Health

Beta 1,3/1,6 Glucans and Immune Health

Beta-glucans are naturally occurring polysaccharides which are found in the cell wall of fungi and yeasts. However, modern agricultural practices and processes have removed the majority of the beta-glucans in our diet. In the Victorian era, even though infant mortality was high, research suggests that following childhood, life expectancy was...
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The Role of Nutritional Supplements in Immune Health

Good health cannot exist independently from a strong immune system. Every minute of every day, this complex system is under constant attack from pollution, germs, viruses or stress. A weakened immune system is susceptible not only to colds, flu and infections, but also to more serious health conditions. Various factors...
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Brain Nutrients

DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, is one of the nutrients required by the brain during the crucial early stages of development in the womb. This omega-3 fatty acid is the primary building block and most abundant fatty acid in the brain, influencing cellular communication and the action of neurotransmitters. An adequate...
Diseases & Conditions

Kava Kava for Anxiety and Depression

Kava kava (Piper methysticum) is a popular medicinal plant, which hails form he south pacific islands. The islanders there have used it as a treatment for a variety of mental health issues, over the centuries, which includes depression, anxiety and insomnia. Kava kava active ingredients are kavalactones, which have been...
Health

Essential Oils For Sleep

If you often experience sleeping problems, instead of popping sleeping pills, you can use essential oils, which are a much healthier option. These oils can help you to unwind and relax before you go sleep and even sleep deeper. The quality of your sleep can be influenced by many things...
Fitness

What are superfoods?

Superfood is a group of products in which the concentration of nutrients exceeds the concentration of nutrients in 99% of other foods. Superfoods are commonly referred to as something between food and medicine. Superfood’s description and definition sounds as if you’re reading about some super healthy supplement, but it’s still...
Health

Dairy Is Like Heroin

In recent years, some research has come out demonstrating that casein in cow’s milk may sometimes break down into peptides called casomorphins. These peptides have opioid structures, leading to the popular (though as of yet unfounded) conclusion that dairy may act like opioids in the human body. Soon the headlines...
Health

White Flour Turns to Glue in the Gut

One of the myths that originally prompted me to write this book is the persistent myth that white flour turns into glue in the gut, binding, clogging, and coating the stomach and intestines. Those who make this claim often advocate for consuming whole grain flour or other whole grain foods...
Weight Loss

Carbohydrates Make You Fat

  Mark Sisson famously referred to 150+ grams of carbohydrates a day as producing “insidious weight gain,” and Gary Taubes’ best-selling book, Good Calories, Bad Calories, tells the reader over and over (and over and over) that carbohydrates make us fat. The believers of the Dr. Atkins dietary principles, the...
Diseases & Conditions

Sugar Causes Cancer

  The “sugar causes cancer” myth is popular these days. Cancer is pretty scary to most people. Nobody really wants to get sick with cancer. And we want to have the security of knowing that we can protect ourselves from it. Thus, the simple claim that sugar causes cancer appeals...
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