So today, we are going to debunk some of the more common preconceptions related to dietary fats. Here are some my favorite myths many people still believe to be true.
The plastic used for bottled water takes 1,000 years to biodegrade.
Japan has long been recognized in the medical community as one of the healthiest countries in the world, if not the healthiest. The country has the highest life expectancy rate out of all countries, with an average of 82.73. This is coupled with extremely low mortality rates due to chronic diseases such as heart disease, [...]
Here are the Top 5 Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle Tips: Eat Whole Foods This means eating foods as close to their natural state as possible. The more ingredients are in the food you eat, the higher the chance that these are processed, chemical or additives that are highly likely to cause inflammation. Stick to fruits and vegetables, meat, [...]
Eggs have received a bad rap over the years in the media and have been condemned for all sorts of unhealthy things. The truth is that eggs are one of the most nutritious foods you can find. They’re full of valuable vitamins and minerals that your body needs. Eggs are part of a healthy lifestyle [...]
Time was slipping deep into the night, and the crowd was getting restless as they waited for the main event. Canola Oil vs Olive Oil Who was going to come out on top, who would pack the biggest punch? An interview from earlier in the evening sheds some light into their childhoods. Canola Oil plans [...]
At this point, you’re probably wondering what exactly causes this chronic inflammation, and how you can avoid it! The short answer is, many parts of your diet and lifestyle can cause chronic inflammation, some of which may surprise you. Remember that many people don’t even know they are chronically inflamed, as it is a very [...]
When you think of inflammation in the body, you probably think of an infection causing part of your body to react with redness, swelling or pain, then these symptoms disappearing once the infection has passed. Inflammation is normally a good sign, meaning that your immune system is healthy and ready to fight off infection. But [...]
The benefits of a diet featuring low mercury fish (in moderation) are numerous. Fish low in mercury contains essential nutrients, such as iron and protein, and is low in saturated fat. Low mercury fish are also a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids promote brain development and may also reduce the risk [...]
With so many cooking oils out there to choose from, some healthier than others, what exactly makes one oil a healthier choice over another?
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Just over half the magnesium in our bodies is located within our bones, with the the majority of the remaining magnesium found inside our tissues and organs. The final 1% is found in our blood. Watch the video below by Dr. Mark Sircus to understand and appreciate why your diet is fundamental in preventing magnesium deficiency [...]
How Does Vitamin D Work? Vitamin D is really important for keeping our bones strong and healthy as it allows calcium and phosphorus to be absorbed into the body. Vitamin D also benefits our muscles and general health and can help to protect against serious diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Best Sources [...]
Mercury occurs in a number of forms and, in large enough doses, can cause a toxic effect on the lungs, brain and kidneys. The most common way this occurs is through the ingestion of mercury, called methylmercury, when eating seafood. This is particularly a problem for young children and pregnant or breastfeeding women as high [...]
Dehydration. We are all familiar with the term and most, if not all of us, have have felt some side effects of dehydration. This condition is defined as the excessive loss of bodily water, when more water is leaving the body than being taken in. Most of our body weight is made up of water [...]
There is no doubt that eating eggs can add a significant amount of nutrients to the average person’s diet, but there can be some confusion about what part of the egg is the healthiest part to consume. Some line up on the side of egg whites, claiming that the yolk adds far too much cholesterol [...]
There are some common concerns for those considering eating raw eggs as a regular source of nutrients. The first thing that comes to mind for the majority of people is the risk of salmonella poisoning. This fear is followed closely by the belief that eggs have too much cholesterol; a concern that is understandable for [...]
Increasingly, people are turning to gluten free diets, and not just for medical reasons. Sticking to gluten free foods can also be an amazingly easy diet for weight loss. Gluten is a protein existing in wheat; barley and rye (although those on medically recommended gluten free diets are often also advised to avoid malt and [...]