It has been reported that the Father of Medicine, Hippocrates, once said that “all disease begins in the gut.” And in my opinion he was definitely on to something, because there is plenty of credible evidence to suggest that we should be concerned about our gut health.
If you’re used to eating meat, dairy and other animal foods, you may find that following a vegan diet, which is plant-based and avoids all animal foods, can be very challenging. Despite the increasing presence of vegan restaurants with meat alternatives like the Impossible Burger and vegan bloggers giving us plenty of #veganinspiration, giving up meat and cheese can be challenging.
I’m not a big fan of dried fruits, so I will admit that I know very little (beyond the taste) about dates which I usually see in the dried form. But reportedly dried fruits, like dates, are easily portable when you’re in a rush and may satisfy that sweet craving without having to resort to eating nutrient-void processed foods such as candy.
I grew up seeing ‘Milk of Magnesia,’ an antacid and laxative, in the medicine cabinet. And as a child, when I complained of indigestion or constipation, my mom would use this over-the-counter medicine to relieve these tummy troubles. And it worked!
Metabolic syndrome is not a disease. In a nutshell, individuals with metabolic syndrome have a certain conditions that puts them at risk for health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Having these conditions may even put you at a greater risk of developing dementia and other cognitive issues. One source refers to individuals with metabolic syndrome as having the “perfect storm” for some serious health issues.
Red meat, which includes meats such as beef, veal, lamb, mutton (flesh of sleep), goat, horse and pork, are nutrient-dense sources of protein. And yes, pork is red meat. You might recall a marketing campaign once advertised pork as ‘the other white meat,’ kind of like an alternative to chicken. But the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) classifies pork as red meat.
Like me, you probably have childhood memories of your parents bringing you a big bowl of hot, homemade chicken soup in bed when you weren’t feeling too good. And even if you had an upset stomach, the soup was likely appetizing. It almost felt like a warm, soothing hug going down. To me, it was just as comforting as my mother’s hand on my forehead, checking to see whether I had a fever.
Apparently, drinking fresh celery juice is the hot, new health and weight loss trend of the New Year. And the person responsible for starting this trend is Anthony William, a self-proclaimed “Medical Medium.” At the age of four, Anthony reportedly told his family at the dinner table that his “symptom-free” grandmother had lung cancer. It turns out, he was right.
If it was still common for the milkman to deliver milk to your home like he did in the fifties and sixties, he might have brought you more than just regular old cow’s milk. Unlike that era, there are now many alternative, non-dairy, plant-based milks, in addition to cow’s milk, available.
Sometimes we are forced to make lifestyle changes in order to enjoy a healthy life. This is what a young woman named Jessica Goldman Foung, who calls herself Sodium Girl, did.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD), also called chronic kidney failure or renal disease, is plaguing the African-American community. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a black person is almost four times as likely as a white person to develop kidney failure. And even though the African-American community makes up about 13 percent of the population, it accounts for 35 percent of the people with kidney failure in the United States.
Does Your Child’s School Have a Nutrition Class? If Not, You May Want to Ask for a Curriculum Change6 months ago
For most kids, school is like a second home. The average child in America receives approximately 900 to 1,000 instructional hours of time in school per year. And healthy lifestyle habits, such as meal prepping with nutritious foods, should comprise a portion of those instructional hours because the childhood obesity epidemic in America is a major public health concern that must be addressed.
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