In recent years the conversation around cardiovascular health has virtually revolved around cholesterol. Many people have been led to believe that cholesterol clogs arteries, leads to heart disease and, should be avoided on a healthy diet. This is far from the whole truth, however. In reality our bodies actually need cholesterol for a number of vital biological processes. (more…)
Acerola, also known as “Barbados cherry,” is an evergreen shrub found in tropical regions throughout the world including the southern United States. The plant produces small fruits that contain up to 65 times more vitamin C than the average orange. Acerola has hundreds of years of history as a traditional medicine in the Amazon.
If you have a regular practice of prayer, then you are well aware that the positive effects are very real and wide-ranging. Many people who engage in prayer report psychological and spiritual benefits such as a sense of greater clarity, purpose, gratitude, presence, sense of connection, and overall well-being. However, these subjective benefits can be hard to measure scientifically. (more…)
Many people have turned to diet sodas as a perceived healthier alternative to high fructose corn syrup sweetened drinks. Diet sodas are sugar-free and get their sweetness from chemicals such as aspartame, sucralose, and acesulfame potassium. (more…)
The keto diet has recently been exploding in popularity. Adherents claim effects ranging from weight loss, craving reduction, and blood sugar balance to cognitive enhancement and cancer treatment. There are athletes, celebrities, CEOs, and doctors all adopting this diet and talking about the dramatic effects of burning fat for fuel. (more…)
You probably know that hormones play a vital role in regulating your physiology and promoting good health. But are you aware of the onslaught of synthetic chemicals in the modern environment that threaten the delicate balance of hormones in your body? (more…)