Eat, Drink and be Merry

With family gatherings, parties, and the rotating plate of cookies at work, it’s hard not to gain weight over the holidays. The truth is, most people do gain about 1-2 pounds by the end of the season. So what’s the big deal? Instead of returning to our pre-holiday weight, those couple of pounds tend to stick with us leading to…

Taking Lessons from the Blue Zone

You may have heard about Blue Zones® – several places or “zones” around the world where people are reported to live longer than anywhere else on earth as a result of following nine lifestyle traits. In 2004, New York Times best-selling author Dan Buettner and National Geographic worked with longevity re- searchers to identify places…

Going Organic: Is it Worth the Cost?

Organic foods have hit the mainstream with many American households getting onboard. U.S. organic sales reached an estimated $35.1 billion dollars in 2013 with 83% of American households purchasing organic products at least once 1. Whether you’re already shopping organic or are simply interested in learning more, it’s hard to deny the rapid growth in…