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Blue Zones Secrets — How to Live 100+ Years

Take a look at your current habits. Are you living your life in a way that’s going to help you reach your potential maximum life span like people in blue zones? What if you could follow a simple program that helps you feel younger, lose weight, maximize your mental sharpness and keep your body working…

Is Carrageenan Bad for Your Health? What Are Safer Alternatives?

Carrageenan is literally everywhere. It is virtually impossible to find a grocery store that doesn't sell products that include it as an additive. Even the natural food stores are full of it. You can find it in organic yogurt, tofu, coconut milk, baby formula — even in your nitrite-free turkey old cuts. Although it's so common in…

19 High-Protein Foods for Weight Loss, Satiety and Muscle Gain

Did you know that your organs, tissues, muscles and hormones are all made from proteins? It's true, and high-protein foods, which supply nutrients that are used by every part of the body to develop, grow and function properly. Because proteins are involved in just about every body function, it’s important that you consume foods high…

Insulin Resistance Diet: 8 Steps to Help Prevent Diabetes

Understanding the cellular mechanisms of insulin resistance helps us choose more effective therapeutic interventions for the treatment and prevention of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. Insulin resistance is present in individuals who are obese and those with diabetes mellitus. Several studies have found that an insulin resistance diet and exercise protocol can alter insulin signaling…

Top 15 Low-Sodium Foods & How They Lower the Risk of Disease

Did you know that in Paleolithic times, humans consumed less than one gram of salt per day? Salt wasn't added to foods for flavor the way it is today. Millions of years ago, humans got their salt from meat, which made up about 50 percent of their diet, while the other half was vegetables, some…

Nitric Oxide Benefits & How to Increase Levels Naturally

It was only a few decades ago that people started paying attention to nitric oxide. Named molecule of the year in 1992, it previously had been a pretty undervalued aspect of human health. Several years later, in 1998, three scientists were given a Nobel Prize for their discovery that nitric oxide is a key molecule in…

7 Symptoms of Lactose Intolerance (Plus, 11 Tips to Manage)

Lactose intolerance is a prevalent and distressing condition that affects a surprisingly high percentage of adults. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services approximates that about 65 percent of the human population has a reduced ability to digest lactose after infancy. Lactose intolerance is not the same as a milk allergy. It's more of a discomfort than…

Leaky Gut Syndrome: 7 Signs You May Have It

As more Americans are affected by poor diet choices, chronic stress, toxic overload and bacterial imbalance, it appears that the prevalence of leaky gut is potentially reaching epidemic proportions. The medical profession is just now agreeing this condition even exists, which is especially shocking considering that “intestinal permeability” (another name for leaky gut) has been…

What Is Fermentation? Benefits + How to Ferment Foods

You've heard all about the benefits of fermented foods, but just what is fermentation — and why is it so important? Fermentation is a process used to produce the finest wine; many of our basic staples, such as bread and cheese; and pleasurable delights, including beer, chocolate, coffee and yogurt. Most importantly, though, it helps…

Alcohol Poisoning Symptoms, Causes, Treatment & Prevention

On college campuses, in fraternities and sororities, in backyards, in basements, and in bars, people are drinking to excess and getting alcohol poisoning, a life-threatening (and entirely preventable) emergency. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that there are 2,200 deaths each year in the United States attributed to this condition,…