Glucose, fructose, sucrose, carbs – sugar comes in many forms, but what exactly is the difference, and is one sugar any worse for you than the other? Let’s find out.READ MORE
Last week, the U.S. News & World Report published their 2018 list of best diets, placing the high-fat low carb ketogenic diet last. How could this be? I lost four pounds that same week on ‘keto’, and it’s wildly popular with the likes of Kim Kardashian, Gwyneth Paltrow and LeBron James.
The judge’s stance: ketogenic diets are highly restrictive, which they are. Could you live off 5% carbohydrates, 10% protein and 85% fat? Turns out, you may not need to. Mark Sisson, author of The Keto Reset Diet says it’s possible to have your cake and be keto too.READ MORE
THE CHILDBIRTH CIRCUS:
How the medical establishment
is compromising the lives of
mothers and their babies
Childbirth is anything but calm. Pain and stress are a very real part of the process. But how much is natural and how much is determined by your care provider?
The truth is, medicine has turned childbirth into a circus act and an industry. C-section rates are three times what they should be, and the delivery process is run at the convenience of doctors, not mom or baby. Those we entrust our lives with, are altering the very essence of how life should begin. Here’s what you need to know.READ MORE
What do you think when you hear the word collagen? Bold lips and plump skin? Perhaps. Since the 1980’s, collagen has been a mainstay in the world of cosmetic procedures. But did you know collagen is one of the richest sources of protein on the planet that can heal you from injuries, reverse aging and much much more?
Whether you’re a fitness junkie, stay at home mom, college student, or office bee – here’s why you need collagen in your life.READ MORE
Inflammation blocks your GI tract and causes your body to store fat
Foods like vegetable oils and GMO’s cause inflammation
Anti-inflammatory foods quell inflammation and are the key to sustainable weight loss
When your body is sick, it is said to be in a state of dis-ease (aka disease)
Disease is caused by inflammation in your body
Fish oil is used to quell inflammation, but concerns around its quality have raised doubts
ALGAL OIL is a vegan alternative to fish oil, and contains DHA – a powerhouse fatREAD MORE
Nor does free-range, cage-free and fed on a vegetarian diet. Though these terms suggest ethical farming methods and nutrient rich eggs, in reality they are not. USDA guidelines are vague and manufacturers exploit this, much to the detriment of your health.
Here’s a simple guide to help you uncoil this labelling confusion, and what to buy instead.
White bread has long been denounced for its lack of nutrient and fiber content. Instead, U.S. dietary guidelines have steadily pushed the whole grain agenda, driving the crop to the top spot in a recent poll of healthy foods. Despite it’s rise to fame, the truth is:
Whole grains make you fat and sick because they contain lectins –
One of the largest threats to our health.
A scarce water supply, rapid population growth, and climate change pose a serious threat to our food production. But Silicon Valley thinks it has the solution.
Using freight containers equipped with hi-tech gadgets, entrepreneurs are disrupting the very essence of what it means to farm; bringing the outdoors, inside.READ MORE
As rooftop season draws to a close, there was one more spot I had to check out, so this past weekend I hopped on a delayed R train and took an unplanned Uber, to make it in time for happy hour at Brooklyn Grange.
But happy hour was actually a tour, and the closest thing to a Bloody Mary here was a tomato. That’s because Brooklyn Grange is a rooftop farm. With cities like New York and Chicago leading the charge, here’s why growing from above is the next big thing.