Juicing has become increasingly popular in recent years and is now a multi-million dollar industry.Fresh fruit and vegetable juices can be purchased at most grocers, farmers' markets, and shops dedicated to fresh juice. They can also be made at home with juicing equipment. Carrots are a common ingredient in many juices, as they provide a … Continue reading Health Benefits of Carrot Juice
Meat, fruits, and vegetables – studies have suggested that these foods have the potential to boost mood and mental health. But which are best? Well, according to new research, the effects of specific foods on psychological well-being are highly dependent on a person's age. The effect of diet on mental health may be influenced by … Continue reading Which Foods are Best for Mental Well-Being?
Wheatgrass is a grass that is closely related to wheat. It is a thick, dry grass that looks like hay or straw. It has played a role in natural and holistic medicine for generations.Wheatgrass is harvested early in its development before it reaches full size — usually 7-10 days after sprouting. Grown primarily to make … Continue reading What Are the Health Benefits of Wheatgrass?
The autoimmune protocol (AIP) diet is designed to help reduce inflammation in the body to relieve symptoms of autoimmune disorders. But what can you eat on this diet and what evidence is there of the benefits?An autoimmune disease is any condition where a person's immune system mistakenly attacks and damages its own bodily tissues. Inflammation is a … Continue reading What is the AIP Diet?
In the world of nutrition, there's no debate as fiery and fierce as the one between meat eaters and vegetarians. In this Spotlight feature, we ask whether or not humans were designed to be vegetarian.Some people choose a plant-based diet for health reasons, while others do so with more ethical concerns in mind. On the … Continue reading Is Vegetarianism the Natural Option?
The number of calories you need to eat each day depends on several factors, including your age, size, height, sex, lifestyle, and overall general health. As an example, a physically active 6ft 2in male, aged 22 years, requires considerably more calories than a 5ft 2ins sedentary woman in her 70s. It has been discovered that … Continue reading How Many Calories Should I Eat a Day?
If you’re a fan of mushrooms, rejoice! These nutritious little fungi have several known benefits to our health, including lowering your chance of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. And now, there appears to be yet another advantage to eating mushrooms. New research shows that they may help protect the brain from degenerative conditions such as … Continue reading Mushrooms Boost Brain Power
Biologically speaking, iron is a trace mineral and an essential nutrient that your body requires to function properly. It helps with immune function, detoxification, and the creation of several proteins and enzymes. One of these proteins is hemoglobin, a complex protein used by red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body. Iron deficiency anemia is a condition … Continue reading 15 Iron-Rich Foods for Healthy Energy Levels
History and Traditional Use Range and Habitat Mangifera indica (Anacardiaceae) is a tropical tree that grows from 33 feet to 131 feet in height and produces large, oval-shaped fruits that are red and gold when ripe, though some cultivars are green or yellow.1 The smooth-edged leaves of the mango tree are reddish when young, becoming dark green … Continue reading Food as Medicine: Mango (Mangifera indica, Anacardiaceae)
Constipation is a taboo subject for many people. If you’re too embarrassed to discuss it, know that you are far from alone. Constipation affects about 14% of adults in the United States and accounts for an astounding 3.2 million medical visits every year. It’s a common and widespread issue. Nobody wants to talk about it, … Continue reading The Best Laxative Foods for Natural Constipation Relief