Food & Nutrition

Sipping Green Tea May Protect Against Cognitive Decline

New research from Japan indicates regular consumption of green tea may provide significant protection against age-related cognitive decline. To test the hypothesis that consumption of beverages rich...

Pump Up Your Smoothie with Spirulina (And a FREE Vitamix!)

Smoothies are a popular way to amp up fruit and veggie intake. I mean, it doesn’t get much easier than throwing your favorite produce in a blender with milk, water, or juice and blending it up. Plus,...

BREAKING: Fish Oil Supplements Boost Omega-3s Better Than Fish Alone

New research from the U.K. indicates daily supplementation is more effective than regular fish consumption for raising omega-3 concentrations in the body. Nutritionists commonly recommend regular...

16 Tempting Soup Recipes That Keep Us Warm All Winter Long

  Fall is the time people start digging up their soup recipes looking for something warm and hearty to eat. I always hated soup... or so I thought. Turns out I just hated badsoup—you know, tiny, gritty...

How a Phytonutrient Found in Broccoli Might Help Young Men with Autism

New research suggests that young men with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may benefit from supplementing their daily diet with sulforaphane, a phytonutrient found in broccoli and other...

30 Mindblowing Paleo Recipes Using Coconut Oil

What better way to celebrate the Win a Year's Supply of Coconut Oil Giveaway than to show you some fantastic ways to use coconut oil? As someone who follows the paleo diet the vast majority of...

50 Ways to Use Coconut Oil to Better Your Life

  Scientific research on coconut oil has revealed health benefits that affect your entire body, inside and out. You've heard good things about it and now you have a tub of it sitting in your pantry. So...

Omega-3s May Protect Against Hearing Loss

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) have long held a reputation as “brain food” because they help preserve healthy cognitive function; now new research suggests they may protect against...

#OptimalU: Which Oils Does Your Body Need (And Which Should You Avoid)?

When you hear the word “oil,” what comes to mind? A car? A spill in the ocean? Onion rings? I used to associate the word “oil” with negative connotations, but as my knowledge and...

Top Butter Substitutes for Cooking and Baking

"Health" is a somewhat subjective word. What works for one person will not work for another because no two bodies are the same. We all have individual needs that need to be met the way our own body...

26 Drool-Worthy Quest Bar Recipes to #CheatClean!

You love Quest Bars. And why wouldn’t you? They’re packed full of protein, fiber and flavor without a lot of the untrustworthy additives of other protein bars. It’s no wonder they’re well-loved by...

August #OptimalU "Kid’s Health"

Our #OptimalU focus for the month of August centers around children’s health, which is a topic you can follow via my photo and video tips on Facebook or Instagramwith the help of some of our family...