Category Archives: News

Cashew Dip Recipe

Native to Brazil’s Amazon, the “Cashew” nut is packed with energy, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins that are essential for robust health. It contains healthy monounsaturated fat that helps to reduce high triglyceride levels, promoting good cardiovascular health. Among others, it is rich in minerals like magnesium, potassium, zinc and selenium that support healthy muscles and

Sunflower Dressing Recipe

Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of vitamin E – the body’s key fat soluble antioxidant that provides cardio protective and anti-inflammatory benefits. Along with providing generous amounts of the primary alkalinizing mineral  magnesium, sunflower seeds are also a good  source of the antioxidant selenium that aids in detoxification, B vitamins like thiamin and niacin,

Indian Lentil Dal Recipe

A well-rounded whole food plant-based diet can provide more than enough protein to satisfy the body’s needs. At 17.9g/cup, lentils are one of the top 3 plant based foods in terms of protein content. They are delicious, nutritious and super easy to prepare. Not only that, they are nutrient rich supplying the body with  healthy minerals such

Vegetable Chili Recipe

The main player in the Vegetarian Chili is  the assortment of beans. Beans are an excellent source of protein and balanced  fiber, providing an average of 6g of fiber per 1/2 cup. They contain both insoluble and soluble fiber, which may help lower cholesterol, improve glucose control and elevate the health of the digestive system. Furthermore,

Heartburn “wonder” meds are risky

As contradictory as it may seem, to help with overall alkalinity there is at least one place in the body where we want that acid: the stomach. While too much acid causes indigestion, heartburn and reflux disease, too little causes maldigestion and a host of other issues. Excess acid has received much of the attention

Predictive Biomarkers For Lifetime Health

Dr. Russell Jaffe was recently interviewed on the Optimal Performance Podcast discussing the top eight predictive biomarkers for lifetime health. What you’ll learn from Dr. Russell Jaffe on this episode of the Optimal Performance Podcast: The message is: you can control and save your life – or you can put it in the hands of

Vitamin D may lower child asthma, according to new research

Taking vitamin D supplements during pregnancy and giving them to babies may help reduce high rate of allergies in children, a new research suggests. To go a little further, the trial results also suggest that supplements could even help reduce child asthma. In a trial of 260 pregnant women, the participants were randomly assigned to

A deeper look into adrenal health

Forty-three percent of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress. While some stress can be helpful, keeping us alert and resilient, chronic stress can cause inflammation and disease, putting our overall health at risk. Reducing the burden of stress in our lives is necessary for sustained health. In this article, we will explore the

Vitamin D levels could predict risk of poor cardiovascular health

The risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure and other cardiac events could be predicted by measuring levels of two vitamin D components, according to researchers from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, UT. Here is some verbiage from Honor Whiteman, the author of the story at Medical News Today: “Lead

What is Adrenal Fatigue and What You Can Do if You Have It

Adrenal Fatigue was described in medical texts over a century ago. It still exists in today’s day and age; however, we now have better diagnostic tools. Adrenal fatigue consists of a broad spectrum of non-specific yet often debilitating symptoms. The onset of this disease is often slow and insidious and common symptoms include: Low energy

The cost of developing new medicines is more than you think

Have you ever wondered to yourself the cost of developing new medicines? With one in 5,000 medicines actually making it to the market, it takes a lot of resources to be the one that finds its way to the public. When it comes to pharmaceutical companies, two general accusations arise: companies charge too much for

Multivitamins help boost brain power

We hear it all the time – you should be taking multivitamins daily! Some of us listen, some of us turn the other cheek. However, maybe this piece of information from the Korea Times will shed some light on this subject. Multivitamins containing water soluble vitamins including vitamin B and C can contribute to boosting

Only 2.7% of US Adults Live a “Healthy” Lifestyle

Health in the United States is a major concern, no matter what age you may be. Child obesity is running rampant through the states, and the adults aren’t exactly sending the best message to the youth with their eating habits either. In fact, they are just as obese if not more. Part of the issue

More Evidence Links Vitamin D to Arthritis Risk

There is new research that supports extensive links between vitamin D levels and risk of developing a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease, like arthritis, for example. According to a study done by the Centers for Disease Prevention and Health Prevention, about one out of every five US adults has doctor-diagnosed arthritis. This includes more than 100

Higher Dementia Risk Connected to Heartburn Medications

The number of potential side effects from the use of proton-pump inhibiting drugs to control heartburn continues to increase, with new research in Germany linking them to the development of dementia, according to UPI Health News. This new study links the heavily used PPIs which include Nexium, Prevacid and Prilosec to an increased risk for