Archives for June 2018

Bloating Can Add Inches To Your Waist

In addition to making you feel horrible, bloating can add between four to five inches to your waist. I’m sure that is just what you wanted to hear before summer, and pool and beach time. However, there are things you can do. Let’s turn that summer bloating into summer floating. What Is Bloating? While it is often used interchangeably with the term “water retention,” it is not the same thing. It is also not seasonal, and can happen at any time. Bloating is the condition of your stomach or belly feeling swollen after eating. It is usually caused by an…. [Read More…]

Probiotics On The Grill – Healthy Summer Snacking

Okay, so we’re not actually grilling probiotics. That would be strange. Especially since Natren’s probiotics arrive cold, like a sweet summer watermelon cooler. Ooh, that sounds good. Summer is about enjoying the heat and the outdoors, and also cooling ourselves down. We take vacations, we play outside, and we hike and swim. We also eat… and sometimes too much. Summer foods are delicious. Fresh vegetables, corn on the cob and some amazing, seasonal fruit are plentiful. If we stick with whole foods and single ingredients that is always better, but with parties and get-togethers and family barbecues, we have a…. [Read More…]

A Better Prescription

In their hit song from 1984, Huey Lewis and the News open their lyrics with: “Oh I want a new drug, one that won’t make me sick.” Little did they know how much the use of prescribed and over the counter drugs would increase in the ensuing years. Or maybe they did. It certainly seems like they knew drugs could actually make people sick when their intended purpose is to heal and cure. Frustratingly, many of these drugs have horrible side effects. While certain prescriptions are necessary, we need to be careful about becoming addicted or reliant on certain drugs….. [Read More…]