Consumption of WBB was found to significantly improve memory and attentional aspects of EF. This indicates that a flavonoid-rich blueberry product, equivalent to 240 g or 1½ cups of fresh blueberries can provide acute cognitive benefits in children. These findings support accumulating evidence that flavonoid-rich products are beneficial for healthy brain function, particularly during critical developmental periods.
Without the drug, mature and aged mice performed worse on the tests than young ones did. But after the elderly animals were given THC, their performances improved to the point that they resembled those of young, untreated mice. “The effects were very robust, very profound,” Zimmer says.
The prevalence of allergic rhinitis is increasing globally due to various causes. It affects the quality life of a large group of people in all around the world. Allergic rhinitis still remains inadequately controlled with present medical means. The need of continuous medical therapy makes individuals anxious about the side effects of the drugs. So there is a need for an alternative strategy. Effects of spirulina, tinospora cordifolia and butterbur were investigated recently on allergic rhinitis in just very few investigations.
Probiotics have proven beneficial in a number of immune-mediated and allergic diseases. Several human studies have evaluated the efficacy of probiotics in allergic rhinitis; however, evidence for their use has yet to be firmly established. The current systematic review seeks to synthesize the results of available randomized trials.
A team led by Shelley Gray, a pharmacist at the University of Washington’s School of Pharmacy, tracked nearly 3,500 men and women ages 65 and older who took part in Adult Changes in Thought (ACT), a long-term study conducted by the University of Washington and Group Health, a Seattle healthcare system. They used Group Health’s pharmacy records to determine all the drugs, both prescription and over-the-counter, that each participant took the 10 years before starting the study.
Over the years “Iceman” Wim Hof has put a number of extraordinary achievements to his name, including 21 Guinness World Records. Here are some of his most memorable achievements. Running a half marathon above the Arctic Circle, barefoot only wearing shorts, Swimming underneath ice for 66 meters, Hanging on one finger at an altitude of 2,000 meters, Climbing the highest mountains in the world while wearing shorts, Running a full marathon in the Namib Desert without drinking, Standing in a container while covered in ice cubes for extended periods of time.
The present study demonstrates that, through practicing techniques learned in a short-term training program, the sympathetic nervous system and immune system can indeed be voluntarily influenced. Healthy volunteers practicing the learned techniques exhibited profound increases in the release of epinephrine, which in turn led to increased production of anti-inflammatory mediators and subsequent dampening of the proinflammatory cytokine response elicited by intravenous administration of bacterial endotoxin.
Wim holds the world record for the longest ice bath (1 hour and 53 minutes and 12 seconds), just to name one of his many impressive feats. Dr. Patrick and Wim talk a bit about Wim's back story that culminated in him trying out cold water immersion, the 2014 scientific publication of the “Wim Hof Method” which includes cold exposure during training, exposure to bacterial endotoxin, Wim's breathing techniques, and meditation.
A sauna may do more than just make you sweat. A new study suggests men who engaged in frequent sauna use had reduced risks of fatal cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality, according to a new article.
In the male population studied, moderate to high frequency of sauna bathing was associated with lowered risks of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Further studies are warranted to establish the potential mechanisms linking sauna bathing and memory diseases.
High exposure to glyphosate-based herbicides increased the risk for non-Hodgkin lymphoma by 41%. In this case, high exposure refers to a level a farmer that dispenses the herbicide would be exposed to.
A ketone body called beta-hydroxybutyrate, that is produced during fasting or a ketogenic diet, protects the vascular system. This molecule produced during fasting or calorie restriction has anti-aging effects on the vascular system, which could reduce the occurrence and severity of human diseases related to blood vessels, such as cardiovascular disease, according to a new study.
This study aimed to compare changes in genes expression associated with inflammation and apoptosis in response to heat stress caused by sauna between people with varying cardiorespiratory fitness levels.
The most commonly consumed vitamin and mineral supplements provide no consistent health benefit or harm, suggests a new study led by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital and the University of Toronto. Published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the systematic review of existing data and single randomized control trials published in English from January 2012 to October 2017 found that multivitamins, vitamin D, calcium and vitamin C—the most common supplements—showed no advantage or added risk in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, heart attack, stroke or premature death. Generally, vitamin and mineral supplements are taken to add to nutrients that are found in food.
Stress can lead to anxiety and symptoms of depression, which are caused, in part, by neuroinflammatory processes. Studies in mice by a team at the University of Colorado Boulder have now shown how injections of the bacterium Mycobacterium vaccae can prevent these stress-related inflammatory responses in the brain and reduce stress-induced anxiety behavior.
By now you’ve heard all the reasons to go plant-based or vegan. Or so you thought. On today’s podcast, Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown discusses his company’s rise as a producer of plant-based meat replacements, heat he’s facing from Big Beef and why even professional athletes are choosing Beyond burgers over the real thing.
The health benefits of whiskey include its ability to aid in weight loss, slow down the onset of dementia, improve heart health, prevent and manage diabetes, increase HDL cholesterol, fight against cancer, eliminate blood clots, and strengthen the immune system. Generally, whiskey is one of the healthiest forms of alcohol available.
If you’re searching for a brain boost in pill form, your hunt may lead you to nootropics. Nootropics get their name from the Greek word for “mind," and manufacturers claim they enhance focus, memory, and cognitive function.
While cognitive abilities naturally decline with age, eating one serving of leafy green vegetables a day may aid in preserving memory and thinking skills as a person grows older, according to a study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. The study results were published in the Dec. 20, issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Stanford scientists have identified a small group of neurons that communicates goings-on in the brain’s respiratory control center to the structure responsible for generating arousal throughout the brain.
The changed landscape in obesity and dietary patterns suggests a need to reassess the dominant diet-heart paradigm and related dietary recommendations, ie, the strategy of replacing total and saturated fats with carbohydrates.
This may be further evidence that it is the processed foods and refined sugar that can make saturated fat dangerous but in the absence of that junk food saturated fat is not bad (however, other genetic factors can also be important here). Many of the studies out there do not differentiate between a person eating a low refined-carb/high-saturated fat diet and the standard American diet.
One of the biggest problems people face today is their weight management. So many struggle with trying to lose weight and achieve the fitness goals they desire. While everyone's body is different, this is most likely due to several factors. It can be a combination of improper diet and lack of exercise and/or environmental exposures to toxins and heavy metals that disrupt proper thyroid function. Whatever your weight management factors are, there are natural ways to solve these problems and fast track your fitness!
All of us have either used a sauna or seen someone use one on tv or in a movie. Most of the time we think of saunas making us sweat to lose weight and body fat, but regular sauna use can provide many more benefits to our body than that. Some even more beneficial to our health than weight-loss alone.
It’s a well-known fact that writing your goals out and making a plan increases your ability to achieve them. This same outline can be applied to your physical fitness and exercise goals. Whether you are training for a physique contest, building strength for powerlifting, or just trying to get back into your favorite clothes. Planning your workouts out and sticking with your plan can maximize your results. Seeing these results first hand is added fuel to your fire to keep you pushing forward and keep you chasing after your goals!
We all know sleep is important. Sleep is essential for our bodies to function properly and just as important as eating healthy and exercising. When you sleep, your brain signals your body to release hormones and compounds that help decrease the risk for health conditions, manage your hunger levels, maintain proper immune function and retain memory. But, did you know your sleep could be affecting your fitness goals and your gains in the gym?
From professional athletes to recreational sports competitors, some are always looking for a performance edge. This results in some seeking out banned performance-enhancing substances. These synthetic substances alter the athlete or competitor's body in a way that was not possible without it. Resulting in increased strength, endurance, and overall increased performance. Many of these substances called "PED's" or "Performance Enhancing Drugs" can have negative effects on the body over long term use and are not allowed in most professional sports competitions. The good news is, mother nature provides her several performance-enhancing substances without the risk and consequences of their synthetic, PED counterparts!
Tired of that extra baggage around your waist? Maybe you want to get back into your favorite pair of jeans? Or maybe you just want to be healthier and live a better lifestyle. Whatever your reason may be, weight loss is a goal that many people have. The problem? Making that goal a reality. Many seem to struggle with weight gain and managing a healthy bodyweight their whole lives. Getting that weight off once it is on your body can be tricky for some. This can be attributed to all kinds of factors, including the environment (exposure to toxins ect..), diet, lack of exercise, motivation and more. I will break down several factors to take into consideration when trying to lose weight and natural paths to success for your weight-loss goals!
It seems like every grocery store and supermarket that I go to has this kombucha stuff. What exactly is it and why should you buy it? As I have mentioned in a previous article, kombucha is an excellent plant based source of healthy, gut friendly bacteria called "Probiotics." These living microorganisms can promote better digestion, manipulation of intestinal microbial communities, suppression of pathogens, stimulation of epithelial cell proliferation and differentiation and fortification of the intestinal barrier. They are essentially microscopic marines that protect our gut and promote our overall health and wellbeing. But is gut health the end of kombucha's fermented fairytale?
Few things in life are certain. The biggest of those known certainties is that our body ages over time. A process that nobody is fond of and that scares many. But, what if there were ways to slow this process down? Well there are and this can be achieved 100% naturally through ancient practices, techniques and traditions along with a little help from mother nature.
It’s a well known fact that writing your goals out and making a plan increases your ability to achieve them. This same outline can be applied to your physical fitness and exercise goals. Whether you are training for a physique contest, building strength for powerlifting, or just trying to get back into your favorite clothes. Planning your workouts out and sticking with your plan can really maximize your results. Seeing these results first hand is added fuel to your fire to keep you pushing forward and keep you chasing after your goals!
While supplementation is something most people hear about now a days, it hasn't had this mainstream popularity for that long. In fact, not too long ago the weirdo "health nuts" were the only ones using supplements. Then came the increase in demand for protein powders, pre-workouts, post-workouts and other fitness supplements from the bodybuilding community. Which spilled into the athletic community to help power high performance athletes. This caused the information to get out to the public on the benefits to these supplements, leading us to the present day where even the busy stay at home mom uses supplements to fill nutritional gaps, boost energy, replace a meal like breakfast and more! But, where did this story of supplementation really begin?
Tired of that extra baggage around your waist? Maybe you want to get back into your favorite pair of jeans? Or maybe your just want to be healthier and live a better lifestyle. Whatever your reason may be, weight-loss is a goal that many people have. The problem? Making that goal a reality. Many struggle with weight-gain and managing a healthy bodyweight their whole lives. Getting that weight off once it is on your body can be tricky for some. This can be attributed to all kinds of factors, including environment (exposure to toxins ect..), diet, lack of exercise, motivation and more. I will break down several factors to take into consideration when trying to lose weight and natural paths to success for your weight-loss goals!
With more and more people becoming conscious and aware about what they eat and put into their bodies, the demand for healthier foods is increasing. This increase in consumer consciousness may be directly related to the ever expanding body of evidence that proves organic foods are healthier and more nutritious. All while the genetically modified counterparts and the pesticides used along with them are proving to be more dangerous for the environment and deadly for people all the time.
Lack of energy is something that almost all of us experience, some on a more regular basis than others. This has resulted in increased dependance on stimulating compounds such as caffeine, to maintain our daily lifestyles. From the coffee we brew in the morning to the energy drinks or soft drinks that we consume throughout the day to keep us going. Caffeine has become a fuel that many run on and desperately need. While caffeine itself may not be harmful, the other ingredients that tag along in some of these beverages definitely are!
I'm sure we have all walked into a retail store and found ourselves overwhelmed by the amount of health and personal care products. With so many companies making similar products, which ones are the right ones to buy? Is it the cheapest products with the best price? Maybe, but lots of times those cheaper products with the better deals are filled with harmful chemicals and additives. That's where this guide comes in! I'll walk you through some of the hidden, harmful ingredients that find their way into our soaps, shampoos and deodorants. All while recommending ways to find natural products that will get the job done without the use of chemicals or dyes.
Now that we have all stuffed ourselves over Thanksgiving and Christmas, it’s time to start thinking about the New Year and New Years Eve. This is the last hooray for the holidays. One final blow out to bing out on snacks, munchies and junk food. Not to mention the alcohol that may be involved! So, what is a person to do that is thinking about starting the new year out right? Someone that wants to get after their goals and become the best version of themselves they can be in the coming year. Well, thats where this “Holiday Detox” combo comes in handy. Not only will it detoxify your body and promote your gut health, but you can even prevent some of these harmful effects from happening, even when eating junk foods and drinking alcohol.
One of the best traits that we have as a species is our ability to adapt over time and evolve. As we learn new things and gather new information and ideas, our outlook on the world changes along with our lifestyles. This can be seen in many areas of our daily lives, the big ones like technology and modern medicine have changed the way we live and how long we live for drastically. This is breakthrough science and innovation that we should be extremely proud of and embrace. We should also look to these practices and apply the same model to our diet and nutrition. The more knowledge we learn about the effects of certain foods, the more we should evolve our diet. This is something that MorelliFit and it’s founder Micheal Morelli have done by eliminating their “Whey Protein” and replacing it with a clean, smooth and delicious “Superfood Plant Protein!" This was a result of the new information on how dairy effects the body and Micheal Morelli’s decision to evolve his diet and the diets of others along the way!
We all know exercise is good for you. It strengthens and builds the muscles in your body, helps you lose weight and sweat toxins out of your body. But did you know that exercise can also boost your immune system, reduce stress, delay brain aging, increase memory retention and more? This is a powerful practice that when performed on a regular basis can greatly improve and preserve your overall health and wellness!
While there are many nutrient dense foods that fall under the "superfood" category, there are some that seem even more super than the rest. One of these powerful plant foods is the coconut! This is one of the most versatile superfoods because it can be used and consumed in so many ways. Young green coconuts are harvested and drained for there "coconut water" which turns into "coconut milk" in the mature coconuts. Both of these liquids pack all kinds of nutrients and health benefits on there own. On the inside of the coconut shell in mature nuts is the "flesh" of the coconut. This can be harvest to eat or processed into oils and nut milk. Even the shell of this powerful superfood provides us with some charcoal and coir from the fibrous husk! I'll break down all these aspects of the coconut and benefits that go along with them, which will have you going nuts over these coconuts!
Winter is coming! That means cold and flu season will be coming right along with it. Yes, that dreaded time of year where runny noses and coughs run rampant throughout work places, schools and supermarkets. When liquid hand sanitizer is used as if it were holy water to expel these evil flu demons. This is also the time of year a lot of antibiotics are prescribed and lots of over-the-counter cold and flu medicines are sold. These antibiotics can devastate your healthy gut bacteria, which can cause all sorts of health problems. The over-the-counter cold medicines are very popular and readily available. While some may think this is a great thing, it has lead to the abuse and misuse of these medicines by both adults and teenagers alike. Luckily these things can all be avoided through the power of mother natures herbal plant medicines!
Who doesn’t love coffee? Okay, besides that one weirdo friend of yours who doesn’t like the taste (they are probably a psychopath by the way!), most people love coffee! We love it to the point where it is a staple in most homes. Something I know we freak out about in my house when its gone! But, why is this? What sort of powers does this magic bean possess? In reality there are many, but the big one most people would shout out when answering this question is, Caffeine! Or coffees ability to wake us up and get us going! While this is important to most of us, especially in the morning, there are other properties in coffee that may be even more beneficial.
We have all seen those infomercials on the latest and greatest prescription drugs, designed to mask the symptoms of all your health problems. Hopefully we have all also listened to the long list of side effects and complications that can occur from taking these prescribed drugs. Of the drugs that are prescribed, pain relieving are one of the most common. Risk factors of these drugs can range from addiction and abuse to a 50% increased chance of having a heart attack with common pain-relievers, including ibuprofen! No worries, mother nature has our back. She provides us with plenty of natural pain relieving options that come without the added risks!
Its been well documented that those who have been diagnosed with "Celiac Disease" cannot consume foods that contain gluten in them. This is a serious autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide. Two and one-half million Americans are undiagnosed and are at risk for long-term health complications. So, what exactly is this gluten stuff, where does it come from, and are only those with celiac disease effected by it?
Do you have trouble focusing throughout the day? Or find yourself feeling drained and you still have 6 hours left to go? Have no fear, the "New Superfood Reds" are here! Not only does this blend of superfoods help with your mental clarity, focus and overall energy, but it also helps detox the body, fight aging, while boosting your metabolism and immune system along the way!
If you or anyone that you know is into health and fitness, then there is a good chance that you have heard of “BCAA’s”. While you have probably heard about them there are still a few questions that you may have. What they are? Where they come from? Or why you would even need them? I’ll answer all these questions and more, showing you how you’ll be breaking chains with these branched-chains!
We have all tried different things in life that didn't quite work out or that we didn't stick with. This could be for many reasons. Lack of motivation, discipline or countless other factors. Other times the task at hand just seems too difficult to grasp. This is the case more often than not with people starting a "New Diet".
Most of us love being outdoors on a nice summer day. From trips to the beach, to hiking in the woods, and everything in between. It's nice to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, whats not so nice is the heat that comes along with it! Heat that can make us feel tired and worn down, and even make us sweat enough to deplete our bodies of essential mineral electrolytes.
Luckily mother nature provides ways to stay cool and beat the heat naturally! I will cover various simple, but effective ways to beat the heat while outdoors. As well as natural ways to rehydrate and replenish your body after a long hot day! So, lets get to it!
If you are like most people, you have had days where your brain has felt a little foggy. Days where you can't quite focus on the task at hand, or when your'e just having a little trouble remembering things. What causes days like these, and is there anything to do to prevent them?
Many of us know that the worlds leading cause of mortality in developed and developing countries is cardiovascular disease (CVD). But do we know why? For many years scientists and doctors have pointed to the fact that Dyslipidemia, high low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C or "Bad" Cholesterol), triglyceride concentrations, and low high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C or "Good" Cholesterol) concentrations are associated with elevated CVD risk. This is what lead many doctors to attack dietary cholesterol, citing it as the source of high LDL levels, which could lead to CVD. In doesn't stop there, saturated fats have also been under fire for causing high LDL levels.
But is this actually the case? Can eating foods high in dietary cholesterol and saturated fats really lead to cardiovascular disease? I will answer all these questions and more, based on my research and the latest studies available, to find out all there is to know about cholesterol. The good, the bad, and the healthy!
It's that time of year, where a lot of us are outside enjoying the beautiful weather. No matter if its a barbecue, sporting event or graduation party. The one thing in common is that we are all enjoying some fresh air and sunshine. Among that fresh air and sunshine is a whole world of wildlife and wild plants. This diverse eco system is filled with edible plants and fruits that mother nature provides. From common food sources such as berries and apples to some not so common nutrient packed plants like purslane, which is widely considered a weed that is just picked and thrown out of a garden. I will break down some of the most common, easy to find and nutrient packed wild edibles out there.
I'm sure by now, you have all heard about superfoods. But what exactly is a superfood? And what makes them so super to begin with? Are they plants that were exposed to mass radiation, giving them super abilities to fight crime? Or are they aliens from another planet, possessing otherworldly powers? I will break down some of my favorite superfoods in detail to try and answer these very questions.
The "Food Is Fuel Series" is back! You know what that means. More healthy, quick and easy recipes to help fuel your body through your busy day. Whether your on the go for work, chasing kids around the house or looking to improve your diet, nutrition and overall health, we have you covered! Well, in this case WhatMikeEats has you covered once again with some amazing shakes made with our own Organic Vegan Protein Powder! These shakes pack a protein punch along with a familiar caffeinated twist to get you going and keep you fueled.
Sure, the idea of eating more vegetables and leafy greens sounds great and all, but that can take up lots of your time shopping, prepping, cooking or even juicing your greens. Not to mention the clean up after all that! Luckily we have found a solution. One that has your daily serving of greens and superfoods all in one scoop! Our NEW Organic Superfood Greens is packed with 14 powerful superfoods that can help slow the aging process, enhance detoxification, improve digestion and gut health, improve mental clarity, increase energy levels, boost immune function, improve cellular function and countless other benefits!
Many of us want to be healthy and eat better, but getting in those healthy foods can be hard for some. Especially when it comes to leafy greens. Yes, those dreadful foods that you have feared since childhood. Luckily, our friend and Organic Muscle Athlete, Mike Kneuer from "WhatMikeEats" has these great protein shake recipes featuring some green goodness! These recipes make it quick and easy to incorporate greens into your diet with a great tasting shake.
Looking to spice things up for the holidays? Even your protein shakes? We have you covered with these awesome recipes from "What Mike Eats," featuring flavors of your favorite pies and cookies! These shake recipes are just a few ways to help spice up your diet for the holiday season. All while proving organic foods and supplements can be nutritious and taste amazing!
It's becoming all too common for people to sacrifice nutrition for the sake of speed and convenience. This is a practice that has resulted in more of a demand for fast food places than supermarkets and fresh produce stands. While the speed of food preparation and our own personal convenience has increased, our nutrition and overall health has declined. This has resulted in overwhelming numbers of dietary, nutritional health problems like obesity and type 2 diabetes. Thats why I am back at it with the "Food Is Fuel" series and teaming up with "What Mike Eats" to show that your health and nutrition doesn't have to be sacrificed for ease and convenience! Mike uses the "Organic Muscle Plant Protein" to make delicious, nutrient dense shakes in no time!
Do you have trouble focusing throughout the day? Or find yourself feeling drained and you still have 6 hours left to go? Have no fear, the "New Superfood Reds" are here! Not only does this blend of superfoods help with your mental clarity, focus and overall energy, but it also helps detox the body, fight aging, while boosting your metabolism and immune system along the way!
If you have been following this blog or any of us at Organic Muscle, than you know we are all about promoting health through the power of mother nature. We do this by using powerful plants, herbs and superfoods to harness this holistic power. Because we appreciate what mother nature gives us to help heal our bodies, we give back by teaming up with Trees For The Future to plant a tree for every sale to help heal her. This is help that she desperately needs because of deforestation, wild fires, air pollution and more!
With all the different kinds of supplements from the many "Health & Fitness" companies out there, it can be hard to decide which products to go with. There are many factors to take into consideration when looking into these supplements. Like making sure they are free of the harmful additives that I covered in a previous article including lead, mercury, PCB's, hydrogenated oils and artificial colors. Something that seems like it could easily be avoided by buying products labeled "Natural", but even these products can contain harmful ingredients.
Athletes from all sports across the globe are learning the benefits of an organic plant based diet. From lower risks of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer to decreased inflammation and joint pain. All while breaking the myth that you need meat to have muscle and be strong. Personal Trainers, Bodybuilders, Football Players, CrossFit Competitors, Basketball Players and other sports competitors are proving that you don't need meat to be an athlete!
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”― Hippocrates. This is something that many of us have steered away from because of the busy, stressful and sometimes overwhelming lifestyles that we live in modern times. Yes, we do have it better than ever as far as medical science and standards of living is concerned, but life used to be a lot simpler and less stressful in many other aspects.
Being healthier and eating right can be harder than it seems at times. With the typical fast paced lifestyle of most people juggling a job, taking the kids to school, sports practices, going to the grocery store and everything else that comes up. It can be hard to find time to get in a healthy meal. For those moments where you need a quick nutritional boost, look no farther than this new "Food Is Fuel" series that will feature quick and easy, healthy, meal replacements, snacks, smoothies and shakes!
We take time to ensure our food is free of preservatives, chemicals, and additives, but is it really necessary to do the same with our household cleaners? The truth is, many cleaning products on the market include harmful chemicals, which is why non-toxic products are a great option for maintaining a clean, healthy home. And if you’re uncertain as to whether these products are just as effective as their chemical-based counterparts, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Ancient medical traditions like India’s Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine have long sung the praises of adaptogens—certain herbs that may help the body adapt to stress. Despite the long use of adaptogens in other cultures, they’re something of a new phenomenon in the U.S. as researchers are starting to look into claims that traditional healers have been making for a long time.
We’re on a mission to make healthy living easy and affordable for everyone. That’s why for every paid membership, we give a free membership to a student, teacher, veteran, first responder, or low-income family in need. But that’s just one piece of how our Thrive Market community makes an impact.
If you’re not enjoying the benefits of the mighty mushroom yet, consider this post your invitation to get started. We’ve got all the information you need to choose the best medicinal mushroom supplement for you, from powders to capsules, plus our top brands to try if you’re just dipping your toe in.
To celebrate the ninth annual Hemp History Week June 4–10, 2018, we’re going to clear up some of the confusion around hemp. It’s gotten a bad wrap because, like marijuana, it comes from the cannabis plant. But unlike marijuana, this nutritious oilseed and useful fiber crop, doesn’t contain enough of the psychoactive ingredient, THC, to produce a high when ingested.
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, chances are you’ve got a lot on your mind. Between midnight cravings and sleep deprivation, ensuring you’re getting the nourishment you need isn’t always easy, but we’re here to help. From nutrient-dense dishes to enjoy during pregnancy to quick and easy breastfeeding eats, here are our favorite baby-friendly recipes.
From pecan pie to homemade marshmallows, there’s a chance your favorite dessert recipe calls for corn syrup. This liquid sweetener is known for adding sheen to ganache, keeping caramel smooth, and giving homemade candy the perfect chewy texture, so what’s not to love? Well, since both corn syrup and high-fructose corn syrup (they’re different!) are processed foods, they fall into the everything-in-moderation category. That means we’re on the hunt for some alternatives, and we’ve found some good ones!
While it’s true that eating healthy is an investment in your long-term health, at the end of the day, not everyone can justify paying a premium for organic groceries. Luckily, there are a number of great ways to save money and feel confident about the food on your plate!
Try as we might to avoid it, at least one holiday get-together (or another celebratory event) will likely result in a hangover the next day. Thanks to a lack of substantial food and a combination of spirits, wine and bubbles, festive cheer often precludes migraines and dehydration the next day.
These days, there is no shortage of food labels in the grocery store: natural, free-range, non-GMO, organic–the list goes on! The organic label is exploding in popularity as consumer awareness of food production practices continues to grow.
Detoxes aren’t limited to body cleanses…you can (and should!) detox your home of harmful chemicals.
There are synthetic chemicals in everything from cleaning products to personal care items, and those chemicals can affect everything from how well you breathe to the health of your pregnancy to your focus at work.
Losing your hair can be an emotional, stressful and embarrassing experience. I know, because it happened to me.
One day, while combing my hair, I found a bald spot near the back of my head. The pure shock of feeling my bare scalp, with no hair at all, was terrifying. To make matters worse, my wedding was only a few months away. I needed to find the root of the problem…fast.
The ketogenic diet is becoming one of, if not the most popular diet in the mainstream right now. Despite this popularity, the ketogenic diet is misunderstood. Many people think that it is solely a carnivore-style diet and that its very nature excludes vegans. But not so! There are plenty of ways to follow a keto diet and still be vegan. In fact, several of my colleagues and students are keto-vegans.
There are only so many minutes in the day to exercise, which probably has you wondering which type will give you the most bang for your buck. If your goal is weight loss, resistance training may be your best bet according to a study published in Obesity.
If you’re lactose intolerant, you probably know to avoid milk or pay the price with cramps, gas, or diarrhea. What you may be unaware of, however, is that avoiding milk and dairy products might put you at risk of low vitamin D levels, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition.
While super-short workouts are making headlines for their fitness merits, super-long workouts are catching some flack. According to a systematic review in Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, long, intense workouts may increase the risk of gastrointestinal issues.
A small, non-placebo controlled study has found that green tea may be helpful for elderly individuals with cognitive dysfunction. Published in the open-access nutrition journal, Nutrients, the study examined the effects of giving 2 grams of green tea powder daily to participants for three months.
While evidence mounts that not getting enough vitamin D may contribute to a variety of negative health outcomes, one study suggests that getting too much vitamin D may also have adverse effects and that aiming for vitamin D levels that are neither too high nor too low could be optimal.
One study came to a surprising conclusion—diet sodas with no added sugars were associated with larger waistlines. Published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, the study looked at data from 749 Mexican-American and European-American people, over the age of 65.