Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killer [Book Review]

There is a lot of research talking about how carbohydrates—wheat, flour, sugar—are bad for you. Bad for your waistline, bad for your energy levels, bad for your heart health… the list goes on and on....

My 30-Day Gluten Free Experiment Helped Me Find A New Favorite: Gluten Free Pasta!

I’ve grown up having headaches for most of my life. Recently, it was suggested that I may have a gluten intolerance, which may lead to headaches. Willing to try pretty much anything to get rid...

Help! Which Product Should I Use On My Dry Skin? An SHP-Insider Tests New Products to Find the Answer

North Dakota winters are among the coldest and driest winters in the US. Unfortunately, I have extremely dry skin, which makes finding good quality products made with beneficial ingredients...

Is Berberine a Fix for Common Travel Ailment?

While the holiday travel season is finally over, spring break travel is just around the corner.  Warm beaches, sunny weather…and traveler’s intestinal issues. Enter berberine. Berberine is an alkaloid...

DIY Natural Sugar Scrub

How to Use a Sugar Scrub A sugar scrub is used to help smooth out rough skin. Essentially, the sugar granules act as the scrubbing or exfoliating mechanism. To use it, simply massage the sugar scrub in...

Macadamia Nut Oil's Cooking Benefits

Looking for a seed or nut oil that can withstand high temperatures? Try Macadamia nut oil.Macadamia nut oil features oleic acid and contains 80% monounsaturated fats, no trans fat, and about 3%...

Using Agar Agar as a Cooking Substitute

If you are looking for a vegetarian gelatin, try agar agar (also referred to as "kanten"), which is a gelatin alternative made from sea vegetables. Agar agar usually comes in powder or flake...

World Heart Day This Thursday, September 29th

Cardiovascular diseases kill 17.3 million people per year.  Eighty percent of premature heart attacks and strokes are preventable, and the keys are simple: healthy diet, regular physical activity and...

September is National Skin Care Awareness Month

In honor of National Skin Care Awareness Month, here are of my favorite skin care tips: Water, Water, Water. There is nothing better for your skin (or your body) than water. I have dry skin, so...