Within each of us are trillions of microorganisms (bacteria), and they have our back (or rather our GI tracts!). However, the “thin bugs” that aid us in maintaining our waistlines can’t do it alone–they need our help. Nourishing the right
Why exactly are we affected by the dietary choices of our relatives? Scientists say the answer lies in epigenetics. Epigenetics is the study of changes in gene activity due to outside, environmental factors. These changes do not occur in the
Wild seaweed has been a dietary staple mostly in Asian cultures, where it’s foraged for centuries. And now, the next kale could be kelp grown right here in the United States. The hot new contender for the title of superfood has
DNA surveys tell us we're all 99.9% alike, but what if the gut microbiome (the bacteria that resides within us) makes us radically different when it comes to health and longevity? In my practice, I’ve been putting a precedent on the
The Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar Natural apple cider vinegar is made by crushing fresh organically grown apples and allowing them to mature in wooden barrels. This boosts the natural fermentation qualities of the crushed apples, which differs from refined and
Digestion and Carbohydrates Carbohydrates can be particularly pesky—and it’s their cumbersome nature that may be behind the increase in global obesity. Each of us carries at least one AMY1 gene, which allows us to digest foodstuffs high in starch (think carbs).
I was well on my way to becoming a professional swimmer when disaster struck: the official diagnosis was iron deficiency, at hazardously low levels. After suffering through a slew of tests and prescription drugs that didn’t seem to help, a