Monsanto, the controversial multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation based in the United States, is probably best known as the world’s leading producer of the herbicide Roundup, which contains the active ingredient glyphosate. (more…)
When adopting a modified ketogenic diet for weight loss it is imperative to avoid sugar consumption. With a lack of calories from glucose, the body turns on fat metabolism allowing you to scorch body fat and lose weight fast. (more…)
For years, evidence of the harmful health effects of consuming agricultural pesticides has been mounting. The journal Nature summarizes the situation saying that “after countless studies, pesticides have been linked to cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease, ADHD, and even birth defects. Pesticides also have the potential to harm the nervous system, the reproductive system, and the endocrine system.”
March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” The theme, determined by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is meant to empower individuals with the autonomy to take control of their eating habits, one forkful at a time. Big changes can be difficult and are often unsustainable. However, when we recognize that every small daily decision can add up to make a big difference, we can gradually implement healthy habits that move us closer to a healthier and happier life.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. According the data collected by the Center for Disease Control, heart disease accounts for over 600,000 U.S. deaths annually. That is 1 in every 4 deaths!
In case you needed a bit more motivation to head to the local farmer’s market this year, a new study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology shows decreased risk of premature death in individuals who consume 10 servings of vegetables and fruit each day!
Proper digestion and elimination is at the root of truly radiant health. Unfortunately, it does not matter how healthy your diet is or how many supplements you take if your body is not breaking down and absorbing the nutrients you consume. In their infinite intelligence, our bodies produce a vast array of specialized proteins called digestive enzymes. Each enzyme is specifically designed to break down the macronutrients (fat, sugar, and protein) of the food we eat. Digestive enzymes are produced primarily in the pancreas and small intestine, and once released, catalyze chemical reactions in the gut that are essential to proper digestive function.
You might be surprised to learn that a study conducted for AARP The Magazine found that women aged 40 to 60 initiate 66 percent of divorces! To top it off, 26 percent of men admitted that “they never saw it coming.” (1) Now obviously there are many factors that can contribute to divorce, but what is so striking about this statistic is how the numbers so closely correlate to the age of menopause in women, which is 51 years on average.