The Ketogenic, or Keto, diet has become quite popular over the last several years. Many have experienced significant weight loss by adopting this eating style. The main premise of the Keto diet is that a person should consume 60 percent fat, 35 percent protein, and around 5 percent carbohydrates—in other words, it is primarily a plan high in healthy fats, moderate in protein and low in carbohydrates. The Keto diet recommends keeping carbs (which turn into sugar) to less than 50 grams ( or 20-25 net carbs) per day.
A Natural Approach to Depression
October 18 2018
Depression is a mood disorder associated with feelings of sadness and loss of pleasure in life.
10 Health Benefits of Rhodiola
December 15 2017
Rhodiola (R. rosea) is an adaptogen, an herb that helps protect cells from oxidative damage caused by environmental and chemical stressors. Because adaptogens grow under harsh climate conditions and must protect themselves against such environmental extremes, they’re very strong plants. Rhodiola, for instance, grows at altitudes 10,000 feet ( 3 km) above sea level, where the oxygen concentration is low and temperatures are cold.
8 Natural Approaches to Lowering Blood Pressure
January 27 2020
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a common condition that requires the heart to pump harder than desired due to increased pressure and stiffness in the arteries.
Natural Approaches to Help Slow the Aging Process
February 24 2020
Aging is a natural process that every living thing experiences — from the time we are born, our cells enter the life-death process. Despite this reality, the law of self-preservation motivates many of us to try to slow down the process.
The Ultimate Guide to Amino Acids
June 10 2019
Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and are vital for a variety of bodily functions. Without protein, the human body would not be able to function as it does.
Natural Approaches to Thyroid Health
September 24 2018
The thyroid is one of the most misunderstood glands in the human body. Situated in the front lower part of the neck, this small, butterfly-shaped gland produces hormones which communicate with every cell in the human body.
Top 15 Supplements for Better Vision
March 15 2018
Of our five senses, vision the most cherished. Eye health is a very important component of our overall health. Healthy eyes not only affect how you see but also how you feel about your environment and those around you. It has been said, “The eyes are a window to the soul”. While I agree, I would also suggest “The eyes are a window to one’s overall health including heart health, brain health and happiness”.
15 Natural Approaches to Fibromyalgia
February 5 2018
Fibromyalgia, sometimes referred to as Fibromyalgia Syndrome or FMS, is a chronic pain syndrome characterized by muscle aches, general pain, and fatigue. The muscle aches, called myalgias, are usually diffuse and felt throughout the body. Fibromyalgia affects approximately 10 million people in the United States. Worldwide, more than 100 million are affected, ninety percent of which are women. Studies show 68 percent of those with fibromyalgia have tried nutritional supplements to help with their symptoms.
12 Health Benefits of Krill Oil
December 4 2017
Krill is a small, red, lobster-like creature found in the Atlantic Ocean. Krill oil is an essential fatty acid that is extracted from the crustacean. It contains the same omega-3 fatty acids as omega-3 fish oil and, for that reason, is chosen by many as an alternative. The fatty acids included in krill are docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).
Top 10 Supplements for Women’s Health
March 8 2018
Women have unique nutritional needs that must be taken into account to optimize health.
15 Alternatives to Prescription Pain Medications
February 12 2018
Acute and chronic pain has affected humans since the beginning of time. Ancient healers, shamans and, nowadays, medical doctors, naturopaths, chiropractors, and acupuncturists utilize varied approaches to treat both acute and chronic pain syndromes. Chronic pain is diagnosed when a person endures pain in a specific area for more than six weeks—it usually results from inflammation, which creates an imbalance within the body.
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