Yes, we live in a world where obesity is highly problematic and on the rise. The U.S. is a perennial leader among developed countries in obesity rates, the most recent ratio being nearly 35%. Childhood obesity is also another category leader for the U.S.
Recently in Great Britain, also among the fattest countries on earth, [...]
EpiCor is a natural fermentate that delivers prebiotic benefits to the gut. (See Science Report – EpiCor and its Immune Effects on Gut Health.) What does this mean? A prebiotic is a type of sugar (not the kind you put on your Cheerios) found in certain foods. Berries, whole grains, bananas, beans and peas, onions, [...]
This past month I attended a series of lectures by medical school faculty at Des Moines University. DMU is a leading osteopathic medicine school. This lecture series was open to the public. One recent lecture was on cardiovascular health and the examination of mysterious patient case that lecturer had encountered years ago.
I can’t (wouldn’t [...]
On most Fridays I like to post something I call Friday Factoid on my personal Facebook page. It’s just a quick little trivia nugget. Facts about the human body, physics, history, sports, etc.
Today I posted the following: “1 kg (2.2 pounds) of lemons contain more sugar than 1 kg of strawberries.” Then, one of [...]
I whipped up a new recipe this week, a cajun dish with some fresh pink shrimp, some red and green peppers, and yellow corn. All of the colors in these foods are good stuff. Bright pigments in fruits and vegetables are called carotenoids. Even the pink color in shrimp is a carotenoid, a xanthophyll called [...]
That annoying thing inside you called the appendix….what the heck does it even do, anyway, other than get surgically removed from
An appendix actually can be happy
a lot of people when it gets infected? Seems like the only thing people correlate with the appendix is appendicitis.
You never hear about people getting [...]
It’s kind of rare when two major nutrition stories, reported independently, have a direct overlap and also run on the same day. It’s rare, too, when such stories are tied strongly to the immune health world.
Such is the case today.
Story 1. New research is showing more evidence that a Mediterranean diet–one rich in [...]
Mark Hyman is an M.D. He practices medicine but also writes a lot of instructional content on health and nutrition and functional medicine. He’s all over the social media world, and also authors a lot of articles and books on the topic.
Recently he penned a piece on how to buy supplements: “Savvy Supplement Shopping.” [...]
The demise of the Twinkie is at the top of the news today. I’m guessing some food company will probably buy the brand and continue Twinkie production in some way, shape or form. However, it’s a great time to rediscover one of America’s food icons…also renew a bit of caution.
From a Twinkie trivia page, [...]
“There are a couple of standout branded ingredients in the immune support space, with EpiCor from Embria Health Sciences up first.” That’s the introduction to EpiCor as it was listed among the top 10 immune health support nutritional ingredients by a leading global nutrition business publication, NutraIngredients.
The publication cited the clinical science supporting EpiCor and the [...]