Fat is one of the three macronutrients in our food and it is essential to life. There are healthy fats and not so healthy fats. It’s important to eat enough healthy fats in order to optimize our health. However, everyone is unique and there is no one “right” amount of fat to be eaten. It really comes down to your own individual physiology.
The most popular nutritional supplement in the western world, is without a doubt, multivitamins. Doctors still prescribe multivitamins to everyone, from toddlers to the elderly, despite little evidence to support their effectiveness. On the other hand, there is ample scientific data to support daily use of creatine, and yet, many label it as dangerous, and most doctors appear to be ignorant of it.
Over the past few years, the process of inflammation in the body has been implicated as a root cause of most diseases. Science has shown in recent years that chronic inflammation in the body is a bad thing. Chronic inflammation is most certainly associated with a host of illnesses and diseases, and is something that should be combated. However, it’s just as important to realize that acute inflammation is actually a very good thing for the body. The problem is that most of us do not make a distinction between the two types, in terms of how we deal with it.
Today’s article is about evidence-based nutrition that will help you to fight cancer. Cancer has been around forever, but it has proliferated in our modern, western world, largely because of the lifestyles that we choose to live. Doesn’t it seem like almost every single day you are hearing about this person or that person who has been diagnosed with the big “C”?
Estrogen is a hormone, commonly thought of as a “female” hormone. Today’s article is about estrogen, and how it works and how to control it. First, a bit of basic education. What is a hormone? Hormones are chemical messengers created by our body to control various body functions. There are a large number of hormones, and they are all extremely important for health and wellness. An important thing to understand is that the imbalance of hormones can cause all kinds of health issues.
Capsaicin is the active compound in chili peppers that provides spiciness. In the journal Nutrition Research Rigamonti et al. wrote: “Studies in animals and humans have shown that capsaicin decreases food intake and increases energy expenditure, stimulates fat oxidation, regulates appetite (by decreasing hunger and increasing satiety), and modifies the expression of some hypothalamic peptides implicated in food intake” (Rigamonti 2018).