Is a Low Carb Diet Bad For Hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism is becoming increasingly more common in Western countries. One of the main symptoms of this hormone disorder is a slower metabolism and gradual weight gain. Low carb and ketogenic diets have emerged as popular approaches to…

Can Golden Milk and/or Golden Chai Cure Your Ails?

Maybe you’ve heard of golden milk—maybe you haven’t. I like to think of it as an anti-inflammatory, caffeine-free chai. Yes, it’s very comforting and tasty. And yes, it is fantastic for you. Golden milk, although a…

11 Reasons to Love Watermelon

It’s watermelon season! The mostly gigantic fruit are popping up in gardens, farmer’s markets and grocery stores. And, that’s a good thing. Not only do these fruit quench thirst from the scorching hot days of August,…

Seven Foods to Supercharge Your Gut Bacteria

  Did you know we are only 10 percent human? Ninety percent of our cells are nonhuman, microbial cells. Since our diet influences our microbes, it’s true: We really are what we eat. The good news…

American Kids Are Eating Way Too Much Fast Food!

McDonald’s may be losing popularity in the U.S., but the dismal sales at the Golden Arches don’t mean kids have stopped chowing down on french fries, burgers, pizza, and fried chicken every day. Roughly one-third of American kids…

The Weight Gain-Inflammation Connection

When we think about inflammation, we often think of it as helping us heal from an obvious injury (like a wound) or fighting harmful bacteria. This is good inflammation working in our favor to keep us…

The Myth of Moderation

You know what they say when it comes to what to eat, “everything in moderation.” Whether it is chocolate, wine, red meat, dessert, etc. Nothing is bad, in and of itself, as long as we just…

Beginner’s Guide to Plant-Based Grocery Shopping

Starting a new way of life and health is like beginning a journey, so it’s helpful to have a map. This is a new adventure, and I was completely unprepared for all the changes when I began…

Trick your brain to avoid ‘portion distortion’

It’s impossible to live your healthiest life without keeping your portion sizes in check. It just comes with the territory, like putting effort into your sweat sessions and making smart choices when browsing the supermarket aisles….

How Much Added Sugar Are You Consuming?

A teaspoon of the stuff might make your medicine go down, but exceeding your recommended daily sugar intake could lead to obesity, tooth problems, heart disease, and not-so-healthy eating habits. And for those reasons, the World…