Apparently, Americans aren’t having much sex! One report even refers to the lack of sex in the U.S. as the “Great American Sex Drought.”
If you are lactose intolerant, which reportedly about 30 million of American adults have some degree of by age 20, then regular cow’s milk may not be the beverage for you. Some of you may also be vegan or simply prefer a dairy-free diet.
Have you ever heard about the Victorian Tapeworm Diet? This diet involves swallowing a parasite (a potentially disease-causing organism). It reportedly gained popularity in the early 1900s among Victorian women who were put under immense pressure to be thin, wear tight corsets and “look perfect.”
They say if you have a ‘gut feeling’ about something, you should trust your instincts. But more importantly, in my opinion, than trusting your gut instincts is taking care of your gut. Your gut microbiome has trillions of microbes (also called gut flora, gut bugs or gut bacteria) that live in your gut. These ‘bugs’ may have an impact on several issues that determine whether you are healthy or unhealthy. There are both good and bad bacteria in the gut, and the goal is to maintain a gut where there is a good balance of various bacteria in your gut. A balanced population of bacteria is key.
When it comes to getting information on dieting, we sometimes look at the eating habits of those healthy individuals we admire so we can see how they manage to maintain their health. Such individuals may include family members, our favorite teacher or doctor or even a celebrity.
Very recently, coffee mega-franchise Starbucks added oat milk to its menu at some of their various locations throughout the country. You can find the locations that are serving up this milk alternative, here. And apparently, Starbucks has been offering oat milk in its European locations as of January 2018.
“Grains, commonly referred to as ‘cereals’ or ‘cereal grains’, are the edible seeds of specific grasses belonging to the Poaceae (also known as Gramineae) family,” reports the Grains & Legumes Nutrition Council.
The state of California is a major producer of nuts -- particularly pistachio nuts. According to some reports, it is predicted that the state will produce more than 1.4 billion pounds of pistachios by 2026!
My recent nutrient test results reflected that all my B vitamins were optimal except vitamins B1 (thiamine) and B2 (riboflavin). And it got me thinking that many people may not know about these two B vitamins. This is because vitamins B12 (cobalamin) and B9 (folate) seem to be the popular B vitamins and perhaps steal the spotlight from all the other essential Bs.
There’s a lot of conflicting information online about weight loss strategies. It seems like every week there’s yet another trendy diet that promises you will look like J. Lo if you follow it.
Actress and owner of natural health company Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow, is a fan of making her own hemp milk, one of the many plant-based milk alternatives out on the market now. Hemp milk is said to have a mild nutty flavor or even grassy taste and not be as creamy as other milk alternatives, like almond milk. To spruce up her hemp milk a bit and balance some of the grassy flavor, Gwyneth adds dates, which are naturally sweet and nutrient-rich, and coconut oil.
If you’re in good health, there’s nothing wrong with giving in to a craving or treating yourself every now and then. But it’s even better if you can find healthy alternatives to junk foods you could be craving. And if you get really creative and enlist the help of the Internet, you may be surprised at what you find and come up with.
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