What's in your olive oil?
Olive oil is a secret weapon in your kitchen. Its benefits are widespread and can have great impacts on your health! But not all olive oil is the same. The process of making olive oil is the differentiator between regular olive oil and extra virgin olive oil (EVOO). EVOO is free of any additives and is created only using raw olives that are crushed into a pulp and separated out into oil and the rest of the olive materials. The leftover olive materials are mixed with chemicals
Coffee. Is it Good or Bad for You?
Determining whether one should drink coffee or give it up has been unclear due to the number of conflicting studies. Does coffee increase the risk of heart disease or is it beneficial? For years, scientists have been trying to answer these questions, since coffee is such a favorite beverage around the world. A 2009 paper determined that these conflicting reports and inconsistencies have to do with our individual genetic differences. Not everyone will respond to caffeine the s
How to Have a Covid Smart Holiday Season.
As Thanksgiving approaches, you may find yourself overwhelmed with worries about staying Covid safe and smart on top of all the usual holiday stresses. While we’ve already got you covered for how to have a healthy Thanksgiving dinner (click here to sign up to receive our Low-carb, Mediterranean Holiday Recipe book) we have also compiled a list of measures you can take to make sure you stay safe and Covid free while being with extended family for next week’s Thanksgiving dinne
Do you know what's in your wine?
How much do you know about the wine you’re drinking? This common dinnertime companion is often something we don’t put much thought into beyond red or white. But there are actually many important components within the wine we are drinking that most of us usually forget to consider. For example, where is the wine you’re drinking produced? Are pesticides or herbicides used in the growing process? Are there added sugars or chemical additives? You should consider the wine you’re d
Do you know the difference between Keto, Paleo, Low-carb, and Mediterranean?
The Ketogenic Diet: The Ketogenic diet focuses on eating high-fat foods with moderate proteins and a low amount of carbohydrates. The primary goal of the keto diet is to help you achieve and sustain nutritional ketosis- a metabolic state that occurs when the body uses fat for fuel instead of glucose. Has rigid rules about what you can and can’t eat High in fat as this diet promotes the utilization of fat for energy Moderate protein Very low carbohydrate. Levels need to be bet
Long Haulers? Chronic Covid?
The COVID-19 pandemic will almost certainly create a substantial wave of chronically disabled people who have been termed ‘long haulers’. Knowing about this group, what symptoms to look for and what options there are for recovery may help you or a loved one. Almost a year into the global pandemic caused by Sars CoV-2, many of us are suffering from COVID fatigue. We are tired of wearing masks, not hugging our friends, not traveling, etc. but now is not the time to be lax. Even
The Many Benefits of Molecular Hydrogen
Benefits of Molecular Hydrogen Molecular hydrogen or H2 gas is a very small neutrally charged molecule that has the ability to cross cell membranes and the blood-brain barrier. This gives it the unique ability to access DNA and mitochondria within the cell where it has protective action. Free radicals are uncharged or unstable molecules, which make them highly reactive and extremely likely that they’ll pull apart pieces of other molecules to gain stability. In their search fo
Easy Ways to Improve Air Quality in Your Home
How to Improve the Air Quality in Your Home While having a properly installed HVAC can help prevent the buildup of pollutants in your home, we have also accumulated a list of things you can easily do around your home to improve air quality. Make sure that your clothes dryer vents go directly outside Do not store chemicals, solvents, cleaners, or pesticides in your living space Keep your home a smoke free zone. Smoke permeates into soft furnishings, carpets and drapes and cont