Managing Hypoglycemia with Better Diet and Lifestyle Choices

Glucose is the most crucial energy source for the human body.  In most of our body cells, glucose is broken down to produce ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the energy molecule that fuels many of our cells’ processes.  Glucose is delivered to our cells from the bloodstream. Therefore we need a steady supply of glucose in the…

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Epigenetics and How Lifestyle Choices Affect Health

The external effects of the environment can influence disease, and some of these effects can even be inherited in people.  What exactly does this mean?  Let’s give an example: in 2002, Swedish scientists conducted an investigation where they examined whether nutrition affected the death rate from heart disease and diabetes and whether these effects were…

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TMAO and Its Effect on Your Health

For decades, science has been showing that what we eat plays a vital role in our heart health. In the past 5 years, the details of the complex connection between the gut and heart are in focus.  The gut microbiome consists of trillions of microbes that reside in the gastrointestinal tract and influence health by…

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Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits?

For centuries, apple cider vinegar has been used in cooking and as a popular home remedy. The ancient Greeks treated their wounds with it while Greek physician Hippocrates recommended it as a treatment for colds, sore throats, and coughs.  Historically, it has been used for many ailments, including obesity, plague, and high blood pressure, while…

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The Nutritional Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet – Summary

There ís a common misconception that a plant-based diet is not as good as a balanced diet, which usually involves eating a combination of meat and vegetables. The truth is quite the opposite.  A plant-based diet is more beneficial and has a higher nutritional value than a diet that includes meat. It is an undeniable…

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How to Keep your Blood Sugar Levels Under Control Naturally

According to the World Health Organization’s report from 2016, around 422 million people worldwide have diabetes. At present, diabetes is considered one of the most common diseases, and its levels are progressively on the rise. One study from the U.S. shows that 38% of people are classified as pre-diabetic. Together with people suffering from diabetes,…

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Is Wine Healthy or Not?

For over a decade, wine has been a hot topic when it comes to its health benefits or the lack thereof. Wine is an essential beverage in many cultures and has even been used as a medicine in some cultures.  But there are some changes in the industry in the past few years. After 24…

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The Health and Anti-Aging Benefits of NAD+

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, or NAD+ for short, is a molecule that is found inside all of our cells. NAD+ controls many key processes in the body, including energy metabolism, cell survival. [1, 2]  Some of the key roles of NAD+ include: Fixing damaged DNA Part of the stress response Enabling the body’s natural internal clock…

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How to Improve Kidney Disease Naturally

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a progressive disease affecting the kidneys.  It causes irreparable damage to the kidneys and affects some 30 million people in the United States. This disease represents a public health issue due to its high prevalence and high impact on peoples morbidity and mortality levels [1,2]. As CKD progresses, especially in…

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Kombucha – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Kombucha tea is a black or green tea that has become popular in the Western world due to the functional medicine movement. People usually use it for the health benefits that it is claimed to have. In this article, I will talk about everything good about Kombucha, but also the negative aspects. More on Kombucha …

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