Category Archives: Weight Loss Diets

Reducing Your Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, taking the lives of 610,000 people in the U.S. every single year. These individuals likely experienced high blood pressure and cholesterol, but may have also been diabetic, overweight and physically inactive. All of these key risk factors are certainly avoidable, which means there are ways to avoid experiencing a heart attack or other debilitating diseases […]

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Coping with Back-to-School Stress for Parents

The end of summer can be bittersweet for many kids. Free time will soon be limited, but they’ll be back in class learning and spending time with friends. As a parent, you know that the back-to-school transition can be rather stressful and sometimes difficult. Between getting back into a healthy sleep routine, getting lunches packed the night before and making sure there’s enough time to have fun and do homework after school, you might find yourself feeling […]

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What is Biohacking?

The trendy term for helping your body run more efficiently and healthfully.  We’re all familiar with hacks you do on your phone to quickly send a text or take a photo. You might know a few tricks to make your workout more efficient, too, say by doing a high-intensity interval workout to get an intense sweat session without spending a lot of time on it. When I first heard this term “biohacking”, I realized that’s exactly what […]

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How Sleep Can Affect Your Diet Choices

Sleep isn’t only important for keeping you energized all day, but it also can affect the food choices you make. We all have those nights — or even weeks — when getting enough or quality sleep seems nearly impossible. A checklist of to-dos, stress, and worry can all lead to sleep problems, including how much shut-eye we get and how deep we sleep. The thing is, sleep is so important to living life to the fullest and […]

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Summer Activity and Arthritis

Today, we have a guest blog guest, Dr. Shavon Jackson-Michel, ND. She delves into the effects of Summer time and arthritis. With the summer months in full swing, most people’s activity index has gone up. For some, however, the push to take advantage of the sunny days and warm nights does not negate the looming aches and pains that will await them. Though enticing, others never fully participate, as warmth and humidity create pressure and water changes […]

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Blueberry Chocolate Bars

If you love antioxidant-rich blueberries, chocolate, and dessert, then you’re going to love these Blueberry Chocolate Bars. Sweet, bright, summery, tart, crunchy and a little gooey goodness. What Are The Health Benefits Of Blueberries? Blueberries have been shown to help with cardiovascular health, cognitive benefits, eye health, overall antioxidant support, insulin resistance, and anti-cancer benefits. Because blueberries contain a great amount of fiber and they’re lower in sugar than some other fruits, they have a low glycemic […]

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Cooked vs. Raw: What’s the Difference?

Proper nutrition is critical to optimal wellness. Eating a variety of fruits, vegetables, organic whole grains, nuts and seeds is a habit that can ensure you look and feel your best as you age. But does the way you prepare these foods make them better or worse for you? While the Hallelujah Diet focuses mostly on promoting raw, plant-based eating, we still break down our regimen into a daily consumption of 85 percent living foods and 15 […]

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5 Ways to Improve Heart Health

There’s a lot we can do to improve our heart health and give it a little extra love — it’s crucial to protect your bodies’ most important muscle. About one in four people die of heart disease every year — in fact, it’s the number-one cause of death among women and men (7). Scary I know, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take action into your own hands when it comes to your diet, lifestyle, and mental/emotional/spiritual […]

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Nutrition Listen: Kale

Kale has been shown to help reduce cholesterol, reduce inflammation, and is loaded with antioxidants. In today’s episode of Nutrition Listen, we’re talking all about the health benefits and nutrition of one of my favorite dark leafy green vegetables, kale. Kale has been shown to help improve cardiovascular health, reduce inflammation, may be protective against certain types of cancer, and may help vision due to the high amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin which are carotenoid antioxidants. Did you also […]

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6 Nutrients to Know for Plant-Based Eating

When you’re eating a plant-based diet, it’s important to pay attention to certain nutrients in your meals. Our core food philosophy is to eat a plant-centric diet, which to us, means focusing on whole foods and mostly (you guessed it!) plants. It’s important to choose the foods you enjoy eating and that fuel your body for a happy, healthy life. If that means going completely animal product-free, that’s great — it’s really a matter of what works best […]

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