What Are the Risk Factors for Metabolic Syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome is a big problem. According to the American Heart Association, about 47 million Americans—about one in six people in the United States—have the condition. But what is it, and is it that big of a deal? In short, metabolic syndrome is a group of symptoms that increases the risk of heart disease, which often leads to heart attack …

5 Foods That Reduce Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms

If you or someone you know suffers from the disease, you know that ulcerative colitis is no joke. From abdominal cramping, constipation, and pain to diarrhea, ulcerative colitis symptoms range from annoying to downright dangerous if left unchecked. These five types of foods can help to keep your ulcerative colitis under control. Probiotics Probiotics have become a fad within the …

How to Avoid IBS Flare-Ups

One of the problems that I help my clients with is learning how they can avoid IBS flare-ups. Irritable Bowel Syndrome is not fun to deal with, but by taking the right steps it’s possible to live a full, healthy life that’s not full of pain and discomfort. Stress, anxiety, and eating habits all contribute to digestive health, which means …

7 Health-Packed Foods that Help Slow the Aging Process

If you really are what you eat, then why not eat healthy? Especially in the interest of slowing the aging process. Much of the food consumed today is highly processed, containing preservatives and additives like food coloring and other chemical-based ingredients. By stepping back and looking before you take that bite, you may be able to prevent the damage that …