Keeping Your Body Healthy, Happy and Hydrated

Keeping Your Body Healthy, Happy and Hydrated

Written by Chrysta Lewis, Guest Blogger and Owner of Scarlet Edge Beauty When it comes to health, how often do you think of pedicures and manicures? If you’re among the majority, it’s not too often. One of my missions is to break the stereotype of esthetics being just for “pampering” and help you understand that it’s about …read more

Computer Games - Beneficial or Hazardous?

Computer Games – Beneficial or Hazardous?

Computer and video games – quite a craze these days! This is not limited to the kids or teens, either. More and more people over the age of 40 are getting into playing computer games. Computer solitaire, sudoku, mahjong, and candy crush are just a few that come to mind but there are hundreds (probably …read more

How Stress Can Make You Fat!

How Stress Can Make You Fat!

We all have stress in our lives – it really is unavoidable. Some stress is healthy for us but excessive amounts can cause all sorts of health issues. So what effect does a high level of stress have on our weight? It seems that as the general stress level in our society increases, so does …read more

Sugar - The Sweet Health Hazard!

Sugar – The Sweet Health Hazard!

  A number of years ago fat was considered to be a health hazard – the cause of many chronic health issues. Well, times have changed and research is proving this to be inaccurate. New studies are finding that fat is not so hazardous after all – it is actually sugar that is causing many health issues! So, why …read more

Glucose and Fructose - What's The Difference?

Glucose and Fructose – What’s The Difference?

There are so many names for sugar – it can be quite confusing! Glucose and fructose are two of those names that we often see used a lot in health literature and on food labels. So how is glucose different from fructose? Is one better than the other? Glucose and fructose are the two simple …read more

5 Heart Healthy Plant Foods You Might Be Overlooking

5 Heart Healthy Plant Foods You Might Be Overlooking

While February is Heart and Stroke Awareness Month, it is always a great idea to consume foods that are heart healthy. There are many widely available foods that benefit the heart and circulatory system, but these five are common foods that you might not have considered. Here’s the lowdown, including the reasons each of them …read more

Love And Its Amazing Connection to Great Health

Love And Its Amazing Connection to Great Health

During the month of February the emphasis is on the season of ‘love’! It’s all about cupid, that special someone, the romantic evening, the chocolates and roses. In reality, love knows no season, love takes many forms, and is an amazing component of great health. While the romantic kind of love is wonderful and very …read more

Raw Chocolate: Surprising Health Benefits

Raw Chocolate: Surprising Health Benefits

  Cacao beans, raw chocolate in its original form right from the tree, is known as a super healthy food or a Superfood. Cacao beans (also known as cacao nuts) have an impressive nutritional profile that stays intact when it is consumed as a raw food. Recent studies are showing a number of surprising benefits …read more

Surprising Facts and Benefits of Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Surprising Facts and Benefits of Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Omega 3 fatty acids have some health benefits that are quite surprising! Omega 3s are ‘essential’ fatty acids, meaning that they are essential for health but are not produced by the body – they must be obtained from food. They are also polyunsaturated fats because they are made up of many double bonds. There are …read more

Omega 6 to Omega 3 Fatty Acid Ratio - Why Is It So Important?

Omega 6 to Omega 3 Fatty Acid Ratio – Why Is It So Important?

Lately, many people seem to have become aware of the need to consume healthy omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids. Nutritionally speaking, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids are very important, and it is a complex subject. There is a lot of information on the internet about it – much of it confusing, …read more