When was the last time you experienced the sensation of abdominal bloating or swollen fingers? This is an issue that is often associated with water retention. Bloating can often be caused by SIBO1, otherwise known as Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth: "Methanobrevibacter smithii, Methanosphaera stadtmanae, and other Methanobacteriales, which are speculated in SIBO, are able to [...]
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Many of us will deal with low-grade inflammation at some point in our lifetime. Not only can it make you uncomfortable, but it has also been linked to a number of health-related issues including Alzheimer's disease, heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome, and other degenerative conditions1. Most people are familiar with turmeric because it's a key [...]
Have you ever walked into a room and forgot why you went in there in the first place? It happens to all of us. We all forget things on occasion, but you should never take memory loss lightly. Although there are no guarantees when it comes to preventing memory loss or dementia, certain activities might [...]
A stroke can be devastating and deadly1. Understanding the signs of a stroke is extremely important so that help can be administered as soon as possible. The damage is caused by an interruption of the blood supply to the brain2. Make sure to know these classic stroke symptoms and take action: 1. Sudden loss of [...]
One of the best things you can do to maintain a healthy lifestyle this winter is to get more vitamin D. It is an essential micronutrient that is produced naturally by the body when we expose our skin to sunlight. Unfortunately, many of us don't have the ability to get out in the sun because [...]
Wheatgrass comes from the freshly sprouted leaves of the wheat plants, Triticum aestivum. You can prepare it at home as a fresh juice or take it as a powder or supplement. There are many health claims regarding wheatgrass. In this article, we'll take a closer look at 5 benefits of wheatgrass: 1. Nutrients And Antioxidants [...]
What Is Choline? Choline might not get a lot of press, but it is an essential nutrient1. In other words, the amount of choline that is naturally produced in the body is not enough to cover your needs, let alone the needs of your growing baby. Eating foods rich in choline and supplementing with a [...]
What Is Sucrose? Sucrose is a disaccharide consisting of a mixture of monosaccharides glucose and fructose. In it's most common form, sucrose is most easily recognizable as table sugar. As with most other forms of sugar, you should consume sucrose in moderation (if at all). According to the American Council on Exercise, the over-consumption of [...]
One of the best choices you can make for your health is to eat a plant-based diet. At the same time, it also carries a serious and possibly fatal risk. The plant-based diet contains many of the vitamins and minerals you need for your health, but it is typically devoid of vitamin B12. Vitamin B12, [...]
Including more omega-3 fatty acids in your diet can provide numerous health benefits. According to various studies, they reduce inflammation, reduce blood triglycerides, and can even lower your risk of dementia1. Omega-3 fatty acids come from many sources, but the best known include fish oil and fatty fish, such as Alaska Pollock. But did you [...]