A Healthy Eater is a Slow Eater

My intention is not to be a party pooper, but, truth be told, fast eating just isn’t safe.

Even Small Amounts of Licorice Can Raise Blood Pressure and Overwork Your Heart

Black licorice. Most people either love it or hate it. It’s definitely an acquired taste. Glycyrrhizic acid is what gives licorice its sweet taste, but it is also a compound that can cause potassium levels to drop and potentially increase blood pressure. 

It’s National Nutrition Month. Let’s Talk About the Popular Carnivore Diet

March is National Nutrition Month, and it is perhaps a good time to reflect on how our daily diet choices impact our health.

Is Saffron the ‘Antidepressant’ We Didn’t Know We Needed?

Although saffron may be costly, its potential health benefits, specifically in regards to the brain, may make it priceless. There has been an extensive amount of research on this, and saffron is commonly called a neuroprotective agent.

7 Tips for Getting Your Child To Eat More Veggies This Year!

I am constantly stressed about my two-year-old son’s diet. He’s a good eater and loves fruit, but if I hand him a piece of broccoli or a carrot stick he throws it across the room. Why do so many kids hate vegetables? So frustrating! I know I’m not alone here.

Iodine May Not Be A “Popular” Nutrient, But It’s Key for Thyroid Health

Iodine is important, because it’s used to make two very important hormones: T4 (storage thyroid hormone) and T3 (active thyroid hormone). Insufficient iodine, Insufficient thyroid hormones.

Foot-Long Cookies Will Soon Be a Permanent Menu Item at Subway. Let's Not Normalize This.

I’m not one to demonize foods, however, we can’t deny that there is an obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease (the leading cause of death for both American men and women) crisis in the United States. Fast food consumption is a major contributor to this issue. Although It’s convenient, relatively affordable and palatable, it’s also overall nutrient-void, pro-inflammatory (which is why it contributes to disease) and even addicting.

Halloween Is Over, But You Should Be Afraid of “Zombie” Cells. Strawberries May Help!

Senescent cells are also known as “zombie” cells. They are essentially cells that are not alive but also not dead. Like a zombie! They are associated with chronic inflammation and thought to promote tumor growth. The good news is that we can be proactive, and consuming strawberries may be key in staving off those “zombie” cells.

You Need to Know About “Fried Rice Syndrome.”

Back in 2019, I published a blog about a 20-year-old college student who died after eating leftover pasta that had been left out at room temperature for five days. Here we are, a few years later, and this same story recently went viral on TikTok. When I shared this story in 2019, I didn’t know at the time that there is actually a name for the condition that caused this young man to pass - “Fried Rice Syndrome.”

If You Are Midlife, It’s Not Too Late to Work Towards Happy, Healthy Longevity

I think most people would agree that a healthy, happy and long life would be most attainable through freedom from chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. It would also be amazing to grow old with mobility, independence and as little chronic pain as possible. Learn how we can make this possible.

California First U.S. State to Ban These 4 Potentially Harmful Food Additives

In recent news, which I was thrilled to hear about, California has become the first U.S. state to ban four potentially harmful food additives. I hope the rest of the United States follows California’s lead on this.

7 Foods Okinawans Eat, And Perhaps You Should Too!

One of the most powerful methods for attaining healthy and happy longevity is through maintaining a healthy and nutrient-rich diet. The Okinawans, a community of people from a group of islands in Japan’s southernmost prefecture, are living proof of this.

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