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.
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.
Your immune system is smart. It learns from each challenge it encounters...Until it doesn’t…Autoimmunity occurs when your immune system gets confused and starts reacting to healthy tissue in your body.
Did you know that diet is the leading cause of chronic disease and disability? If you eat a standard American diet, you could be seriously harming your body. For many people, this is not new information, but knowing what a healthy diet is can still be difficult.
To celebrate the Mediterranean diet month this May, let’s discuss the many benefits that come along with the Mediterranean way of life. The Mediterranean diet is based on the eating habits of the people living in the many different countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea; however, it is not just for the Mediterranean population. Health benefits have been seen in many different populations when a Mediterranean-style diet is followed.