It is shocking really. In the past 10 years the use of antidepressant drugs has skyrocketed. Some researchers say that one in 10 American people are on an antidepressant. There's a lot of finger pointing to identify why this is happening, from our busy modern lives to television ads that promote the use of antidepressants [...]
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The Telegraph recently reported that scientists at the University of Southern California (USC) have discovered that fasting “for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as ‘remarkable.'” New research suggests that fasting kick-starts stem cells into producing new white blood [...]
Most are well aware that sunlight exposure is a means to increasing vitamin D levels, yet at the same time we are told to avoid sun exposure especially at midday as it has been implicated in skin cancer, skin damage and premature aging. The truth is that sensible, non-burning sun exposure preferably at midday with [...]
Plastics are everywhere – in food containers and toys, in cosmetics packaging and household utensils. While some plastics are eco-friendly and may be safe for kids, others contain harmful chemicals or cause dangerous pollution during manufacturing. It’s just about impossible to avoid plastics altogether, but you can look for plastics that are safest for your [...]
As the ketogenic diet gains popularity, it’s important to have a balanced discussion regarding the merits of this diet. Let me emphasize right out of the gate that this is not a diet without merits (excuse the double negative); in fact, it has significant therapeutic potential for some clinical pathologies. However, it is also a [...]
Fasting for weight loss might sound as silly as drinking water for thirst, but it’s not exactly the same thing. Let’s look at a special kind of fasting, called intermittent fasting (or IF), that can be a powerful tool on your fitness journey. Quite simply, intermittent fasting means not eating for a set period of [...]
Only a detailed and expert analysis is a guarantee that honey is all natural and organic. But, if you want to know whether the honey you just bought is natural, try these simple tricks. 1. Carefully Read The Label This is the very first step that will help you choose the right, additive-free honey. Producers [...]
The most difficult part of starting any new diet is learning what foods are and aren’t acceptable. That is why I have formulated this ketogenic diet food list to help you along the way. Stick this on your refrigerator or print out a copy to take with you to the grocery store! * items marked [...]