Are Your Fish Oil Supplements Causing More Harm Than Good?

A recent consumer survey conducted for the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) found omega-3 supplements (such as fish oil supplements) are the sixth most popular category of dietary supplements. This trails only multivitamins, vitamin D, vitamin C, calcium, and B vitamins. A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reported sales of fish oils and omega-3 steadily increased from $425 million to $1.043 billion from 2007 to 2012 in the United States. That’s a big jump! Continue reading

3 Health Trends to Avoid in 2017 (and 3 you should try now)

Every year, it’s something different; new health trends and hyped-up food fads pop up—most long overstaying their welcome. While most are a waste of time and energy, some are truly helpful. We’re here to help you get started on the right foot in 2017 with this list of three health trends to avoid and three trends worth trying. Continue reading

5 Natural Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Winter brings shorter, darker, and colder days, leaving you wanting to stay curled up in bed until Spring arrives. If only you were a bear, and you could hibernate. Alas, that’s obviously not the case, and many people, especially in the northern hemisphere, struggle with some degree of the “winter blues.” For some, it’s a kind of sluggishness that’s annoying but not debilitating. Continue reading

The Top 3 Foods You Need to Avoid This Flu Season

It seems like no matter how diligent we are to avoid contact with germs, at some point or another, someone in the family will bring home something dreadful. Cold. Flu. Upper respiratory gunk. Stuffy nose. Body aches. Fever. And if you’re like me, you want to stop the germs before they have any chance to take hold! (As a dad, no matter how sick I am, I know I’m never truly “off duty.”) Continue reading

Grocery List for Weight Loss: 4 Healthy Food Swaps

What if I told you one of the easiest ways to lose weight is by simply updating your grocery list? It’s true. By simply making a few ingredient substitutions in your recipes, you can slash calories and improve your overall health and wellbeing. In this article, I’ll share four of my favorite healthy food “swaps.” Continue reading