Dry Brushing – Get Your Glow On!

Dry skin brushing is a simple, time-honored therapy with big benefits. Because it takes just a few minutes a day, dry brushing is an easy, effective and oh-so-enjoyable way to get healthy, vibrant, glowing skin. And if that’s not enough to love, dry brushing also supports the body’s ability to release excess weight. The skin […]

The Problem with Preservatives

The Standard American Diet (appropriately abbreviated SAD) literally makes people sick. In fact, when people from other cultures adopt the SAD or a Western diet, they start to experience health issues in just a few short years. Why? Because the SAD is loaded with processed foods made with sugar, artificial ingredients and preservatives, all of which […]

Sugar’s Identity Crisis: 71 Names for Sugar

Sugar. Would a food by any other name taste as sweet? As it turns out, the answer to that question is yes, and our food industry is literally banking on consumers’ growing appetites for sugar and sweeteners. Americans are expected to consume 11.2 million metric tons of sugar this year alone, much of it through processed foods […]

What’s in the Box? Understanding Product Labeling

Which matters more: the nutrition facts label, the ingredients list or the health claims listed on the product label? Here’s what you need to know about how to read and evaluate product labeling before you buy. Product labeling can be misleading, especially with phrases like: “Fat Free!” “Sugar Free!” “Low-Carb!” “All Natural!” “Organic!” “Prevents Heart […]

What Is Inflammation?

All over this website we talk about how the SHAPE Program helps reduce inflammation. But, what exactly is inflammation? Inflammation is the body’s healthy response to injury or acute infection. If you break your arm, you want your body to send all of its efforts to that area so it can heal. With an infection, like food […]

How to Nourish Your Body and Mind (without Food!)

It’s easy to become overwhelmed by and obsessed with food — what you’re eating, what you’re not eating, what you’d rather be eating — and to start labeling foods as “good” and “bad,” healthy and not healthy, inflammatory and anti-inflammatory. While we absolutely think what you do and do not put in your body is […]

5 Reasons Why Most Diets Fail

Have you ever wondered why most diets fail? Perhaps you’ve tried every diet out there, only to be disappointed over and over again. You work so hard, you’re so hungry, and you spend hours in the gym, all for just a few lost pounds. Or, maybe you’ve even gained pounds. It just doesn’t seem fair, […]