1. Magnesium-Rich Chocolate and Almonds

    The Signs and Causes of Magnesium Deficiency

    If you’re like most Americans, your diet may not be magnesium-rich, and your lifestyle, genetics, and other factors may leave you with a low amount of magnesium — a mineral that’s crucial to our health. Why is that so important? Well, magnesium serves a myriad of purposes throughout the body. It’s an electrolyte, which keeps cells operating on a minute scale. Your body requires electrolyte…Read More

  2. Bowl of Beans and Grains

    Ghrelin and Leptin: Your Hunger Hormones

    It’s 2 AM, and for some reason, you’re wide awake and hungry. Or perhaps, you find yourself aching to feast, even though you’ve just had a snack. What triggers these feelings of hunger? And how can we control or overcome these triggers to obtain and maintain a healthy weight? Well, the answer lies in our hormones. Our bodies naturally secrete two hormones which tell the brain: I’m hungry! …Read More

  3. Sweetener Powder

    Four Healthy Sugar Alternatives for Keto Dieters

    If you’re on the keto diet, you’re well aware of your daily intake of carbohydrates and sugar. Keto diets limit carb intake to fewer than 50 grams per day, and often less than that. For those with a sweet tooth, that number may seem staggeringly small. There’s little to no room to “cheat” with a sugary snack, or even a few pieces of candy. Fortunately, there are alternatives out there fo…Read More

  4. Spices and Health Foods in Bowls and Wooden Spoons

    12 Delicious Spices That Help You Thrive

    When I look at my spice cabinet, it’s full of flavorful ingredients that promise to make the most of my meal. That said, there are secret powerhouses behind these doors: a selection of these spices and ingredients have been shown to improve your health, as well as the taste of the meal being prepared. I thought I’d share a few favorites that you can count on to spice up your food while improvi…Read More

  5. About Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Microbiomes

    Nowadays, people are making the shift from reacting to sickness to being proactive about their health. One way to bolster your health is to incorporate prebiotics and probiotics into your diet to ensure that your microbiomes are balanced, and your gut remains healthy. So what exactly are probiotics, prebiotics, and microbiomes? What are some gut problems that exist, and how can we fix them? And wh…Read More

  6. A Very Common Question About Plant-Based Diets And Protein

    Will having a plant-based diet make me protein deficient?  That is a common myth, but the answer is a resounding no. If you consume whole foods of plant origin, like vegetables, legumes, 100-percent whole grains, and fruits, your diet is likely to have plenty of protein to support your health. The daily requirement for protein is about 42 grams, and, in fact, by eating a whole-food plant-based di…Read More

  7. Welcome to LivAgeWell – Meet Mani!

    Welcome to LivAgeWell! I’m Mani Kukreja, and integrative nutrition, wellness, and anti-aging expert, providing women with nutritional counseling and health coach services. In my practice, I strive to help women transform their health, lose weight, regain energy, and delay aging by implementing lifestyle and dietary choices. Watch my video below, and continue reading to learn more about my backgr…Read More