Drawing a record-setting 80,000 attendees, the 37th annual Natural Products Expo West & Engredea has grown to become the world’s largest natural, organic and healthy products event.
Over 3,100 exhibiting companies, including more than 500 first-time exhibitors showcased their products during the five-day show from March 9-13 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The event not only filled two and a half floors of the Convention Center, but also spilled over into the Anaheim Marriott Hotel for the first time.
The increased risks of heart disease and diabetes are among the more common dangers of obesity. Nutritionists, dietitians and have been warning us about being dangerously overweight for decades now. But too many people are still unaware of the other ways obesity can damage their health. Read more
You are what you eat. How many times have we heard that from nutritionists and doctors? Research conducted by Loma Linda University notes that there may be a link between what we eat and the prevention of disease. Read more
Those are probably two words no guy ever wants to hear in a sentence together (hex and penis), but this time it’s a good thing .. honest. April is STD awareness month (joy) and we started this year with the knowledge that chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis infections are on the rise in the USA; then came the discoveries surrounding the spread and implications of Zika virus in South America, now only this week the UK reported evidence of antibiotic-resistant ‘super-gonorrhea’. So, I guess they are wearing capes now… Read more
For adults who crave candy and ice cream almost as much as their children, the bad news on sugar continues to pour in. Earlier this year, research into sugar’s deleterious effects showed a connection to cancer, heart disease and diabetes. More recently, the American Dental Association reminded everyone just how bad sugar is for their teeth. Read more
I’m not exactly the biggest gym enthusiast on the planet (because let’s face it – you don’t need a gym to stay fit), but sometimes you do need that extra influence when your in-home treadmill just isn’t getting your motivational juices flowing. Read more
Three square meals a day are a thing of the past. Busy schedules, diverse dietary preferences and the flow of modern life necessitate more flexible and convenient meals. Luckily, snacking is in the midst of a revolution. Read more
Ever wish you could lose weight without having to go on an actual diet? With just a few small behavior adjustments, you can make that wish come true. Research shows that simple steps like checking in with our bodies to find out how hungry we are, slowing down our eating speed, choosing more nutritious foods and engaging in some well-timed exercise may be all we need to get us on the path to lean. Read more
Do you find yourself always reaching for the sugar to put in your morning coffee, ordering those sugar-filled sodas or getting that afternoon Starbucks pick-me-up with tons of sugary syrups, caramel sprinkles and whip cream? You aren’t alone … I know I am guilty, guilty, guilty …
For two decades Manuel Villacorta has been helping thousands improve their life with Peruvian power foods, and now in Whole Body Reboot: The Peruvian Super Foods Diet to Detoxify, Energize, and Supercharge Fat Loss, Manuel provides the vital elements that make his dieting plan a recipe for long-lasting health. Read more
Have you seen your dermatologist lately? Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. (almost 5,000,000 people are treated for it every year). One in five of people will get skin cancer during their lifetimes, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. So you might want to reconsider that appointment now. Read more
Body weight seems to be a national concern no matter what state you live in — but who would have ever thought where you live might actually have an effect on how obese you are or aren’t. According to a recent Gallup poll, it’s all about location, location, location when it comes to the fat to non fat ratios. Read more
Looking for ways to get or stay fit for summertime? Being healthy and getting in shape is more than just a random fad diet or a sporadic exercise routine. If sporadic can be called a routine … There are however a few things you can live by that will help you get in the shape you want to be in – and stay that way. These things aren’t temporary, they are a way of life. Read more