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Keto Diet and Cholesterol: Does It Help or Hurt?

Given the fact that the ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carb diet — one which emphasizes foods like coconut oil, butter and meat — this leaves many people wondering: Is the keto diet bad for your heart? Despite what you… Continue Reading →

Benefits of MCT Oil On the Keto Diet

Let’s start with the basics: What is MCT oil? And why is MCT oil good for the keto diet? The “MCT” in MCT oil stands for medium-chain triglycerides, a form of saturated fatty acid that is found in certain foods… Continue Reading →

MIND Diet Plan Benefits: Can It Really Help Stave Off Alzheimer’s?

According to recent research, at least one in three Alzheimer’s disease cases worldwide is preventable. One of the closest things we know of to a natural Alzheimer’s treatment is a healthy, anti-inflammatory diet. That’s because foods like vegetables, fruit, nuts and fish are high… Continue Reading →

How to Balance Omega 3 6 9 Fatty Acids

When it comes to omega fatty acids in our diets, we often hear about the many health benefits of omega-3s. Less attention is given to health perks associated with other important fatty acids, namely omega-6s and omega-9s. All three of… Continue Reading →

How to Control Prostaglandin Production: Do’s & Don’ts

Almost all organs in the body are capable of making compounds called prostaglandins, which are similar to hormones but also have some key differences. What is the purpose of prostaglandins? One important one is triggering inflammation and blood clotting in… Continue Reading →

Paleo vs Keto: Differences & What They Have in Common

Health magazine called 2018 the year of “high-fat fads, meat-only meals, and Bible-inspired eating.” What are were two of the most popular diets that contributed to this reputation? The ketogenic diet and the “Carnivore diet” (aka the Paleo diet). Given the… Continue Reading →

Omega-3 Deficiency Symptoms + 3 Steps to Overcome Them

Numerous studies have found that omega-3s from foods and/or supplements can help improve your health. They fight inflammation associated with conditions like arthritis, reduce levels of triglycerides and protect the brain. That, along with many other reasons, is why you want to… Continue Reading →

Renal Diet Foods List and Eating Plan for Kidney Disease

What diet is best for kidney disease? According to the American Society for Nutrition, “The renal diet is commonly recommended for those with late stages of chronic kidney disease and end-stage kidney disease.” Many people with these kidney conditions are undergoing… Continue Reading →

10 Best Keto Supplements and How They Work

Can you take supplements on keto? Definitely, and there’s many reasons why you should. Keto supplements offer benefits like helping you get into ketosis faster, mitigating keto flu side effects, and controlling your appetite. Keto supplements — such as exogenous… Continue Reading →

4 Potential Chemical Peel Benefits + the Various Types to Consider for Skin Health

Thinking of visiting your dermatologist for a chemical peel? Then you’re probably wondering if there’s actually any evidence that a chemical peels is good for your skin, or if peels are really just a waste of money and a bunch… Continue Reading →

6 Ways to Boost ACL Tear Recovery

ACL tears and sprains are some of the most common injuries among athletes who play “high-risk sports,” including basketball, soccer and football, as well as skiing. But believe it or not, the majority of ACL injuries occur through non-contact mechanisms,… Continue Reading →

Torn Meniscus Symptoms, Causes & Natural Treatments

Torn meniscus and other meniscal tears are common sports and fitness injuries that vary in symptoms and severity, including the amount of pain they cause. Why are athletes susceptible to knee pain, runner’s knee and injuries that cause meniscus tears? Because contact… Continue Reading →

5 Soapwort Uses & Benefits (Cleaning, Skin Care & Beyond)

The soapwort plant is most well-known for creating a foamy lather that has gentle cleansing properties. In fact, soapwort is one of the most concentrated sources of compounds called saponins in the world, which studies suggest fight bacteria, inflammation and… Continue Reading →

Tips for Building Muscle on Keto (Yes, It’s Possible!)

Can you build muscle on keto? Or does going low-carb always mean you’re bound to experience muscle loss? When it comes to the connection between the keto diet and muscle loss, findings from various studies might surprise you. There’s now good… Continue Reading →

6+ Hydrotherapy Benefits (Pain Relief Is #1)

A 2014 report published in the North American Journal of Medicinal Sciences tells us that “The use of water for various treatments (hydrotherapy) is probably as old as mankind.” The history of hydrotherapy as a medicinal practice dates at least… Continue Reading →

Plant-Based Diet: Disease-Protective + Promotes Major Weight Loss

Harvard Medical School — which considers their own Harvard Healthy Eating Plan to be one example of a balanced, plant-based diet — reports that “The latest and best scientific evidence shows that a plant-based diet rich in vegetables, whole grains,… Continue Reading →

6 Potential Health Benefits of Mistletoe (Plus, Its History)

For most people, mistletoe brings to mind none other than Christmas. But besides serving as a festive holiday decoration, did you know that mistletoe is also used in herbal medicine and has been for hundreds of years? It’s a little known… Continue Reading →

Is the Keto Diet Safe?

Starting in the 1970s, when the Atkin’s Diet book was first published, low-carb diets have caught the attention of many people trying to lose weight and improve their health. The ketogenic diet (KD), which is both very low in carbohydrates… Continue Reading →

Arugula: Top 10 Arugula Benefits for the Heart, Gut & More

What are the health benefits of arugula? This vegetable is an immune-boosting vegetable that packs a nutritional punch, especially considering its tiny number of calories. Like other leafy greens, arugula salad is one of the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat,… Continue Reading →

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