Chia - A Mineral Rich Superfood

In our book, Minerals-The Forgotten Nutrient, we use credible research to highlight the importance of many minerals to our general health and wellbeing. Each week we will identify one food source which is rich in minerals so you can consider whether to incorporate it into your diet. This week we highlight Chia.

Flatulence and Your Health

Sometimes, people who start a vegan, or even a primarily plant-based diet complain of increased flatulence (known more commonly as “passing gas”). Is this something to be concerned about? Typically this topic is not discussed at the dinner table. And truth be told, many of us actually wonder what is “normal” when it comes to this most common bodily occurrence.

With ERs and ICUs Maxing Out, Protecting Your Health is Now Even More Important

Having to wait for ER related services can put patients at risk. And studies show the longer the wait, the more dangerous it can be for the patient. In fact, without necessary ER services, patients may spend far more time in the hospital than they otherwise would have. Lack of timely ER services may even increase the risk of dying in the hospital. Learn how to reduce your chances

Flavonoids! A Good Friend for Protecting Your Cognitive Heath

Flavonoids – phytochemicals commonly found in plant foods that help give strawberries, blueberries, peppers and other plant products their brilliant colors – could slow the process of cognitive decline. For most people, this decline begins in their 20s or 30s.

Opioids Not Your Best Option for Dental Pain - Here’s Why

Given that your dentist may at some point offer you a prescription for an opioid painkiller after a procedure, there are some things you should keep in mind before heading to your local pharmacy.

No Vaccine For Lyme Disease, But Soon There May Be An Antibody Shot

Twenty-nine year old Kelly Flanagan, a former contestant on the popular dating show The Bachelor, recently shared that she has been diagnosed with lyme disease, a bacterial infection that comes from a tick bite. Flannagan also shared how difficult her journey has been so far while being in the public eye, because people often judge her for being out and about but not looking sick. Lyme disease symptoms can be episodic, and the severity of symptoms may depend on what stage of lyme disease a person has.

Having Lower Hemoglobin May Have Health Benefits

Recent research suggests that being at the lower end of the normal hemoglobin range may have some health benefits. So, it turns out that in the case of hemoglobin, less may be good.

If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It! Watermelon Is Delicious & Healthy Just As It Is

Just when I think I’ve seen it all, I come across stories such as the following. Apparently, popular pizza chain Domino’s attempted to create a watermelon pizza that actually tastes good. Yes, you read that correctly, and not surprisingly they failed! Watermelon has been quite the popular food lately on social media. For example, there was a recent TikTok trend where people were putting mustard on watermelon and eating it. Even Lizzo tried it. Again, unsurprisingly she did not find it very appetizing.

You May Drop Pounds With Keto, But It Could Cost You Your Health

If you hop on Instagram and do a search with #keto, you will come across more than 23 million posts. Many of these posts feature beautiful, fit people showcasing appetizing looking low carb, high fat meals with animal protein such as chicken, steak and even processed meats such as bacon and salami. Bread and high sugar fruits such as pineapple are pretty much forbidden, and full-fat dairy is more than welcome.

A Low-Fiber Diet May Not Be So Gut Friendly, Even If You Are Not Obese

I bet if I asked what is the most important role of fiber, many of you would say to help you go to the bathroom! And that is one of the reasons why dietary fiber is so important. But there’s also a lot more to fiber.

Fasting May Be Beneficial, But Here Are Some Details You May Want to Know

There are many famous people who endorse intermittent fasting. Apparently, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey skips breakfast and lunch and only eats dinner (between the hours of 6:30pm and 9pm). "During the day, I feel so much more focused," he said during a podcast, according to People Magazine. "You have this very focused point of mind in terms of this drive. The time back from breakfast and lunch allowed me to focus more on what my day is."

Vitamin K Just Gave You More Reasons to Eat Your Green, Leafy Vegetables

Vitamin K (not to be confused with the cereal of a similar name!), was discovered in 1929 and got its moniker of vitamin K from the German word "Koagulationsvitamin" since it was originally identified as having an important role in our blood’s ability to clot after an injury like a cut. (Clotting prevents excessive internal or external bleeding). 

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