Too Much of a Good Thing? – Fruit and HCG Maintenance

You never thought you’d hear the day when doctors would tell you to hold back on the fruit — but they are when it comes to the "fruit" that comes in a glass. A recent study shows that the fruit juices we’re drinking could be doing more harm than good because of all the sugar [...] Read More

How to Live Healthy on a Budget

We all want to live a more healthy life, but good gosh it can be so expensive! Organic foods cost more than non-organic produce. Gym memberships and exercise classes can take a big bite out of your monthly budget. AND all-natural products might be a healthier option, but they too are pricier. Fortunately, several money-saving strategies can help you live [...] Read More

Healthier Cakes for Any Celebration

Cake is everywhere!!! Birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, and pretty much any other major celebrations have it. Unfortunately, high calorie counts and heavy trans fat loads come with many of the cakes served at these events. Boo! There IS good news though. You can substitute healthy, delicious alternatives for most any cake and most any occasion AND you won’t get kicked out [...] Read More

11 Health Habits that Will Help You Live to 100

Did you know that the average American born in 2013 will have a lifespan nearly four years longer than an American born twenty years ago? Lifespans are increasing over time. In fact, a growing number of people are reaching the centennial mark, and you could be one of them. These 11 tips might help you reach your one-hundredth birthday. 1. [...] Read More

Apple Cider Vinegar a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

We all know the expression “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but it has a counter part, too, that can prove just as beneficial. The positive effects of apple cider vinegar (or ACV) are more than just an old wives’ tale. From fighting plaque to stimulating the scalp and hair growth, you might [...] Read More

Ways to Reduce the Symptoms of PMS

An estimated 75 percent of women have experienced one or more symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome, or PMS. (If you haven’t, I’m jealous and we can’t be friends.) While its cause is largely unknown, there are a number of factors that contribute to PMS, whose symptoms typically appear sometime during the two weeks before menstruation begins and disappear within four days [...] Read More

How to Get Rid of Shin Splints

How to Get Rid of Shin Splints Shin splints are no fun at all, especially if they keep coming back after you think they've healed. If that's the case, you're probably not allowing enough time for healing, which can take up to three to six months. Rest assured, there is a light at the end of the burning, ripping pain tunnel. Why You [...] Read More

Why You Should Switch to an Exercise Ball Chair Now

Exercise balls are commonplace now in most gyms. They're finding their place in workplaces too. If you haven't considered trying one, they are inexpensive and here's a few good reasons to do so. 1. A more toned core Sitting on an exercise ball forces you to engage the muscles of your abdomen, legs and hips in order to keep yourself balanced. Even though [...] Read More

VLCD Carbs – What’s Melba Toast?

Have you heard of melba toast? Does anyone else picture a small, gray haired lady holding a piece of toast out to you while her glasses slip down her nose? No? Must just be me! Well, if you haven’t heard of it, and you’re about to begin the HCG Diet, now is the time to learn what it [...] Read More

The Sweet Life – HCG Diet Sweeteners

One of the first things we ask people when they tell us they are stalled on HCG Phase 2 is, “What kind of sweeteners are you using?”About one third of people invariably answer “Truvia or Stevia in the Raw…why? Is that wrong?”YES!There are only a couple of sweetener options allowed on the HCG Diet Protocol [...] Read More