Have you been hearing the dire predictions about the future of our world? I know many people who feel helpless in the face of it. But there is at least one thing you can control: your diet. Switching to the Planetary Health Diet is a choice we can all make for ourselves and each other.
(First installment of the What the Hell Should We Eat Series) In Michael Pollan’s new book, Cooked, he makes the case that Homo sapiens (that’s us) are here because we learned how to cook. About 2 million years ago, with the emergence of our predecessor Homo erectus, there was a change in the size of
While all beans are deemed heart-healthy and considered a major part of a healthy diet, new research shows that black beans are leading the way. In a number of studies, black beans have been shown to lower the glycemic response when eaten alone, or even when eaten with a higher glycemic food like rice. (1)
In February of this year, The National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System evaluated samples of meat from supermarkets and found varying levels of potentially deadly bacteria, E. coli, Salmonella and Campylobacter (1). What’s worse is that many of these bacteria were antibiotic-resistant strains, indicating that these bacteria were present as a result of antibiotic use in
Amino acids bound together make up peptide chains, which make up proteins. While we don’t need massive amounts of protein to thrive, we do need a regular supply of amino acids to survive. Some seem more important than others. One of the more important amino acids for the body is carnitine, which is found in
Research done at the University of Monastir in Tunisia measured the effects of olive oil on protecting the liver from the ravages of a toxic herbicide. The herbicide (2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid) is known to cause free radical damage and oxidative stress to liver cells. Eighty healthy rats were separated into two groups. One group was given
Data acquired from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey between 2001 and 2004 reported on the diets of 16,338 “typical Americans”. Almost all the participants failed to eat enough leafy greens, colorful vegetables, and whole grains. These results were evaluated and published in the Journal of Nutrition. Here is a clip of that report:
Wish you weren’t so tired all the time? Here’s how to tap into the ancient science of Ayurveda for energizing tips geared specifically for your body type. By Nora Simmons Originally published in Natural Solutions Magazine Download PDF Wish you weren’t so tired all the time? Here’s how to tap into the ancient science of