Nutrient Spotlight: Vitamin D

Forty-two percent: that’s nearly half of Americans who are deficient in Vitamin D — and that stat is even higher in adults: up to seventy-seven percent! While this sunshine vitamin is amazing for bone health (it helps distribute calcium to the right places) and mood (hello, Seasonal Affective Disorder), it has some other pretty awesome superpowers that are less well-known.

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That Heart Lifestyle

To wrap up National Heart Health Month, we need to discuss one of the most common health issues for women: about 44 million women in the United States are affected by heart disease, according to the American Heart Association. However, nearly 80% of heart disease events can be prevented with some small lifestyle changes, including amping up intake of omega-3 fatty acids, greens, and whole grains, as well as increasing exercise and sleep.

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Recipe Round Up: A Berry Happy Valentine's Day

In celebration of American Heart Month, we are looking to round up fun way to incorporate heart health into the daily. And while there is certainly no unicorn of a food that will stave off heart disease, the American Heart Association recommends adding all the color all the time. And what better way to embrace the color in this month of romance than berries?

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Heart + Soul

Happy American Heart Month!

Did you know heart disease is the number one killer in America? One in four deaths in the United States each year are caused by heart disease. American Heart month celebrates heart health and aims to spread awareness about heart disease prevention. Chances are, you’re already giving your heart regular TLC with a healthy, balanced diet and regular exercise, but did you know stress is a major player in the heart disease game?

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Parties, and Cookies, And Cocktails, Oh My!

Tis the season for cookie exchanges, corporate parties, family gatherings and festive nights out on the town with friends. For family traditions baking and cooking and toasting and gathering warm by the fire. For shopping and wrapping and celebrating and pulling late nights with the Elf on the Shelf. For trying to fit more hours in each day, a to do list that doesn’t end, for weeks where your schedule is so upside down that workouts and healthy meal planning and drinking anything that’s not caffeinated, alcoholic or sugar-laden seems, well … that’s what January is for, right?

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