powders (often made from sprouted brown rice for increased bioavailability, digestibility, and antioxidants) ofer up to 12 grams in 2 tablespoons. Get more: Mix the powder into smoothies; Simmer cooked brown rice with maple syrup, ground cardamom, and coconut milk for …

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Candy Bar or Nutrition Bar– Can You Really Tell The Difference?

Reach for Real Ingredients Reach for a nutrition bar with ingredients you can pronounce. Chances are, if you don’t recognize an ingredient, your body won’t either. Scan the ingredients panel for organic, wholesome foods you’d find in your kitchen. Why organic? Organic ingredients offer peace of mind in regards to how they’re grown, handled and processed. There’s no artificial preservatives, …

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Top 10 Supplements in 2014 Revealed

PROBIOTICS: Live, active bacteria taken for digestive health and immunity. PROTEIN: Taken most often in powder form. Whey, as well as plant proteins, which are based on ingredients such as peas and flaxseed, are popular for satiety and building muscle. OMEGA-3S: Fish oil, DHA, and flaxseed taken for everything from cardio and brain benefit to healthy hair and nails. WHOLE-FOOD CONCENTRATE: An efficient way to consume nutrient dense foods, such …

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The 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating

10 Principles of Intuitive Eating

Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD, and Elyse Resch, MS, RD, developed the nutrition philosophy known as intuitive eating. Intuitive eating is based on the premise that becoming more attuned to your body’s natural hunger signals is more effective at attaining a healthy weight than calorie counting or dieting. Intuitive eating is an approach that teaches you how to create a healthy …

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