Nutrition

Pterostilbene

Pterostilbene

Pterostilbene is a natural compound present in blueberries, cranberries, red grapes, and several plants in Asia. Pterostilbene has several powerful health benefits, in the areas cardiovascular health, cognitive function, neurological diseases and diabetes.

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Vegetable Diversity for a Healthy Diet

Vegetable Diversity for a Healthy Diet

We all know that vegetables are good for you, which is something that every single dietary philosophy agrees on.  It’s simply not possible to find a truly healthy person who doesn’t consume vegetables regularly.  However, did you know that many traditional hunter-gatherer societies ate as many as 100 different species of plants?  And this diversity of plant foods is severely lacking in today’s world. 

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Low Vitamin D in Childhood May Have Mental Health Effects in Adolescence

Vitamin D and Mental Health

A recent study conducted at the University of Michigan suggest that vitamin D deficiency in childhood may result in behavioral problems during adolescence, including aggressive behavior, anxiety and depressive moods. The study was done on school children in Bogotá, Colombia. Children with deficient blood vitamin D levels were almost twice as likely to develop behavior problems, as opposed to children who had higher levels of vitamin D.

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Nutrition & Epigenetics

nutrition and epigenetics

Ever since I learned about the concept of epigenetics about 8 years ago, I have been fascinated by the topic, and have read numerous articles and studies regarding epigenetics.  Epigenetics is “what” regulates how, when and how much of our genes are expressed.  

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Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

Flu

As we approach winter, we naturally get exposed to sickness seemingly everywhere we go. In order to maintain good health and prevent getting sick, it’s important to create a bulletproof immune system. That is the point of today’s article.

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Eat Your Carbs at Night

Eat Carbs at Night

For several years, I have been experimenting with calorie and carbohydrate cycling, meaning specifically timing calories and carbs during a 24-hour period. Recently, I heard about a fascinating and very compelling study that may be useful for you to consider, in which you eat all of your carbohydrates at the end of the day.

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Food Waste

food waste

According to the USDA statistics, Americans waste more than 130 billion pounds of food each year. This food waste goes into landfills, and produces more methane gas into the environment than carbon emissions released from automobiles. This is a serious problem in the US.

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