The Importance of Healthy Fats for Nutrient Absorption

  Since the 1960s, Americans have been obsessed with cutting all fat out of our diets. In that same time frame, rates of obesity and diabetes skyrocketed across all socioeconomic groups. How is it possible that reducing fat intake coincided with a 300% rise in obesity and a 700% increase in diabetes?[1, 2] It’s almost as if … Continue reading The Importance of Healthy Fats for Nutrient Absorption

New Study Suggests Vitamin D is Better than Vaccines at Preventing Flu

The Times of London recently published an article covering the effects of Vitamin D in children as a flu preventative [1]. Researchers at Japan’s Jikei University School of Medicine in Tokyo conducted the double blind, fully randomized study during the 2008-2009 winter season [2]. All said, 354 children whom participated in the study were administered 1200 IUs … Continue reading New Study Suggests Vitamin D is Better than Vaccines at Preventing Flu

Is Vitamin C Really as Effective as Exercise?

When it comes to encouraging good health, it’s hard to beat exercise. Hundreds of health benefits are associated with physical activity, ranging from weight loss to mood support. Even if you are eating a 100% organic, raw vegan diet, without exercise you’re missing an integral piece of the puzzle. A recent study presented at the American … Continue reading Is Vitamin C Really as Effective as Exercise?

What Are Coenzymes and How Are They Vital to Your Health?

Coenzymes are required in many enzymatic and metabolic processes in your body, in plants, and in animals. Without coenzymes, inactive enzymes would be unable to convert into their active forms to catalyze reactions, such as breaking down food for energy. Coenzymes are essential for normal and specialized cellular functions and your overall health. One of … Continue reading What Are Coenzymes and How Are They Vital to Your Health?

Health Benefits of Blue Green Algae

Organic blue-green algae is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. Two varieties, spirulina and Aphanizomenon flos-aquae, are the most consumed forms of blue green algae; which has superfood status due to high concentrations of proteins, vitamins and nutrients. [1] How is Blue-Green Algae Cultivated? Most blue-green algae products contain Aphanizomenon flos-aquae harvested … Continue reading Health Benefits of Blue Green Algae

Does Quick Weight Loss Exist?

Thousands of diet gurus are standing by right now to trade their weight loss plans for your hard earned dollars. Unfortunately, to the contrary of the advertisements, gimmicks and gadgets never add up to a permanent weight loss solution. The quickest way to lose weight is to eat healthy, exercise daily, and, depending on your … Continue reading Does Quick Weight Loss Exist?

Quick Superfood Recipes: 4 Ingredient Zucchini Tater Tots

What ingredients come to mind when someone says, “tater tots”? Taters, of course. How about zucchini? No? Well, that’s about to change. This vegan recipe is healthy, gluten-free, and tastes amazing. It only takes four ingredients and you probably have them in your kitchen right now. Zucchini tater tots are healthier and taste way better than … Continue reading Quick Superfood Recipes: 4 Ingredient Zucchini Tater Tots

Vitamin C May Be Beneficial for Asthmatic Children, Study Suggests

Vitamin C is often thought of as a sort of wonder supplement many of us turn to it when we start to feel sick. Whether it’s orange juice to ease a cold, or fizzy tablets as a pre-flight precaution, vitamin C is there when we need it. While it’s also no secret that children can … Continue reading Vitamin C May Be Beneficial for Asthmatic Children, Study Suggests

Study: Folic Acid in Early Pregnancy Associated With Reduced Risk of Severe Language Delay in Children

Pediatricians will tell you how important it is for expectant mothers to take prenatal vitamins during pregnancy. Pregnancy is a time when it’s essential for mothers and their developing babies have access to all the vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients their bodies require. Among the most important of these essential nutrients is folic acid, sometimes also … Continue reading Study: Folic Acid in Early Pregnancy Associated With Reduced Risk of Severe Language Delay in Children

7 Important Functions of Vitamin B-12

fIt’s estimated nearly 40% of the American population suffers from B12 levels that are too low. [1] With low B12 levels, your brain doesn’t work quite right and more often than not you’re suffering from chronic fatigue. But vitamin B12 does more than just support healthy energy levels. Its multiplexity of functionality is mirrored in its wide range … Continue reading 7 Important Functions of Vitamin B-12