Category: Thriving On a Vegetarian Diet

How Vegans & Vegetarians Can Eat Well While Traveling… »

Contributing writers: Lara Adler, Jill Nussinow, Meredith McCarty, Nomi Shannon, Elaina Love, Sasha Luci Favorite Grab-and-Go Foods. Elaina is the “McGyver” of raw foods on the go. In the side pocket of her soft cooler, she stashes high mineral sea salt and onion powder, along with a traveling knife. At [...]

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin K? »

When a new vitamin or supplement with vast health benefits becomes popular, instantly your local health food store is packed with a variety of ways to take it and every celeb is adding it into their diet. Even though you have lived so many years without hearing about it, suddenly they are telling you that [...]

Is the Acai Berry a Superfood? »

By Revital Aranbaev The acai berry has gained massive popularity in recent years and is most commonly known for its weight loss and anti-aging properties. This magical berry is also said to be helpful for a variety of serious health concerns including cancer, arthritis, high cholesterol and erectile dysfunction. It has been also referred to [...]

Kombucha: Healthy or Harmful? »

  By Revital Aranbaev Kombucha is a fermented tea that has gained lots of popularity and a substantial following in recent years. Many people drink for its assumed medicinal benefits; it is most commonly known for boosting the body’s immune system. Some say the drink can work miracles with benefits including curing baldness, detoxifying the [...]

The Truth about Hemp Seeds (And The Myths) »

By Revital Aranbaev Hemp is one of the oldest and most misunderstood plants in the world. 8,500 years ago, hemp was harvested and used to produce durable cloth. Around 3,000 years ago, people began using hemp as a food and medicinal source. At that time, hemp seeds were used to heal the central areas of [...]

Is the MMR Vaccine Connected to Autism? »

The MMR vaccine is a 3-in-1 vaccine that protects against measles, mumps, and rubella – all of which are potentially serious diseases. The MMR is one of the recommended childhood immunizations and is given in a series of shots. The first shot is given when the child is 12-15 months old. The booster shots are [...]

Flu Vaccine Marketing Tactics and Shocking Side Effects »

By Revital Aranbaev Some possible side effects from the flu vaccine: runny nose, congestion, and fatigue (aka symptoms of the flu). So why are people getting the flu vaccine if a possible side effect is flu symptoms? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend the flu vaccine for nearly all individuals because “the [...]

The Truth about Maca Powder: Benefits and Side Effects »

By Revital Aranbaev Maca is most commonly known for improving energy and stamina, increasing libido and treating infertility. It is used as a performance enhancer and aphrodisiac. Maca is known as the “Peruvian ginseng” because the two herbs have similar traditional uses in herbal medicine. It is also hailed as “nature’s viagra” for both men [...]

5 Strategies for Balancing Blood Sugar, Burning Fat, and Protecting Yourself from Disease »

By Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo, MS, DC, CCN, DACBN So what do excess belly fat, blood sugar imbalance and serious diseases like heart disease, cancer and diabetes have in common?  Poor regulation of insulin, a hormone secreted by your pancreas, appears to be a connecting force. Insulin gets secreted in response to elevation of your blood [...]

Blue Green Algae and Wheatgrass Juice – Are They Really Worth Buying? »

Superfoods have become a big trend lately, but is there scientific backing to the nutrient contents of these foods? The reason some foods are termed superfoods is because their nutrient content exceeds in comparison to other foods. Let’s take a look at two popular superfoods and weigh out their benefits and drawbacks. This is Part [...]

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