Category Archives for "Diet & Food"

Integrating Ancient Fiber Needs into a Modern Diet

Although the produce section at the grocery store may look vast, it only represents a fraction of edible, nutritious, and tasty plant foods. It’s estimated there are more than 20,000 species of edible plants, and that we only eat about 20 to 50 of them. As a result, this may be playing a significant role […]

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Pollutants Lower Sperm Counts in Dogs and Humans

Infertility has been a growing problem over the last three decades, with most of the attention focused on women’s reproduction. However, 40 to 50 percent of cases of infertility are caused by male infertility. Research shows sperm quality has dropped by 50 percent in the last 80 years. Sperm quality of dogs has also declined […]

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Bad gut bacteria big risks in hardening arteries

  Unhealthy gut bacteria are a bigger risk for atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries than smoking, cholesterol levels, obesity, or diabetes. Atherosclerosis is the leading cause of heart disease. That’s because the root cause of heart disease is inflammation. In fact, most modern health disorders are rooted in inflammation, including arthritis, diabetes, obesity, dementia, […]

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What Causes Poor Digestion? Foods & Habits to Avoid

If you find yourself frequently popping antacids or taking swigs of pink bismuth, you are probably wondering what causes poor digestion and what you can do to improve your digestive health. Bloating, heartburn and reflux, gas, constipation and diarrhea are common complaints that can typically be linked to certain eating habits and lifestyle factors. Changing […]

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Natural Gut Health: What to Eat with Candida Overgrowth

Candida is a fungus and form of yeast that is naturally present in the body and is typically kept under control by the body’s healthy bacteria. However, when your immune system or healthy bacteria become compromised, candida can begin to overproduce and trigger a host of health problems. Knowing what to eat with candida overgrowth […]

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Think Twice Before You “Roundup” Some More Oats

Even if you eat all organic, many oat-based foods such as cereal, granola, instant oats, and bars contain glyphosate, the toxic weed-killer in Roundup. The independent study commissioned by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) measured levels of glyphosate in 45 samples of products made with conventional oats, and 16 samples made with organically grown oats. […]

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Is There a Connection Between Diet & Autism Spectrum Disorders?

Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a range of developmental disorders that affect a person’s ability to communicate and interact socially, among other effects. ASD encompasses three common diagnoses: Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder not otherwise specified. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders have three main areas of difficulty: Communication (both verbal and […]

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Carbs, Not Fats, are the Culprits Behind Heart Disease

If you shy away from fats for fear of heart disease, you aren’t alone, you may be surprised to learn that carbohydrates, not fats, are the culprits in heart disease. For decades scientists and doctors have blamed dietary fats — especially saturated fat — for heart disease. We’ve been advised to stick to a low-fat, […]

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