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You thought your genes controlled you, but you can break free from your genetic fate

February 18th, 2015 | Eating, featured, Healthcare, Living

Most of us think that our genes control everything. We believe that if we have a genetic predisposition to a specific disease, there is really nothing we can do to change it because it’s “in our genes.” Keep Reading…

Coconut Oil

High fat intake can slow the brain aging process

January 28th, 2015 | Eating, Fat, featured, Healthcare

There is more and more evidence indicating that high fat diets aren’t harmful and that they can actually be extremely beneficial to your health.  A new research study has shown that eating a high-fat diet may actually delay brain aging. Keep Reading…

Sitting and Lifespan

Sitting less can increase your lifespan!

December 16th, 2014 | featured, Healthcare, Living, Moving, Practical Living

As a society, we tend to live very sedentary lifestyles, sitting at our office desk all day and on our couch all night.  Sure we may workout at the gym, do yoga or go for a run daily – but we spend the rest of our time on our butts. Unfortunately, various studies have shown that this sedentary way of life is correlated to obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, even if you exercise regularly! Keep Reading…

Terry Wahls

Interview with Dr. Terry Wahls

November 18th, 2014 | Eating, featured, Healthcare, Living

Audio Interview with Terry Wahls

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Last week, I had the privilege of talking to Dr. Terry Wahls about nutrition and wellness.  For those of you that don’t know, Dr. Wahls,  a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa and a practicing physician at the Iowa City VA Hospital, personally overcame multiple sclerosis (MS) using nutrition and lifestyle changes.  Keep Reading…

Peanuts

Gut bacteria can prevent food allergies!

November 12th, 2014 | Eating, featured, Healthcare, Living

In the United States, currently at least 15 million people have food allergies.  The prevalence of these allergies is increasing every year.  A CDC report from 2013 showed that food allergies in children have risen approximately 50% between 1997 and 2011! Keep Reading…

Artifical Sweeteners

Artificial Sweeteners: Friend or Foe for Metabolic Disorders?

October 21st, 2014 | Dangerous Food, Eating, featured, Healthcare

Artificial sweeteners have been a part of our diet for over a century, but recent evidence suggests that they might be harming us more than helping us!  Keep Reading…

Curcumin

8 Shocking Benefits of Turmeric to Improve Your Health

Turmeric or Curcuma longa is a type of root commonly grown in India that is dried and ground into a fine yellow powder.  For thousands of years, it has been used as a spice to flavor Indian food; it gives curry that vibrant yellow color.  Keep Reading…

Fennel Seeds

Fennel – A secret remedy for indigestion!

When I was growing up, my mom used several Indian home remedies to cure many of our ailments.  One remedy that particularly sticks out in my mind is using fennel seeds for stomach issues.   Keep Reading…

Resistant Starch Potato Cover

Resistant Starch: The hidden fiber!

July 29th, 2014 | Eating, featured, Healthcare, Living

When you think of carbohydrates, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?  You imagine increased blood sugar levels and insulin spikes, right?   Well it turns out that not all carbohydrates are created equal.   Keep Reading…

Propolis Honeycomb

The Power of Propolis

Earlier this year, I went to Serbia to visit my brother and his wife.  We were in the mountains skiing and saw local street vendors selling fresh mountain honey and other bee products, including propolis. I had never seen or heard of propolis before.  Keep Reading…

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