Have you seen the Netflix series "Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones"? Okinawan centenarians crouch and lift themselves off the floor like limber teenagers. Sardinian seniors make the daily climb up and down hundreds of mountainous stairs to church. Groups of mixed generations gather to eat, laugh, care for each other, and play games.
The gut microbiota is a complex ecosystem of bacteria that live in your digestive tract. It's essential for your digestion, immune function, and even your mental health. But what if it's out of balance? What can you do about it?
If you’ve ever struggled with fatigue, you know how aggravating it can be. Every step feels like you’re dragging a ball and chain behind you as you attempt to make it through your day. Fatigue limits your freedom to do what you want, when you want, and can even make it difficult to think and make decisions.
Fatty acids are powerful nutrients with amazing health benefits. They can improve your memory, reduce your blood pressure and triglycerides, and even reduce your risk of death from heart attacks. Some of these fatty acids are considered “essential”, which means you have to get them through food because your body can’t produce them on its own.
You deserve to feel good. It’s a bold statement. It might even be a hope you gave up on long ago. Pain, fatigue, depression, blood sugar issues, heart disease – they all seem to be the norm these days. With a staggering 60% of American adults now living with at least one chronic illness, the odds are high that you or someone you love are in this camp.
Maintaining a healthy weight is critical to good health. Being overweight or obese is a risk factor for nearly every chronic disease – including cancer, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.
Essential Fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats and can be broken down into 2 different types omega-3s and omega-6s. They are known as essential because they are necessary for good health but our body cannot produce them. Omega-6 fatty acids are essential and mainly used for energy.
There is a pretty big chance that you have heard about inflammation and with good reason! It is being studied for its connections to many different chronic diseases. There is a big part you can play in preventing inflammation in your body.
Do you love BBQs but feel like they are a hard place to be when trying to make healthy choices? You are not alone. Most BBQs are full of processed meats, fried chips, sugary desserts, and high-fat side salads. So you may be wondering how you can still enjoy this popular event without compromising your health goals...
Herbs and spices are widely used for medicinal and culinary purposes. Culinary herbs are used to add or enhance the flavors of foods but they also have many health benefits.