5 Remedies for Leaky Gut

Digestion is a complex process with many moving parts, and there are many steps along the way for something to go wrong. One of the more increasingly common disorders is a condition known as “leaky gut.”Leaky gut, otherwise known as intestinal hyperpermeability, is when perforations develop and allow undigested food and toxins to pass back into … Continue reading 5 Remedies for Leaky Gut

Vegan Snacks Spotlight: The Health Benefits of Pecans

A vegan lifestyle can offer much in the way of health benefits, but it’s not without its challenges. A common problem for many vegans is incorporating a sufficient amount of protein and healthy fats into their diet. Many nuts are able to deliver that much-needed protein, but when it comes to a snack, I always … Continue reading Vegan Snacks Spotlight: The Health Benefits of Pecans

Healthy Nuts: Pecans vs Walnuts

For their role in heart and cardiovascular health, walnuts have received a great deal of attention in recent years. However, they aren’t the only healthy nut option around. When it comes to nutrition, pecans can go toe-to-toe with walnuts in the way they protect the heart and mind, support weight loss, and promote weight management. … Continue reading Healthy Nuts: Pecans vs Walnuts

8 Ways to Manage Holiday Stress

People young and old look forward to the holidays, but once the festivities draw near, the things we eagerly anticipated can become major stressors. In fact, an estimated 80% of Americans expect to feel stressed during the holidays.[1] There are holiday parties, out of state trips, inclement weather, gifts to buy, dinners with family or friends, … Continue reading 8 Ways to Manage Holiday Stress

10 Facts about Calcium

Did you know that calcium accounts for around 1.5 to 2 percent of your body weight? This vital mineral is perhaps best known to strengthen bones, teeth, the heart, and slash your risk of developing a number of diseases. On the contrary, a calcium deficiency can lead to common conditions like hypertension, seizures, and much more. Perhaps … Continue reading 10 Facts about Calcium

What Is Calcium?

Calcium is, quite simply, an essential element that is highly important for living organisms to survive. This includes humans and 1.5 to 2% of a human’s overall body weight consists of the element calcium. Represented by the elemental symbol of ‘Ca’, a certain amount of calcium is required each day in order to avoid a … Continue reading What Is Calcium?

The Health Benefits of Catalase

The catalase enzyme is so critical to our health that it is found in nearly every living organism on the planet that is exposed to oxygen. This antioxidant enzyme can catalyze the conversion of hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen. Hydrogen peroxide is a by-product of cell metabolism, which serves some useful functions including healthy immune … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Catalase

The Health Benefits of Alpha Galactosidase

Beans, greens (especially cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower) and heavy carbohydrate-laden foods can cause gassiness and bloating. These foods have carbohydrates that are linked to proteins or fats (known as glycoproteins or glycolipids) which aren’t effectively broken down in the gut; these poorly-digested particles then serve as a food source for intestinal bacteria. These … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Alpha Galactosidase

The Health Benefits of Phytase

Phytase is an enzyme that has the ability to liberate the phosphate and mineral residues from phytic acid (phytate), a compound formed during the maturation process of plant seeds and grains that is commonly found in plant-based foods. Roughly two thirds of the phosphorous present in plant based foods (cereal, wheat and various grains) is … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Phytase

The Health Benefits of Beta-Glucanase

Beta-Glucanase represents a group of carbohydrate enzymes which break down glycosidic bonds within beta-glucan. These glucans also create up to 60% of the cell wall of many forms of fungal organisms such as Candida albicans and candidal biofilm (the common experience of candida in the gut). Beta glucans are a polysaccharide made of glucose molecules linked together … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Beta-Glucanase