Diet

Every chronic disease — including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, and others — is caused by the food we eat, regardless of genetic disposition. That’s why it’s so important to learn as much as you can about the impact food and diet can have on your health and overall well-being. On this blog, I share with you what I’ve learned, including the latest scientific research, in easy-to-understand language. 

Microbiome - The Connection Between Diet, Disease, and Your Gut

Why Your Gut Bacteria Hold The Key to Your Health

Did you know that most of the cells in your body aren’t human? Your body consists of about 37 trillion cells. In comparison, there are around 100 trillion microbes living in and on your body, creating a complex ecosystem called a microbiota that holds the key to your health and well-being. What’s more, approximately 70% …

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Legumes provide low nutritional value

What Are Antinutrients? – A Science-Based Review

Antinutrients are a controversial topic among the healthy-eating community, and particularly in the Paleo world. But what exactly are antinutrients? Why are they such a controversial topic? And are they bad for your health? In this article, we’ll explore the science behind those so-called enzyme inhibitors, and I’ll provide clear answers to the most common …

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Do we need Vitamin and Mineral Supplements?

The human body requires vitamins and minerals to stay healthy. That’s why humans evolved on a diet that supplies those essential micronutrients. Yet, 68% of Americans take vitamin supplements. Arguably, because they think multivitamin supplements have health benefits or reduce the risk of illnesses, such as heart disease. Additionally, some people believe that they can’t …

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Saturated Fat and Cholesterol - Facts and Myths!

Saturated Fat and Cholesterol – Facts and Myths!

Have you ever asked yourself, “is cholesterol bad for you?” If so, I want to provide some clarity right off the bat: the answer is “no.” Many people think that saturated fat and cholesterol are evil, and that a diet high in saturated fat increases blood cholesterol levels and poses serious health risks. However, the …

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Intermittent Fasting – The Ultimate Beginner's Guide

Intermittent Fasting [Ultimate Beginner’s Guide]

Intermittent fasting is easy to implement, yet it’s an incredibly powerful method to lose weight and improve your overall well-being. Specifically, an intermittent fasting diet has the following scientifically-proven benefits: Improves body composition in athletes Normalizes blood sugar levels and lipid levels Reduces blood pressure Improves insulin resistance Prevents neuronal death Enhances immune function Naturally …

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Is Soylent Healthy? Not According to Science!

Soylent has enjoyed incredible popularity, but considering the controversy in recent years around this meal replacement drink, many consumers pose the question: Is Soylent healthy? To find out, I have teamed up with a medical doctor who specializes in human metabolism, and we analyzed the ingredients in Soylent. We concluded that Soylent is not a …

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Review of two wine clubs that ship to Georgia - Cellars Wine Club and Naked Wines

Review of three wine clubs that ship to Georgia and other states

Thanks to complicated shipping laws in the United States, not all wine clubs ship to all states. In fact, many wine clubs don’t ship to Georgia at all, including the well-known WSJwine, the wine club of the Wall Street Journal. Fortunately, there are a few wine clubs that ship to Georgia, and I tried three of …

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How healthy is farmed salmon and what is ethoxyquin?

Wild-caught vs. Farmed Salmon – What’s The Better Choice?

Salmon is known as a healthy food, rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. What you may not have known is that most Atlantic farmed salmon is contaminated with toxic chemicals.   Manufacturers use such chemicals as ethoxyquin (EQ), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) and butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) to preserve fish food. What is Ethoxyquin? Ethoxyquin is a synthetic …

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