Category Archives: Diet

Top 10 Probiotic Foods You Should Be Eating

There are many microbes living inside the human body, literally we are 90% bacteria and 10% human cells. Most people think of bacteria as something that just makes you ill. Bacteria can be responsible for various illnesses and everyday annoyances. But not all bacteria are bad. There are so called “good” bacteria – probiotics, which…
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How To Pack More Protein Into Your Diet

A healthy adult requires 0.8-1.2 grams of protein per kg of body weight, with an active adult requiring 1.0-1.2 grams per kg. I generally work on the 1 to 1 rule in clinical practice, which will, of course, differ depending on each individual’s health status, age or if they are pregnant/breastfeeding. To put it simply,…
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Know What You Eat – Good Fat Vs Bad Fat

Gone are the days of demonizing fats. Fats were mistakenly blamed for increasing heart disease and obesity in the 80s and 90s, but fortunately that misconception has changed. In examining the characteristics of “a good fat,” we first need to define what a bad fat is and why you should consume these types as little…
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Okinawa Diet – Key to Japanese Longevity?

Okinawa diet plan, off late, has taken the center-stage of discussion among nutrition-scientists, and health-conscious individuals alike. One may wonder how East-Asians, especially Japanese live longer than their counterparts in other parts of the world. The indigenous Okinawa islanders, situated at the southern tip of Japan in the vast Pacific Ocean, have an interesting diet…
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Superfood on the Rise: Top 5 Chlorella Benefits

Algae has grown in popularity since it was discovered to be a potent source of health and healing powers. There are two species that have been confirmed to provide multiple advantages. Spirulina and chlorella. Just as spirulina, the blue-green algae chlorella is considered a superfood. The chlorella benefits have surpassed other food supplements in the…
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6 Teas for Weight Loss and a Healthy You

Tea is known to have plenty of healthy benefits. It can also help you lose that extra unwanted weight. Stress can lead to inflammation, which ultimately causes weight gain or hinders weight loss. Inflammation is associated to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer. Tea can help relieve stress, which is one of the major…
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The Lemon Detox Diet – A Recipe That Really Works

The Lemon Detox Diet - A Recipe That Really Works Ever since Beyonce Knowles was associated with the Lemon Detox diet, there has been a surge of interest in this particular program. Also known as the Master Cleanse, this detox diet has been around for almost 50 years and has seen variations on its recipe…
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Top 12 Biggest Weight Loss Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

There is a lot of bad weight loss advice on the internet. Most of it is either unproven, or literally proven not to work. Here are the top 12 biggest lies, misconceptions and weight loss myths. 1. All “Calories” Are Equal The calorie is a measure of energy. All “calories” have the same energy content. However, this does…
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Healthful Cooking – The Healthiest Cooking Methods

There are plenty of ways to cook up juicy and flavorful food without adding tons of unnecessary extras. While most people know to ditch the fryer when cooking up healthy meals, many don’t think about how their cooking method affects the nutritional make-up of their entrée. Heat can break down and destroy 15 to 20…
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7 Healthy Nutrients to Help Manage Menopause

If you are reading this article, the chances are you are either experiencing menopause, or you want to be prepared for when the time comes. As a woman, you are probably already informed about the process of menopause, but do you know how important the diet is during menopause to maintain a healthy life? Menopause…
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Pears Health Benefits and Nutrition Facts

Pears Health Benefits and Nutrition Facts While there are nearly 4,000 recorded types of pear trees, the majority are strictly ornamental, leaving only 30 or so as edible. From the Rosacea family, which includes many other fruits (some which seem completely unlike pears) such as cherries, raspberries, and even almonds, edible pears come in two…
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Food Fraud – 20 Fake Foods You’re Probably Eating

So many foods we buy and consume aren’t what they claim to be – a practice known as food fraud. Any sort of intentional substitution, addition, tampering, or misrepresentation of a food, its ingredients, or its packaging can be considered fraud. While some of these deceptive items are relatively rare, other imitation and imposter products are…
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Start Your Day On Healthiest Foods

Starting your day with good nutrition sets you up with lots of energy, helps you feel fresh and keeps nasty bloating away. And when you start your day right, you focus better and make healthier choices all day long. With the media giving us their perception of a healthy start, we thought we would help…
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Raw Food Diet

Raw Food Diet The path to living free and joyfully After 20 years in the clinical health field including 10 years in Asian clinics, temples and dojo I have always found it intriguing and sad to think about how strong a hold media and big business sponsored fear have on peoples' misunderstandings about biology and…
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Shiitake Mushrooms Health Benefits

Shiitake Mushroom Showcase Translated from Japanese, "shii" refers to the tree on which these mushrooms originally grew, while "také" simply means mushroom. These little beauties are venerated not just because of their primordial origin, but because of the many health-boosting properties they contain, discovered over centuries of ancient medicine. Having no roots, leaves, blossoms, or…
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Ginger Tea Is Awesome – Learn How To Make It

The benefits of ginger tea are vast, ranging from stress relief all the way to improving blood circulation. In addition to that it’s full of minerals and antioxidants that are great for your health as well. Today I’m going to teach you a little bit about ginger tea, it’s benefits, and the best part, how…
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