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Learn about Vitamin E and Vitamin K and all the work they do in our bodies!

Fat Soluble Vitamins - part 2 This is a follow up to our last post about fat soluble nutrients. Previously, we covered two nutrients: Vitamin D and Vitamin A. Now it is time to learn about the rest of these vitally important nutrients, both vitamins and other fat soluble compounds. VITAMIN E

This entry was posted in Blog on 9/8/2017

All about Vitamin A and Vitamin D

Fat Soluble Vitamins - part 1 I like to think about vitamins and minerals as Power Rangers - they each have their own special ability and power, but they only work effectively when united with the rest of the team. In my mind, this is how synergy works. But of course, this vitamin synergy is

This entry was posted in Blog on 9/8/2017

Tigernuts are not some kind of miracle food that will give you all the nutrients you need and more, but they are definitely a wonderful, nutritious addition to your plate and pantry.

All About Tigernuts I love nuts, but unfortunately, my body does not appreciate them. Nuts, even though they are an amazing source of healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals, are usually not an ideal choice for those of us who suffer from any kind of digestive issues. Nuts and seeds are also not r

This entry was posted in Blog on 9/7/2017

Sulfur is vitally important to human health because it is involved in many biological processes that happen inside of our bodies.

Sulfur and MSM We are often told to eat our vegetables to get vitamins, drink enough milk because of calcium, use sea salt for iodine, eat egg yolks for their healthy fat profile, or eat brazil nuts to get our daily dose of selenium. But sulfur is something we don’t hear or read about very

This entry was posted in Blog on 9/7/2017

Learn about health benefits of Kombucha, and how you can make it at home!

All About Kombucha We talk a lot about healthy food choices, and how different foods are appropriate for different people. There is no universal diet for everyone, but there are foods that are more beneficial to you than they might be for you friend or husband. When it comes to beverages, it is s

This entry was posted in Blog on 9/7/2017

Learn about negative and positive ions

Let's Get Negative p class="c8"> ALL THINGS (ARE) MATTER Everything you see around you consists of atoms and molecules. Well, even things you don’t see, like gasses and particles in the air that are invisible to the eye (they are not magical, they are just too small for us to see without a mi

This entry was posted in Blog on 9/7/2017

All about FODMAPs and their impact on your gut health

FODMAPs Putting together the best diet that will fit your metabolic needs, goals, and health limitations can be a difficult task. It is very tricky to navigate through the world of modern diet tips and advice from fitness and lifestyle experts - partly because we naturally gravitate towards the e

This entry was posted in Blog on 9/7/2017

Everything you need to know about natural hair care.

Nature's Guide to Beautiful Hair The hair on our head is basically the only feature (aside from color changing contact lenses) we can instantly modify to completely change our appearance. By changing our haircut or haircolor, wearing our hair up in a bun, ponytail, or braided hairstyle, curling o

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We should still eat for pleasure (because food is delicious!), but we should consider the nutritional profile first.

In Defense of Nutrients When people come to me seeking nutritional advice, they often ask me what amount of macronutrients, or even calories, they are supposed to eat to meet their goals. Many of them focus only on reducing the size of their meals, or on the ratios of proteins, fats, and carbs, a

This entry was posted in Blog on 9/7/2017

Chronic inflammatory disease can be stopped and reversed, but not with mainstream medical tools.

The Inspirational Baggy Yellow Shirt Sometimes a shirt is just a shirt, but other times it can become a symbol of something much bigger, a metaphor for our relationships to people, families, friends. Photo by Julie Rashelle I have an inspirational short story today. I get to think about the

This entry was posted in Blog on 9/7/2017

Natural cross breeding is a very different and natural process. With genetic engineering, you can cross breed basically anything. But why would anybody want to create a pig that glows in the dark?

GMO, elections and immune system Scott was on a trip around South America but was still able to join Martin and deliver another episode of Life Enthusiast podcast, this time provoking some burning questions about issues in todays society. While GMOs are a really big issue these days, people w

This entry was posted in Blog on 9/7/2017

Nightshades are members of the plant family called Solanaceae, and inedible nightshades are some of the most poisonous plants on the planet.

50 shades of nightshades Sometimes I miss the days when I was only able to divide food into categories like vegetables, fruits, meat, and dairy. Things looked so simple. Doctors always recommended to eat more veggies, so we did, fruit was considered natures vitamin packed candy that we should e

This entry was posted in Blog on 9/7/2017

Only two diagnoses are responsible for 65% of all recorded deaths

The Health System Statistics A bit of information about our health care system: I want to make sure you understand how much control you have over your health, and the quality of life you will be experiencing in your advanced age. Let me share with you some statistics from the CDC. The 2003 data

This entry was posted in Blog on 9/6/2017

A healthy body is covered with healthy skin, and healthy skin doesn’t need an arsenal of expensive products.

The Big Three The other day my boyfriend asked me why more people don't use the natural approach to skin care and home care products we have adopted. These things work very well, they are gentle on the environment and our health, and they are also very budget friendly; so what makes people keep

This entry was posted in Blog on 9/6/2017

Understanding our own bio-individuality is the key to success on the journey to health.

Metabolic typing: starting the journey Health is not a privilege, health is a right. Health is a natural state of being. Health should be free and available to everyone. Unfortunately, we are paying for products and food that is taking our health away from us, and then we pay more for a treatme

This entry was posted in Blog on 9/5/2017

It doesn’t necessarily have to be Thanksgiving for us to try looking at things with a different perspective and greater respect, but let’s take this opportunity to pause and reflect.

How to be thankful We don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in Europe, and I have never joined my North American friends for this festive dinner party, but in my mind, this holiday was all about the abundance of delicious food and family reunions, similar to Christmas (as it is celebrated in my fam

This entry was posted in Blog on 9/5/2017

Something has changed about the way we think about food. Actually, everything has changed.

Metabolic typing: discovering ourselves Something has changed about the way we think about food. Actually, everything has changed. Only a few generations ago, we ate what we harvested or butchered. These days, we consume what somebody else engineered for us in a lab and processed in a factory

This entry was posted in Blog on 9/5/2017

we need to change policy in order to change the food we grow and to subsidize real food instead of the walls of processed fat, sugar, flour, and trans fats that line our grocery and convenience stores

Healthy Eating at Home: Cooking Is a Revolutionary Act GUEST BLOG by Dr. Mark Hyman The cure for what ails us both in our bodies and in our nation can be found in the kitchen. Healthy eating at home (and really home itself) is a great way to to rebuild community and connections, strengthen bon

This entry was posted in Blog on 9/5/2017

We can see our blood circulation system as our own inner ocean. Because it is mostly water, it is not difficult to imagine that.

Healthy Blood Even in the smallest capillaries in our body, fluid circulates, delivers nutrients, oxygen, transports waste, flows around the whole body, passes through organs, carries hormones, and regulates our pH and body temperature. This body fluid is called blood, responsible for around 7%

This entry was posted in Blog on 9/5/2017

Are we really doing the best we can to live the best quality life we can have and deserve? It’s only up to us, whether we want to thrive, or just survive.

Health and the absence of health Our bodies are strong, capable of doing amazing things. We have two legs that make us able to walk, jog, run, squat, and climb. Our arms can pick up things for us, hug our loved ones, and prepare our food. We each have a pair of eyes, making us able to see all

This entry was posted in Blog on 9/5/2017

There are plenty of yoga resources online that are worth the investment; they offer individual support, downloadable materials, free trials and very often daily or weekly newsletters.

Namaste Yoga. It seems like everyone is doing it these days, from professional athletes, to Hollywood celebrities and their fitness trainers, to stay-at-home moms and busy managers who need a moment to unwind after a stressful day. Originally, yoga came from India and before it spread worldwide

This entry was posted in Blog on 9/5/2017

Meditation improves cardiovascular, metabolic, and immune health as well as sleep problems, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and even some autoimmune diseases. Some researchers even say that daily meditation practice leads to an increase in brain gray matter in the frontal cortex, a part of the brain where our memory and executive decision making

Meditation I've always been a woman of reason, always preferring brain over heart, logic over feelings, math and biology over art class. I chose computer graphics over painting class in high school when studying design. I was a fan of science. I needed every fact to be backed up by evidence.

This entry was posted in Blog on 9/5/2017

Ditch the diet challenges and fitness programs that promise fast results. Dont look at your past mistakes with regret, dont rush into tomorrow, focus on NOW and TODAY.

Challenges, Goals and Happiness We as adults have enough knowledge, responsibility, and power to take control over important things in life. We get to decide what we want to eat, which job to choose, how to raise our kids, or even little things like which shoes to wear. But still, we tend to fa

This entry was posted in Blog on 9/5/2017

Health is not a destination, health is a journey.

Health Manifesto Health is not a destination, health is a journey. My friend once asked me: When will I start seeing the results of eating healthy? I was not able to answer this question for him in one sentence. When we are young, vibrant, and full of energy, we feel like we are on the top of t

This entry was posted in Blog on 9/5/2017

If you are thinking you cant give up sugar or bread for 10 days, then, for sure, you are an addict.

Do You Have The Feel Like Crap Syndrome? 10-Day Detox Diet The FLC Syndrome is when you Feel Like Crap. Chances are you have it. It affects nearly half of our population. It causes gain weight and resistance to weight loss. And it causes a whole list of chronic symptoms and diseases. Yet most

This entry was posted in Blog on 9/5/2017

Intestinal infections caused by E. coli are usually accompanied by diarrhea, in extreme cases resulting in dehydration or even death.

Beef Bacterial Contamination with E. Coli There is no need to immediately panic when hearing the term E. coli. Escherichia coli, a rod-shaped bacteria, is commonly a part of the physiological gut flora of warm-blooded organisms, including humans. E. coli itself is relatively harmless if it stay

This entry was posted in Blog on 9/4/2017

Avocado is an excellent, versatile, and delicious source of healthy fats and it is a fruit!

Avocado: the fat fruit We talk a lot about healthy fats, where to get them, how to use them, and what the biggest benefits of using them are. For decades we were led to believe that fat makes us fat, but those myths have been debunked, so we no longer have to live with fat phobia. Butter, lard,

This entry was posted in Blog on 9/4/2017

When food is in season, its better for you. Except for freezing, most food storage practices cause a loss in nutrition and quality. Think of all the preservatives and toxic chemicals used to keep packaged foods from going rancid on grocery store shelves.

10 Reasons Why Summer Is THE Season for Eating Well Blood Sugar Solution Guest blog by Dr. Mark Hyman There are so many reasons why I love the summertime: the green grass and warm sunshine, longer days and warmer evenings, more time to savor all the beauty of the outdoors. But the best part b

This entry was posted in Blog on 9/4/2017

Very often we turn to social media for inspiration and motivation. This is perfectly okay, many of us need some kind of boost from the outside world in order to stay motivated, feel credible, or get inspired.

Social Media and Body Image - Part 2 ​What do you turn to when you need to be motivated? What inspires you, what drives you forward? What makes you want to improve professionally, reach a fitness milestone, lose ten pounds, or improve your foreign language skills? Each of us is motivated by diffe

This entry was posted in Blog on 9/4/2017

Very often we turn to social media for inspiration and motivation. This is perfectly okay, many of us need some kind of boost from the outside world in order to stay motivated, feel credible, or get inspired.

Social Media and Body Image - Part 1 ​We often talk about how society and mass media distort the image of health and give us false information in order to fill their pockets with our money. We are also told that we need to look a certain way, wear a specific size of jeans, and use all kinds of lu

This entry was posted in Blog on 9/4/2017

Drinking water with ACV is an effective way to eliminate acid reflux symptoms, soothe your digestive system, and even help you digest starch.

Apple Cider Vinegar We all know the saying an apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? While the saying does not literally promise that a daily apple will forever keep you out of the doctor's office, we understand the hidden message behind it: real food is the way to go. Consuming food in the

This entry was posted in Blog on 9/4/2017

choose only fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds, and lean animal proteins such as fish, chicken, and eggs.

7 Simple Swaps for Health Without Big Diet Changes 10 Day Detox Cookbook Guest blog post by Dr. Mark Hyman Your kitchen might be under the cruel reign of the food industry. When you remove the sugary, processed foods that hold your weight and health hostage and replace them with real, whole f

This entry was posted in Blog on 9/4/2017

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