Cutting out sugar: How to deal with sugar detox symptoms

The average American consumes 270 calories of added sugars, which translates to roughly 17 teaspoons daily. This amount is a far cry from the amount recommended in the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines, which notes that less than 10 percent of a person’s daily caloric intake should come from added sugars. According to the American Heart Association, this translates to roughly no more … Continue reading Cutting out sugar: How to deal with sugar detox symptoms

This common mineral helps lower insulin resistance in people with Type 2 diabetes

Magnesium is one of the most abundant minerals in Nature. It can even be found inside the human body. Magnesium is an essential mineral because the body needs it but can’t produce it. It is involved in over 300 bodily processes, including the production of health-supporting antioxidants like glutathione and the metabolism of vitamin D. In addition, magnesium … Continue reading This common mineral helps lower insulin resistance in people with Type 2 diabetes

Nicotine’s “Kryptonite” – A beautiful, velvety bean that grows in tropical climates

You probably remember “Kryptonite” from the Superman movies. It was that greenish-hued crystal that drains Superman’s powers, while being harmless to humans. Now think of how powerful the nicotine addiction is, well that is, until it “meets” mucuna pruriens, an amazing bean that grows on planet Earth, that actually drains the power of the addiction, by raising dopamine levels … Continue reading Nicotine’s “Kryptonite” – A beautiful, velvety bean that grows in tropical climates

Proactive stroke prevention: Keep your brain healthy by strengthening your heart

Maintaining heart health is crucial to your overall well-being. But did you know that keeping your heart healthy is also key to boosting your brain health? Your brain health is tied to your heart health Stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide while dementia is fifth. However, while “Alzheimer’s disease” and “dementia” are used interchangeably, the two … Continue reading Proactive stroke prevention: Keep your brain healthy by strengthening your heart

Dairy products can increase the risk of cancer, but these plant-based diets can REDUCE it

A study published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association shows that dairy products may increase the risk of prostate cancer but plant-based diets may decrease that risk. Mayo Clinic researchers based their findings on previous studies that examined the link between certain diets and prostate cancer risk. “Our review highlighted a cause for concern with high consumption … Continue reading Dairy products can increase the risk of cancer, but these plant-based diets can REDUCE it

Fight the coronavirus with proper diet and good nutrition

Good nutrition is key to maintaining a healthy immune system and boosting its ability to fight infectious diseases. Therefore, eating a well-balanced diet is especially important during this pandemic that’s caused by the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). In a paper published in the Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, researchers from Aga Khan University in Pakistan explored the relevance of good nutrition to immune health and … Continue reading Fight the coronavirus with proper diet and good nutrition

Listen to the experts: Antibiotics DAMAGE immune system function, warn researchers

Even with the greater attention that has been paid in recent years to the problem of antibiotic overuse and superbugs, these drugs continue to be prescribed heavily, with roughly 40 percent of adults and 70 percent of children being given antibiotics each year. While there is no question that there are some cases where they … Continue reading Listen to the experts: Antibiotics DAMAGE immune system function, warn researchers

Follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly to stay healthy during coronavirus lockdowns

The extended Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdowns have changed the routines of regular Americans. Many now sleep in and wake up in the afternoon instead of waking up early and preparing to go to work, thanks to the remote work setups and lockdowns meant to slow the spread of the disease. This change in routine, however, negatively affects … Continue reading Follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly to stay healthy during coronavirus lockdowns

Leafy greens for better health: Plant-based diets found to relieve symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Emerging research points to a helpful role of plant-based diets in managing certain chronic health conditions. For instance, some studies indicate that adopting a plant-based diet could help ease pain and inflammation linked to rheumatoid arthritis, a lifelong condition that affects the joints. In a major breakthrough, a team of researchers from the George Washington University School of Medicine … Continue reading Leafy greens for better health: Plant-based diets found to relieve symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Diabetes prevention: Following a 16-week vegan diet boosts gut microbes linked to body weight and blood sugar management

Scientists have known for a while now that eating more plants and cutting back on meat can ward off diabetes or help in the management of the disease. But recent research offers new information on the possible mechanisms behind such a diet’s beneficial effects on diabetes: the proliferation of gut bacteria. In a major breakthrough, scientists from the … Continue reading Diabetes prevention: Following a 16-week vegan diet boosts gut microbes linked to body weight and blood sugar management