While an overall healthy, balanced diet is the best way to keep your immune system at its best, some nutrients are especially important for the immune system. These include Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, Vitamins A, C, D and E and the minerals copper, zinc, selenium and iron. There is also research suggesting that foods that keep our gut bacteria healthy, such as yogurt or other sources of probiotics and foods that contain fiber, may also help our immune system.
It's Halloween and we've all got sugar on the brain. On all holidays, it's important to enjoy the day, and also maintain the balance you have during the rest of the year. Here are a few of our top tips for a fun (and healthy) Halloween.
You can always find Stephanie Partridge, a mother of four active boys, with a smile on her face. It's that smile coupled with a positive attitude that helped her and her family power through a very difficult year.
You see them everywhere, heavily airbrushed images of men and women. No matter what they're selling, every frame is sending a destructive message. Translating into what our eyes see in our reflection every day, nagging us to be "perfect."
At times it seems unavoidable, a trip through the drive-thru at your favorite, or most convenient fast food establishment. With our busy schedules, sometimes fast food is not just the easiest option, but the only option.
We often think of children as carefree and innocent, but the anxieties they face can weigh them down every day. Sometimes we see the effects while other times recognizing and identifying stressors might not be so obvious.
A key part of healthy eating is taking advantage of all the delicious seasonal fruits and vegetables. Harmons Dietitian Sarah Kiel is making two taste-tempting recipes today; Greek Orzo Stuffed Peppers and Autumn Arugula Salad as well as sharing the health and nutritional benefits for both.
Food is what brings us together, what we turn to for comfort, or for an occasional indulgence. The last thing we might think of when talking about food is addiction. But believe it or not, food can quickly become an addiction easier than you think.
When thinking about fitness and getting in shape, people tend to focus on diet and exercise, but what about sleep? Burning calories is important when trying to slim down, but what's so wrong about burning the midnight oil?