If you're reading this, you likely are or are considering going dairy-free. You may have an intolerance, have been told to eliminate dairy, or just want to have less of it. Either way, dairy is not an essential nutrient; in fact we are the only species that regularly consumes another species milk. Isn’t that just a little weird when you think about it? And the only species that continues to regularly consume milk once we are weaned. But great frickin’ day - there are lots of
"Leaky gut" is a popular topic in the health and wellness spheres these days. It's been blamed for many symptoms and conditions that seem to be all-too-common. Allergies, intolerances, joint pain, even autoimmune diseases can all be linked back to leaky gut. But what exactly is leaky gut? What causes it? What kinds of issues are related to it? And most of all, what can you eat to help with leaky gut? WHAT IS A LEAKY GUT? Simply put, your “gut” (a.k.a. intestinal tract) is a t
The Mediterranean diet is one of the most studied diets out there. It's based on the traditional foods that people who lived around the Mediterranean Sea ate about 50 years ago. Back then, in the mid 20th century, researchers noted that people in Spain, Greece, and Italy lived longer and healthier than Americans. And they had lower levels of heart disease, the #1 killer. So, they set out to find what was so healthy in this part of the world. And the research keeps coming in.
Tea is said to be the most popular beverage in the world. It’s been consumed for thousands of years by billions of people. And how can a billion people be wrong? Whether you drink tea for the taste, the soothing affect, or the caffeine kick – it has tons of health benefits, some of which are due to its high antioxidant properties. These properties are from its anti-inflammatory flavonoids known as “catechins.” So if you want to protect your health, adopt my moto “Tea - whe