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The Human Microbiome: How It Works + a Diet for Gut Health

Most people think of bacteria within the body as a cause of getting sick or developing certain diseases, but did you know that at all times there are actually billions of beneficial bacteria present within all of us? In fact, bacteria make up our microbiome, an integral internal ecosystem that benefits our gut health and…

Cricket Flour Has 3x More Protein Than Steak + It Even Tastes Good

Did you know that cricket flour — also known as cricket protein powder — has almost triple the amount of protein present in sirloin and double the protein of chicken? That's right, cricket flour! (1) You may be tempted to dismiss this outstanding protein food right away, but cricket flour actually has a mild and nutty…

6 Farro Nutrition Benefits That May Surprise You

You’ve heard of common grains like barley, buckwheat and whole wheat, I’m sure. But have you ever tried farro? Chances are you haven't even ever heard of it. But you should! This ancient grain is beginning to gain traction for its health benefits and ability to adapt to different recipes. In a similar vein as kamut…

Eating Too Little & Exercising Too Much? Risks of Female Athlete Triad

  Does this situation sound familiar to you? A young woman loves to work out, practice a competitive sport and takes pride in taking care of her body. In order to maintain her lean body, she eats only enough calories to feel relatively full. As she feels herself getting even fitter, she keeps increasing her training time and…

Grapeseed Oil: Is It Healthy or Not?

If you’re not sure which oils to buy these days, and which to skip, you’re definitely not alone. The world of cooking oils can be really confusing — with all the talk about different methods for “pressing” the oils, ideal cooking temperatures, various smoke points and so on. Then there's the whole issue of whether…

Why Avocado Oil Got Rx Status in France

Thanks to the delicious dip known as guacamole, most likely you are familiar with the beloved avocado. But have you ever tried avocado oil or did you even know it existed? I previously ranked the benefit-rich avocado as one of the top five healthiest foods so it’s not surprising that I would also rank avocado…

The Lymphatic System: How to Make It Strong & Effective

What is the lymphatic system? It's a critical part of the immune system, vital for protecting us from illness and damaging, disease-causing inflammation. Essentially, the lymphatic system is the the body's inner "drainage system," a network of blood vessels and lymph nodes that carry fluids from tissues around the body into the blood and vice versa. The…

Pau D’arco Tea — Fights Candida, Cancer & Inflammation

Pau d'arco is native to South America, where it has been used to treat a wide range of conditions. There are reports of medicinal uses of pau d'arco tea dating back to 1873. Pau d'arco, also called tabebuia avellanedae, is a tree from the Bignoniaceae family with extremely hard wood; its name is the Portuguese word for “bow stick,”…

Algal Oil: A Vegetarian Source of Omega-3s and DHA

Algal oil is the oil that is derived directly from algae. This oil contains DHA, which accounts for 97 percent of the omega-3 fats in the brain. Unfortunately, not enough American people get enough of it. Algal oil is a vegetarian DHA oil that does not come from cold-water fish. As scientists and doctors realized…

Peanut Butter Nutrition Facts: Is It Bad for You?

[Below is my transcript of my video about peanut butter nutrition facts and whether or not peanut butter is bad for you, along with additional information on the topic.] Is peanut butter bad for you? This is actually a common question that I get from a lot of people, and there are some misconceptions when it…