Increased bean consumption is associated with a lower risk of colon cancer overall, with research showing that the fiber in beans impact colon cancer risk more than any other source of fiber.
Sugar consumption is implicated in chronic inflammation, chronic fatigue, immune suppression, feeding cancer, heart disease, and obesity – yeah, I would say that’s pretty deadly!
According to Ayurveda, the 5,000 year-old system of mind, body, and spirit holistic health, if you’re anywhere in the world where winter is transitioning into spring, it’s Kapha season. The earth is damp and it’s no coincidence that the elements associated with Kapha are water and earth.
While every living thing, whether plant, animal or human, is comprised of all five elements–ether, air, fire, water and earth–there is usually a predominance of one or two elements in each individual’s constitution. Ayurveda refers to this as your dosha, or biological humor. Today I’m focusing on the Kapha dosha so that we can strive to stay in balance during Kapha season. Kapha dosha is slow, steady, heavy, oily, cold and soft. It is responsible for structure (earth) and lubrication (water) in the body. A healthy immune system depends on Kapha.
It’s clear to me, that early humans were indeed forager gatherers… For me, finding internal dietary harmony is one of the main driving impulses of my soul, leading to a higher and more aligned evolutionary state, one that’s more compassionate toward other sentient life. But how might we align the conflicting inner impulses in the meantime?
According to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, 97% of Americans have poor heart health. Take control and boost heart health by eating organic, exercising, and consuming plenty of healthful foods.
There is a lot of misinformation circling around in mainstream nutrition. Here are the top 11 biggest lies, myths and misconceptions of mainstream nutrition.
Many widely held beliefs about weight loss don’t stand up to scientific scrutiny, say doctors who want to set the public health record straight on myths like the calorie-burning benefits of sex or the value of eating breakfast.
People here in NYC are downright panicking over the flu. Many states, including NY have declared a public health emergency, and hospitals are overflowing with sick people. The key to avoiding colds and the flu is to keep your immune system functioning properly. Often the best defense is right in your kitchen cupboard. Food is medicine. Here are my favorite tried and true home remedies to help you stay healthy and to recover if you are already sick.
New data supports the beneficial effects of gluten-free diets in reducing adiposity gain, inflammation and insulin resistance. The data suggests that diet gluten exclusion should be tested as a new dietary approach to prevent the development of obesity and metabolic disorders.
Eating or drinking fructose appears to cause changes in the brain that can lead to overeating, according to a new finding that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
You can enjoy your favorite TV program or work on your laptop and still end up being physically fit. Below are five tips to help you eat right and exercise: eat three full meals a day, do snacks the smart way, …
It is a known fact that what we eat affects how we feel, and how we think affects what we eat. Here are some tips to help you think your way to healthy eating.
Dr. Laurie Steelsmith shows how women can create a lifetime of optimal well-being by blending the benefits of natural medicine from both the Western tradition and ancient Chinese teachings. Outlining a naturally healthy lifestyle that enhances the body’s own health-sustaining abilities, Dr. Steelsmith identifies ten crucial components of a woman’s health — the immune system, kidneys, liver, digestive system, heart, hormones, bones, breasts, pelvis, and mental health — and provides dozens of tips to help maintain peak condition.
As few as one diet soda daily may increase the risk for leukemia in men and women, and for multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma in men, according to new results from the longest-ever running study on aspartame as a carcinogen in humans.
Weight loss begins with your mind. You have to first choose to lose weight and then you will. For healthy weight loss, start by thinking about what goes inside your body. It’s far more important to be healthy than it is to just lose the weight.