Done right, fasting can improve health

The word fast is derived from the Anglo-Saxon faest, which means “firm” or “fixed.” Fasting is the body’s physiological rest. It’s an ancient healing practice, which is abstinence from food.

Injury Do’s and Don’ts

I think I can comfortably say that everyone, at some point in their life, got some type of injury. Most injuries are sports related, and I’ll talk about those in this article. However, do and don’ts can apply for all types of injury.

How to improve sleep quality naturally

What is sleep? The dictionary definition is “a condition of body and mind such as that which typically recurs for several hours every night, in which the nervous system is relatively inactive, the eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed, and consciousness practically suspended.”

Thinking beyond calories

Did you ever think where our concept of calories comes from? What does calorie actually mean? Many of us are counting calories, reading labels, and calculating the numbers, but do you really know the concept behind it? What is a calorie?

Naturally prevent, reduce menopausal symptoms

The term menopause is derived from meno (meaning month, menses) plus pausis (meaning pause or cessation). In other words, it is a pause in menstruation. Understanding the terminology and definitions can be helpful in understanding the natural biological process of aging.

The digestive system and leaky gut, part 2

In my previous article I talked about the importance of digestion, and what may cause leaky gut. The walls of the intestine serve as a physical barrier, separating food and the bacterial populations of the intestine from the rest of the body. Intestinal permeability, or “leaky gut”, occurs when antigens that normally can not go through the intestinal tract are able to make their way through and enter into the bloodstream.