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​5 Low-Carb Lunches That'll Leave You Afternoon-Alert

A carb overload at lunchtime can leave you feeling sluggish and slow, foggy and flighty, tired and tense. That makes bread, pasta, and pretty much anything processed off-limits if you're looking to perk up your afternoons, but what on earth are you supposed to eat if not a sandwich, leftover pasta, or a sugar-laden frozen microwave meal?Don't worry; we've [...]

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3 Health Benefits of Using A Fitness Tracker Watch

Have you ever wondered how far you walked today? Or how many calories you burned over the past 24 hours? Could you use a wrist mounted personal coach to motivate you to “get up and get moving”? A fitness tracker can do all of those things and more.A fitness tracker is an intelligent watch that may be the key [...]

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3 Awesome Vegan Dishes in Under 30 Minutes

Going vegan isn't the easiest thing in the world to do since so much of what's in the "normal" American diet is animal-based, but the benefits are seemingly endless. Whether you've decided to shun animal-based foods for ethical or health reasons, joining the 2.5 percent of vegan Americans in enjoying a plant-based diet can lead to a reduced risk [...]

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​5 Things to Do When Healthy Resolutions Fail

You know how it goes. You get all revved up to cut out red meat, but then you see that rib eyes are on sale for next to nothing. Or, you swear that you're going to start working out the recommended five times a week, but there's always something to hold you back — you're too tired, you forgot your gym [...]

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7 Ways to Eat Clean on a Budget

The majority of the food you'll find in the supermarket is of the processed variety, packed full of added sugar, salt, and highly refined ingredients as well as chemical preservatives, artificial colors and flavors, and texturizers. All that junk gunks up your system and leads to overall poor health, lack of energy, weight gain, and premature aging. Eating mostly plant-based [...]

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How Does Weather Affect Your Attitude?

If you are like me, you are so tired of looking out the window and seeing long, cold, dreary days. The holidays are over, the decorations are put away and I am still carrying around the extra pounds from the holidays. I just feel blah.Wah, wah, wah.So, to find a way out of this funk, [...]

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​A Simple Life: The Wilder Way

As a New York Times bestselling author, mother of 6 and farm owner, I don’t have much time for anything that isn’t super important. My mothering motto is, “if no one is broken or bleeding, we are okay.” Nutrition often fell to the end of the priority list because—let’s just be honest, here—who has time to make sure that [...]

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7 Ways to Protect Yourself from the Flu

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that's caused by a number of different influenza viruses. Every year, between 5 and 20 percent of the U.S. population contracts the flu, and about 200,000 people are hospitalized due to complications. In the thirty years between 1976 and 2006, the lowest number of flu deaths during a season was 3,000, while the [...]

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Recipe: Healthy Baked Herb Potato Chips

If you thought the only way to enjoy potato chips was to buy the greasy, high-fat variety from the store, you've been seriously missing out. It's totally possible to make a lower-fat, healthier version right at home using your oven. And since you're making them on your own, you can season them however you want. [...]

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​Coconut Oil Uses: Does coconut oil really cure acne?

While it may seem counterintuitive to put oil on your acne, coconut oil can actually be an effective treatment for acne (and skin in general). Acne is caused by infections in the sebaceous glands (although hormones also play an important role), and coconut oil has many healing benefits. Both external application to the skin and internal ingestion of coconut [...]

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