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

The 1,200 calorie diet: How to lose weight the healthy way

One of the better ways to lose weight is through reducing calorie intake. One low-calorie diet, in particular, requires cutting consumption to 1,200 calories. Called the 1,200 calorie diet, this diet option is not like other diet strategies such as the ketogenic diet — it targets no specific food group. Instead, what matters is that you keep within the 1,200 calorie mark. But this … Continue reading The 1,200 calorie diet: How to lose weight the healthy way

Keeping your gut flora healthy is the key to maintaining good health

Keeping a well-balanced gut microbial composition is key to controlling hunger, managing weight and maintaining good overall health, according to a recent study. Chinese researchers discussed the concept behind the gut flora-centric theory (GFCT), a new hypothesis that focuses on the biological motivation of why humans need to eat food every day. The GFCT was born from the experience of … Continue reading Keeping your gut flora healthy is the key to maintaining good health

Experts: A balanced, optimal immune system is key to avoiding coronavirus

With COVID-19 still ravaging the entire world, medical experts have emphasized the importance of not just social distancing and proper hygiene, but also of a healthy, balanced immune system. The latter is especially important, according to Rafael Máñez, head of the intensive care unit at Bellvitge University Hospital, near Barcelona, Spain, because of COVID-19’s “severe” phase, which happens … Continue reading Experts: A balanced, optimal immune system is key to avoiding coronavirus

5 Effective ways to boost immunity during the coronavirus outbreak

The new coronavirus disease is a highly contagious viral respiratory infection that is rapidly spreading across the globe. As of this writing, cases continue to rise by the thousands. Experts deduce that the exponential growth of the disease may be influenced by several factors, such as personal hygiene and immunity. But despite the staggering number … Continue reading 5 Effective ways to boost immunity during the coronavirus outbreak

What’s an anti-inflammatory diet? Understand its benefits and which type is right for you

These days, you can find many “anti-inflammatory diets” – some, even touted by big names. They all share the same basic idea — consume healthy foods that fight inflammation in the body while avoiding unhealthy edibles that may trigger that process. Inflammation is a process of the immune system that protects the body against disease. It is … Continue reading What’s an anti-inflammatory diet? Understand its benefits and which type is right for you

A healthy lifestyle is the main key in managing (and even treating) hypertension, according to Ayurveda

Ayurveda is an ancient form of natural medicine that originated from India. It is similar to traditional Chinese medicine and homeopathic medicine, and it relies purely on natural therapies. In an article written by researchers from India, they reviewed available Ayurvedic literature to understand the physiology of blood pressure and the cause and development of hypertension from an Ayurvedic perspective. … Continue reading A healthy lifestyle is the main key in managing (and even treating) hypertension, according to Ayurveda

Study says dementia affects even those who are “highly educated” – natural treatments are the answer

Many factors can increase your risk of developing dementia, and there are those who believe that having a higher education can help lower your risk for this condition. However, according to an enlightening study, your education before you reach 20 years old is the crucial factor that can help protect you from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The study was published … Continue reading Study says dementia affects even those who are “highly educated” – natural treatments are the answer

Bring down high cholesterol levels naturally

The natural way is the best way to do things. When it comes to improving cholesterol levels, a combination of eating the right foods and regular physical exercise will achieve much faster and better results than taking expensive pharmaceutical drugs or undergoing time-consuming therapies. Managing your cholesterol levels on a day-to-day basis is a tough chore. You might get … Continue reading Bring down high cholesterol levels naturally

Overall health starts in your gut, and gut health starts with probiotics and fiber, according to Chinese study

Numerous studies have shown that having a healthy, balanced diet is something that most people should strive for. After all, a good diet is the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle that will help prevent most diseases and conditions. Now there’s a new study from China that shows how the effects of a good diet on … Continue reading Overall health starts in your gut, and gut health starts with probiotics and fiber, according to Chinese study