Some in the media have touted apple cider vinegar as a miracle cure-all. Wishful thinking, sadly. Miracle cure-alls are few and far between. Having said that, there is some research that supports apple cider vinegar’s use in certain conditions. So let’s delve into the science—limited though it may be—of this
Saturated fats. Chances are, nothing good comes to mind when you hear those words. That’s because research has proven again and again that diets high in saturated fats increase LDL (“bad”) cholesterol in blood, which increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. The American Heart Association began recommending in 1961 that
Here’s some news that we should all take to heart: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lowered the definition of high blood pressure to 130/80 milliliters of mercury (from 140/90). This means millions more people will have high blood pressure, increasing their risk for heart disease and stroke, the
People are changing their diets—they’re eating less meat. Whether to improve health, the environment, or the economy, movements aimed to reduce meat intake, such as Meatless Monday and flexitarianism are gaining traction. More of us are interested in limiting or eliminating meat from our diets. With today’s multitude of meat
The health value of organic food is a frequent topic of debate, heating up each time a research study suggests that organic foods are no more nutritious than “conventional” foods. The news last year that imported organic foods may not actually be organic added more fuel to the fire. In
The once maligned beverage has emerged in recent years as a sort of health food, or rather drink. The public is taking notice as coffee consumption is on the rise. According to the National Coffee Association in 2017, 62 percent of Americans reported daily consumption, compared to 57 percent in
The ketogenic (keto) diet is an extremely low-carbohydrate, very high-fat diet that originated as a treatment for pediatric epilepsy. It has gained popularity recently among athletes and as a weight loss diet. Much stricter than an Atkins-style low-carb diet, an adherent to the keto diet consumes fewer than 35 grams
Q: Are there any benefits to taking maca root?
A: Maca is a plant that is a relative of the cruciferous family, and is native to South America. Its root has been consumed for centuries to boost endurance and energy, enhance fertility, and as an aphrodisiac. Traditionally, the root has been
No doubt you’ve heard of antioxidants. They’ve been associated with everything from reduced cancer risk to slower aging. But what exactly are these powerful disease fighters, and how can you ensure you’re getting enough?
Atoms are constantly giving up and receiving electrons during chemical reactions in the body. If an
Oregano oil is truly a remarkable little miracle herb. Research studies confirm oregano oil benefits a variety of conditions, but its most impressive use involves its ability to fight a variety of infections. Oregano oil is such a powerful home remedy, it may very well be the most important bottle