This post was originally published on this site It’s that time of year again. Resolutions are made with the best intentions, and although we usually start off strong with the motivation to make some major changes to our health and lifestyle choices, we tend to divert back to our old ways over time. (Maybe that’s … Read more15 Simple Health Boosters (2 Minutes or Less!)
When it comes to sweetening your coffee, tea or keto-friendly dessert, it can be confusing to navigate the many sweeteners on the market. You’re probably wondering about what keto sweeteners make it to the keto diet food list and which ones should be avoided altogether. Sweeteners play a very small role when you’re on the … Read moreKeto Sweeteners: What Are the Best vs. Worst?
When it comes to improving memory and learning, recent research suggests that alpha GPC may be extremely beneficial. That’s because A-GPC works to deliver choline to the brain, stimulating an important neurotransmitter that promotes cognitive health. Studies suggest that alpha GPC is one of the best nootropic brain supplements on the market. It’s a brain-boosting … Read moreAlpha GPC: the Supplement that Can Boost Memory, Learning & More?
It’s true that the keto diet food list contains high amounts of healthy fats. Eighty percent of your total daily calories should be coming from foods like olive oil, coconut oil, grass-fed butter, nuts and seeds. But what kind of role does fiber play in the ketogenic diet? The answer is that we need fiber … Read moreThe Best Keto Fiber Foods & Why You Need Them
This post was originally published on this site After the last deadly wildfire in California, many parts of the state experienced poor air quality advisories. Residents of these areas no doubt face a number of health ailments as a result of wildfire smoke inhalation, including asthma, headaches and burning eyes. Long-term impacts of wildfires are also a … Read moreWildfire Smoke Travels Thousands of Miles (Here’s How to Protect Yourself)
We’ve all been there. You are on a road trip, at the airport, shopping at the mall or in between meetings, and it hits you. You’re hungry, but have limited options. Thankfully, you can still stay in ketosis even though you’re in a pinch and need to settle on something quick and not-so-healthy. Believe it … Read moreTop 12 Keto Fast Food Options + What to Order at Each
This post was originally published on this site You know the expression, “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away”? Well, it turns out that this may be true, in part, because of rutin. Rutin, of the the most important constituents of apple nutrition and some other foods, has a wide array of beneficial effects … Read moreRutin: A Flavonoid for Your Heart, Brain & Blood Health
Mike from Stranger Things may have described mouth breathers as “knuckleheads,” but he’s certainly adding insult to injury, as mouth breathing can actually cause a number of serious health conditions. And many mouth breathers aren’t even aware of their own debilitating habit or have medical issues that make nose breathing difficult. It may seem a … Read moreAre You A Mouth Breather? Why You’ll Want to Stop Immediately
This post was originally published on this site Are you concerned about your memory performance as you age? Maybe you are looking to boost your cognitive health and want to use natural sources to stay mentally sharp. Aside from brain foods that boost focus and memory, a steroid called pregnenolone is gaining attention for its … Read morePregnenolone: A ‘Prohormone’ that May Help Relieve Depression
This post was originally published on this site You are probably familiar with the image of the sacred lotus that sits beautifully on pond water and symbolizes beauty and rebirth. But how often do you think about the roots of the lotus that stretch deep into the mud? The lotus root is an edible stem … Read moreLotus Root: The Herb that Supports the Brain, Gut & Heart
This post was originally published on this site Salvia divinorum has become increasingly popular as a recreational drug for its hallucinogenic effects. Although adolescents and college students are just beginning to experiment with this powerful herb, it’s no newbie to the list of psychedelics. Historically, salvia was used by the Mazatecs for divination and shamanism, … Read moreSalvia: Dangerous Hallucinogen or Beneficial Herb?
It’s a hot topic in the news and among our law makers today — controversial cannabis oil and its therapeutic value. We know that cannabinoids, the compounds found in cannabis that allow for the plant’s many health benefits, can help to improve a number of serious diseases, from cardiovascular disease to schizophrenia. But using the plant … Read more10 Herbs & Superfoods with Cannabinoids Similar to Cannabis
This post was originally published on this site Many of our friends and family members have been duped to believe that artificial sweeteners like Splenda® are saviors to prevent diabetes and obesity. However, nothing is further from the truth. The health risks associated with the ingredients in Splenda, or sucralose, are extensive and downright scary. … Read moreSucralose: 5 Reasons to Avoid This Artificial Sweetener
This post was originally published on this site The Western diet and lifestyle are linked to a growing number of digestive diseases. The health of your digestive system has a lot to do with lifestyle, for it’s determined by the food you eat, the amount of exercise you get and your stress level throughout the day. … Read moreHow Your Digestive System Works
The thought of having a heart murmur may seem scary and confusing. You may be wondering what this means and what’s causing it. Is a heart murmur dangerous? Unfortunately, there’s no one answer to this question. Some heart murmurs are completely innocent, while others indicate that there’s a bigger issue that needs to be addressed. … Read moreHeart Murmur + 7 Natural Ways to Boost Heart Health
It happens naturally by our bodies every day — protease in our digestive system, like trypsin, work to break down proteins. Perhaps this sounds like a simple task, but it’s actually a multifaceted process called proteolysis. This important process requires trypsin, a proteolytic enzyme that’s released by the pancreas and works to break long protein chains … Read moreTrypsin: Do You Need More of This Enzyme?
It’s official: Eating organic foods reduces your risk for developing cancer. New research out of the Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale in France brings incredible news. That’s right, choosing organic foods over conventionally grown foods can reduce your risk of cancer by 25 percent. The concerning part? More than 90 … Read moreDoes Eating Organic Foods Reduce Cancer? Researchers in France Say “Yes”
Have you heard the hype about SAM-e? It’s a dietary supplement that has been on the U.S. market for only 20 years, long after it was discovered in Italy in 1952. Although it’s only available by prescription in Europe to treat conditions like depression and arthritis, the supplement is becoming more and more popular in … Read moreSAM-e: Worth the Hype or Waste of Money?
Although it’s often confused with cantaloupe — or just called “melon” so not to make a distinction — honeydew is actually a nutrient-rich, hydrating, low-calorie and deliciously sweet fruit. It may have a reputation as the tasteless melon, and sometimes when it’s mindlessly added to a fruit salad it may be the only fruit left standing. … Read moreHoneydew: 10 Honeydew Benefits + How to Choose a Ripe Melon