Fiber for your Gut
What is Fiber? Fiber gives plants structure and is indigestible by humans. Because it is not digestible, it does not add calories. Fiber is found only in plant foods, but not just in whole grains. It also is in fruits, vegetables, dry beans, and nuts. Fiber is not found in animal products, such as milk,…
Is Coffee Good or Bad for your Health?
Coffee has been subject to a long history of debate, is it good or bad for health? In 1991 it was included in a list of possible carcinogens by the World Health Organization. However, in 2016 it was revoked as research found that coffee was not associated with an increased risk of cancer.
When you lose weight, where does it go?
Most common misconception is stool. But if not stool, energy or muscles, where does fat go?
What is constipation?
I had the fantastic opportunity to have my body composition measured by the Medical professionals at UC Davis Health Sports Medicine thanks to the folks at DEXAscan.com.
Dodging Endocrine Disruptors
Endocrine-disruptive chemicals can end up in our food and drinks since they are used in food processing packaging and equipment. Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that can interfere with thyroid hormone, estrogen, testosterone, insulin, or other hormones. Even at very low levels these disruptors can turn on, off, or alter the signals that the hormones send…
Introducing allergenic foods to infants and children
New guidelines on early introduction of peanuts for infants at high risk of allergy has been jointly issued by 10 professional groups, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
Lectins in Beans and Whole Grains Making us Sick?
A new fad has surfaced based on a cardiologist who wrote on his website “I believe lectins are the #1 Biggest Danger in the American Diet”. “They incite a kind of chemical warfare in our bodies,”
3 Tips for Choosing the Best Meat Alternatives
Eliminating meat doesn’t automatically make your diet healthier. It’s still important to eat the right balance of healthy foods and to limit your intake of unhealthy foods. Ideally,