The amazing benefits of mango

Mango is also known as “the king of the fruits”. It is high in nutrients, with a unique flavor and taste. It’s one of my favorite fruits, besides watermelon and plums! Right now it’s high season in most mango-growing countries, with the mangos that began flowering in the spring now bearing delicious fruit.

What are the best non-dairy milk alternatives?

Lactose intolerance is a syndrome that occurs after the ingestion of lactose, with symptoms that include diarrhea, abdominal pain, flatulence, and bloating. These symptoms result from the secretion of catabolic fragments of bacterial fermentation of undigested lactose in the colon.

Energy drinks can give a boost, exercise, diet are others

Do you consume energy drinks, or do you need caffeine in the afternoon to pick you up? Unfortunately you just need to look at the counter in your supermarket, gas station, or even school vending machines to see that energy drinks and supplements are everywhere.

Do carbohydrates make you fat?

Carbohydrates are sugars or starches. They are organic molecules that are composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms, they are the most abundant food source and a key form of energy for most organisms. Our body, however, does not require carbohydrate to survive.

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.

We can turn on our good genes

I hope that you had an AMAZING Thanksgiving holiday! If yes, there’s a good chance that you ate too much good food! And maybe you’re thinking now how to lose your holiday weight, and also wondering, too, why some of your friends did not gain as much weight as you did.

Learn all you can about nutrigenomics

Last week I attended the American College of Nutrition’s 59th annual conference. I was fortunate to listen to some of the world’s leading scientists, functional medicine doctors, and top nutrigenomics researchers lecture, and then speak with them in person.

Time-restricted feeding may help diabetes, weight loss

Time-restricted feeding is a type of intermittent fasting in which feeding times are restricted to certain hours of the day. Actually, this should be our natural pattern for eating — eat some food, feel satisfied then stop, get some sleep, rest, work, and repeat.