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.
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.
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.
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.
We spend a lot of time thinking about how to keep our body healthy, but we often miss the most important part of our body — the brain.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
In a recent article I talked about the ketogenic diet, its benefits, and its possible down-sides. In this article, I’d like to go into a lot more detail on how, or if, a ketogenic diet can benefit athletic performance.