Longevity: Could these 9 secrets be the key to longer life?

What can the world’s oldest people teach us all about living better, happier and longer? Learn how to use the Power 9 as a recipe for longevity in your own home—the nine lifestyle principles outlined in The Blue Zones (National Geographic, 2012) by Dan Buettner, a New York Times best seller showcasing five locations in…

There’s Gluten In That?: Infographic

10 Surprising Gluten-Containing Foods Whether you have an actual allergy or just plain feel better when you avoid gluten, you’re part of a growing group of people when you choose to eat a gluten-free diet. Despite its popularity, avoiding gluten in your diet may not be as easy as one would think. For one, gluten…

You Want To Know These Four Ways To Curb Your Appetite Naturally

When you decide to focus on a weight loss plan, healthful eating is a step in the right direction, but there are also several natural supplements to help you control your appetite. Many people, however, remain skeptical of products’ weight loss claims because of all the diet hype. Unfortunately, there’s no quick-fix diet or product…

Move Over Muscles: Surprising Amino Acid Benefits

Amino acids. Strands of these molecules form the building blocks of protein. When you digest protein, your body breaks it down into individual amino acids and then reconstitutes them as needed. And amino acids are needed for a variety of functions in the body, in part because your body needs protein to build cells as…

Don’t Let the Skeeters Get You: DIY Insect Repellent

If you live in East Texas, you know that mosquitoes are a threat almost all the year round.  With viruses like Zika and West Nile, protecting yourself against these blood-thirsty critters is more important than ever. But, chemical-based insect repellents come with their own set of potentially negative side effects. Learn more about chemical-based repellents…

5 Keys To Your Healthy Spring Cleanse

The birds are singing. The flowers are blooming. And your closet is overflowing with clutter that you just can’t stand anymore. Unfortunately, more than your closets may be overflowing with clutter. Toxins from the air we breathe, the foods we eat, and the stress we feel make constant demands on our bodies’ detoxifying organs. The…

Reduce Stress with Your Breath

Stress. In our fast-paced, ever-changing world, it’s hard not to make it through the day without feeling the effects of this ubiquitous emotion. We tighten our shoulders, cringe up our eyes and shorten our breath without even realizing it, heightening the damage to our bodies that chronic stress ultimately brings. But, we don’t have to…