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.”

Young Woman Dies After Drinking Heavily Caffeinated Lemonade at Panera Bread. Here’s What You Need to Know

May sound pretty harmless, but certain "lemonades" contain between 260-390 mg of caffeine (a usual eight ounce cup of coffee contains about 95 mg). This level of caffeine intake can result in death.

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.

Vegan, Raw Food Influencer Dies of Suspected Starvation. Claimed She Didn’t Drink Water for 6 Years!

Zhanna Samsonova, a Russian vegan and raw food diet enthusiast and influencer, died last month of suspected starvation or malnutrition. Her diet was so extreme that she allegedly lived off of only fruits, sunflower seed sprouts, fruit smoothies and juices.

5 Healthy Things You Don’t Know About Capers

Capers are usually treated as a garnish or an ingredient you might add to sauces. If you are a fan of chicken piccata, you know that capers are the star of this dish. What you might not know, however, is that capers pack a lot of nutrients and potential health benefits.

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