Still Unsure About Making Olive Oil a Part of Your Healthy Diet? This May Convince You!

The good news about including olive oil in a healthy diet and lifestyle just keeps coming. According to a study recently published by the American College of Cardiology, study participants who consumed more than about ½ tablespoon of olive daily showed a 19 percent lower risk of cardiovascular mortality, a 17 percent lower risk of cancer mortality, a 29 percent lower risk of neurodegenerative mortality and an 18 percent lower risk of respiratory mortality.

Peanut Butter or Chocolate – Which Should You Avoid Before Bed?

Two guilty pleasures that also happen to have nutritional and health benefits are peanut butter and chocolate. Put them together and you have what some would consider the ultimate comfort treat.

Benefits of Black Pepper You Didn't See Coming

Black pepper is one of the most widely used spices to enhance the flavor of savory (and sometimes sweet) dishes. And you probably don’t think you are doing much for your health when you put black pepper on your eggs in the mornings, or allow the server at the restaurant to sprinkle fresh ground pepper on your food.

Iron - The Mineral Women Can No Longer Afford to Ignore

Reportedly, up to four to five billion people may have an iron deficiency. Furthermore, an estimated 2 million are anemic. Although not all cases of anemia are due to a lack of iron, many of them are. In fact, several credible sources, including the World Health Organization (WHO), say that iron deficiency is one of the most severe and important nutrient deficiencies worldwide.

If You Think Yogurt is Just for Dieters, Keep Reading!

One of the more recently discovered benefits of yogurt is that it may help older adults with hypertension lower their blood pressure. There was evidence of reduced hypertension with even small amounts of yogurt consumption.

Are You Overdoing It On The B12?

Recently, a very good friend of mine who is about 60-years-old told me her blood test came back showing excessive vitamin B12.

Following the Alkaline Diet is a Balancing Act. Literally!

One diet that has been embraced by many people is the alkaline diet. It is a diet that has even caught the attention of celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston and Kelly Ripa. But in my opinion it is a diet that should be embraced by most people, because it isn’t a fad diet and is necessary for the proper functioning of our bodies.

Acclaimed Filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée’s Tragic Death is Another Wake-up Call to be Proactive

The world lost another artistic talent over Christmas when acclaimed, Emmy-award winning and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée died. Vallée died at age 58 of an apparent heart attack at his cabin outside of Quebec City in Canada. He is perhaps best known for directing and producing HBO’s “Big Little Lies” and for directing the film “Dallas Buyers Club.”

Moringa – The Nutrient Powerhouse You’ve Probably Never Heard About

Moringa is a true powerhouse when it comes to nutrition. It contains 92 nutrients as well as all nine essential amino acids.

Are You Sabotaging Your New Year’s Healthy Eating Resolution With Artificial Sweeteners?

It is that time of year again when you may be focusing on eating healthier. One way to accomplish this goal is avoiding, as much as possible, ‘empty calories,’ i.e., foods that are high in calories and low in nutrients your body needs to stay healthy.

What You Need to Know About Omega-3 Fatty Acids & COVID-19

If you are a regular reader of pH Labs blogs, you know that I firmly believe that nutritional balance and getting an adequate intake of essential nutrients, such as fats, vitamins and minerals, are absolutely key to our overall health and wellbeing. Nutrients are so vital that the difference between having enough of them or a lack of them can be a matter of life or death in some cases, and the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be exposing this truth.

Why We Must Fight The Vitamin D Deficiency Pandemic

There’s another pandemic we are facing that you may not even be aware of: a vitamin D deficiency pandemic. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)), around one billion people worldwide are vitamin D deficient, and about 50 percent of the population is vitamin D insufficient.

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