Fortunately, meditation has gone mainstream—at least, much more so than it once was. But, as with so many beneficial practices that become widely popular, it is also a victim of its own success. There are a lot of misconceptions about meditation—and some of these fallacies are roadblocks that may be stopping you from starting your own practice (or sticking with it) and reaping its many rewards. Read on for the top five myths about meditation.
You probably already know about some of the health concerns associated with refined sugar, but what about low-calorie substitutes like sorbitol? Is this sweetener safe to eat, and is there room for it in a healthy diet? Keep reading for my take on the topic and find out which sweetener may be the best choice for you.
If you’re taking a harder look at your diet in an effort to make healthier choices, you’re probably thinking twice about ingredients in the foods you choose, reading labels more closely, and wondering about the safety of common preservatives and food additives you’ve encountered. And, if you drink non-dairy milk beverages, you may have seen the additive carrageenan. Keep reading to find out more about this food additive and whether it’s healthy and safe to consume.
B12 deficiency isn’t a bizarre, mysterious disease. But recent research suggests it’s far more common than previously believed.
For the last 50-plus years, we’ve been told that meat, eggs, and animal fats are bad for us and that we’ll live longer and enjoy superior health if we minimize or avoid them. This idea has been so thoroughly drilled into our heads that few people even question it anymore. In fact, if you asked the average person on the street whether a vegetarian or vegan diet is healthier than an omnivorous diet, they’d probably say yes. But is this really true?
Urinary tract infections (UTIs), which are infections anywhere along the urinary tract including the bladder and kidneys, are the second most common type of infection in the United States. (1) These infections can be caused by poor hygiene, impaired immune function, the overuse of antibiotics, the use of spermicides, and sexual intercourse. The most common cause, accounting for about 90 percent of all cases, is the transfer of E. coli bacteria from the intestinal tract… Read More
This is a guest post written by staff clinician Amy Nett, MD. The normal small bowel, which connects the stomach to the large bowel, is approximately 20 feet long. Bacteria are normally present throughout the entire gastrointestinal tract, but in varied amounts. Relatively few bacteria normally live in the small bowel (less than 10,000 bacteria per milliliter of fluid) when compared with the large bowel, or colon (at least 1,000,000,000 bacteria per milliliter of fluid).… Read More
Many of you have probably heard of the ‘alkaline diet’. There are a few different versions of the acid-alkaline theory circulating the internet, but the basic claim is that the foods we eat leave behind an ‘ash’ after they are metabolized, and this ash can be acid or alkaline (alkaline meaning more basic on the pH scale). According to the theory, it is in our best interest to make sure we eat more alkaline foods… Read More
- All About Sweeteners
- Food Additives
- Effortless Paleo Weight Loss
- Thyroid Disorders
- Gut Health
- B12 Deficiency
- The Diet-Heart Myth
- Nutrition for Healthy Skin
- Paleo Diet Challenges & Solutions
- EFAs, Fish & Fish Oil
- Natural Childbirth
- Raw Milk Reality
- Shaking Up the Salt Myth
- The Truth About Red Meat
It’s one thing to tell people what to eat from a health perspective, but it’s another thing to actually make it possible and give them support. Michelle Tam knows that it doesn’t have to be hard. Making healthy recipes fun, easy, and filled with umami is the goal of her new book, Ready or Not! 150+ Make-Ahead, Make-Over, and Make-Now Recipes by Nom Nom Paleo. Today we discuss tips, tricks, and ways to get your entire family on board with cooking and eating healthy meals at home.
If you love pancakes but are on a gluten-free diet and are tired of eating pancakes that taste like cardboard and have a texture like hockey pucks, check out this recipe!
This stew is quickly prepared if you have cooked chicken breasts on hand. Make it the night before and it’ll be ready for breakfast.
Tandoori Masala is a spice mix that is used as a marinade for roast chicken in Northern Indian and Pakistani cuisine. It’s easily available in stores but commercial brands often have gluten and MSG included as additives.
What if huevos rancheros took a trip to India? They’d probably taste a lot like the spicy eggs in this recipe. If you like a milder taste, just tone down the chili powder and cayenne. This dish is excellent on its own or can be served with sausage, bacon, or any leftover meat.