By now you’ve probably heard that we’re living in a toxic soup. Over the last century, more than 80,000 chemicals have been developed, used and dumped into our environment…for us eat, drink and breath. Unfortunately we humans are now the guinea pigs in our own grand experiment and the data suggests a toxic problem.
As Mother’s Day approaches, I want to remember my Mom with a recipe that is perfect for Mother’s Day brunch and review some reassuring research about eggs, “Nature’s perfect protein”. First, the much-maligned egg has been vindicated (once again), this time by an Australian study just published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Did you know your body is home to 100 trillion microbes whose population is largely shaped by what you eat and drink? If you’d like to improve your digestion, energy and mood, then meet your “gut microbiome” (the microbes and their genes that are living in your digestive tract). Like a city zoo, your large intestine houses roughly 1,000 different species, including bacteria, yeast, protozoa, viruses and worms. Your job is to cultivate a congenial clan that will support your health instead of erode it!
Have you ever felt almost “high” after eating pizza or a grilled cheese sandwich? It may be because these foods can act as opiates within our brain, leading to that “blissed out” feeling that often results in that “tired and toxic” feeling.
Our gut is a powerful biochemical reactor, capable of almost magically transforming the plants and animals of nature into the building blocks of our body: the carbohydrates, proteins and fats, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients to run all the metabolic reactions that promote health and prevent disease.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to fall asleep easily, stay asleep all night and awaken refreshed? Sleep is so rejuvenating for the brain that it is now being considered “mental floss” capable of clearing dangerous amyloid-beta plaques and neuronal tangles from the brain. So if you’re one of the 70 million Americans struggling to get a good night’s sleep, here are several proven strategies to overcome the effects that our hectic lifestyles have on sleep.
If your skin feels dry, your mind is a bit hazy or you’ve got some unwanted aches and pains, it may be time for an “oil change”.
And while you might not dream of putting poor quality oil in your car’s engine, most Americans are sputtering along on a diet filled with bad fat. The result is inflammation: the fire at the core of chronic disease.The good news is that it is easy to include a few key foods in your diet that supply the critical omega-3 fatty acids: EPA and DHA.
What do diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer's have in common? They’re all driven by chronic inflammation.The good news is we can actually eat to beat the cause of the most dreaded diseases we face AND love it at the same time! So grab a cup of (anti-inflammatory) ginger tea while we explore some common causes of inflammation and my Top 5 Tips to extinguish that fire.