What Type of Bread Should I Eat?

What Type of Bread Should I Eat? Legend has it that bread was originally discovered by accident. In Egypt, supposedly around 8,000 BC, someone left remnants from beer brewing out in the sun (because yes, Egyptians were actually skilled brewers!) Later in the day, they found the accidental dough rise into bread after hours baking […]

What to Eat to Suppress Chronic Inflammation

What to Eat to Suppress Chronic Inflammation “It is becoming increasingly clear that chronic inflammation is the root cause of many serious illnesses” Dr. Andrew Weil As you may already know from our previous blog ‘The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Inflammation’, inflammation is a stealthy biological response that is initiated when our immune system detects […]

The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Inflammation

The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Inflammation “Inflammation is a big buzz word in the world of health now, and rightfully so. The word inflammation comes from the Latin word ‘inflammare’ meaning ‘to ignite’ and it’s your body’s response to danger signals.” Dr. Stephanie Davis Inflammation, often dubbed as the ‘secret killer,’ is a stealthy biological […]

Plastic Invasion: Unmasking the Hidden Threat to Our Health

Plastic Invasion: Unmasking the Hidden Threat to Our Health In today’s modern life, convenience often takes precedence over the hidden costs that come with it. One such hidden cost that has been silently infiltrating our daily lives is the omnipresence of plastic in our food and water. From packaging materials to storage containers, plastic has […]

How to Live Young For As Long As You Live

How to Live Young For As Long As You Live I listened to an interesting podcast featuring the guru of Functional Medicine, Dr. Mark Hyman.  He’s written numerous NY Times bestseller books (UltraMind Solution, UltraMetabolism Solution, What the Heck Should I Eat?) and runs UltraWellness Centers across the country. He just released his new book […]

Drinking Alcohol: Understanding Organic, Biodynamic & Natural

Organic. Biodynamic. Natural. As you peruse the beer, wine, and liquor sections of your local grocery store, you may start noticing terms like these. Organic sounds familiar, but what is biodynamic? Or natural? These are all terms which describe processes used for making the beverage, and some of them can make for healthier alcohol options. […]

The Connection Between Oral Health and Chronic Disease

I listened to a podcast featuring Dr. Mark Burhenne, a functional dentist and author of the book 8-Hour Sleep Paradox – about sleep apnea. He is the host of the resource site called “Ask the Dentist” where you can find a functional dentist near you and also get information on good dental health. In the […]

Powering Your Powerhouses: Fighting Mitochondrial Dysfunction

Powering Your Powerhouses: Fighting Mitochondrial Dysfunction Science curricula and course requirements have changed throughout the years, but chances are you remember one core tenet: “The mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell.” And it’s a mighty fact! Mitochondria power the cells and provide them with energy. But did you know, on a larger scale, mitochondria […]

The “Island” of Your Gut: How Probiotics and Prebiotics Work to Boosts Your Health

The “Island” of Your Gut: How Probiotics and Prebiotics Work to Boosts Your Health Imagine a peaceful, remote island. Some islanders are the “good guys” — they till the soil, harvest the crops, fish and keep island operations running smoothly. A few are the island troublemakers; they eat too much of the food, destroy property, don’t […]

What’s in a Label? What You Need to Know to Make Healthy Food Choices

What’s in a Label? What You Need to Know to Make Healthy Food Choices What’s black, white, and red all over? The nutrition label on a pack of Twizzlers! Reading a nutrition label is a must-have skill in today’s world of ultra-processed and complex and plentiful additives. If you don’t know what you’re putting in […]

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