9 JUNE 2017

Does Eating Affect Your Thinking?

A nutrition-filled diet isn’t just good for the body; it’s great for the brain, too. What you eat affects how your immune system works, how your genes work, and how your body responds to stress. Drew Ramsey, MD, a psychiatrist and an assistant clinical professor at Columbia University says, by helping people shape their diets, we can […]

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5 JUNE 2017

10 Low-Carb Ways to Serve Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are not new, in fact, chia was believed to have been used as a standard crop of the Aztec people primarily because of its high nutritional content. The seed has made a comeback with even more force than in the 1970s and 80s when  it was then mainly used as the little seed […]

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2 JUNE 2017

What it means to be low carb?

Walk through any supermarket, and the low-carb claims scream from packages. Asher’s Chocolates boasts “LOW CARBS!” in bright yellow letters on its sugar-free pecan and caramel bar. GeniSoy’s new chip boldly carries the words “Low Carb Tortilla Chips” in big green letters. On the corner of the box of Aramana pasta mix is the phrase […]

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27 MAY 2017

Why You Should Take Digestive Enzymes

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all of our guts were so healthy and perfect that we never needed to worry about what we ate? Ah, dreams. That’s not the world we live in folks, and I find that many people come to a paleo diet out of concern for their health and because of some […]

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21 MAY 2017

Do Nutrient Deficiencies Cause Cravings?

Cravings are defined as intense, urgent or abnormal desires or longings. Not only are they very common, but they’re also arguably one of the most intense feelings you can experience when it comes to food. Some believe that cravings are caused by nutrient deficiencies and view them as the body’s way to correct them. Yet […]

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18 MAY 2017

Is Pink Himalayan Salt Better Than Regular Salt?

Pink Himalayan salt is a pink-colored salt extracted from the Khewra Salt Mine, which is located near the Himalayas in Pakistan. The Khewra Salt Mine is one of the oldest and largest salt mines in the world. The pink Himalayan salt harvested from this mine is believed to have been formed millions of years ago […]

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21 APRIL 2017

The Best Way to Wash Fruit and Vegetables

How might we reduce our exposure to pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables? What about staying away from imported produce? Well, it turns out domestic produce may be even worse, dispelling the notion that imported fruits and vegetables pose greater potential health risks to consumers. Buying organic dramatically reduces dietary exposure to pesticides, but it […]

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19 APRIL 2017

Health Benefits of Stevia, The Sugar Substitute

The Stevia plant with its ‘sweet leaf’ is a sugar substitute and also incredibly good for you. Unlike sugar, it doesn’t create an insulin response and actually nourishes the pancreas, which helps regulate blood sugar. The leaf is 30 times sweeter than sugar, while extracts are 300-400 times sweeter. This is good for the sugar […]

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