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Is Fiber an Effective Anti-Inflammatory?
Is Fiber an Effective Anti-Inflammatory?
“Hippocrates, the father of western medicine, believed that all disease begins in the gut.” Of course, he also thought women were hysterical because of their “wandering uterus.” So ...
05-16-2022
Delicious Ways to Sneak Fiber Into Your Child’s Diet
Delicious Ways to Sneak Fiber Into Your Child’s Diet
The biggest shortfall in most Americans' diets isn't vitamins or minerals. It's fiber. Experts say adult women should get 25 grams a day while men should get 38 ...
05-15-2022
Are Avocados Associated with Greater Risk or Reduced Risk of Cancer?
Are Avocados Associated with Greater Risk or Reduced Risk of Cancer?
Avocado consumption can improve artery function, but what effect might guacamole have on cancer risk? In my last video about avocados, The Effects of Avocados and Red Wine on ...
05-12-2022
What Do Avocados Do to Your Cholesterol?
What Do Avocados Do to Your Cholesterol?
Can guacamole lower your cholesterol as well as other whole-food fat sources like nuts, or is that just spin by the avocado industry? “Avocados are the richest known fruit source of phytosterols,” the cholesterol-lowering nutrients found ...
05-12-2022
Can Your Diet Ease Chronic Pain?
Can Your Diet Ease Chronic Pain?
The idiom, "you are what you eat," is well accepted when it comes to increasing or decreasing your risk for heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, obesity, and some ...
05-11-2022
Adding These Foods to Your Diet Could Keep Dementia Away
Adding These Foods to Your Diet Could Keep Dementia Away
A diet rich in the antioxidants that leafy, green vegetables and colorful fruit deliver is good for your body, and now new research shows it also protects your brain. In ...
05-6-2022
Not All Dietary Fiber Is Created Equal
Not All Dietary Fiber Is Created Equal
Dietary fiber gets a lot of praise for helping people feel full and for lowering the risk of certain types of disease. Yet many types of dietary fiber ...
05-3-2022
What to Eat to Help with Seasonal Allergies (Hay Fever)
What to Eat to Help with Seasonal Allergies (Hay Fever)
What did a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study of a food that costs pennies a day for ragweed allergy sufferers find? A “great deal is asked of our immune system. It ...
05-3-2022
Turmeric with Black Pepper: What It’s Good for and How to Take It
Turmeric with Black Pepper: What It’s Good for and How to Take It
Historians have gathered evidence showing that people—from long ago and from around the world—have used herbs, often in a sophisticated way. Quinine from Cinchona bark, for instance, was used to ...
05-3-2022
How to Optimize Curcumin Absorption – With Golden Milk Tea Recipe
How to Optimize Curcumin Absorption – With Golden Milk Tea Recipe
Turmeric is a bright yellow root with a tan skin that is typically used in Middle Eastern, Northern African, and Southeast Asian cuisine. Turmeric is one of the ...
05-2-2022
Benefits of Rosemary for Brain Function
Benefits of Rosemary for Brain Function
In Hamlet, act IV, scene V, Ophelia notes that rosemary is “for remembrance,” an idea that goes back at least a few thousand years to the ancient Greeks, who ...
04-30-2022
Fighting the 10 Hallmarks of Cancer with Food
Fighting the 10 Hallmarks of Cancer with Food
“The vast majority of cancer research is devoted to finding cures, rather than finding new ways to prevent disease.” And the results of these skewed priorities are plain ...
04-28-2022
How to Heal a Leaky Gut with Diet
How to Heal a Leaky Gut with Diet
Our intestinal tract is the largest barrier between us and the environment. More than what we touch or breathe, what we eat is our largest exposure to the outside world. ...
04-27-2022
Turmeric to the Rescue!
Turmeric to the Rescue!
Turmeric has been a darling of the health supplement world for a while now. It’s a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Turmeric use is beneficial to numerous chronic and ...
04-23-2022
Making the Most of Medicinal Mushrooms
Making the Most of Medicinal Mushrooms
If you think mushrooms are just a way to add flavor to pizzas and stir-fries, then you’re missing the bigger picture. The medicinal use of mushrooms in Asian ...
04-20-2022
Imbalance of Fatty Acids Linked to Most Common Age-Related Diseases
Imbalance of Fatty Acids Linked to Most Common Age-Related Diseases
Chronic disease is on the rise. Right now, 133 million Americans – nearly half the population – have at least one chronic illness such as diabetes or heart ...
04-18-2022
Nutritional Yeast to Help Prevent Common Childhood Infections
Nutritional Yeast to Help Prevent Common Childhood Infections
The amount of beta-glucan fiber in just a dusting of nutritional yeast a day is put to the test in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial for the prevention ...
04-12-2022
The Ketogenic Diet Conundrum: Friend or Foe of Heart Health?
The Ketogenic Diet Conundrum: Friend or Foe of Heart Health?
100 years ago, ketogenic diets, which typically provide less than 10% of the daily energy intake as carbohydrates, first entered the realm of modern medicine with their demonstrated ...
04-8-2022
7 Steps to Cleanse Your Liver for Spring
7 Steps to Cleanse Your Liver for Spring
“Spring Cleaning” that Benefits Every Aspect of Your Health. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Spring is a time of renewal and liver cleansing. In TCM, every season ...
04-7-2022
6 Foods That Could Fix Underlying Cause of Inflammation
6 Foods That Could Fix Underlying Cause of Inflammation
Sulfur is a somewhat "forgotten" nutrient you don't hear mentioned very often, but it's very important for optimal body function and health. You get most of your sulfur ...
04-5-2022
AHA News: Flavonoids Are Flavorful Way to Boost Heart and Brain Health
AHA News: Flavonoids Are Flavorful Way to Boost Heart and Brain Health
What do blueberries, spinach and dark chocolate have in common? They're all rich in flavonoids, the chemical compounds found in plants that give them color—and medicinal powers. Research ...
04-4-2022
Is Ginger Beneficial in a Diabetic Diet?
Is Ginger Beneficial in a Diabetic Diet?
In a case report of the “Successful management of type 2 diabetes with [a] lifestyle intervention,” a 45-year-old fellow took responsibility for health into his own hands, and ...
04-4-2022
Avocados Do a Heart Good, Study Finds
Avocados Do a Heart Good, Study Finds
Avocado toast has become the favored breakfast of the healthy and fit, and now new research suggests their choice may protect their hearts. People who ate half an avocado twice ...
04-2-2022
Flashback Friday: Benefit of Dates for Colon Health
Flashback Friday: Benefit of Dates for Colon Health
Dates are one of the healthiest sweeteners. That’s what we use in The How Not to Die Cookbook. You can blend them with water to make date syrup or ...
04-1-2022
AHA News: How to Boost Your Mood Through Food
AHA News: How to Boost Your Mood Through Food
You've had a bad breakup, a rotten day at work, or you're just too exhausted to cook. You're craving comfort, something to soothe your mood. So, you reach ...
03-31-2022
Herbal Tea for Optimum Body Detox
Herbal Tea for Optimum Body Detox
Herbal tea is the perfect choice for cleansing your body from unwanted toxins that cause disease. Caffeine-free and natural, they are nature’s best remedy against fighting unpleasant symptoms ...
03-28-2022
What to Eat on a Pegan Diet (+Recipe)
What to Eat on a Pegan Diet (+Recipe)
First there was the Paleolithic diet, emulating the eating habits of our nomadic ancestors. Now there's a more vegetarian version: the Pegan diet. Paleo-Vegan may seem like a ...
03-28-2022