Is BBQ'ing Killing Me

By Chef Lauren Cox, Closer To Your Food May is National BBQ month, and for many of us, BBQ'ing represents a shift in seasons and a warm welcome to the summer days ahead. In many ways, we can take a…


5 Reasons Why You Should Eat More Strawberries

By Chef Lauren Cox, Closer to Your Food Reasons Why You Should Eat More Strawberries Strawberries are one of life’s simple pleasures and in most parts of the US are a sweet treat in the spring and…


Listen To Your Gut, Literally: What your stomach is trying to tell you

By Lauren Cox, Closer To Your Food Many of us do not take the time to consider that the small symptoms we may be experiencing in day-to-day life are actually our body’s way of flashing a big old…


Fiber Intake During Adolescence and Early Adulthood Reduces Breast Cancer Risk

By TAP Integrative Sex steroid hormones, including estrogen, are strongly linked to breast cancer. Increasing fiber intake—which is known to inhibit reabsorption of estrogen and therefore decrease…


Coffee Consumption Inversely Related to Mortality Risk

By TAP Integrative Coffee is one of the most popular drinks worldwide, and there’s no shortage of research looking into its effects on health. The research is often conflicting, though; some studies…


5 Foods You Never Knew Were Packed With Probiotics that You Should Be Eating

By Lauren Cox - Closer to Your Food You have probably heard about yogurt being packed with probiotics or maybe you have seen commercials for gummy probiotics, but did you know some foods are…


Dining Out? 3 Simple Rules to Eat Healthier

Many of us know that eating at home as much as possible is not only healthier, but saves quite a bit of money. Alas, in our modern lives with jobs and families, it can seem nearly impossible to…


Honey and Bee Pollen for Allergies, 3 Recipes to Try Now

By Lauren Cox - Closer To Your Food Bee pollen consists of the little granules that bees collect while moving from flower to flower. The granules are harvested from the hive and no bees are harmed in…


Omega 3s Effects on Type 2 Diabetes

By TAP Integrative Type 2 diabetes incidence is increasing at a growing rate throughout the world. The metabolic disorder is marked by hyperglycemia, insulin resistance, and beta cell dysfunction.…