You Can Reverse Aging Now with the Antioxidant Glutathione

You Can Reverse Aging Now with the Antioxidant Glutathione

Aging is the result of oxidative stress in which the production of free radicals is out of balance with the more protective antioxidants. And the more oxidative stress we have the quicker we age. It damages our cells and...

Constant Dieters Might Be Choosing The Wrong Way To Lose Weight

Constant Dieters Might Be Choosing The Wrong Way To Lose Weight

Dieters looking for a healthier substitute of their favorite high-fat food – such as a bag of potato chips – typically have two choices in the grocery aisle: a smaller package of the exact same food or a larger portion of a “light” version.

How to Heal Your Gut After Antibiotic Use

How to Heal Your Gut After Antibiotic Use

If you’ve ever taken a course of antibiotics, then you’re probably familiar with some of the side effects of these drugs, including gastrointestinal distress, overgrowth of harmful bac­teria in the intestines, and the resulting diarrhea. For many people the aftermath of taking antibiotics is...

Is Body Weight Affected By When You Eat?

Most diet and health advice is broadly based on the assumption that a calorie is a calorie (and it doesn’t matter when they’re consumed).

Here's How The Body Reacts To One-off Overeating

Major Depressive Episodes Are Way More Common Than We Knew

Whether it’s a summer barbecue with friends, your favourite fast food takeaway, or Christmas dinner, we can probably all recall times when we’ve eaten more food in one sitting than we needed to.

Love Avocados? Thank The Toxodon

 Love Avocados? Thank The Toxodon

Given avocado’s popularity today, it’s hard to believe that we came close to not having them in our supermarkets at all.

Are Your Food Cravings Based on Emotional or Physical Needs?

Food Cravings Based on Emotional & Physical Needs?

Food cravings often stem from basic unmet needs for fun, excitement, or love -- issues most would consider "normal" and within our power to self-heal. Some people's food cravings remain constant; for example, they always crave ice cream. Other people go through "food kicks" in different weeks.

Why One-size-fits-all Diets Don’t Work

Why One-size-fits-all Diets Don’t Work

In the UK, around one in three adults are obese and many more are overweight. In the US, around two in five adults and nearly one in five children are obese.

6 Things You Need To Know About Your Vitamin D Levels

Six Things You Need To Know About Your Vitamin D Levels

Vitamin D has emerged as “the vitamin of the decade”, with a long and growing list of maladies supposedly caused through its absence or prevented through its bountiful supply.

Why Picky Eaters May Not Grow Out Of It

Why Picky Eaters May Not Grow Out Of It

If your preschooler pushes their dinner plate away or wages battles against taking another bite of a vegetable they don’t like, they may not grow out of it anytime soon, according to a new study.

How To Stay Safe In Restaurants and Cafés

How To Stay Safe In Restaurants And Cafes

Now we have fewer cases of COVID-19, and restrictions are lifting, many of us are thinking of rejuvenating our social lives by heading to our local cafe or favourite restaurant.

What's The Best Diet For Weight Loss?

What's The Best Diet For Weight Loss?

When it comes to weight loss, there are no magic tricks that guarantee success. What works for you is likely to be different to what works for your partner, neighbour or workmate.

Is Seltzer Water Healthy?

Is Seltzer Water Healthy?

My health conscious friends and colleagues tell me that they need an alternative to soda but plain water is too boring.

Sugar Addiction: A Refined Dependency on Sugar

Sugar Addiction: Like A Kid in a Candy Store

Sugar is not only the most prevalent addiction in our society, but it's also the least recognized and one of the hardest to kick. Yet almost no one calls sugar an addictive substance. What's truly frightening about it is that sugar is found in practically every food product on the grocery store shelf. Are we a society of unknowing addicts? Perhaps.

Color Code Eating: A Way of Life and A Path to Health

Color Code Eating: A Way of Life and A Path to Health

Americans seem constantly to be on diets -- grapefruit diets, cabbage diets, low-carb diets, high-protein diets, raw food diets, you name it. The elusive goal of these many plans is weight loss. Yet we have the fattest society ever...

What Is A Brain Freeze?

What Is A Brain Freeze?

Has this ever happened to you? You’re eating a delicious ice cream cone or frozen lemonade, so cold and sweet and suddenly, bam, brain freeze! What happened?

Now Is A Great Time To Try Pickling

Now Is A Great Time To Try Pickling

Pickling foods in vinegar or fermenting them in brine is one of the oldest food preservation methods. The earliest archeological evidence comes from Ancient Mesopotania and the Tigris River Valley more than 4,000 years ago.

How To Attain Radiant Health, Longevity, and Your Full Potential

Attaining Radiant Health (also known as Health Beyond Danger)

One of the great secrets of a long, satisfying, and happy life, according to Eastern wisdom, is to focus on health instead of disease. This is the psychological basis of the art of radiant health. Develop the attitude of radiant health, and radiant health can be attained surprisingly easily.

How to Use Essential Oils for Healing

How to Use Essential Oils as a Healing Modality

Knowledge has been handed down through the ages regarding the contributions that essential oils can make in our lives. Some of the stories originated in our grandmothers' tales, some were told by wise sages, while others were revealed by those deeply in touch with the plants. Essential oils are established and revered as a reliable and resourceful healing modality.

Essential Oils as Aromatics, in Healing, and for Pleasure

Essential Oils as Aromatics, in Healing, and for Pleasure

Our ancestors were extremely awe-inspiring in the ways they incorporated essential oils into not just healing and saving lives, but in every aspect of their daily routines and healing methods. Herbs, plants, and the oils derived from them, were the main components of healing in every culture on earth for hundreds of thousands of years.

Will Home Cooking Make A Comeback?

Will Home Cooking Make A comeback?

These are unprecedented times. As we deal with the current coronavirus pandemic, we find our regular routines and habits altered and disrupted.

How To Keep Your Gut Microbiome Healthy To Fight COVID-19

How To Keep Your Gut Microbiome Healthy To Fight COVID-19

As well as protecting yourself from the virus on the outside, you can also build up your defences from the inside by strengthening your immune system. Many people, especially the young, develop only very mild disease.

Building a New Foundation: Eating Healthfully and Simply

Building a New Foundation: Eating Healthfully and Simply
Each day that you choose to eat healthfully and simply— selecting whole, unprocessed foods from the earth and bal­ancing your foods—know that you are building a new foun­dation for yourself. At first, this foundation may feel wobbly, as it is new to you, but every time you make the choice to follow through...

Answers About Healthy Foods, Fats, Fiber, and a Vegetarian Diet

Answers About Healthy Foods, Fats, Fiber, and a Vegetarian Diet
More and more health professionals are encouraging consumers to cut back on fat, and vegetarian meals are finding a welcome place in the lives of more Americans. This does not mean that all Americans are becoming vegetarians, but many are now eating meatless meals at least several times a week.

The Science Behind Probiotics And Choosing One That Works

The Science Behind Probiotics And Choosing One That Works

We have trillions of bacteria living on or in us – and over 80% of these live in our gut. Over thousands of years of co-evolution, we have developed a way of working together with our bacteria, which play a hugely important role in our bodies.

The 6 Healing Secrets of Food

The 6 Healing Secrets of Food
We are being cheated nutritionally. Food constitutes a six-part gift, but all we're hearing about is one thing. But this skewed perspective, focusing solely on the physiological aspects of food, has become the norm. I call our one-sided, limited view the Dark Ages of nutrition.

Five Surprising Benefits Of A Plant-Based Diet

Five Surprising Benefits Of A Plant-Based Diet

Many of the important benefits of a plant-based diet – particularly for climate health and animals – are well known. Yet despite the science being very clear, there remains confusion about the impact on human health.

Should Vegans Avoid Avocados and Almonds?

Should Vegans Avoid Avocados and Almonds?
Vegans avoid animal products. For strict vegans this means avoiding honey because of the exploitation of bees. That seems to imply that vegans should also avoid vegetables like avocados that involve exploiting bees in their production.

Is It OK For Teens To Drink Coffee?

Is It OK For Teens To Drink Coffee?
When my daughter was around 14 years old, she began to ask if she could have a cup of coffee in the morning like Mom and Dad.

How To Make Better Espresso

How To Make Better Espresso
A new approach can help you make the perfect shot of espresso, researchers report.

How Food Fraud Is Hidden In Plain Sight

How Food Fraud Is Hidden In Plain Sight
The globalization of the food chain has resulted in increased complexity and diminished transparency and trust into how and where our foods are grown, harvested, processed and by whom.

Why Do Onions Make You Cry?

Why Do Onions Make You Cry?

Onions are grown and used all over the world, and anyone who has cut into one knows that it can make you cry.

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