October 21, 2018

“Late-night eating isn’t bad at all if you choose the right foods,” says Collin Ruiz, MS, holistic nutritionist based in Fort Collins, Colorado. “It’s what you eat, rather than when you eat it.”

But, let's face it. There's going to be those times when you're traveling late at night, you're working, or you just need something in your stomach because you're not ready for bed.

She warns against 2 things:

1. Avoid foods that are hard to digest and will stimulate your body. Those are the things that will keep you awake when you should be sleeping. They include any sugary foods, refined carbs, red meat, greasy or spicy foods, caffeine, or alcohol.

2. She also recommends avoiding dairy which can be inflammatory and cause indigestion.

So, what does she suggests? Look for plant-based foods rich in potassium, vitamin B6, and magnesium . They are easier to digest and should promote sound sleep.

1. Whole grain foods like oatmeal topped with pumpkin seeds will hit the spot, and the se...

January 27, 2018

If you were to ask for the five most important things you need to live a productive, energetic, and vibrant life, most people would miss this one, often overlooked key ingredient that keeps seekers continually searching.

Sometimes, the hardest questions have the simplest answers.

What most people are lacking and what keeps them from being their best is sweet, beautiful, restful sleep. Experts contend that we need roughly eight hours of sleep a night, yet most of us fall well short of that goal.

We let other seemingly more important things take priority, and it is playing havoc with the health of so many Americans. You may never hear anyone say that their lack of sleep lead to their illness, however, it may have lead to their body's inability to fight that disease.

We've all heard of those people who only slept a few hours a night, managed to keep a crazy-busy schedule, and achieved greatness. But, did they?  At some point, shortchanging your body of adequate sleep will eventually take...

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