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If you regularly follow health news or read about wellness, you've likely been hearing a lot about inflammation. Acute inflammation is our bodies protective response to infection or injury, to a cut or a virus. Your white blood cells, also known as leukocytes, are released into the blood … [Read more...] about Understanding Inflammation (AND My Alkaline Green Lemonade Recipe!)
Studies have shown that when you ask the average male what food he would refuse to give up, the most common answer is beer. When researchers posed the same question to women, the answer without hesitation is chocolate. There is something tantalizing about this tropical Amazonian food that … [Read more...] about Food As Medicine: Rethinking Chocolate
December is the trickiest time of year when it comes to eating healthy. The Christmas holiday season is strongly associated with chocolate confections, fresh from-from-the-oven favorites, cup cakes, fudge, and cookies......keeping us sugar drunk all month long. The big problem? It is … [Read more...] about Getting Alkaline A.S.A.P.
If you're like me, you may have avoided the topic of dietary fiber.....but when you are struggling with your health, or fighting for your life, the conversation can take a turn. New studies have correlated DF, as it's now lovingly called, in the prevention of many life threatening diseases … [Read more...] about Are You Sure You’re Getting Enough Dietary Fiber?