Should You Go Gluten Free?
It’s so confusing! One day low fat is the healthiest diet, then it’s low carb, and now it’s gluten free? There are so many different viewpoints and marketing messages that it’s confusing for anyone, even if you work in this field. I find that I’m constantly doing research to stay on top of the latest trends and decide if I need to de-bunk them to my clients. My hope is that I can shed some light on the benefits of going gluten free as well as who should consider making these changes in their diet to improve their overall health.Prebiotics: The “Indigestible” Food Essential For Gut Health
Not all the food you eat is for you. Find out why you need to eat indigestible food to feed your non-human cells as well.Should Medical Students Learn More About Nutrition and Disease Prevention?
In the U.S., more people are being treated by diseases that can easily be prevented such as smoking, obesity, and heart failure, just to name a few. In 2008, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that five diseases account for more than 65 percent of the deaths of American men.Foods Containing The 9 Essential Amino Acids That Must Be In Your Diet
A complete protein is the proper proportion of essential amino acids within a food. Many people receive the essential amino acids through meat and dairy consumption. If you don’t eat a lot of meat, there are alternative sources. Find out why this is such an important part of your diet.Why Should You Make Your Own Juice?
What’s so good about making your own juice? This article explores the health benefits of juicing and how it cleanses our systems of harmful toxins.Craving Sweets? Weaning Yourself Off Sugar
Many of us go through times in our lives where we over indulge in sweets. The challenge is reigning yourself back in after you start. Sugar is so addictive that even after only a few treats, you may start craving sugar throughout your day. This can start a cycle that will keep you reaching for sugar unless you begin to incorporate some other choices into your diet. You can wean yourself off of your sweet cravings by having something else to reach for when the craving hits.How Can Whole Food Concentrates Compliment Whole Food Nutrition?
Trying to eat a spectrum of whole foods can sometimes be challenging with busy lifestyles and geography. You might live where variety is hard to come by and too busy to be diligent about consumption. One way to enhance your nutritional intake is by complimenting your diet with whole food concentrates. This allows you to add a variety of micronutrients to your diet in a form that is highly bioavailable.How Can I Boost My Immune System And Protect Myself And My Family From The Flu
All around you your coworkers, friends and the clerk at the grocery store are sneezing and coughing. Besides washing your hands, what can you do to protect yourself and your family from their germs? Protect yourself with food: Get vitamin C from fruits; oranges, kiwi, papaya are the highest sources.Are Wheat and Whole Grains Killing You?
You bet wheat (grains) are killing you-according to Dr. William Davis, a medical doctor and author of the best-selling book, Wheat Belly. The path of destruction is deep and wide and global in every sense of the word. If wheat were a pathogen, it would be equivalent to a full-blown pandemic of the Ebola virus.Eat the Rainbow for Maximum Health and Vitality
The World Health Organisation recommends that a minimum of 400 grams (or nearly one pound) of fruit and vegetables should be eaten every day to maximise health and wellbeing. Fruit and vegetables include a whole host of health benefits, and consumption of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day helps prevent a range of lifestyle related diseases.High Blood Pressure and The DASH Diet
This article explores the benefits of using a scientifically proven diet to manage high blood pressure. The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) Diet recommends the inclusion of fruits vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, chicken, fish and nuts and seeds as a way of reducing the amount of saturated fat and salt in the diet. The inclusion of fish, nuts and seeds ensures healthy dietary fats are being included as well.Eating This Carbohydrate Is A Major Health Threat (And You Do It Every Day)
If you knew that every time you consume this food you are risking your health, would you stop eating (or drinking) it? This article discusses sugar as a significant health hazard and what you can do to decrease the risks associated with consumption. It also describes the benefits (including fast weight loss) of sugar restriction.