The quality and quantity of light we consume can make us sick. Whether you’re a hard-charging athlete or a stay at home mom, light exposure should concern you, in a BIG WAY.READ MORE
Last year, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) announced that palm oil, the most utilized vegetable oil in the world, is potentially carcinogenic; meaning, it can cause cancer.
But avoiding it poses an incredible challenge. It’s found in roughly 50% of the packaged foods, personal care and cleaning products we use, due to its cheap production costs relative to other vegetable oils. Everything from Nutella, to laundry detergent, contains palm oil.
Surely, if we eat clean and buy green, we’re safe, right? Not quite.
This is an organic apple. Organic is good, so shouldn’t we all be eating organic? Not exactly. I bought the apple you see here, but regretted it almost immediately afterward. Turns out, this ethical movement may not be as righteous as we think. READ MORE
Food allergies? Blame gluten. Brain fog? Gluten. Fatigued? Of course, gluten. Or maybe not? What if gluten isn’t the enemy, and what if it is possible to have your cake and eat it too? Now one doctor believes you can.
What do Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gary Kasparov and Serena Williams all have in common? What single factor unites the former Governor of California and the most prolific bodybuilder of all time, to his equally dominant counterparts in the fields of chess and tennis? READ MORE
The drug rapamycin, derived from soil in Easter Island, has been shown to increase the health and lifespan of dogs. Now scientists believe it could do the same for humans. If true, we could live up to the age of 120.
SPOILER ALERT: chicken breast does not equal weight loss. Nor does anything labelled non-fat. To lose fat, you must eat fat.
If you are one of the millions, planning out your new year’s resolutions, or what I prefer to call ‘the first week of Jan to-do list’, please read this first.
If we are to reclaim our health and minimize our risk of illness, we need:
- A reformed understanding of nutrition: the role it plays in our health, and an overhaul of dietary guidelines.
- The need for individualized medicine and a move away from the one-size-fits-all approach.
- An informed public: questioning the status quo and making educated lifestyle choices to become better advocates for our health.
See the photo above? Much to my friend’s surprise, this was not a stock photo from the internet which I had sent her; it was my home made breakfast on Monday. Looks pretty good, right? But looks can be deceiving, for I have committed a food crime: combining proteins with carbs. Ooops.
Turns out, the combination of foods you eat, and the order you eat them in, plays a key role in your health.READ MORE